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Lenovo C540: First Impressions


Initial Expectations

All in one (AIO) desktops never really piqued my interest much. I had one when they originally burst onto the scene, and they were big, ugly, and heavy. When I came across the Lenovo C540 and it’s beautiful 23″ full 1080p touchscreen display, I instantly figured, why not? This is not a review, I have not had it long enough to provide you with an accurate and honest review, this is simply an overview of the machine and a few pros and cons so far.


  • 23″ 1920×1080 Full HD LED touchscreen (with backlight)
  • Intel® 3rd generation Core i3 processor, clocked at 3.4GHz
  • 4GB DDR3 RAM (expandable up to 16GB, two slots)
    For some reason Best Buy only says 8GB, I can personally attest to 16GB
  • 1TB Hard Drive (SATA)
  • Graphics 2500 Integrated GPU

The Good

There is a lot that I really like about this AIO desktop. For starters the visuals are top notch, automatic brightness coupled with very minimal glare/reflection make great eye candy. The C540 is also really fast, again I have only had it for 24 hours at the time of writing this, but so far it is just super fluid, and loads everything I have thrown at it so far almost instantaneously.

The Not so Good

The only true complaint that I have so far is the graphics while playing a game. Even simple games like Angry Birds do not look like they should on such a good desktop.


Once I have some more time with the C540 I will go much more in-depth with the software included, some of the stress tests I plan on putting it through, and the performance drop (if any) because it is brand new, it is supposed to be quick and fluid at this stage.



Here are the USB keyboard and mouse. Both are very light and feel great to use.


Here we have 4 USB 2.0, 1 HDMI, Ethernet and power supplies.



The DVD Drive (DVDRW)


2 USB 3.0, Multi-SD Card reader,  headphone and microphone jacks.


23′ (diagonally) With built-in webcam (1080p stills, 720p recording)


Full HD 1920×1080 Touchscreen.