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Lenovo T550 2 Core Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.2GHz 4GB 180GB SSD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.2GHz 4GB Apr 2015
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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago.

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Quite Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The maximum on-board graphics adapter memories of portable PCs of this age and type range from 1.7GB to 16GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 11GB. With a maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of 16 gigabytes, the Lenovo T550 has one of the bigger maximum on-board graphics adapter memories amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports

Most notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the T550 have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the Lenovo T550 which has three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Good Brand

Lenovo has good average reviews for its medium processor core notebook PCs as well as across its entire notebook PC range compared to other manufacturers.

1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The highest display resolution of the Lenovo T550 is 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 in fact the best display resolution across all similar spec portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the T550.

Across comparable types of notebook PC the worst display resolution is 1024 x 768 pixels.

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Fairly Long Battery Life

At 14.8 hours, the Lenovo T550 has a fairly long battery life compared to most of the other laptops of a similar type and age to the T550. Across all the portable PCs of this age and type the battery lifes range from 2.5h to 24h, and the average battery life is 8.6h.

There are a number of alternative 14.8h battery life portable PCs currently available which you might also want to consider including cheaper portable PCs such as the Lenovo ThinkPad T550[plb_2738409_price].

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Lenovo T550 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it. Most portable PCs of a similar type and age to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this portable PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Across all comparable spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the T550 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 T550 has a better storage medium than most similar spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it. This Lenovo notebook PC has an SSD storage medium, whereas most portable PCs of a comparable age and type 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 in fact the best storage medium amongst all notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the T550.

Amongst comparable types of notebook PC the worst storage medium is HDD.

We compared all the other laptops that have an SSD storage media to this notebook PC and we think the XPS 13[pl_2705334_price], the Latitude 12 E7250[pl_2885455_price], and the XPS 13[pl_2705334_price] all from DELL which is cheaper; or the Latitude 12 E7240[pl_2962186_price], and the Latitude 12 E7240[pl_2962186_price] both from DELL which has better reviews are also worth considering.

If you want a notebook PC with a better storage medium then you might also want to look at the Toshiba Tecra Z40[plb_2891833_price] (SSD).

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Quite Big Screen Size

The Lenovo T550 has a quite big screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable spec and age to the T550. Notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the T550 have screen sizes of between 11" and 18", and the average screen size is 15".

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 15.6" notebook PCs currently available including cheaper laptops such as the 15[pl_2747148_price], or the ProBook 450[pl_2870447_price] both from HP or the DELL Latitude 15 E5550[plb_2885642_price].

If this medium processor core notebook PC screen size is too small for you then you might also want to consider the DELL Inspiron 17 5749[plb_2892460_price] (17.3"), or the MSI GP72 2QD[plb_3008884_price] (17.3") which is also cheaper.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo T550 has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other portable PCs that were released more than a year ago.

There are a number of alternative laptops with a full-size keyboard currently available that you might want to consider including cheaper laptops such as the Acer Travelmate TMP645-S[plb_2989413_price].

We compared this notebook PC to all the other notebook PCs with a full-size keyboard and we think the DELL Latitude 14 E7450[plb_2882106_price], or the Lenovo ThinkPad T550[plb_2738522_price] is also worth considering.

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Has a Front Camera

The Lenovo T550 has a front camera, as do most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the T550.

We compared this laptop to all the other portable PCs with a front camera and we think the Lenovo T450[plb_2953891_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.

We think you might also be interested in other notebook PCs which also have a front camera including the HP ProBook 650[plb_2863577_price], or the DELL Latitude 14 E7450[plb_2882106_price].

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many laptops of this spec and age.

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L3 Processor Cache

This laptop has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

Across all the notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the T550 the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB. With a maximum internal memory of 16 gigabytes, the Lenovo T550 has one of the bigger maximum internal memory amongst comparable spec laptops of this age.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

The average maximum internal memory (64-bit) of laptops of this type and age is 13GB, and the maximum internal memory (64-bit) range from 2GB to 32GB. The Lenovo T550 has a quite big maximum internal memory (64-bit) (16 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the T550.

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Fairly Big Battery Capacity

Across all the comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the T550 the battery capacities range from 23Wh to 120Wh, and the average battery capacity is 46Wh. When compared to other laptops that have been around for around the same time as the T550, the battery capacity of the Lenovo T550 of 77 watt-hours is one of the biggest.

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Three USB 3.0 Ports

Most laptops of a comparable age and type to the T550 have between one and four USB 3.0 ports, including the Lenovo T550 which has three USB 3.0 ports.

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Fairly Bright Display Brightness

The average display brightness of laptops of a similar age and type to the T550 is 270 cd/m². With a display brightness of 300 candellas per square meter, the Lenovo T550 has a fairly bright display brightness compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the T550.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

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

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9 Reasons Against

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of only 900 megahertz, the Lenovo T550 has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age. The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released one year ago is 750MHz, the fastest is 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 950MHz.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

Across all the laptops of a similar spec and age to the T550 the total storage capacity range from 16GB to 2TB, and the average total storage capacity is 550GB. With a total storage capacity of only 180 gigabytes, the Lenovo T550 has a quite small total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the T550.

