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Lenovo ThinkPad T550

Lenovo ThinkPad T550 2 Core Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.3GHz 4GB 180GB SSD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.3GHz 4GB Jan 2015
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With all of the connections ports businesses require, plus the newest Intel Core i Series processors in a sleek, lightweight, and durable package, this laptop is built for business and ready to... More
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10 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 similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Lenovo Portable PCs Have Good Reviews

Lenovo is one of the superior notebook PC brands according to average reviews from experts and owners, and Lenovo also has good ratings for its medium processor core notebook PCs.

Quite Long Battery Life

The ThinkPad T550 has a fairly long battery life (14.8 hours) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago. The battery lifes of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the ThinkPad T550 range from 2.5h to 24h, and the average battery life is 8.6h.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The ThinkPad T550 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most laptops of this spec and age. This portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the ThinkPad T550 processor memory clock speeds range from 133MHz (worst) to 1,866MHz (best).

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SSD Storage Medium

The Lenovo ThinkPad T550 has an SSD storage medium which is better than most laptops that have been on the market for more than a year. Most comparable spec notebook PCs that were released one year ago have an HDD storage medium. 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.

This notebook PC's storage medium (SSD) is in fact the best storage medium amongst all portable PCs of this type and age.

The worst storage medium amongst comparable types of notebook PC is HDD.

If the storage medium of this notebook PC is too bad for you then you might want to look at the Elitebook 820 G2 (£750.00) (SSD), or the EliteBook 820 G2 (£793.70) (SSD) both from HP.

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Has a Front Camera

The ThinkPad T550 has a front camera. Most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the ThinkPad T550 also have a front camera.

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L3 Processor Cache

This laptop has a L3 processor cache, which is the most commonly found processor cache on laptops that have been around for a similar time to 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 were released more than a year ago.

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Fairly Bright Display Brightness

The ThinkPad T550 has one of the brighter display brightnesss (300 candellas per square meter) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. Across all the portable PCs that have been on the market for more than a year the display brightnesss range from 200 cd/m² to 1,200 cd/m².

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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 medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it.

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7 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the ThinkPad T550 have a full-size keyboard, however the ThinkPad T550 does not have a full-size keyboard.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

Across all the similar spec laptops that have been available for more than a year the total storage capacity range from 16GB to 2TB. At only 180 gigabytes, the Lenovo ThinkPad T550 has a quite small total storage capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were released one year ago.

If you want a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to look at the L450 (£809.99) (192GB), or the L540 (£710.40) (192GB) both from Lenovo which also has a higher rating.

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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 typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other laptops of this age and type, the ThinkPad T550 does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only Three Battery Cells

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

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Very Low Speaker Power

The speaker power of portable PCs that are a similar age to the ThinkPad T550 range from 1W to 4W, and the average speaker power is 1.7W. With an speaker power of only 1 Watt, the ThinkPad T550 has one of the lower speaker power amongst similar spec laptops of this age.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on comparable spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo ThinkPad T550

Released Over a Year Ago

This portable PC has been on the market for over a year.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2.3 gigahertz, the ThinkPad T550 has a fairly average processor clock speed compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the ThinkPad T550.

If this notebook PC processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might also want to consider the HP EliteBook 850 G2 (£899.00) (2.4GHz).

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Average Screen Size

The ThinkPad T550 has a relatively typical screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable spec and age to the ThinkPad T550.

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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 notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to it.

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the Lenovo ThinkPad T550 has a pretty standard internal memory compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the ThinkPad T550.

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Average Weight

The ThinkPad T550 has a fairly standard weight (2.1 kilograms) compared to most of the other laptops that were released more than a year ago.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 2.1kg heavy portable PCs currently available including the Asus D550MA which has better reviews.

If you don't mind having a heavier weight then you might also want to consider the Lenovo ThinkPad T550 (2.1kg).

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Market Positioning
Housing Material
Colour
Product Type
Intel Segment Tagging
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
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 (64-Bit)
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 Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Installed SSD
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
Full HD
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Open GL Graphics Adapter
Maximum Resolution
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
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker Power
Built-In Speaker
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
Mini DisplayPort
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
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
VGA Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Island-Style Keyboard
Backlit Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel VPro Technology
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
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel TSX-NI Version
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
OS Guard
Thermal Monitoring Technology
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Smart Response Technology Version
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) Version
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
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 Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection
Password Protection
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Fingerprint Reader
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Certificates
Certification
RoHS Compliance
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology

Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo i55200, lenovo i55200u
Barcodes 00889233159828, 00889233159941, 00889233167748, 00889233171189

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