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Lenovo ThinkPad T550

Lenovo ThinkPad T550 2 Core Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.2GHz 8GB 500GB Hybrid-HDD 15.5" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.2GHz 8GB Mar 2015
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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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Fairly Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The smallest maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the ThinkPad T550 is 1.7GB, the biggest is 16GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 11GB. At 16 gigabytes, the Lenovo ThinkPad T550 has a fairly big maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the ThinkPad T550.

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Three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports

Most portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the ThinkPad T550 have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the ThinkPad T550 which has three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Good Brand

On average Lenovo medium processor core notebook PCs have good ratings as do all portable PCs built by Lenovo.

Fairly Long Battery Life

The battery lifes of laptops that were launched more than a year ago range from 2.5h to 24h. The Lenovo ThinkPad T550 has one of the longer battery lifes (14.8 hours) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other 14.8h battery life notebook PCs and we think cheaper notebook PCs such as the ThinkPad T550[pl_2738409_price], and the ThinkPad T550[pl_2738522_price] both from Lenovo is also worth considering.

Laptops with a longer battery life that might be worth considering include the Lenovo ThinkPad W550[plb_2800102_price] (21.8h).

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Lenovo ThinkPad T550 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most notebook PCs of a similar age and type to it. This laptop supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This Lenovo 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 more than a year is 133MHz and the best is 1,866MHz.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the ThinkPad T550, the ThinkPad T550 has a full-size keyboard.

We compared all the other portable PCs with a full-size keyboard to this portable PC and we think the ProBook 440 G2[pl_2956546_price], and the ProBook 440[pl_2790269_price] both from HP which is cheaper is also worth considering.

There are a number of alternative portable PCs which also have a full-size keyboard which you might want to consider including the Fujitsu LifeBook S935[plb_2798047_price].

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Has a Front Camera

The ThinkPad T550 has a front camera, as do most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the ThinkPad T550.

We compared all the other laptops with a front camera to this notebook PC and we think cheaper notebook PCs such as the HP ProBook 440 G2[plb_2956546_price] is also worth considering.

We think you might also be interested in other notebook PCs which also have a front camera including the Lenovo T550[plb_2954083_price], or the Fujitsu LifeBook S935[plb_2798047_price].

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L3 Processor Cache

This laptop has a L3 processor cache, which is the most commonly found processor cache on comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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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 a similar time to it.

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Fairly Fast Maximum WiFi Data Rate

The slowest maximum WiFi data rate of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the ThinkPad T550 is 150 Mbit/s, the fastest is 870 Mbit/s, and the average maximum WiFi data rate is 520 Mbit/s. At 867 megabits per second, the ThinkPad T550 has a quite fast maximum WiFi data rate compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that were released one year ago.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

At 16 gigabytes, the ThinkPad T550 has a fairly big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec. Across all the notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the ThinkPad T550 the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

At 16 gigabytes, the ThinkPad T550 has a quite big maximum internal memory (64-bit) compared to most of the other laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the ThinkPad T550. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the ThinkPad T550 the maximum internal memory (64-bit) range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory (64-bit) is 13GB.

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Three USB 3.0 Ports

The ThinkPad T550 is a three USB 3.0 port notebook PC. Most of the other notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the ThinkPad T550 have between one and four USB 3.0 ports.

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Fairly Big Battery Capacity

The battery capacity of the ThinkPad T550 of 67 watt-hours is one of the biggest amongst medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the ThinkPad T550. The smallest battery capacity of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the ThinkPad T550 is 23Wh, the biggest is 120Wh, and the average battery capacity is 46Wh.

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Fairly Bright Display Brightness

With a display brightness of 350 candellas per square meter, the Lenovo ThinkPad T550 has a fairly bright display brightness compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year. Portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the ThinkPad T550 have display brightnesss of between 200 cd/m² and 1,200 cd/m².

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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 laptops that have been available for more than a year.

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9 Reasons Against

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

Portable PCs of this spec and age have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of between 750MHz and 1,300MHz. At only 900 megahertz, the Lenovo ThinkPad T550 has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released one year ago.

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Price Has Increased by £50.50

In the last 13 days the ThinkPad T550 has increased in price by £50.50.

