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Lenovo T550

Lenovo T550 2 Core Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.3GHz 8GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.3GHz 8GB Apr 2015
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With all of the connections ports businesses require, plus the newest Intel Core i Series processors in a sleek, lightweight, and durable package, this laptop is built for business and ready to... More
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9 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Lenovo Laptops Have Good Reviews

Based on 4,358 expert and user reviews, Lenovo has good reviews for its laptops. Lenovo also has good reviews specifically within its medium processor core notebook PCs range compared to other brands.

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

This notebook PC's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best display resolution across all medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the T550.

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

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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 laptops of this spec and age. Most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this portable PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Across all portable PCs of this spec and age the best memory clock speeds supported by processor is 1,866MHz and the worst is 133MHz.

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Has a Front Camera

The Lenovo T550 has a front camera, as do most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and type to the T550.

We compared all the other laptops with a front camera to this laptop and we think cheaper notebook PCs such as the HP ProBook 440 G2[plb_2956546_price] is also worth considering.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other notebook PCs with a front camera and we think the Lenovo ThinkPad T550[plb_2776436_price], or the Fujitsu LifeBook S935[plb_2798047_price] is also worth considering.

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L3 Processor Cache

This notebook PC has a L3 processor cache, which is the most frequently found processor cache on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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Fairly Fast Hard Drive Speed

The slowest hard drive speed of portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the T550 is 5,400 RPM and the fastest is 7,200 RPM. At 7,200 revolutions per minute, the Lenovo T550 has a quite fast hard drive speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the T550.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

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

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most frequently found memory slot on similar spec notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago.

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7 Reasons Against

£50.50 Price Increase

The price of the T550 increased by £50.50 in the last fortnight.

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo T550 does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the T550.

It is worth also looking at alternative notebook PCs which also have a full-size keyboard including the HP ProBook 440 G2[plb_2956546_price].

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on comparable spec portable 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.

We compared all the other notebook PCs that have an HDD storage media to this laptop and we think cheaper notebook PCs such as the DELL Inspiron 15 5000[plb_2301459_price] is also worth considering.

Notebook PCs with a better storage medium that might be worth considering include the DELL Latitude 12 E7240[plb_2962186_price] (SSD and higher rated) or the DELL XPS 13[plb_2705334_price] (SSD and cheaper), or the HP Elitebook 820 G2[plb_2886802_price] (SSD and cheaper).

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Expensive

The cheapeast portable PCs of this spec and age that we found costs £149 and the most expensive costs £3,405. We think that this notebook PC looks expensive for a portable PC of this spec and age.

Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Lenovo T550 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although it is worth noting that most of the other laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the T550 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

We compared all the other notebook PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen to this portable PC and we think the Latitude 14 E7450[pl_2882106_price], or the XPS 13 9343[pl_2829100_price] both from DELL which is also cheaper is also worth considering.

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Quite Low Front Camera Resolution

At only 0.92 megapixels, the Lenovo T550 has a quite low front camera resolution compared to most of the other laptops of this age and spec. Across all the notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the T550 the front camera resolutions range from 0.3MP to 2MP.

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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 have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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7 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo T550

Released Over a Year Ago

This notebook PC has been on the market for over a year.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2.3 gigahertz, the Lenovo T550 has a fairly standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the T550.

There are a number of alternative 2.3GHz processor clock speed portable PCs currently available which you might want to consider including the T550[pl_2954049_price], or the L450[pl_2780373_price] both from Lenovo which is cheaper; or the Lenovo L450[plb_2932785_price] which has better reviews.

Notebook PCs with a faster processor clock speed that might also be worth considering include the Acer Travelmate TMP645-S[plb_2989413_price] (2.4GHz and cheaper), the HP EliteBook 850 G2[plb_2957141_price] (2.4GHz and cheaper), or the Asus UX301LA[plb_3012166_price] (2.4GHz and cheaper).

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Average Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the Lenovo T550 has a fairly typical internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the T550.

Other 8GB internal memory portable PCs currently available that you might also want to look at include the Latitude 12 E7250[pl_2885453_price], or the XPS 13 9343[pl_2829100_price] both from DELL or the Lenovo T450[plb_2966422_price] which is cheaper.

If this medium processor core notebook PC internal memory is too small for you then you might also want to look at the Lenovo T450s[plb_3046986_price] (12GB).

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Average Screen Size

The Lenovo T550 has a fairly average screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that were released more than a year ago.

We compared all the other 15.6" notebook PCs to this portable PC and we think cheaper portable PCs such as the DELL Inspiron 15 5000[plb_2301459_price], the Lenovo ThinkPad E540[plb_2776693_price], and the HP ProBook 450 G2[plb_2949831_price] is also worth considering.

If you want a bigger screen size then you might also want to consider the MSI GP72 2QD[plb_3008884_price] (17.3" and cheaper).

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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 medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

The Lenovo T550 has a pretty typical total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the T550.

We compared all the other 500GB total storage capacity portable PCs to this portable PC and we think the DELL Inspiron 17 5000[plb_2843189_price], and the HP EliteBook 840[plb_2350979_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.

If you are looking for a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to look at the Toshiba Satellite P50-C[plb_2978047_price] (1TB) which is also cheaper.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 2.1 kilograms, the Lenovo T550 has a pretty average weight compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 2.1kg heavy notebook PCs currently available including the T550[pl_2954049_price], the ThinkPad T550[pl_2738409_price], or the T550[pl_2881392_price] all from Lenovo which is cheaper.

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Specification

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Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
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
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
Full HD
LED Backlight
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
Built-In Speaker
Camera
Swivel Webcam
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
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
HDMI Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Island-Style Keyboard
Backlit Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
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
Power
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
Security
Password Protection
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Fingerprint Reader
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Warranty Card
AC Adapter Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
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

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo 500gb8, lenovo 20ck003, lenovo 500gb8g, lenovo 500gb8gb, lenovo 20ck003k, lenovo 20ck003ku, lenovo 20ck003kuk
Barcodes 00889233951989

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2 core Intel Core i5-5xxx 2.3GHz 8GB 500GB HDD 15.6"
£ 1,269.95 £969.99
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£ 710.40 £969.99
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