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Lenovo E550 2 Core Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.2GHz 4GB 192GB SSD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.2GHz 4GB Jun 2015
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14 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on portable PCs of this age and spec.

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Lenovo Has Good Laptop Reviews

We checked 4,358 expert and user reviews for Lenovo notebook PCs and found that on average Lenovo has good ratings. We also found that Lenovo has good ratings specifically for its medium processor core notebook PCs.

1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The Lenovo E550 has a maximum display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than the most common display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is actually the best display resolution amongst all notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the E550.

A 1024 x 768 pixels display resolution is the worst display resolution amongst similar types of laptop.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Lenovo E550 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it. Most comparable spec laptops that were released around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this portable PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Across all portable PCs of this age and type the best memory clock speeds supported by processor is 1,866MHz and the worst is 133MHz.

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SSD Storage Medium

The Lenovo E550 has an SSD storage medium which is better than most portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it. Most notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it have an HDD storage medium. Solid State Drives (SSD) store data in semiconductors on a circuit board rather than using magnetic or optical media. Solid State Drives have no moving parts which makes them very fast and reliable.

An SSD storage medium is actually the best storage medium across all laptops that have been around for around the same time as the E550.

The worst storage medium amongst comparable types of portable PC is HDD.

If the storage medium of this portable PC is too bad for you then you might also want to consider the HP EliteBook 820 G2[plb_2897415_price] (SSD).

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Quite Big Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Lenovo E550 has one of the bigger screen sizes amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. Portable PCs of a similar age and type to the E550 have screen sizes of between 11" and 18".

If this notebook PC screen size is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the MSI GP72 2QD[plb_3008884_price] (17.3").

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo E550 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the E550 also have a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

The Lenovo E550 has a front camera. Most of the other portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the E550 also have a front camera.

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L3 Processor Cache

This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, which is the most commonly found processor cache on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many laptops of a comparable type and age to it.

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Fairly High Speaker Power

At 2 Watts, the Lenovo E550 has a very high speaker power compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec. The lowest speaker power of similar spec portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the E550 is 1W and the highest is 4W.

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Six Battery Cells

The Lenovo E550 is a six battery cell count portable PC.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This notebook PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This portable PC has a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most frequently found discrete graphics memory type on laptops of a similar spec and age to it.

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8 Reasons Against

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year range from 750MHz to 1,300MHz. The Lenovo E550 has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (only 900 megahertz) compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the E550.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

Across all the laptops of a similar age and spec to the E550 the total storage capacity range from 16GB to 2TB. The Lenovo E550 has one of the smaller total storage capacity (only 192 gigabytes) amongst portable PCs of this age.

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Very Small Internal Memory

The average internal memory of notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago is 6.3GB, and the internal memory range from 2GB to 16GB. The Lenovo E550 has a quite small internal memory (only 4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other laptops that have been around for around the same time as the E550.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the E550 do not have a touch sensitive screen. The Lenovo E550 is no exception to this as it too does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago the maximum turbo frequencies range from 1.8GHz to 3.7GHz. With a maximum turbo frequency of only 2.7 gigahertz, the Lenovo E550 has one of the slower maximum turbo frequencies amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

The Lenovo E550 is a one USB 2.0 port notebook PC.

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Thick

The Lenovo E550 is one of the thicker medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the E550 (27 millimeters) amongst notebook PCs of this age. The heights of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the E550 range from 11mm to 2,400mm.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported Bluetooth version on comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo E550

Released Over a Year Ago

This medium processor core notebook PC has been on the market for over a year.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2.2 gigahertz, the Lenovo E550 has a fairly standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the E550.

If this notebook PC processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might want to look at the X250[pl_2979047_price] (2.3GHz), or the T550[pl_2954083_price] (2.3GHz) both from Lenovo.

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Intel Core I5-5xxx Processor Family

This laptop has an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family, which is typical of many comparable spec portable PCs that were released more than a year ago.

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Average Battery Life

The Lenovo E550 has a relatively standard battery life (9 hours) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec.

If this medium processor core notebook PC battery life is not long enough for you then you might also want to look at the Fujitsu Lifebook U745[plb_2939901_price] (9.3h), or the Lenovo X1 Carbon[plb_3081569_price] (9.9h).

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Average Weight

The Lenovo E550 has a relatively standard weight (2.4 kilograms) compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and spec to the E550.

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Specification

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Expert Reviews

(16)
6 November 2015

In review: Lenovo ThinkPad E550. Test model provided by CampusPoint.At a purchase price of 1000 Euro (~$1100), the top-model in the E550-series can't be considered entry-level any longer and...

10 July 2015

Great CPU and graphics performance for the money, an adequate display and solid build quality make the E550 surprisingly impressive...

Great CPU and graphics performance for the money, an adequate display and solid build quality make the E550 surprisingly impressive...

3 March 2015

No wonder that last year's Lenovo ThinkPad E540 was selling so well, but does its successor live up to the legacy? Well, in some terms yes, but in others ? no. Lenovo kept the same minimalistic...

30 November 2015

Un boost en performance des plus coûteux. Pour sa configuration haut-de-gamme du E550, Lenovo n'a pas fait que retenir un processeur Core i7, une carte graphique Radeon est aussi de la partie.... Read more…

Solid chassis, docking station connector, fast WLAN, responsive keyboard, good performance, low temperature and noise
Smart build quality
Good performance levels
Battery life is impressive
Great keyboard
Dark display with low viewing angle stability, slow hard drive, comperatively high price
12month warranty
No SSD option
Screen is only a TN panel
DisplayPort output would have been nice
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User Reviews

(7)
Reviewed 30 May 2015 by Small Town Girl
Small Town Girl would recommend the Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E550 Series (Verified Purchase)

I thought I had to have an ASUS to replace my dropped and broken laptop, but I didn't want to spend that much. I did a ton of research and finally determined that the ThinkPad might suit my needs... Read more…

Reviewed 19 November 2015 by Doc
Doc would recommend the Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E550 Series (Verified Purchase)

So far so good. trackpad works well, good battery life. Required more software which should have been recommended at the time of purchase...

Reviewed 16 November 2015 by LF
LF would recommend the Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E550 Series (Verified Purchase)

Its very good and Processing fast...

Reviewed 9 November 2015 by Leo
(Verified Purchase)

Nice ten-key design, more powerful than E450 E440...

Reviewed 13 July 2015 by Knox tech
Knox tech would recommend the Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E550 Series (Verified Purchase)

Use mainly for personal stuff but seems to have pleatny of speed and power...

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Brochures and Manuals

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Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo 64, lenovo 64b, lenovo 5200, lenovo 64bi, lenovo 5200u, lenovo 64bit, lenovo p230975, lenovo p230975p
Barcodes 00889561484746, 00889561484784, 00889561484968, 00889561485057, 00889800694578, 00889800697753

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