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Lenovo E550 2 Core Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.4GHz 8GB 1TB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.4GHz 8GB Apr 2015
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21 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 that have been on the market for more than a year.

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Quite Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

At 16 gigabytes, the Lenovo E550 has a quite big maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the E550. The smallest maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of laptops that are a similar age to the E550 is 1.7GB and the biggest is 16GB.

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Lenovo Has Good Reviews for Its Laptops

On average Lenovo medium processor core notebook PCs have good reviews compared to other brands as do all portable PCs built by Lenovo.

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 in fact the best display resolution across all medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the E550.

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

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Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed

The average processor clock speed of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the E550 is 2.2GHz. At 2.4 gigahertz, the Lenovo E550 has a quite fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the E550.

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Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

The smallest total storage capacity of laptops of this type and age is 16GB and the biggest is 2TB. With a total storage capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the Lenovo E550 has a quite big total storage capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the E550.

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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 notebook PCs of this age and type. Most portable PCs of this age and spec support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Across all medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year the best memory clock speeds supported by processor is 1,866MHz and the worst is 133MHz.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

The internal memory of laptops that were released around the same time as the E550 range from 2GB to 16GB, and the average internal memory is 6.3GB. With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the Lenovo E550 has one of the bigger internal memory amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

If you are looking for a laptop with a bigger internal memory then you might also want to look at the Fujitsu Lifebook U745[plb_2939901_price] (12GB).

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Fairly Big Screen Size

The smallest screen size of laptops of a comparable type and age to the E550 is 11" and the biggest is 18". The Lenovo E550 has one of the bigger screen sizes (15.6 inches) amongst portable PCs of this age.

If you are looking for 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, as do most of the other laptops that are a similar age to the E550.

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Intel Core I7-5xxx Processor Family

The Lenovo E550 has a better processor family than most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it. This portable PC has an Intel Core i7-5xxx processor family, whereas most medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to it have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family. The best processor family of all laptops that have been available for more than a year is Intel Core i7-4xxx and the worst is AMD E.

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Has a Front Camera

The Lenovo E550 has a front camera. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year also have a front camera.

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L3 Processor Cache

This notebook PC has a L3 processor cache, which is the most commonly found processor cache on notebook PCs of this type and age.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on notebook PCs of this age and type.

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Fairly Big Hard Drive Capacity

The hard drive capacity of notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the E550 range from 5GB to 2TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 690GB. With a hard drive capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the Lenovo E550 has a fairly big hard drive capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released one year ago.

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Fairly High Speaker Power

The Lenovo E550 has a very high speaker power (2 Watts) compared to most of the other laptops of this age and spec. The lowest speaker power of comparable spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the E550 is 1W and the highest is 4W.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

The Lenovo E550 has one of the bigger maximum internal memory (16 gigabytes) amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age. The average maximum internal memory of laptops of a comparable type and age to the E550 is 14GB.

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Six Battery Cells

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

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Fairly Big Processor Cache

At 4 megabytes, the Lenovo E550 has a fairly big processor cache compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the E550. The smallest processor cache of notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to 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 portable PCs of a comparable age and type to it.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This laptop has a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most frequently found discrete graphics memory type on similar spec laptops that were released more than a year ago.

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5 Reasons Against

Only HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as 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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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Lenovo E550 does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the E550 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

The Lenovo E550 is a one USB 2.0 port laptop.

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Thick

At 27 millimeters, the Lenovo E550 is fairly thick compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the E550. Medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the E550 have heights of between 11mm and 2,400mm.

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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 came out around the same time as it.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo E550

Average Battery Life

At 9 hours, the Lenovo E550 has a relatively standard battery life compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the E550.

If you would prefer a portable 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 Weight

The Lenovo E550 has a relatively average weight (2.4 kilograms) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago.

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Specification

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Expert Reviews

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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 m3702, lenovo i76500, lenovo m3702g, lenovo m3702gb, lenovo i76500u
Barcodes 00889233043349, 00889800696428

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