If this portable PC total storage capacity is too small for you then you might also want to look at the L540[pl_2993337_price] (192GB), or the L450[pl_2932785_price] (192GB) both from Lenovo or the Asus UX303LA[plb_3136892_price] (256GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Very Small Internal Memory

Across all the portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the T550 the internal memory range from 2GB to 16GB. With an internal memory of only 4 gigabytes, the Lenovo T550 has one of the smaller internal memory amongst portable PCs of this age.

We compared all the other 4GB internal memory notebook PCs to this portable PC and we think the HP ProBook 640 G1[plb_2055348_price], and the Lenovo L450[plb_2854505_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.

If this Lenovo laptop internal memory is too small for you then you might want to look at the DELL Latitude 14 E7450[plb_2882102_price] (8GB and cheaper), or the Lenovo X1 Carbon[plb_3046926_price] (8GB and cheaper).

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Expensive

The price range of laptops of this type and age is from £149 to £3,405. We think that this medium processor core notebook PC looks expensive compared to other laptops of this type and age.

Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Lenovo T550 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although this is within the context that most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the T550 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

It is worth also looking at alternative portable PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen including the DELL XPS 13 9343[plb_2829100_price], or the Lenovo X1 Carbon[plb_3046926_price] which is also cheaper.

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Only Three Battery Cells

The Lenovo T550 is a three battery cell count laptop.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

The average maximum turbo frequency of notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the T550 is 2.9GHz. The Lenovo T550 has one of the slower maximum turbo frequencies (only 2.7 gigahertz) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Quite Low Speaker Power

With an speaker power of only 1 Watt, the Lenovo T550's speaker power is one of the lowest amongst comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for more than a year. The speaker power of notebook PCs that were released one year ago range from 1W to 4W.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported Bluetooth version on laptops of this age and spec.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo T550

Price Has Increased by £0.16

The price of the T550 has increased by £0.16 in the last 3 days.

Average Processor Clock Speed

The Lenovo T550 has a relatively typical processor clock speed (2.2 gigahertz) compared to most of the other laptops that have been available for a similar time to the T550.

We compared all the other 2.2GHz processor clock speed notebook PCs to this laptop and we think cheaper laptops such as the L450[pl_2773006_price], and the L450[pl_2854505_price] both from Lenovo or the HP ProBook 450[plb_2870447_price] is also worth considering.

If you are looking for a portable PC with a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to consider the Latitude 14 E7450[pl_2882102_price] (2.3GHz), or the Latitude 15 E5550[pl_2885642_price] (2.3GHz) both from DELL which is also cheaper.

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Intel Core I5-5xxx Processor Family

This portable PC has an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family, which is typical of many laptops that have been around for a similar time to it.

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Average Weight

At 2.1 kilograms, the Lenovo T550 has a fairly standard weight compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar type and age to the T550.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 2.1kg heavy portable PCs currently available including cheaper notebook PCs such as the Lenovo ThinkPad T550[plb_2738409_price].

If you would consider a portable PC with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the ThinkPad T550[pl_2823866_price] (2.1kg), or the ThinkPad T550[pl_2738522_price] (2.1kg) both from Lenovo.

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Specification

Design
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Colour
Product Type
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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 Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Installed SSD
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Typical Contrast Ratio
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
Full HD
LED Backlight
Display Surface
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
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
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker Power
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
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
Mini DisplayPort
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
VGA Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Backlit Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Recovery Operating System
Operating System Architecture
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
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
OS Guard
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Smart Response Technology Version
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
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection
Password Protection
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
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

(13)

Occasionally, reviewers are sent versions of notebooks that don't really show off the best that the manufacturer has to offer. The Lenovo ThinkPad T550 is one such example, with the basic spec... Read more…

13 March 2015

Lenovo ThinkPad T550 In total, the T550 mostly fulfills the high claim of the T lineup and justifies its price. We are dealing with a relatively lightweight, robust and well-built even if...

5 January 2015

You're hedging if you buy the T550. You want business-class performance at an affordable price. You're getting a ton of battery life, a gorgeous 3K screen and a bevvy of inputs. But you're also...

5 January 2015

Workstations like Lenovo's ThinkPad W540 ($2,573, £1,606, AU$2,946) and Dell's Precision M6800 ($3,490, £2,075, AU$3,750) are among the best on the market. For business users that would love a... Read more…

18 March 2015

Twee is beter dan één. Lenovo's zakelijke nieuwkomer heeft twee batterijen. Dat maakt uitzonderlijk lange looptijden mogelijk. Een LTE modem zorgt voor de noodzakelijke mobiliteit, data wordt... Read more…

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User Reviews

(1)
Reviewed 4 November 2015 by DWM

Product is poor quality and unreliable. I have had two Lenovo laptops that broke shortly after the warranty expired...

Poor Quality - Unreliable

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo i55200, lenovo 20ck003, lenovo i55200u, lenovo 20ck003l, lenovo 20ck003lf, lenovo 20ck003lfr
Barcodes 00889233171547, 00889800689680

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