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Lenovo E550 2 Core Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.2GHz 4GB 500GB Hybrid-HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.2GHz 4GB May 2015
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13 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago.

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Lenovo Laptops Have Good Reviews

Lenovo medium processor core notebook PCs have good ratings on average and across all laptops Lenovo is one of the better rated manufacturers.

1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The highest display resolution of the Lenovo E550 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than a 1366 x 768 pixels portable PC, which is the most common display resolution.

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

The worst display resolution amongst similar types of portable PC is 1024 x 768 pixels.

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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 laptops of this spec and age. Most notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This Lenovo notebook PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Across all medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the E550 the best memory clock speeds supported by processor is 1,866MHz and the worst is 133MHz.

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Fairly Big Screen Size

Across all the portable PCs that have been on the market for more than a year the screen sizes range from 11" to 18". The Lenovo E550 has a quite big screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that were released one year ago.

If you are looking for a notebook PC with a bigger screen size then you might also want to look at 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 laptops of this age and spec 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 laptops that were released around the same time as the E550 also have a front camera.

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L3 Processor Cache

This notebook PC has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many portable PCs of this type and age.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago.

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Quite High Speaker Power

The average speaker power of comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the E550 is 1.7W, and the speaker power range from 1W to 4W. With an speaker power of 2 Watts, the Lenovo E550 has a quite high speaker power compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the E550.

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Six Battery Cells

Most notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago have between two and eight battery cells, including the Lenovo E550 which has six battery cells.

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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 more than a year ago.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This notebook PC has a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this type and age.

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8 Reasons Against

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The Lenovo E550 has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (only 900 megahertz) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the E550. The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of similar spec laptops that were released around the same time as the E550 is 950MHz.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has a Hybrid-HDD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it. HDD is a traditional storage drive which stores the information on magnetic disks. HDD drives are slower than other forms of storage such as solid state drives (SSD) and flash drives.

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Very Small Internal Memory

The smallest internal memory of laptops of a comparable type and age to the E550 is 2GB and the biggest is 16GB. At only 4 gigabytes, the Lenovo E550 has a fairly small internal memory compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that were released one year ago.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most laptops of a comparable spec and age to 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

The slowest maximum turbo frequency of portable PCs of this age and spec is 1.8GHz and the fastest is 3.7GHz. At only 2.7 gigahertz, the Lenovo E550 has a quite slow maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type.

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Quite Small Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Capacity

The hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacities of portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the E550 range from 8GB to 1TB, and the average hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity is 650GB. With a hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity of only 500 gigabytes, the Lenovo E550 has one of the smaller hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacities amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Thick

The Lenovo E550 is quite thick (27 millimeters) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar type and age to the E550. The heights of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the E550 range from 11mm to 2,400mm.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo E550

Released Over a Year Ago

This medium processor core notebook PC was released over a year ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2.2 gigahertz, the Lenovo E550 has a fairly average processor clock speed compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the E550.

Notebook PCs with a faster processor clock speed that might also be worth considering include 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 portable PC has an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family, which is the most commonly found processor family on comparable spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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Average Battery Life

At 9 hours, the Lenovo E550 has a pretty average battery life compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the E550.

If you are looking for a notebook PC with a longer battery life then you might want to consider the Fujitsu Lifebook U745[plb_2939901_price] (9.3h), or the Lenovo X1 Carbon[plb_3081569_price] (9.9h).

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Average Total Storage Capacity

The Lenovo E550 has a relatively standard total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the E550.

If this Lenovo notebook PC total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the Fujitsu Lifebook U745[plb_2939901_price] (512GB), or the Lenovo X1 Carbon[plb_3081569_price] (512GB).

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Average Weight

At 2.4 kilograms, the Lenovo E550 has a fairly standard weight compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the E550.

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Specification

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Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
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PCI Express Lane (max)
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Processor Series
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Configurable TDP-Down Frequency
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Memory
Internal Memory
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Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
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Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Size
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Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Capacity
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Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
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Full HD
LED Backlight
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Graphics
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Optical Drive
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Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker Power
Speaker
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
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WiFi Standard
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3G Network Access Module
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USB Sleep-and-Charge Port
USB Sleep-and-Charge
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S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Port
VGA Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
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Island-Style Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
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Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Intel Active Management Technology
Intel HD Audio Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Insider
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
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Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
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OS Guard
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
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Intel Clear Video Technology for MID
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life
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Power
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Security
Password Protection
Password Protection
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Fingerprint Reader
Cable Lock Slot
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Weight & Dimensions
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AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
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Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology

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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