Only HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has a Hybrid-HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on portable PCs of this age and spec. 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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Not Cheap

After checking the price of 306 laptops of a comparable age and spec they range in price from £149 to £3,405. We think that this portable PC looks expensive compared to other laptops of a comparable age and spec.

Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the ThinkPad T550, the ThinkPad T550 does not have a touch sensitive screen.

There are a number of alternative laptops which also have a touch sensitive screen that you might also want to consider including the Latitude 14 E7450[pl_2882106_price], or the XPS 13 9343[pl_2829100_price] both from DELL.

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Only Three Battery Cells

The Lenovo ThinkPad T550 is a three battery cell count notebook PC.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

The maximum turbo frequencies of notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year range from 1.8GHz to 3.7GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 2.9GHz. At only 2.7 gigahertz, the ThinkPad T550 has a quite slow maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad T550.

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Very Low Speaker Power

The speaker power of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year range from 1W to 4W. With an speaker power of only 1 Watt, the ThinkPad T550 has a quite low speaker power compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that were launched around the same time as the ThinkPad T550.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported Bluetooth version on medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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7 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo ThinkPad T550

Released Over a Year Ago

This Lenovo portable PC was released over a year ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2.2 gigahertz, the ThinkPad T550 has a relatively average processor clock speed compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 2.2GHz processor clock speed notebook PCs currently available including the DELL XPS 13[plb_2705334_price], the Fujitsu Lifebook U745[plb_2729360_price], or the Lenovo ThinkPad T550[plb_2738409_price] which is cheaper.

If you are looking for a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to look at the Lenovo L450[plb_2780373_price] (2.3GHz and cheaper), or the DELL Latitude 15 E5550[plb_2885642_price] (2.3GHz and cheaper).

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Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the Lenovo ThinkPad T550 has a relatively typical internal memory compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and type to the ThinkPad T550.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 8GB internal memory notebook PCs currently available including cheaper notebook PCs such as the Lenovo L450[plb_2773006_price], or the DELL XPS 15[plb_2529933_price].

If you are looking for a laptop with a bigger internal memory then you might also want to consider the Lenovo T450s[plb_3046986_price] (12GB).

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Average Screen Size

The ThinkPad T550 has a fairly average screen size (15.5 inches) compared to most of the other laptops of a similar type and age to the ThinkPad T550.

If this notebook PC screen size is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the Lenovo ThinkPad E540[plb_2776693_price] (15.6"), the DELL Inspiron 15 7000[plb_2782844_price] (15.6"), or the Toshiba Satellite P50-C[plb_2978047_price] (15.6") which is also cheaper.

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Intel Core I5-5xxx Processor Family

This laptop has an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family, which is the most commonly found processor family on portable PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the Lenovo ThinkPad T550 has a fairly average total storage capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 500GB total storage capacity laptops currently available including the EliteBook 840[pl_2350979_price], or the EliteBook 840[pl_2735185_price] both from HP or the DELL Latitude 14 5000[plb_2719791_price] which is cheaper.

If you would prefer a portable PC with a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to consider the Lenovo ThinkPad W550[plb_2783796_price] (508GB), or the DELL Inspiron 15 7000[plb_2782844_price] (1TB) which is also cheaper.

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Average Weight

At 2.1 kilograms, the Lenovo ThinkPad T550 has a fairly average weight compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year.

We compared all the other 2.1kg heavy portable PCs to this laptop and we think the ThinkPad T550[pl_2738522_price], and the ThinkPad T550[pl_2738409_price] both from Lenovo which is cheaper is also worth considering.

Laptops with a heavier weight that might be worth looking at include the DELL Inspiron 15 5000[plb_2301459_price] (2.2kg) which is also cheaper.

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Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo 500gb8, lenovo 20ck003, lenovo 500gb8g, lenovo 500gb8gb, lenovo 20ck003k, lenovo 20ck003ku, lenovo 20ck003kuk
Barcodes 00889233762608

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£ 1,269.95 £969.99
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16GB Bigger Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Six Battery Cells
34% Newer PCI Express Slot Version
Eleven Less PCI Express Lanes (max)
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2 core Intel Core i5-5xxx 2.2GHz 8GB 500GB Hybrid-HDD 15.5"
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Three More Battery Cells
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