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Lenovo ThinkPad E550

Lenovo ThinkPad E550 2 Core Intel Core I3-5xxx 2GHz 4GB 192GB SSD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I3-5xxx 2GHz 4GB May 2015
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11 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for more than a year.

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Fairly Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

Similar spec laptops that were released more than a year ago have maximum on-board graphics adapter memories of between 1.7GB and 16GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 11GB. The Lenovo ThinkPad E550 has one of the bigger maximum on-board graphics adapter memories (16 gigabytes) amongst portable PCs of this age.

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Lenovo Has Good Laptop Reviews

On average Lenovo medium processor core notebook PCs have good reviews compared to other brands as do all notebook PCs built by Lenovo.

1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The ThinkPad E550 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to it. This notebook PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most medium processor core notebook 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 portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the ThinkPad E550 the memory clock speeds supported by processor ranges from 133MHz to 1,866MHz.

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SSD Storage Medium

The Lenovo ThinkPad E550 has an SSD storage medium which is better than the HDD storage medium found on most laptops 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.

This notebook PC's storage medium (SSD) is in fact the best storage medium across all laptops of this type and age.

An HDD storage medium is the worst storage medium amongst similar types of notebook PC.

If you are looking for a laptop with a better storage medium then you might want to look at the Elitebook 820 G2[pl_2886802_price] (SSD), or the EliteBook 820 G2[pl_2897415_price] (SSD) both from HP.

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Fairly Big Screen Size

The screen sizes of comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the ThinkPad E550 range from 11" to 18", and the average screen size is 15". With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Lenovo ThinkPad E550 has one of the bigger screen sizes amongst laptops of this age.

If this portable PC screen size is too small for you then you might also want to look at the Acer Aspire E5-772[plb_2984402_price] (17.3").

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Has a Front Camera

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

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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 that are a similar age to it.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

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. Laptops of a comparable spec and age to the ThinkPad E550 have maximum internal memory of between 2GB and 32GB.

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Six Battery Cells

The ThinkPad E550 is a six battery cell count notebook PC. Most of the other laptops of a similar spec and age 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 typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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11 Reasons Against

Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The Lenovo ThinkPad E550 has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (only 850 megahertz) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type. The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad E550 is 950MHz.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most of the other laptops of a comparable type and age to the ThinkPad E550 have a full-size keyboard, however the ThinkPad E550 does not have a full-size keyboard.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

The smallest total storage capacity of comparable spec laptops that were launched more than a year ago is 16GB and the biggest is 2TB. With a total storage capacity of only 192 gigabytes, the ThinkPad E550 has a quite small total storage capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the ThinkPad E550.

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Only Two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports

The ThinkPad E550 is a two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port laptop.

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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 portable PCs of this type and age.

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Only Intel Core I3-5xxx Processor Family

The Lenovo ThinkPad E550 has a better processor family than most medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago. This laptop has an Intel Core i3-5xxx processor family, whereas most medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family. The processor family of all medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the ThinkPad E550 ranges from AMD E to Intel Core i7-4xxx.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the ThinkPad E550, the ThinkPad E550 does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

The ThinkPad E550 is a one USB 2.0 port notebook PC.

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Thick

The heights of portable PCs that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad E550 range from 11mm to 2,400mm. The ThinkPad E550 is quite thick (27 millimeters) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out 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 notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of only 2 gigahertz, the ThinkPad E550 has one of the slower processor clock speeds amongst portable PCs of this age. The slowest processor clock speed of laptops of a similar age and spec to the ThinkPad E550 is 0.8GHz and the fastest is 3.3GHz.

Portable PCs with a faster processor clock speed that might be worth considering include the HP 350 G2[plb_2889567_price] (2.1GHz) which is also higher rated.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo ThinkPad E550

Released Over a Year Ago

This medium processor core notebook PC was released over a year ago.

Average Battery Life

With a battery life of 9 hours, the Lenovo ThinkPad E550 has a fairly standard battery life compared to most of the other laptops that have been available for a similar time to the ThinkPad E550.

If you would prefer a notebook PC with a longer battery life then you might want to look at the Fujitsu Lifebook U745[plb_2939901_price] (9.3h), or the Lenovo X1 Carbon[plb_3081569_price] (9.9h).

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Average Weight

At 2.4 kilograms, the ThinkPad E550 has a relatively standard weight compared to most of the other notebook PCs that are a similar age to the ThinkPad E550.

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the Lenovo ThinkPad E550 has a pretty average internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other 4GB internal memory laptops and we think because of it's better review score, the HP 250[plb_2745520_price] is also worth considering.

Notebook PCs with a bigger internal memory that might also be worth considering include the Toshiba C55[plb_2942232_price] (6GB).

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Storage
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Integrated Card Reader
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Display
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Display Resolution
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Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
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Audio
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Camera
Front Camera
Networking
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Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Port
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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
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Intel FDI Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
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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 Smart Cache
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Processor Package Size
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Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
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Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
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Intel Visual Technology
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