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Lenovo ThinkPad E550 2 Core Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.2GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.2GHz 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 typical of many portable PCs of a similar age and spec to it.

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Good Brand

We calculated the average reviews for all Lenovo laptops and also specifically for Lenovo medium processor core notebook PCs and found that in both cases Lenovo had good reviews compared to other brands.

1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

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

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo ThinkPad E550 has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad E550.

Other portable PCs with a full-size keyboard currently available which you might also want to look at include cheaper notebook PCs such as the Acer Aspire ES1-531[plb_3007315_price], or the Lenovo G500[plb_2585649_price].

It is worth also looking at other notebook PCs which also have a full-size keyboard including the Acer Aspire E5-573[plb_3007094_price].

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the ThinkPad E550, the Lenovo ThinkPad E550 has a front camera.

There are a number of other notebook PCs with a front camera currently available which you might want to consider including the Acer Aspire ES1-531[plb_3007315_price] which is cheaper.

We think you might also be interested in other laptops which also have a front camera including the Toshiba L50-C[plb_2943817_price], or the DELL Inspiron 15 5558[plb_3008314_price].

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L3 Processor Cache

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

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Very Fast Hard Drive Speed

When compared to other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago, the ThinkPad E550's hard drive speed of 7,200 revolutions per minute is one of the fastest. Across all the notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the ThinkPad E550 the hard drive speeds range from 5,400 RPM to 7,200 RPM.

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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 the most frequently found WiFi standard on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year.

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Fairly High Speaker Power

The speaker power of the ThinkPad E550 of 2 Watts is one of the highest amongst portable PCs of this age and type. The speaker power of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the ThinkPad E550 range from 1W to 4W, and the average speaker power is 1.7W.

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Six Battery Cells

The ThinkPad E550 is a six battery cell count laptop. Most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec have between two and eight battery cells.

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AC Cable Included

This laptop has an AC cable included, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This notebook 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 a similar time to it.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This notebook PC has a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most commonly found discrete graphics memory type on notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago.

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6 Reasons Against

Only Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this notebook PC is Not supported, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on similar spec portable PCs that came out around the same time as 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.

We compared this laptop to all the other laptops that have an HDD storage media and we think the Lenovo B50-10[plb_3445241_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.

If the storage medium of this portable PC is not good enough for you then you might want to consider the Toshiba Satellite Z30[plb_2717447_price] (SSD), the HP EliteBook 820[plb_2735219_price] (SSD), or the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon[plb_2802546_price] (SSD).

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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 the most commonly found display resolution on notebook PCs of this age and type.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most portable PCs that are a similar age to the ThinkPad E550 do not have a touch sensitive screen. The ThinkPad E550 is no exception to this as it too does not have a touch sensitive screen.

We think you might also be interested in other notebook PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen including the DELL Inspiron 15 5558[plb_3008314_price], or the HP 15[plb_2319470_price].

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Thick

At 27 millimeters, the ThinkPad E550 is fairly thick compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the ThinkPad E550. Medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the ThinkPad E550 have heights of between 11mm and 2,400mm, and the average height is 27mm.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on portable PCs of this age and spec.

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8 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo ThinkPad E550

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when Lenovo released the ThinkPad E550.

Average Processor Clock Speed

The Lenovo ThinkPad E550 has a pretty average processor clock speed (2.2 gigahertz) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the ThinkPad E550.

If this portable PC processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might also want to consider the EliteBook 820[pl_2862104_price] (2.3GHz), or the EliteBook 820 G2[pl_2897415_price] (2.3GHz) both from HP or the Toshiba Satellite Pro A50-C[plb_2962162_price] (2.4GHz).

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Average Screen Size

The ThinkPad E550 has a pretty typical screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the ThinkPad E550.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 15.6" portable PCs currently available including the G500[pl_2433548_price], or the G500[pl_2585649_price] both from Lenovo which is cheaper.

If you are looking for a bigger screen size then you might also want to look at the Acer Aspire E5-772[plb_2984402_price] (17.3"), or the Lenovo Z70-80[plb_3429896_price] (17.3").

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Intel Core I5-5xxx Processor Family

This laptop has an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family, which is typical of many portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to it.

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Average Battery Life

At 9 hours, the Lenovo ThinkPad E550 has a fairly typical battery life compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year.

If you would prefer a portable PC with a longer battery life then you might also want to consider the ThinkPad X1 Carbon[pl_2802546_price] (10.9h), or the X1 Carbon[pl_2911178_price] (10.9h) both from Lenovo.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

The ThinkPad E550 has a pretty typical total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year.

Alternative 500GB total storage capacity notebook PCs currently available which you might want to consider include cheaper laptops such as the Acer Aspire ES1-512[plb_2729469_price].

If you would prefer a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to consider the C55[pl_2942232_price] (750GB), or the L50-C[pl_2943817_price] (1TB) both from Toshiba or the DELL Inspiron 15[plb_2854876_price] (1TB).

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Average Weight

The ThinkPad E550 has a relatively average weight (2.4 kilograms) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the ThinkPad E550.

If you would consider a notebook PC with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Lenovo G500[plb_2433548_price] (2.6kg), or the Acer Aspire ES1-512[plb_2729469_price] (2.4kg) which is also cheaper.

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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 laptops of this type and age.

We compared this portable PC to all the other 4GB internal memory portable PCs and we think cheaper portable PCs such as the G500[pl_2433548_price], and the G500[pl_2585649_price] both from Lenovo or the Acer Aspire ES1-512[plb_2729469_price] is also worth considering.

If this portable PC internal memory is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the Toshiba C55[plb_2942232_price] (6GB), the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon[plb_2802546_price] (8GB), or the HP EliteBook 820 G2[plb_2897415_price] (8GB).

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Specification

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Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo 5200, lenovo win7, jbl 20df0054, lenovo win7p, lenovo 5200u, lenovo win781, lenovo i55200, lenovo 20df00, jbl 20df0054u, lenovo win7pr, lenovo 500gb8, lenovo p219496, lenovo i55200u, lenovo 20df00c, jbl 20df0054uk, lenovo win7pro, lenovo 500gb8g, lenovo win781p, lenovo 500gb8gb, lenovo win781pr, lenovo p219496p, lenovo 20df00cp, lenovo 20df0054, lenovo win781pro, lenovo 20df00cpu, lenovo 20df0054u, lenovo 20df00cpuk, lenovo 20df0054uk
Barcodes 00888965840707, 00888965841551, 00888965842299, 00888965842381, 00889233041178, 00889233041192, 00889233041437, 00889233041536, 00889233041642, 00889233042755, 00889233042908, 00889233043325, 00889233044148, 00889233044261, 00889233044513, 00889233044537, 00889233045046, 00889233045305, 00889233045381, 00889233045503, 00889233045763, 00889233046487, 00889800712876, 04053162754805, 04053162831469, 04053162940505, 08889658407070, 08889658422998

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