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Lenovo ThinkPad E550 2 Core Intel Core I3-5xxx 2GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I3-5xxx 2GHz 4GB Feb 2015
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13 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to it.

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Fairly Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The maximum on-board graphics adapter memories of laptops of this age and spec range from 1.7GB to 16GB. With a maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of 16 gigabytes, the ThinkPad E550 has one of the bigger maximum on-board graphics adapter memories amongst notebook PCs of this age.

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Lenovo Laptops Have Good Reviews

Based on 4,358 user and expert reviews, Lenovo has good ratings for its portable PCs. Lenovo also has good ratings 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 ThinkPad E550 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than a 1366 x 768 pixels notebook PC, which is the most common display resolution.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is in fact the best display resolution amongst all laptops of a comparable age and spec to the ThinkPad E550.

A 1024 x 768 pixels display resolution is the worst display resolution across similar types of portable PC.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The ThinkPad E550 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 comparable time to it. Most notebook PCs of this spec and age support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this notebook PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The best memory clock speeds supported by processor of all medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad E550 is 1,866MHz and the worst is 133MHz.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The ThinkPad E550 has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other laptops that have been on the market for more than a year.

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Has a Front Camera

The Lenovo ThinkPad E550 has a front camera. Most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the ThinkPad E550 also have a front camera.

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L3 Processor Cache

This notebook PC has a L3 processor cache, which is the most commonly found processor cache on laptops of this age and type.

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Fairly Fast Hard Drive Speed

The ThinkPad E550 has one of the faster hard drive speeds (7,200 revolutions per minute) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The hard drive speeds of similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad E550 range from 5,400 RPM to 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 5,800 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 are a similar age to it.

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Six Battery Cells

The ThinkPad E550 is a six battery cell count laptop. Most of the other laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the ThinkPad E550 have between two and eight battery cells.

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AC Cable Included

This laptop has an AC cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included on medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This notebook PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to it.

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6 Reasons Against

Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

At only 850 megahertz, the ThinkPad E550 has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and type to the ThinkPad E550. The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of similar spec portable PCs that came out around the same time as the ThinkPad E550 is 750MHz, the fastest is 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 950MHz.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to 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.

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Only Intel Core I3-5xxx Processor Family

The ThinkPad E550 has an Intel Core i3-5xxx processor family which is better than most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year. Most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family. Across all laptops that were launched more than a year ago the processor family ranges from AMD E (worst) to Intel Core i7-4xxx (best).

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most laptops of a similar age and type to the ThinkPad E550 do not have a touch sensitive screen. The Lenovo ThinkPad E550 is no exception to this as it too does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Thick

Medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the ThinkPad E550 have heights of between 11mm and 2,400mm. The ThinkPad E550 is quite thick (27 millimeters) compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as the ThinkPad E550.

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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 medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago.

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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 this medium processor core notebook PC was released.

Average Processor Clock Speed

The ThinkPad E550 has a fairly standard processor clock speed (2 gigahertz) compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the ThinkPad E550.

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the ThinkPad E550 has a relatively standard screen size compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the ThinkPad E550.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 15.6" notebook PCs currently available including because of it's better review score, the Asus D550MA[plb_2642989_price].

If you would prefer a laptop with a bigger screen size then you might also want to look at the HP Pavilion 17[plb_2725280_price] (17.3").

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Average Battery Life

With a battery life of 9 hours, the ThinkPad E550 has a fairly average battery life compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that came out more than a year ago.

If you are looking for a laptop with a longer battery life then you might also want to look at the Fujitsu Lifebook U745[plb_2939901_price] (9.3h).

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Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 500 gigabytes, the ThinkPad E550 has a fairly typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and type to the ThinkPad E550.

If this medium processor core notebook PC total storage capacity is too small for you then you might also want to look at the Lenovo ThinkPad W550[plb_2783796_price] (508GB).

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Average Weight

At 2.4 kilograms, the ThinkPad E550 has a fairly standard weight compared to most of the other laptops that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad E550.

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Average Internal Memory

The Lenovo ThinkPad E550 has a pretty typical internal memory (4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and type.

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Specification

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LifeBook U554 vs ThinkPad E550

Fujitsu LifeBook U554 vs Lenovo ThinkPad E550
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2 core Intel Core i5-4xxx 1.6GHz 4GB 500GB Hybrid-HDD 13.3"
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2 core Intel Core i3-5xxx 2GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6"
£ 699.99
Twice As Good Storage Medium
Intel Core I5-4xxx Processor Family
Lighter
9.5mm Thinner
Vastly Smaller Maximum Internal Memory
8GB Smaller Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

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2 core Intel Core i5-5xxx 2.2GHz 4GB 256GB SSD 14"
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2 core Intel Core i3-5xxx 2GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6"
£ 649.99
Better Storage Medium
Better Wi-Fi Standard
Expert Reviews Are Marginally Better
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Three Less Battery Cells
Hugely Smaller Total Storage Capacity

Lenovo T430 vs Lenovo ThinkPad E550

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2 core Intel Core i5-3xxx 2.6GHz 4GB 320GB HDD 14"
Lenovo ThinkPad E550
2 core Intel Core i3-5xxx 2GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6"
£ 889.00
Faster On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
One More USB 2.0 Port
50% Bigger Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
50% Bigger Maximum Internal Memory
Only One PCI Express Lane (max)
Lower Speaker Power
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