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Lenovo ThinkPad E550
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Lenovo ThinkPad E550 2 Core Intel Core I3-4xxx 1.7GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I3-4xxx 1.7GHz 4GB Mar 2015
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10 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Good Brand

Medium processor core notebook PCs built by Lenovo have good ratings on average compared to other manufacturers. We also checked the reviews for all portable PCs (not just medium processor core notebook PCs) and found that Lenovo also has good ratings across its entire range.

1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The ThinkPad E550 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most laptops that have been on the market for more than a year. This portable PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most medium processor core notebook PCs that were released one year ago support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This notebook PC also 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 on the market for more than a year is 133MHz and the best is 1,866MHz.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other laptops of this age and type, the ThinkPad E550 has a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

The Lenovo ThinkPad E550 has a front camera, as do most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the ThinkPad E550.

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L3 Processor Cache

This laptop has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to it.

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Fairly Fast Hard Drive Speed

The ThinkPad E550 has a quite fast hard drive speed (7,200 revolutions per minute) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the ThinkPad E550 the hard drive speeds range from 5,400 RPM to 7,200 RPM.

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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 medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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Six Battery Cells

The Lenovo ThinkPad E550 is a six battery cell count portable PC.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many laptops of this type and age.

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9 Reasons Against

Only Two SATA III Connectors

Most medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago have between two and three SATA III connectors, including the ThinkPad E550 which has two SATA III connectors.

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Only Ten PCI Express Lanes (max)

The Lenovo ThinkPad E550 is a ten PCI Express lane (max) notebook PC.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

Laptops that have been available for a similar time to the ThinkPad E550 have on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of between 100MHz and 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 290MHz. The ThinkPad E550 has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency (only 200 megahertz) compared to most of the other portable PCs that were released one year ago.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year. 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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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

Notebook PCs of this type and age have processor clock speeds of between 0.8GHz and 3.3GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.2GHz. The Lenovo ThinkPad E550 has one of the slower processor clock speeds (only 1.7 gigahertz) amongst notebook PCs of this age.

If this portable PC processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might also want to look at the Acer Aspire S3-391 (1.9GHz).

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This portable PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on notebook PCs of a similar age and type to it.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The ThinkPad E550 does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the ThinkPad E550 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Thick

The average height of notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the ThinkPad E550 is 27mm. The Lenovo ThinkPad E550 is quite thick (27 millimeters) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the ThinkPad E550.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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7 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo ThinkPad E550

Released Over a Year Ago

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

Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the ThinkPad E550 has a pretty typical screen size compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the ThinkPad E550.

Laptops with a bigger screen size that might be worth considering include the HP Pavilion 17 (£549.97) (17.3").

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Intel Core I3 Processor Family

The ThinkPad E550 has a better processor family than most portable PCs that came out more than a year ago. This portable PC has an Intel Core i3 processor family, whereas most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family.

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Average Battery Life

At 9 hours, the Lenovo ThinkPad E550 has a fairly typical battery life compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago.

If this portable PC battery life is too short for you then you might want to consider the HP ProBook 450 (£499.98) (9.25h), or the Fujitsu Lifebook U745 (£1,203.51) (9.3h).

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the ThinkPad E550 has a relatively average total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the ThinkPad E550.

Notebook PCs with a bigger total storage capacity that might be worth looking at include the Lenovo ThinkPad W550 (£884.99) (508GB).

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Average Weight

With a weight of 2.4 kilograms, the ThinkPad E550 has a fairly standard weight compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type.

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the Lenovo ThinkPad E550 has a pretty typical internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the ThinkPad E550.

If this portable PC internal memory is too small for you then you might want to look at the HP Pavilion 14-ab166us (£500.23) (6GB).

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Specification

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PCI Express Lane (max)
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Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
Display Surface
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Open GL Graphics Adapter
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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 Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker Power
Speaker
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
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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
SATA III Connector
SATA Connector
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
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Spill Resistant Keyboard
Island-Style Keyboard
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Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel VPro 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 HD Audio Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Insider
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Intel ME Firmware Version
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Universal Asynchronous Receiver/transmitter (UART)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
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Intel Enhanced Halt State
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Intel AES New Instructions
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Fingerprint Reader
Cable Lock Slot
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AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Certificates
RoHS Compliance
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Energy Star Certified
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Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology
Maximum Internal Memory
Cache Memory
Video Compression Format

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

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