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Lenovo ThinkPad E550 2 Core Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.4GHz 8GB 1TB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.4GHz 8GB Feb 2015
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25 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on comparable spec laptops that have been around for a similar time to it.

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Fairly Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

Across all the notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the ThinkPad E550 the maximum on-board graphics adapter memories range from 1.7GB to 16GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 11GB. With a maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of 16 gigabytes, the ThinkPad E550 has a fairly big maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the ThinkPad E550.

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Good Brand

On average Lenovo medium processor core notebook PCs have good ratings compared to other manufacturers as do all notebook PCs manufactured by Lenovo.

1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The Lenovo ThinkPad E550 has a maximum display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than the most frequently found display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is actually the best display resolution across all laptops of this spec and age.

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

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Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed

The ThinkPad E550 has a quite fast processor clock speed (2.4 gigahertz) compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the ThinkPad E550 the processor clock speeds range from 0.8GHz to 3.3GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.2GHz.

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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

The Lenovo ThinkPad E550 has a quite big total storage capacity (1,000 gigabyte) compared to most of the other laptops that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad E550. The average total storage capacity of medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the ThinkPad E550 is 550GB, and the total storage capacity range from 16GB to 2TB.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Lenovo ThinkPad E550 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most portable PCs of this age and spec. Most portable PCs of this age and spec support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The memory clock speeds supported by processor of all laptops of a similar spec and age to the ThinkPad E550 ranges from 133MHz to 1,866MHz.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the ThinkPad E550 has one of the bigger internal memory amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age. The smallest internal memory of medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago is 2GB, the biggest is 16GB, and the average internal memory is 6.3GB.

If you want a bigger internal memory then you might want to consider the Fujitsu Lifebook U745[plb_2939901_price] (12GB).

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Quite Big Screen Size

The average screen size of notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the ThinkPad E550 is 15". With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the ThinkPad E550 has a fairly big screen size compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were released one year ago.

If you would prefer a bigger screen size then you might want to look at the Acer Aspire E5-772[plb_2984402_price] (17.3").

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Intel Core I7-5xxx Processor Family

The Lenovo ThinkPad E550 has an Intel Core i7-5xxx processor family which is better than most comparable spec portable PCs that were released more than a year ago. Most portable PCs that are a comparable age to it have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family. Across all laptops of this type and age the processor family ranges from AMD E to Intel Core i7-4xxx.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo ThinkPad E550 has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the ThinkPad E550.

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Has a Front Camera

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

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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 have been available for more than a year.

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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 the most commonly found WiFi standard on medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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Quite Big Hard Drive Capacity

At 1,000 gigabyte, the ThinkPad E550 has a fairly big hard drive capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year. The average hard drive capacity of similar spec laptops that were released around the same time as the ThinkPad E550 is 690GB, and the hard drive capacity range from 5GB to 2TB.

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Quite High Speaker Power

At 2 Watts, the ThinkPad E550 has a fairly high speaker power compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the ThinkPad E550. Laptops that have been available for around the same time as the ThinkPad E550 have speaker power of between 1W and 4W, and the average speaker power is 1.7W.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

The maximum internal memory (64-bit) of comparable spec portable PCs that came out around the same time as the ThinkPad E550 range from 2GB to 32GB. At 16 gigabytes, the ThinkPad E550 has a fairly big maximum internal memory (64-bit) compared to most of the other laptops that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad E550.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

With a maximum internal memory of 16 gigabytes, the ThinkPad E550 has a fairly big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago. The smallest maximum internal memory of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released one year ago is 2GB and the biggest is 32GB.

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Six Battery Cells

The ThinkPad E550 is a six battery cell count laptop.

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Fairly Big Cache Memory

Across all the similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad E550 the cache memories range from 1MB to 4MB. With a cache memory of 4 megabytes, the Lenovo ThinkPad E550 has one of the bigger cache memories amongst laptops of this age.

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Quite Big Processor Cache

The processor caches of laptops of this age and type range from 1MB to 6MB, and the average processor cache is 3.1MB. At 4 megabytes, the ThinkPad E550 has a quite big processor cache compared to most of the other laptops that were released one year ago.

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Windows 8 Optional Operating System

This notebook PC has a Windows 8.1 Pro optional operating system, which is typical of many laptops of a similar spec and age to it.

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AC Cable Included

This portable PC has an AC cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included on laptops of this age and type.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many laptops of a comparable spec and age to it.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This laptop has a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this age and type.

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5 Reasons Against

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 available for more than a year. 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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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Lenovo ThinkPad E550 does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the ThinkPad E550 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

Most portable PCs that came out around the same time as the ThinkPad E550 have between one and three USB 2.0 ports, including the Lenovo ThinkPad E550 which has one USB 2.0 port.

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Thick

With a height of 27 millimeters, the ThinkPad E550 is fairly thick compared to most of the other notebook PCs that are a similar age to the ThinkPad E550. The thinnest portable PC that has been available for around the same time as the ThinkPad E550 is 11mm thick, the thickest is 2,400mm, and the average height is 27mm.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this age and type.

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3 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 Battery Life

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

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 9h battery life laptops currently available including because of it's better review score, the DELL Latitude 12 7000[plb_2870622_price].

Laptops with a longer battery life that might also be worth looking at include the Fujitsu Lifebook U745[plb_2939901_price] (9.3h).

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Average Weight

At 2.4 kilograms, the ThinkPad E550 has a pretty typical weight compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year.

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Specification

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Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Intel Active Management Technology
Intel HD Audio Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
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Intel Clear Video Technology for MID
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Intel Smart Cache
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Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
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Intel Enhanced Halt State
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Cable Included
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Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo m3702, lenovo m3702g, lenovo i75500, lenovo i76500, lenovo 20df004, lenovo i76500u, lenovo m3702gb, lenovo i75500u, lenovo 20df004u, lenovo 20df004uu, lenovo 20df004uuk
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