Summary: The Dell E6540 is one of the worst laptops I ever used, considering its price, which is not low. I tested it using some benchmark software and compared it with some supposed lower end and much cheaper computers with i-5 and i-3 processors.
with 8 gig ram and 256 gig SSD (for about $600 more) The computer itself is a fine, sturdy
20 July 2015
Summary: NOTE CAREFULLY: if you previously owned a Dell E6540 they have CHANGED the model options. Review them closely. They no longer offer a suite of alternatives as far as processor/memory, etc (07-2015) it's now EITHER: - intelHD onboard video, with 4 gig ram and 320g hd, for about $1050 or - AMD gfx...
Sic transit gloria mundi - some hard facts concerning Dell in general & this model in particular
Dan K., Amazon
7 April 2015
Summary: Like always, poor support & cheap materials. Dell relies on its past reputation as a quality manufacturer. Now Dell is no more than a low grade computer peddler. Have a look at Dell's own users' forum.
Be careful - Dell has a serious issue that causes ...
J. Landry, Amazon
23 March 2015
Summary: Be careful - Dell has a serious issue that causes keeys to reppeat with ddouble letters. This has been going on for more than a year without being fixed. Even new models are coming out with this problem. Look here for more info: http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/laptop/f/3518/t/19593360
Summary: This is a fine laptop, engineered for the enterprise market and not so much for the consumer. Therefore it's made for longetivity and not so much performance, although most specs certainly aren't lagging on this machine. Probably the biggest area of compromise in this laptop is that of the display.
Summary: I purchased this computer (Latitude E6540) through Amazon's vendor "Computer Upgrade King." The order was fulfilled by Amazon. It was not advertised as being a refurbished model, but it had previously been returned to Dell according to their phone support (determined by the Service Tag).
The dual-mode video cannot be normalized on this model
David M., Amazon
11 March 2014
Summary: We have all Dell laptops at our business and always ordered the performance video chipset. For the previous models that had the Intel/NVidia combo video (E6420, E6430), we went into the BIOS under video and disabled Optimus.
Summary: I was about to add this laptop to my cart and check out until I decided to check the technical specs before purchase and I noticed that the laptop model stated in the product's title and the model specified in the technical specifications are completely different.
Summary: I just got this computer yesterday as a part of a corporate purchasing program. It was ordered for me. Mine actually has 16 GB RAM and not 8, so it appears Dell will customize them even more for corporate customers than for retail customers. I recommend getting as much RAM and you can.