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Lenovo ThinkPad E550

Lenovo ThinkPad E550 2 Core Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.2GHz 4GB 192GB SSD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.2GHz 4GB Apr 2015
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12 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 laptops that came out more than a year ago.

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Quite Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The Lenovo ThinkPad E550 has one of the bigger maximum on-board graphics adapter memories (16 gigabytes) amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age. The smallest maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of notebook PCs of this spec and age is 1.7GB and the biggest is 16GB.

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Lenovo Has Good Laptop Reviews

Lenovo has good average ratings for its medium processor core notebook PCs as well as across its entire notebook PC range compared to other brands.

1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The ThinkPad E550 has a maximum display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than a 1366 x 768 pixels portable PC, which is the most common display resolution.

This notebook PC's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best display resolution amongst all laptops that were released more than a year ago.

The worst display resolution amongst similar types of notebook PC is 1024 x 768 pixels.

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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 available for more than a year. Most portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this notebook PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Across all similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad E550 the worst memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz and the best is 1,866MHz.

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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 medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it. 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 in fact the best storage medium across all portable PCs that are a similar age to the ThinkPad E550.

Across similar types of laptop the worst storage medium is HDD.

Laptops with a better storage medium that might be worth considering include 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

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Lenovo ThinkPad E550 has a quite big screen size compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the ThinkPad E550 the screen sizes range from 11" to 18".

If this medium processor core notebook PC screen size is not big enough for you then you might want to consider 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. Most of the other portable PCs that came out more than a year ago also have a front camera.

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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 notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to it.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

The maximum internal memory of portable PCs of a similar age and type to the ThinkPad E550 range from 2GB to 32GB. At 16 gigabytes, the Lenovo ThinkPad E550 has a quite big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the ThinkPad E550.

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Six Battery Cells

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

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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 medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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8 Reasons Against

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of only 900 megahertz, the Lenovo ThinkPad E550 has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the ThinkPad E550. Notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the ThinkPad E550 have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of between 750MHz and 1,300MHz.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The ThinkPad E550 does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the ThinkPad E550 do have a full-size keyboard.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

At only 192 gigabytes, the ThinkPad E550 has a quite small total storage capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago. The total storage capacity of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the ThinkPad E550 range from 16GB to 2TB.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The ThinkPad E550 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although keep in mind that most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the ThinkPad E550 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

The maximum turbo frequencies of similar spec laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the ThinkPad E550 range from 1.8GHz to 3.7GHz. With a maximum turbo frequency of only 2.7 gigahertz, the Lenovo ThinkPad E550 has a fairly slow maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were released one year ago.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

Most notebook PCs of this age and type have between one and three USB 2.0 ports, including the ThinkPad E550 which has one USB 2.0 port.

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Thick

At 27 millimeters, the ThinkPad E550 is quite thick compared to most of the other laptops of this age and spec. The average height of medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the ThinkPad E550 is 27mm.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

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

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6 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo ThinkPad E550

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when this Lenovo portable PC was released.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2.2 gigahertz, the ThinkPad E550 has a pretty standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the ThinkPad E550.

Notebook PCs with a faster processor clock speed that might also be worth looking at include the DELL Latitude 12 E5250[plb_2900334_price] (2.3GHz and higher rated).

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Intel Core I5-5xxx Processor Family

This notebook PC has an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family, which is the most frequently found processor family on laptops that were launched around the same time as it.

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Average Battery Life

At 9 hours, the ThinkPad E550 has a fairly standard battery life compared to most of the other laptops that have been around for around the same time as the ThinkPad E550.

Laptops with a longer battery life that might be worth looking at include 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

With a weight of 2.4 kilograms, the ThinkPad E550 has a pretty average weight compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age.

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the ThinkPad E550 has a relatively typical internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec.

Alternative 4GB internal memory notebook PCs currently available that you might also want to consider include the HP 250[plb_2745520_price] which has better reviews.

If this notebook PC internal memory is too small for you then you might also want to look at the Toshiba C55[plb_2942232_price] (6GB).

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Intel Segment Tagging
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Processor Lithography
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Configurable TDP-Down Frequency
Stepping
PCI Express Configuration
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Installed SSD
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Aspect Ratio
Full HD
LED Backlight
Display Surface
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
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
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
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
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Recovery Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
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
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
OS Guard
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 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection
Password Protection
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Certificates
RoHS Compliance
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo p230975, lenovo p230975p
Barcodes 00889561484395, 00889561484722, 00889561485040

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2 core Intel Core i5-5xxx 2.2GHz 4GB 192GB SSD 15.6"
£ 1,338.35
1kg Lighter
One More USB 3.0 Port
Three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports
Longer Battery Life
Three Less Battery Cells
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HP EliteBook 820
2 core Intel Core i5-4xxx 1.7GHz 4GB 180GB SSD 12.5"
Lenovo ThinkPad E550
2 core Intel Core i5-5xxx 2.2GHz 4GB 192GB SSD 15.6"
£ 1,338.35
Lighter
Three USB 3.0 Ports
One More USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
A Lot Longer Battery Life
Only Three Battery Cells
9x Smaller Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

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2 core Intel Core i5-5xxx 2.2GHz 4GB 192GB SSD 15.6"
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