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Lenovo ThinkPad E550 2 Core Intel Core I3-5xxx 2GHz 8GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I3-5xxx 2GHz 8GB Jan 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 similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Good Brand

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

1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Lenovo ThinkPad E550 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to it. Most comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this Lenovo notebook PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The memory clock speeds supported by processor of all laptops of this age and type ranges from 133MHz to 1,866MHz.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The ThinkPad E550 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other laptops of this spec and age also have a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad E550, the ThinkPad E550 has a front camera.

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L3 Processor Cache

This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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Very Fast Hard Drive Speed

The slowest hard drive speed of laptops of this type and age is 5,400 RPM, the fastest is 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 5,800 RPM. The Lenovo ThinkPad E550 has one of the fastest hard drive speeds (7,200 revolutions per minute) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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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 similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Quite High Speaker Power

The Lenovo ThinkPad E550 has a quite high speaker power (2 Watts) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the ThinkPad E550. The average speaker power of comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the ThinkPad E550 is 1.7W, and the speaker power range from 1W to 4W.

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Six Battery Cells

Most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the ThinkPad E550 have between two and eight battery cells, including the ThinkPad E550 which has six battery cells.

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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 notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to it.

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8 Reasons Against

Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

Medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of between 750MHz and 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 950MHz. The ThinkPad E550 has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies (only 850 megahertz) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Only Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this laptop is Not supported, which is the most frequently found HD type on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available 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 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This portable PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many similar spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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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 portable PCs that are a similar age to it. Most portable PCs of this age and type have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family. The worst processor family of all portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the ThinkPad E550 is AMD E and the best is Intel Core i7-4xxx.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time 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

The thinnest medium processor core notebook PC that has been available for a comparable time to the ThinkPad E550 is 11mm thick and the thickest is 2,400mm. The Lenovo ThinkPad E550 is one of the thicker similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad E550 (27 millimeters) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many laptops of this type and age.

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7 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo ThinkPad E550

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this portable PC was released.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2 gigahertz, the ThinkPad E550 has a relatively standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the ThinkPad E550.

If this notebook PC processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might want to look at the HP 350 G2 (£305.08) (2.1GHz and higher rated).

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Average Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the ThinkPad E550 has a pretty average internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age.

If this laptop internal memory is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the Lenovo T450s (12GB).

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the ThinkPad E550 has a fairly typical screen size compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago.

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Average Battery Life

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

Portable PCs with a longer battery life that might also be worth looking at include the Fujitsu Lifebook U745 (£1,149.00) (9.3h).

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Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 500 gigabytes, the Lenovo ThinkPad E550 has a relatively average total storage capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been around for around the same time as the ThinkPad E550.

If this notebook PC total storage capacity is too small for you then you might also want to consider the Lenovo ThinkPad W550 (£884.99) (508GB).

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Average Weight

At 2.4 kilograms, the ThinkPad E550 has a pretty average weight compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec.

Other notebook PCs with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the Lenovo ThinkPad E550 (£252.79) (2.4kg).

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