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Dell Latitude E6540

alaTest has collected and analyzed 23 reviews of Dell Latitude E6540. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviews about the keyboard and durability are on the whole positive. The battery and reliability are also appreciated, but some have doubts about the portability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Dell Latitude E6540 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Dell Latitude E6540

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Dell Latitude E6540 from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 2.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.ca.

0% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Dell Latitude E6540 15.6-Inch Laptop (Intel Core i7-4610M, 8GB RAM, 500 GB SS Hybrid Hard Drive, AMD Graphics Card, Windows 7 PRO)(Certified RefurbishDell Latitude E6540 15.6-Inch Laptop (Intel Core i7-4610M, 8GB RAM, 500 GB SS Hybrid Hard Drive, AMD Graphics Card, Windows 7 PRO)(Certified Refurbish

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: Brian Westover (itreviews.co.uk)

Dell Latitude E6540

 

The Dell Latitude E6540 is a sturdy and versatile business laptop, with clock-punching reliability and solid performance thanks to the latest Intel processor and AMD graphics.

Aug, 2013

Expert review by: Jonas Adams (notebookcheck.net)

Review Dell Latitude E6540 (i7-4800MQ/HD 8790M) Notebook

 

Dell is quick... and offers one of the first business notebook ba

Quick and modern CPU; Dedicated GPU; Good input devices; Very bright display; Fast SSD

High weight; Display cover has quality problems; Below average port equipment; Limited storage; High emissions under load

That Dell currently only offers one storage solution with 128 GB.

Jul, 2013

Expert review by: Rick Broida (pcworld.com)

Dell Latitude E6540 review: Windows 7 lives on in this business-class desktop replacement

 

This behemoth of a notebook is fine for corporate desks, but it's far from ideal for corporate travel.

Nov, 2013

Expert review by: Brian Westover (pcmag.com)

Dell Latitude E6540

 

The Dell Latitude E6540 business laptop is sturdy and versatile, with clock-punching reliability and solid performance.

Fourth-generation Intel Core i7 processor. AMD Radeon graphics. Semi-rugged design. Full HD (1080p) display. Several configuration options for more features. Quick charging battery.

Battery life is short.

Conclusion The Latitude E6540 has a design that blends rugged strength with professional appeal, and offers a collection of features that should meet the needs of any enterprise user. The combination of a Intel Core i7-480MQ processor and AMD Radeon HD...

Aug, 2013

Expert review by: (laptopmag.com)

Dell Latitude E6540

 

With its heavy-duty metal chassis and long battery life, the Dell Latitude E6540 is built to soldier through the bumps and bruises of a long workday without needing an outlet. This $1,479 15-inch system features a fourth-generation Intel Core i7...

Jul, 2013

Expert review by: Sherri L. Smith (laptopmag.com)

Dell Latitude E6540 Review

 

Dell's 15-inch Latitude 6540 offers solid performance, long battery life and a suite of security options in a sturdy chassis.

Handsome, durable chassis; Full 1080p display; Loud, rich audio; Above-average battery life; Excellent keyboard; Solid performance and graphics

Thick and somewhat heavy; Pointing stick could be better

Dell's 15-inch Latitude 6540 offers solid performance, long battery life and a suite of security options in a sturdy chassis.

Jul, 2013

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Fantastic Value

 

With the current price of SSDs you should be able to pick up a 250GB-500GB drive to replace the HDD that comes with the unit. That alone will provide a significant, though not necessary boost to performance.

For business class hardware this refurbished unit is a steal. While it is a bit bulkier than the current ultrabooks, it is built well and should hold up nicely under heavy use ; Keyboard full size keyboard feels great and is responsive ; Comes with...

Mechanical Drive ; Bulky ; Heavy

Feb, 2015

Consumer review by: Brad (newegg.com)

Excellent

 

Very solid laptop that does exactly what i need it to

Didn't come with a charger. I haven't purchased a laptop in years so maybe this is standard practice now but seeing as how this was new in the box I assumed it would come with such an essential part

May, 2014

Consumer review by: MALIK M. (newegg.com)

An overall great product

 

I would highly recommend this product.

