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Lenovo ThinkPad T550

Lenovo ThinkPad T550 2 Core Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.3GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.3GHz 4GB Jan 2015
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9 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago.

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Lenovo Has Good Reviews for Its Notebook PCs

We checked 4,358 expert and owner reviews for Lenovo notebook PCs and found that on average Lenovo has good reviews compared to other brands. We also found that Lenovo has good reviews specifically for its medium processor core notebook PCs.

1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The ThinkPad T550 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most notebook PCs of this age and type. This Lenovo notebook PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this notebook PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The worst memory clock speeds supported by processor of all portable PCs of this spec and age is 133MHz and the best is 1,866MHz.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the ThinkPad T550, the Lenovo ThinkPad T550 has a front camera.

There are a number of other laptops with a front camera currently available which you might also want to look at including cheaper portable PCs such as the Lenovo T450s[plb_3046986_price].

There are a number of alternative laptops which also have a front camera that you might also want to look at including the Lenovo T450[plb_2954085_price], or the Toshiba Tecra Z40[plb_2891833_price].

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L3 Processor Cache

This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, which is the most commonly found processor cache on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year.

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Very Fast Hard Drive Speed

When compared to other portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the ThinkPad T550 that we have assessed the hard drive speed of, the ThinkPad T550's hard drive speed of 7,200 revolutions per minute is one of the fastest. The average hard drive speed of notebook PCs that are a similar age to the ThinkPad T550 is 5,800 RPM, and 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 typical of many portable PCs of this spec and age.

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Six Battery Cells

The ThinkPad T550 is a six battery cell count laptop. Most of the other portable PCs of a similar type and age to the ThinkPad T550 have between two and eight battery cells.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This notebook PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most commonly found memory slot on notebook PCs of this type and age.

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8 Reasons Against

Price Has Recently Increased by £70.92

In the last 45 days the price of the ThinkPad T550 has increased by £70.92.

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The ThinkPad T550 does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other laptops of a similar type and age to the ThinkPad T550.

We think you might also be interested in alternative notebook PCs which also have a full-size keyboard including the Lenovo T450s[plb_3046986_price].

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this type and age. 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 notebook PC to all the other notebook PCs that have an HDD storage media and we think the DELL Inspiron 15 5000[plb_2301459_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.

Laptops with a better storage medium that might be worth looking at include the DELL Latitude 12 E7240[plb_2962186_price] (SSD and higher rated) or the DELL XPS 13[plb_2705334_price] (SSD and cheaper).

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This laptop has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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Pricey

The cheapeast laptops of a comparable age and spec that we found costs £149 and the most expensive costs £3,405. We think that this portable PC looks expensive for a medium processor core notebook PC that has been available for more than a year.

Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the ThinkPad T550 do not have a touch sensitive screen. The Lenovo ThinkPad T550 is no exception to this as it too does not have a touch sensitive screen.

We compared all the other laptops which also have a touch sensitive screen to this portable PC and we think the DELL Latitude 14 E7450[plb_2882106_price]; or the Fujitsu Lifebook U745[plb_3000568_price] are also worth considering.

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Very Low Speaker Power

The average speaker power of medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the ThinkPad T550 is 1.7W. At only 1 Watt, the Lenovo ThinkPad T550 has a quite low speaker power compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the ThinkPad T550.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported Bluetooth version on similar spec notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago.

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7 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo ThinkPad T550

Released Over a Year Ago

Lenovo released the ThinkPad T550 over a year ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

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

If this Lenovo notebook PC processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might also want to consider the X1 Carbon[pl_3046926_price] (2.4GHz and cheaper), or the ThinkPad E540[pl_2776693_price] (2.4GHz and cheaper) both from Lenovo or the HP EliteBook 850 G2[plb_2957141_price] (2.4GHz and cheaper).

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Lenovo ThinkPad T550 has a relatively standard screen size compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the ThinkPad T550.

