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Customer reviews for Lenovo ThinkPad E540

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9 of 13(69%)customers would recommend this product to a friend.
Customer Reviews for ThinkPad E540
Review 1 for ThinkPad E540
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acw18

Solid machine

Date:May 21, 2014
"I got this machine because I need a big touchscreen laptop, and there is no such thing as a T540s (yet). It took me a while to get the touchpad adjusted properly (I use it only for left, right and middle clicks, in conjunction with the trackpoint button). Once set up it works fine and is predictable. Turning off "gestures" is key to this kind of setup.
The hi-res version of the touchscreen is beautiful and bright. Other than that, the machine is a bit big and clunky, but works great and for the price can't be beat."
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Review 2 for ThinkPad E540
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Anonymous

E540 delivers most of what I wanted

Date:October 6, 2014
"I needed to upgrade from a Lenovo W700ds, because of memory and disk space limitations. The E540 did remove those. I wish that a 17" screen were still available. My only two complaints so far: First, Windows 8.1 takes a LOT of getting used to for a user who is accustomed to Windows desktop applications. The touch screen works OK, but it is easy to get lost trying to navigate between the "old" (Windows 7) style and the new 8.1 style. I wish Microsoft would release an OS that is comfortable for previous W7 users. Second, the E540 does NOT have thumb buttons for the trackpoint. You have to press in the right place (far enough to the left or right) on the pad. I believe this is a major design error because it slows down the user a lot. RESTORE the trackpoint buttons!!"
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Anonymous

Nice but...

Date:September 23, 2014
"The E540 came on time and properly configured. The touch pad is much bigger than on previous laptops but the buttons are all missing... now you have to click on the touch pad (even if you are using the trackpoint... which I do.) The technique of clicking right, left, etc is cumbersome.
The E540 does NOT have a disk activity indicator. This is a disaster for me. Even though it is a relatively fast machine, there are times which I can detect no activity and get very frustrated thinking that the click has not taken or that the program is not starting up.
I also noticed that there is a gaping hole on the side of the computer. I guess it was supposed to contain a PCI card or something. It would have been nice if Lenovo would have put a cover there.
The DVD seems to be rather flimsy but it works and it seems to be an FRU so, if it dies, I'll just replace the sucker.
The keyboard is not as comfortable as the old thinkpads. I favor the traackpoint on older machines."