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Lenovo E550 2 Core Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.4GHz 8GB 192GB SSD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.4GHz 8GB Aug 2015
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13 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Lenovo Has Good Reviews for Its Laptops

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

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 a 1366 x 768 pixels laptop, which is the most common display resolution.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is actually the best display resolution amongst all similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the E550.

A 1024 x 768 pixels display resolution is the worst display resolution across comparable types of laptop.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Lenovo E550 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago. This Lenovo notebook PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most comparable spec notebook PCs 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. Notebook PCs that are a similar age to the E550 processor memory clock speeds range from 133MHz (worst) to 1,866MHz (best).

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SSD Storage Medium

The Lenovo E550 has an SSD storage medium which is better than most notebook PCs of a similar type and age to it. Most laptops of a similar spec and age 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 amongst all comparable spec portable PCs that came out more than a year ago.

Amongst comparable types of laptop the worst storage medium is HDD.

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Intel Core I7-5xxx Processor Family

The Lenovo E550 has an Intel Core i7-5xxx processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family found on most portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to it. Across all laptops of this type and age the best processor family is Intel Core i7-4xxx and the worst is AMD E.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo E550 has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age.

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Has a Front Camera

The Lenovo E550 has a front camera. Most of the other laptops of this age and spec also have a front camera.

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L3 Processor Cache

This laptop has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many portable PCs of a similar spec and age to it.

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Six Battery Cells

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

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Quite Big Processor Cache

At 4 megabytes, the Lenovo E550 has a quite big processor cache compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type. The smallest processor cache of comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the E550 is 1MB, the biggest is 6MB, and the average processor cache is 3.1MB.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to 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 medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year.

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5 Reasons Against

Very Small Total Storage Capacity

Across all the portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the E550 the total storage capacity range from 16GB to 2TB. At only 192 gigabytes, the Lenovo E550 has a fairly small total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released one year ago.

We compared all the other 192GB total storage capacity portable PCs to this notebook PC and we think the Lenovo E550 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If this Lenovo laptop total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the Lenovo T450s (£1,395.82) (256GB) which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most comparable spec portable PCs that were released 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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Only 802.11a WiFi Standard

The Lenovo E550 has an 802.11a WiFi standard which is better than most laptops of a comparable spec and age to it. Most notebook PCs that were released one year ago have an 802.11n WiFi standard. The best Wi-Fi standard of all comparable spec laptops that have been available for more than a year is 802.11n and the worst is IEEE 802.11a.

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Thick

The Lenovo E550 is quite thick (27 millimeters) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the E550. Across all the similar spec laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the E550 the heights range from 11mm to 2,400mm, and the average height is 27mm.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo E550

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when Lenovo released the E550.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2.4 gigahertz, the Lenovo E550 has a relatively standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago.

If you want a faster processor clock speed then you might want to look at the Lenovo T450s (2.6GHz).

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Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the Lenovo E550 has a pretty average internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age.

If you want a laptop with a bigger internal memory then you might also want to look at the Lenovo T450s (12GB).

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Average Screen Size

The Lenovo E550 has a pretty typical screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the E550.

Other 15.6" notebook PCs currently available that you might want to look at include the Lenovo E550 which has better reviews.

Notebook PCs with a bigger screen size that might also be worth looking at include the Acer Aspire VN7-791G (17.3") which also has a higher rating.

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Average Battery Life

At 9 hours, the Lenovo E550 has a relatively typical battery life compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the E550.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other 9h battery life portable PCs and we think the Lenovo E550 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If you would prefer a longer battery life then you might want to consider the Lenovo X1 Carbon (9.9h).

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Average Weight

The Lenovo E550 has a fairly average weight (2.4 kilograms) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age.

We compared all the other 2.4kg heavy laptops to this notebook PC and we think because of it's better review score, the Lenovo E550 is also worth considering.

If you are not concerned about having a heavier weight then you might also want to look at the Lenovo ThinkPad E550 (£252.79) (2.4kg).

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
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Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Processor Lithography
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Configurable TDP-Down Frequency
Stepping
PCI Express Configuration
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Installed SSD
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Display Brightness
Full HD
LED Backlight
Display Surface
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
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Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
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On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
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Discrete Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter
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Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker Power
Speaker
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Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
USB Sleep-and-Charge Port
USB Sleep-and-Charge
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
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
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Island-Style Keyboard
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Pointing Device
Operating System/software
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Recovery Operating System
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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
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
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OS Guard
Thermal Monitoring Technology
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Smart Response Technology Version
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
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
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
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Power
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection
Password Protection
Fingerprint Reader
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Certificates
RoHS Compliance
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
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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+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo 64, lenovo 64b, lenovo 5500, lenovo 64bi, lenovo 5500u, lenovo 64bit, lenovo p234773, lenovo p234773p
Barcodes 00889800697777, 00889800697906

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