It's very fast, extremely easy to load and very rugged. The resolution is great and physically the unit is very comfortable. The battery life is is without a doubt the best I've ever had

If you are not used to a numeric keypad on a laptop, the keyboard may take a little getting used to. Not really a con, just an observation

Apr, 2014

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:HD
Built-In Microphone: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker power:1 / 2

Battery

Battery capacity (Watt hours):60 / 65 / 97
Battery life (max):10 / 4
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery voltage:11.1
Number of battery cells:6 / 9

Camera

Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.92
Rear camera: No
Swivel webcam: No

Certificates

Certification:BFR/PVC / BFR/PVC free / BFR/PVC-Free / EPEAT
Energy Star certified: Yes
Wi-Fi certified: Yes

Design

Colour of product:Black / Black, Silver / Grey / Grey, Silver
Form factor:Clamshell
Intel segment tagging:Unspecified
Market positioning:Business
Product Type:Netbook / Notebook

Display

3D: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Contrast ratio (typical):500:1
Display brightness:300
Display diagonal:35.6 / 39.6
Display Resolution:1366 x 768 / 1920 x 1080 / 1980 x 1080
Display Surface:Matt
Full HD: Yes
HD type:2K Ultra HD / Full HD / No
LED Backlight: Yes
Pixel pitch:0.179 x 0.179
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen: No

Graphics

CUDA: No
Discrete graphics adapter:N / No / Y / Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:2
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon HD 8690M / AMD Radeon HD 8790M / No
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR5
Graphics adapter Open GL support: Yes
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.7 / 1.74 / 2
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of discrete graphics adapters supported:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:3
NVIDIA 3D Vision: No
NVIDIA 3D Vision 2: No
NVIDIA G-SYNC: No
NVIDIA GameWorks VR: No
On-board graphics adapter:Y / Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:400
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.1 / 11.2/12
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1150 / 1250 / 1300
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x416 / 416
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (DisplayPort):3840 x 2160
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (HDMI):3840 x 2160
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (VGA):2880 x 1800
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 4600 / Intel® HD Graphics 4600
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.3
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, VGA (D-Sub)

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: Yes
Keyboard backlit:No / Yes
Keyboard language:Belgian / English / Finnish, Swedish / French / German / Italian / Portuguese / Spanish / US International
Keyboard layout:AZERTY / QWERTY / QWERTZ
Numeric keypad:No / Yes
Pointing device:DualPoint / Pointing Stick / Touchpad / Trackpad
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

Internal Memory:16 / 4 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16 / 8
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):16
Memory clock speed:1600
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 4 / 1 x 8 / 2 x 4 / 2 x 8
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G:No / Yes
3G standards:HSPA+
4G: No
4G WiMAX: No
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0 / 4.0 LE
Built-in Wi-Fi switch: Yes
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Data network: No
Ethernet LAN: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Networking standards:IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3ab, IEEE 802.3u
SIM card support: Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi data rate (max):300 / 450
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11n / 802.11a, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11n / 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11n / IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11n
WWAN: Yes

Operational conditions

Non-operating altitude:-15.2 - 10668
Operating altitude:-15.2 - 3048
Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 35 / 0 - 36
Storage relative humidity (H-H):5 - 95
Storage temperature (T-T):-40 - 65

Optical Drive

Disc types supported:CD, DVD / DVD, CD
LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi / DVD Super Multi DL / DVD±RW

Other features

Audio system:HD
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-d, VT-x / VT-x / VT-x, VT-d
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-d, VT-x / VT-x / VT-x, VT-d

Packaging Data

AC adapter included:No / Yes
Cables included:AC
Manual: Yes
Power cord included: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Stylus pen: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

Dell E-Value Code:CA005LE65408WERBKB / CA005LE65408WEREM / CA010LE65408WER / CA104LE65402WER / CA105LE654011WEREM / CA105LE65402WER / CA109LE6540WER / ca5le65408wer / ca6le65408wer / CA6LE65408WEREM / CA9LE65408WER / CA9LE65408WERMB / le6540bto006b / SM005LE65408GER / SM005LE65408NL / SM005LE65408SWEFIN / SM008LE65408GER / SM008LE65408NL / SM009LE65408SWEFIN / SM102QCLE65402GER / SM105LE65402GER / SM106LE65402GER / SM106LE65402NL / SM111LE64402GER

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Combo headphone/mic port: Yes
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector:No / Yes
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
ExpressCard slot:No / Yes
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in:No / Yes
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot:No / Yes
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:4
USB 3.0 ports quantity:4
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:3.34
AC adapter output voltage:19.5
AC adapter power:130 / 60 / 65 / 90
Power auto-sensing: Yes