We compared all the other 15.6" notebook PCs to this notebook PC and we think cheaper laptops such as the Inspiron 15 5000[pl_2301459_price], and the XPS 15[pl_2529933_price] both from DELL or the Lenovo ThinkPad T550[plb_2738409_price] is also worth considering.

If this portable PC screen size is too small for you then you might also want to look at the DELL Inspiron 17 5000[plb_2843189_price] (17.3" and cheaper), or the MSI GP72 2QD[plb_3008884_price] (17.3" and cheaper).

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Intel Core I5-5xxx Processor Family

This portable PC has an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family, which is typical of many laptops of this age and type.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the ThinkPad T550 has a relatively average total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year.

We compared this portable PC to all the other 500GB total storage capacity notebook PCs and we think the HP EliteBook 840[plb_2735185_price], the DELL Latitude 14 5000[plb_2719791_price], and the Lenovo ThinkPad T550[plb_2738409_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.

If you want a notebook PC with a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to consider the ThinkPad W550[pl_2783796_price] (508GB and cheaper), or the T450s[pl_3046986_price] (512GB and cheaper) both from Lenovo.

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Average Weight

At 2.2 kilograms, the ThinkPad T550 has a fairly standard weight compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the ThinkPad T550.

Alternative portable PCs with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the XPS 15[pl_2529933_price] (2kg), or the Inspiron 15 5000[pl_2301459_price] (2.2kg) both from DELL or the Lenovo ThinkPad T550[plb_2738409_price] (2.1kg) which is also cheaper.

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Average Internal Memory

The ThinkPad T550 has a fairly average internal memory (4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 4GB internal memory laptops currently available including the Lenovo ThinkPad T550[plb_2738409_price], or the DELL Latitude 14 5000[plb_2719791_price] which is cheaper.

If this Lenovo portable PC internal memory is too small for you then you might also want to consider the ThinkPad T550[pl_2738522_price] (8GB), or the T550[pl_2966418_price] (8GB) both from Lenovo which is also cheaper.

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Specification

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Display
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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
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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
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Intel FDI Technology
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Intel Visual Technology
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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo 500gb8, lenovo 20ck003, lenovo 500gb8g, lenovo 500gb8gb, lenovo 20ck003k, lenovo 20ck003ku, lenovo 20ck003kuk
Barcodes 00889233160497, 00889233160602

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Lenovo T430 vs Lenovo ThinkPad T550

Lenovo T430 vs Lenovo ThinkPad T550
Lenovo T430
2 core Intel Core i5-3xxx 2.6GHz 4GB 320GB HDD 14"
Lenovo ThinkPad T550
2 core Intel Core i5-5xxx 2.3GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6"
£ 1,269.95 £909.99
54% Faster On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Bigger Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
1 Newer PCI Express Slot Version
Faster On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
Only One PCI Express Lane (max)
180GB Smaller Total Storage Capacity

Lenovo Z500 vs Lenovo ThinkPad T550

Lenovo Z500 vs Lenovo ThinkPad T550
Lenovo Z500
2 core Intel Core i5-3xxx 2.5GHz 6GB 1TB HDD 15.6"
Lenovo ThinkPad T550
2 core Intel Core i5-5xxx 2.3GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6"
£ 789.68 £909.99
350MHz Faster On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
50% Higher Speaker Power
Bigger Total Storage Capacity
500GB Bigger Hard Drive Capacity
Eleven Less PCI Express Lanes (max)
Two Less USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports

Latitude 12 7000 vs ThinkPad T550

DELL Latitude 12 7000 vs Lenovo ThinkPad T550
DELL Latitude 12 7000
2 core Intel Core i7-5xxx 2.6GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 12.5"
Lenovo ThinkPad T550
2 core Intel Core i5-5xxx 2.3GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6"
£ 799.00 £909.99
Lighter
50% Bigger Internal Memory
Higher Speaker Power
1MB Bigger Processor Cache
96% Smaller Total Storage Capacity
Only Four Battery Cells
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