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Lenovo ThinkPad T550

Lenovo ThinkPad T550 2 Core Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.6GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 15.5" Laptop

2 Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.6GHz 8GB Feb 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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14 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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

The ThinkPad T550 is a three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port portable PC. Most of the other portable PCs of this type and age have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Lenovo Has Good Portable PC Reviews

Based on 4,358 expert and user reviews, Lenovo has good reviews for its notebook PCs. Lenovo also has good reviews specifically within its medium processor core notebook PCs range compared to other manufacturers.

Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed

The slowest processor clock speed of laptops of this age and type is 0.8GHz, the fastest is 3.3GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.2GHz. With a processor clock speed of 2.6 gigahertz, the ThinkPad T550 has one of the faster processor clock speeds amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

If this medium processor core notebook PC processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might also want to consider the Acer Aspire E5-573 (2.7GHz).

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

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

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SSD Storage Medium

The ThinkPad T550 has an SSD storage medium which is better than most similar spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it. Most portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it 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.

An SSD storage medium is actually the best storage medium amongst all portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the ThinkPad T550.

The worst storage medium across comparable types of portable PC is HDD.

If the storage medium of this Lenovo portable PC is too bad for you then you might also want to consider the Elitebook 820 G2 (£750.00) (SSD), or the EliteBook 820 G2 (£529.99) (SSD) both from HP.

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Intel Core I7-5xxx Processor Family

The ThinkPad T550 has a better processor family than most comparable spec laptops that were launched around the same time as it. This notebook PC has an Intel Core i7-5xxx processor family, whereas most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family. The best processor family of all laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the ThinkPad T550 is Intel Core i7-4xxx and the worst is AMD E.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and type to the ThinkPad T550, the Lenovo ThinkPad T550 has 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 notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Quite Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

At 3.2 gigahertz, the ThinkPad T550 has a fairly fast maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the ThinkPad T550. The maximum turbo frequencies of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the ThinkPad T550 range from 1.8GHz to 3.7GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 2.9GHz.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most commonly found WiFi standard on laptops of this type and age.

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Three USB 3.0 Ports

Most portable PCs of this spec and age have between one and four USB 3.0 ports, including the Lenovo ThinkPad T550 which has three USB 3.0 ports.

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Fairly Big Processor Cache

At 4 megabytes, the ThinkPad T550 has a fairly big processor cache compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age. Medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the ThinkPad T550 have processor caches of between 1MB and 6MB.

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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 similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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6 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most of the other notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year 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

With a total storage capacity of only 256 gigabytes, the ThinkPad T550 has one of the smaller total storage capacity amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. Across all the portable PCs that were released more than a year ago the total storage capacity range from 16GB to 2TB.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Lenovo ThinkPad T550 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although this is within the context that most of the other similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad T550 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Very Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The Lenovo ThinkPad T550 has a fairly small discrete graphics adapter memory (only 1,024 megabyte) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age. Medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad T550 have discrete graphics adapter memory of between 2MB and 4.1GB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 2.1GB.

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Quite Low Speaker Power

The lowest speaker power of portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the ThinkPad T550 is 1W and the highest is 4W. With an speaker power of only 1 Watt, the ThinkPad T550 has a very low speaker power compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released 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 frequently supported Bluetooth version on laptops of a comparable spec and age to it.

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3 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 Internal Memory

The Lenovo ThinkPad T550 has a pretty standard internal memory (8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the ThinkPad T550.

If this notebook PC internal memory is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the T450s (12GB), or the ThinkPad T450 (£897.16) (12GB) both from Lenovo.

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Average Screen Size

The Lenovo ThinkPad T550 has a fairly standard screen size (15.5 inches) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the ThinkPad T550.

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Specification

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Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Insider
Intel Clear Video Technology
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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo i75600, lenovo p232149, lenovo i75600u, lenovo p232149p, apple t550networkcard101001000gigabitfastethe
Barcodes 00889233168424, 00889233171387, 00889233171417

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