Processor

Bus type:DMI / DMI2
Conflict Free processor: Yes
ECC supported by processor: No
FSB Parity: No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:32
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):25.6
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1333,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM
Motherboard chipset:Intel QM87
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 1x8, 2x4, 2x8 / 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 / 1x8, 2x4, 2x8 / 1x8, 2x8, 1x8+2x4
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor boost frequency:3.1 / 3.2 / 3.3 / 3.4 / 3.6 / 3.7 / 3.8
Processor cache:3 / 4 / 6
Processor cache level:L3
Processor cache type:L2 / L3 / Smart Cache / Smart Cache, L3 / SmartCache, L3
Processor codename:Haswell
Processor Cores:2 / 4
Processor family:4th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 4th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i5-4xxx / Intel Core i7-4xxx
Processor frequency:2.5 / 2.6 / 2.7 / 2.8 / 2.9 / 3
Processor lithography:22
Processor Model:I5-4200M / I5-4210M / I5-4300M / I5-4310M / I7-4600M / I7-4610M / I7-4800MQ / I7-4810MQ
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-4200 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-4300 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-4600 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-4800 Mobile series
Processor Socket:PGA946 / Socket G3
Processor threads:4 / 8
Stepping:C0
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):37 / 47
Tjunction:100

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64: Yes
Intel Active Management Technology: No
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: Yes
Intel Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching:No / Yes
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State:No / Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology:No / Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access: No
Intel HD Audio Technology: No
Intel HD Graphics: Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel Iris Pro Graphics: No
Intel Matrix Storage Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology:No / Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel QuickPath Interconnect: Yes
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel RealSense Technology: No
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): No
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:No / Yes
Intel TSX-NI:No / Yes
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-d, VT-x
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): Yes
Intel vPro Technology:No / Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT):N / No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y / Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):Y / Yes
Intel® Built-in Visuals Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):No / Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID): No
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio):N / No
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y / Yes
Intel® Insider™:Y / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® Iris Pro Graphics:N
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST):N / No
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N / No / Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology:N / No
Intel® RealSense Technology: No
Intel® Secure Key:Y / Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N / No
Intel® Smart Cache:Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Response Technology:N / No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel® vPro™ Technology:No / Y / Yes
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology:Y / Yes
Processor ARK ID:75128 / 76347 / 76348 / 76349 / 78937 / 80345 / 80373 / 81012 / I7-4600M
Processor code:SR15K / SR15L / SR1H7 / SR1H9 / SR1HA / SR1L4
Processor package size:37.5 / 37.5 x 37.5 x 4.7
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0 / AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

Security

Cable lock slot:Kensington / Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Fingerprint Reader:No / Yes
Password protection: Yes
Password protection type:BIOS
Trusted Platform Module (TPM): Yes

Software

Bundled software:Dell Webcam Central / Dell Webcam Central software / Dell Webcam Central software\nDell Back-up and Recovery Manager / Microsoft Office Home & Student 2013 / Microsoft Office Home and Business 2013 / Microsoft Office Professional 2013
Drivers included: Yes
Operating System Architecture:32-bit / 64-bit
Operating system installed:Linux / Windows 7 Professional
Operating System Language:DEU / ENG / Multilingual / POR
Optional operating system supplied:Windows 8.1 Pro
Recovery operating system:Windows 8 / Windows 8.1 Pro
Trial software:McAfee Security Center / Microsoft Office / Microsoft Office 2013 / Microsoft Office, McAfee Security Center / Office

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, MSXC, SD, SDHC, SDXC / Memory Stick (MS), MS PRO, SD, SDHC / SD / SD, SDHC, SDXC
Hard Drive Capacity:320 / 500
Hard Drive Interface:SATA
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400 / 7200
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory:500 / 8
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache type:Flash / SSD
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity:50 / 500 / 8
Number of Hard Drives Installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:128 / 256 / 512
Storage Media:HDD / HDD+SSD / Hybrid-HDD / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:128 / 256 / 320 / 500 / 508 / 512

Technical Details

Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video / Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:23.3 / 25 / 25.1 / 250.5
Height :3.18 / 3.34 / 33.4
Weight:2.12 / 2.36 / 2.56 / 2.65
Width:33.8 / 37.9 / 379