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Lenovo ThinkPad E550 2 Core Intel Core I3-5xxx 2GHz 4GB 128GB SSD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I3-5xxx 2GHz 4GB Apr 2015
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15 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many laptops of this age and spec.

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Fairly Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The maximum on-board graphics adapter memories of portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the ThinkPad E550 range from 1.7GB to 16GB. At 16 gigabytes, the ThinkPad E550 has a quite big maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released one year ago.

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Good Brand

We checked 4,358 expert and owner reviews for Lenovo portable PCs and found that on average Lenovo has good reviews. We also found that Lenovo has good reviews specifically within its medium processor core notebook PCs range.

1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The ThinkPad E550 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most laptops of a comparable age and spec to it. Most comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Across all notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the ThinkPad E550 the best memory clock speeds supported by processor is 1,866MHz and the worst is 133MHz.

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SSD Storage Medium

The ThinkPad E550 has an SSD storage medium which is better than the HDD storage medium found on most notebook PCs of this age and type. 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 actually the best storage medium amongst all medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the ThinkPad E550.

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

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative portable PCs that have an SSD storage media currently available including cheaper notebook PCs such as the Lenovo L450[plb_2800034_price], or the Toshiba Z40[plb_2984397_price].

If the storage medium of this Lenovo laptop is too bad for you then you might also want to look at the LG 13Z940[plb_2362386_price] (SSD), or the HP EliteBook 840[plb_2823389_price] (SSD).

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Fairly Big Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Lenovo ThinkPad E550 has a fairly big screen size compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the ThinkPad E550. Across all the notebook PCs of this age and type the screen sizes range from 11" to 18".

We compared this laptop to all the other 15.6" portable PCs and we think the HP EliteBook 850[plb_2775903_price], the DELL Latitude 15 E5550[plb_2701391_price], and the Lenovo S540[plb_2781844_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.

If this medium processor core notebook PC screen size is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the DELL Inspiron 17 5758[plb_2942103_price] (17.3" and cheaper), or the Lenovo G70-80[plb_2969809_price] (17.3" and cheaper).

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec, the Lenovo ThinkPad E550 has a full-size keyboard.

We compared this laptop to all the other laptops with a full-size keyboard and we think cheaper laptops such as the DELL Latitude 15 E5550[plb_2701391_price] is also worth considering.

Alternative notebook PCs which also have a full-size keyboard that you might also want to consider include the Lenovo ThinkPad X240[plb_2781602_price], or the HP ProBook 440[plb_2351422_price].

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Has a Front Camera

The ThinkPad E550 has a front camera, as do most of the other laptops of this type and age.

Other laptops which also have a front camera that you might want to look at include the ZBook 14 G2[pl_3017136_price], or the ProBook 440[pl_2351422_price] both from HP or the Lenovo ThinkPad X240[plb_2781602_price].

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L3 Processor Cache

This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many similar spec notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago.

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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 portable PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Quite High Speaker Power

Across all the notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the ThinkPad E550 the speaker power range from 1W to 4W. With an speaker power of 2 Watts, the ThinkPad E550 has a fairly high speaker power compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the ThinkPad E550.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

With a maximum internal memory (64-bit) of 16 gigabytes, the ThinkPad E550 has a quite big maximum internal memory (64-bit) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the ThinkPad E550. Across all the similar spec portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the ThinkPad E550 the maximum internal memory (64-bit) range from 2GB to 32GB.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

Notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago have maximum internal memory of between 2GB and 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 14GB. With a maximum internal memory of 16 gigabytes, the ThinkPad E550 has one of the bigger maximum internal memory amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Six Battery Cells

The Lenovo ThinkPad E550 is a six battery cell count notebook PC. Most of the other laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the ThinkPad E550 have between two and eight battery cells.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This portable PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most frequently found memory slot on similar spec laptops that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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12 Reasons Against

Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad E550 is 750MHz, the fastest is 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 950MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of only 850 megahertz, the ThinkPad E550 has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Only Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this notebook PC is Not supported, which is the most frequently found HD type on similar spec laptops that were released more than a year ago.

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Price Increase of £111.18

In the last 8 days the ThinkPad E550 has increased in price by £111.18.

Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

The smallest total storage capacity of laptops of a comparable age and type to the ThinkPad E550 is 16GB and the biggest is 2TB. With a total storage capacity of only 128 gigabytes, the ThinkPad E550 has a very small total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the ThinkPad E550.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other 128GB total storage capacity portable PCs and we think cheaper notebook PCs such as the XPS 13[pl_2705276_price], and the Latitude 12 E5250[pl_2854767_price] both from DELL or the Lenovo ThinkPad T440[plb_2781730_price] is also worth considering.

If you want a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to consider the Lenovo X250[plb_2979064_price] (256GB), the DELL Latitude 14 E7450[plb_2882103_price] (256GB), or the HP ZBook 14 G2[plb_3017136_price] (256GB).

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This notebook PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to it.

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Only Intel Core I3-5xxx Processor Family

The Lenovo ThinkPad E550 has an Intel Core i3-5xxx processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family found on most notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to it. The worst processor family of all portable PCs that were launched more than a year ago is AMD E and the best is Intel Core i7-4xxx.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The ThinkPad E550 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although it is worth noting that most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the ThinkPad E550 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

We compared all the other laptops which also have a touch sensitive screen to this portable PC and we think the DELL Latitude 15 E5550[plb_2701391_price] is also worth considering.

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Quite Dim Display Brightness

The display brightnesss of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the ThinkPad E550 range from 200 cd/m² to 1,200 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 270 cd/m². When compared to other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the ThinkPad E550, the ThinkPad E550's display brightness of only 200 candellas per square meter is one of the dimmest.

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Only 128 Solid-State Drive Capacity

The ThinkPad E550 is a 128 gigabytes solid-state drive capacity notebook PC. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the ThinkPad E550 have between 8 and 999 solid-state drive capacity.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

The Lenovo ThinkPad E550 is a one USB 2.0 port portable PC. Most of the other comparable spec laptops that were released more than a year ago have between one and three USB 2.0 ports.

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Thick

Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago the heights range from 11mm to 2,400mm. The ThinkPad E550 is one of the thicker portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the ThinkPad E550 (27 millimeters) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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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 more than a year ago.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo ThinkPad E550

Released Over a Year Ago

This portable PC was released over a year ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

The Lenovo ThinkPad E550 has a fairly average processor clock speed (2 gigahertz) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the ThinkPad E550.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 2GHz processor clock speed laptops currently available including cheaper notebook PCs such as the Lenovo L450[plb_2800036_price], or the Acer Aspire E5-571[plb_2857818_price].

If you are looking for a portable PC with a faster processor clock speed then you might want to consider the Fujitsu Lifebook U745[plb_2960584_price] (2.1GHz), or the Lenovo X250[plb_2899232_price] (2.1GHz) which is also cheaper.

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Average Battery Life

At 9 hours, the ThinkPad E550 has a pretty standard battery life compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and spec to the ThinkPad E550.

We compared this laptop to all the other 9h battery life portable PCs and we think cheaper portable PCs such as the Lenovo S540[plb_2781844_price], and the DELL Latitude 15[plb_2749075_price] is also worth considering.

If you want a longer battery life then you might also want to consider the T450[pl_2993343_price] (10.08h), or the X250[pl_2899232_price] (10.7h) both from Lenovo or the Toshiba Z40[plb_2984397_price] (10h) which is also cheaper.

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Average Weight

The ThinkPad E550 has a fairly standard weight (2.4 kilograms) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year.

Laptops with a heavier weight that might also be worth considering include the HP ProBook 650[plb_2589709_price] (2.3kg), or the DELL Inspiron 15[plb_2790626_price] (2.4kg) which is also cheaper.

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Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 4 gigabytes, the ThinkPad E550 has a relatively average internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the ThinkPad E550.

We compared all the other 4GB internal memory laptops to this portable PC and we think the Toshiba Satellite Pro R50[plb_2781363_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.

If this portable PC internal memory is too small for you then you might want to consider the HP Pavilion 14-ab166us[plb_3010778_price] (6GB), or the DELL Latitude 14 E5450[plb_2873252_price] (8GB) which is also cheaper.

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Specification

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Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
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Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo i35005, lenovo p243085, lenovo i35005u, lenovo p243085p
Barcodes 00889233043929, 00889233044018, 00889233045855, 00889233046593, 04053162754782, 05742220526018

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2 core Intel Core i3-5xxx 2GHz 4GB 128GB SSD 15.6"
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2 core Intel Core i3-5xxx 2GHz 4GB 128GB SSD 15.6"
£ 646.26 £510.28
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