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Lenovo T550

Lenovo T550 2 Core Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.2GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.2GHz 8GB Jul 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 typical of many notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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

The Lenovo T550 is a three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port notebook PC.

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Good Brand

Lenovo medium processor core notebook PCs have good reviews on average and across all laptops Lenovo is one of the superior brands.

Quite Long Battery Life

With a battery life of 14.8 hours, the Lenovo T550 has one of the longer battery lifes amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. Across all the laptops of this age and type the battery lifes range from 2.5h to 24h.

Portable PCs with a longer battery life that might also be worth considering include the Lenovo W550s (17.3h) which also has a higher rating.

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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 medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it. Most portable PCs of this age and type support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this laptop supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The worst memory clock speeds supported by processor of all medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the T550 is 133MHz and the best is 1,866MHz.

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SSD Storage Medium

The Lenovo T550 has an SSD storage medium which is better than most medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it. Most portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as 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 across all medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year.

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

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the T550, the Lenovo T550 has a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

The Lenovo T550 has a front camera. Most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec 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 medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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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 notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago.

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Three USB 3.0 Ports

The Lenovo T550 is a three USB 3.0 port laptop. Most of the other laptops that have been around for more than a year have between one and four USB 3.0 ports.

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Fairly Bright Display Brightness

The Lenovo T550 has a quite bright display brightness (350 candellas per square meter) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the T550. The dimmest display brightness of laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the T550 is 200 cd/m², the brightest is 1,200 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 270 cd/m².

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Quite Big Cache Memory

Across all the notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the T550 the cache memories range from 1MB to 4MB, and the average cache memory is 3.1MB. With a cache memory of 4 megabytes, the Lenovo T550 has one of the bigger cache memories amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many laptops that have been available for around the same time as it.

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6 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 medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the T550. Across all the comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the T550 the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 750MHz to 1,300MHz.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

At only 256 gigabytes, the Lenovo T550 has a quite small total storage capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the T550. Medium processor core notebook PCs that were released one year ago have total storage capacity of between 16GB and 2TB.

If you want a laptop with a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to look at the Toshiba L75 (500GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Lenovo T550 does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the T550 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only Three Battery Cells

The Lenovo T550 is a three battery cell count notebook PC.

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Very Low Speaker Power

Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the T550 the speaker power range from 1W to 4W, and the average speaker power is 1.7W. The Lenovo T550 has one of the lower speaker power (only 1 Watt) amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

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

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6 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo T550

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when this notebook PC was released.

Average Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 2.2 gigahertz, the Lenovo T550 has a relatively standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar type and age to the T550.

If you want a faster processor clock speed then you might want to consider the DELL Latitude 14 E7450 (£634.80) (2.3GHz) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the Lenovo T550 has a pretty average internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the T550.

If you want a bigger internal memory then you might want to look at the Fujitsu Lifebook U745 (£1,210.04) (12GB).

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Average Screen Size

The Lenovo T550 has a relatively standard screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the T550.

If you want a bigger screen size then you might want to look at the Lenovo Z70-80 (17.3").

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Intel Core I5-5xxx Processor Family

This notebook PC has an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family, which is typical of many laptops that have been available for more than a year.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 2.1 kilograms, the Lenovo T550 has a fairly average weight compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the T550.

Laptops with a heavier weight that might be worth considering include the ThinkPad T550 (2.1kg), the ThinkPad T550 (2.1kg), or the T550 (£1,050.54) (2.1kg) all from Lenovo.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Housing Material
Colour
Product Type
Intel Segment Tagging
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
4G Standard
3G Standard
2G Standard
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
Performance
GPS Function
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
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel TSX-NI Version
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
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 Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) Version
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 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
Warranty Card
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Certificates
RoHS Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology
Maximum Internal Memory
Cache Memory
Video Compression Format

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 20ck000, lenovo 20ck000x, lenovo 20ck000xu, lenovo 20ck000xuk, apple t55020cknetworkcard101001000gigabitfa, apple t55020cknetworkcard101001000gigabitfas, apple t55020cknetworkcard101001000gigabitfast
Barcodes 00889233171837, 00889800688102, 00889800688348, 00889800689772, 00889800690105, 00889800690266

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2 core Intel Core i5-5xxx 2.2GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 15.6"
£ £945.60
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Six Battery Cells
50% Higher Speaker Power
A Lot Bigger Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
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Lenovo T430
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Lenovo T550
2 core Intel Core i5-5xxx 2.2GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 15.6"
£ 889.00 £945.60
350MHz Faster On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
A Lot Bigger Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Six Battery Cells
A Lot Bigger Maximum Internal Memory
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DELL Inspiron 14 5000
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2 core Intel Core i5-5xxx 2.2GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 15.6"
£ £945.60
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100MHz Faster On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
4GB Smaller Internal Memory
Smaller Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
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