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Lenovo ThinkPad W550 2 Core Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.3GHz 4GB 500GB Hybrid-HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.3GHz 4GB Feb 2015
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15 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

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

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Very Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

When compared to other portable PCs of a similar age and type to the ThinkPad W550, the maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of the Lenovo ThinkPad W550 of 16 gigabytes is one of the biggest. Medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the ThinkPad W550 have maximum on-board graphics adapter memories of between 1.7GB and 16GB.

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

The ThinkPad W550 is a three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port portable PC.

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Lenovo Has Good Reviews for Its Laptops

Lenovo medium processor core notebook PCs have good ratings on average and across all laptops Lenovo is one of the better rated brands.

1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The Lenovo ThinkPad W550 has a maximum display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than a 1366 x 768 pixels laptop, which is the most frequently found display resolution.

This laptop's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best display resolution across all medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the ThinkPad W550.

A 1024 x 768 pixels display resolution is the worst display resolution amongst comparable types of laptop.

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Very Long Battery Life

The shortest battery life of portable PCs of this spec and age is 2.5h and the longest is 24h. At 21.8 hours, the ThinkPad W550 has a very long battery life compared to most of the other laptops of a similar type and age to the ThinkPad W550.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Lenovo ThinkPad W550 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most laptops of a similar spec and age to it. This Lenovo notebook PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most laptops that are a comparable age to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This notebook PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The best memory clock speeds supported by processor of all notebook PCs of this spec and age is 1,866MHz and the worst is 133MHz.

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Fairly Big Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Lenovo ThinkPad W550 has one of the bigger screen sizes amongst portable PCs of this age. Portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the ThinkPad W550 have screen sizes of between 11" and 18", and the average screen size is 15".

Other 15.6" portable PCs currently available that you might also want to look at include cheaper portable PCs such as the DELL Inspiron 15 5000[plb_2301459_price], the Lenovo ThinkPad T550[plb_2738495_price], or the HP EliteBook 850[plb_2783815_price].

If you want a bigger screen size then you might also want to look at the DELL Inspiron 17 5000[plb_2843189_price] (17.3"), or the MSI GP72 2QD[plb_3008884_price] (17.3") which is also cheaper.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The ThinkPad W550 has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other laptops of this age and type.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other laptops with a full-size keyboard currently available including the Toshiba Tecra Z40[plb_2891833_price], or the Lenovo T450s[plb_3046986_price] which is cheaper.

It is worth considering alternative portable PCs which also have a full-size keyboard including the Lenovo ThinkPad T450[plb_2746927_price].

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the ThinkPad W550, the ThinkPad W550 has a front camera.

There are a number of alternative laptops with a front camera currently available which you might also want to consider including cheaper notebook PCs such as the Toshiba Tecra Z40[plb_2891833_price], or the Lenovo T450[plb_2954085_price].

Alternative notebook PCs which also have a front camera that you might want to consider include the Lenovo ThinkPad T450[plb_2746927_price].

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Quite Fast Hard Drive Speed

With a hard drive speed of 7,200 revolutions per minute, the ThinkPad W550 has a quite fast hard drive speed compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that were launched around the same time as the ThinkPad W550. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that were released one year ago the hard drive speeds range from 5,400 RPM to 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 5,800 RPM.

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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 typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

Laptops that were released around the same time as the ThinkPad W550 have maximum internal memory of between 2GB and 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 14GB. At 16 gigabytes, the Lenovo ThinkPad W550 has a fairly big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that were released one year ago.

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Three USB 3.0 Ports

Most notebook PCs of this spec and age have between one and four USB 3.0 ports, including the Lenovo ThinkPad W550 which has three USB 3.0 ports.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago.

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8 Reasons Against

Only HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has a Hybrid-HDD storage medium, which is typical of many comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to it. 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

The cheapeast laptops of this type and age that we found costs £149 and the most expensive costs £3,405. We think that this notebook PC looks expensive for a notebook PC of this type and age.

Very Small Internal Memory

The ThinkPad W550 has one of the smaller internal memory (only 4 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The average internal memory of notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the ThinkPad W550 is 6.3GB, and the internal memory range from 2GB to 16GB.

We compared this portable PC to all the other 4GB internal memory portable PCs and we think the ProBook 440[pl_2790269_price], and the EliteBook 850[pl_2783815_price] both from HP or the DELL Latitude 14 5000[plb_2719791_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.

If you are looking for a bigger internal memory then you might also want to consider the ThinkPad T550[pl_2823866_price] (8GB and cheaper), or the X1 Carbon[pl_3046926_price] (8GB and cheaper) both from Lenovo or the DELL XPS 13 9343[plb_2829100_price] (8GB and cheaper).

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The ThinkPad W550 does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other laptops of this type and age also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

We think you might also be interested in other portable PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen including the DELL Latitude 14 E7450[plb_2882106_price] or the Fujitsu Lifebook U745[plb_3000568_price].

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Only Three Battery Cells

The Lenovo ThinkPad W550 is a three battery cell count laptop. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the ThinkPad W550 have between two and eight battery cells.

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Very Low Speaker Power

With an speaker power of only 1 Watt, the Lenovo ThinkPad W550 has a fairly low speaker power compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad W550. The lowest speaker power of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the ThinkPad W550 is 1W and the highest is 4W.

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Quite Small Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Capacity

At only 500 gigabytes, the Lenovo ThinkPad W550 has a quite small hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable spec and age to the ThinkPad W550. The hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacities of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the ThinkPad W550 range from 8GB to 1TB, and the average hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity is 650GB.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

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

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6 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo ThinkPad W550

Price Has Recently Increased by £27.76

The ThinkPad W550 has increased in price by £27.76 in the last few weeks.

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when Lenovo released the ThinkPad W550.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2.3 gigahertz, the Lenovo ThinkPad W550 has a fairly typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type.

There are a number of alternative 2.3GHz processor clock speed portable PCs currently available that you might also want to look at including cheaper laptops such as the ThinkPad W550[pl_2783796_price], or the ThinkPad T550[pl_2738495_price] both from Lenovo.

Portable PCs with a faster processor clock speed that might also be worth considering include the Lenovo X1 Carbon[plb_3046926_price] (2.4GHz), the Asus UX301LA[plb_3012166_price] (2.4GHz), or the Acer Travelmate TMP645-S[plb_2989413_price] (2.4GHz) which is also 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 a comparable age and type to it.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

The Lenovo ThinkPad W550 has a pretty average total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the ThinkPad W550.

We compared this laptop to all the other 500GB total storage capacity laptops and we think the DELL Latitude 14 5000[plb_2719791_price], the HP ProBook 440[plb_2790269_price], and the Lenovo L450[plb_2780373_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.

If you want a laptop with a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to look at the Lenovo T450s[plb_3046986_price] (512GB), or the Toshiba Satellite P50-C[plb_2978047_price] (1TB) which is also cheaper.

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Average Weight

The ThinkPad W550 has a relatively standard weight (2.3 kilograms) compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been available for more than a year.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 2.3kg heavy notebook PCs currently available including cheaper notebook PCs such as the Lenovo ThinkPad W550[plb_2783796_price].

If you would consider a portable PC with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Lenovo ThinkPad T550[plb_2738495_price] (2.2kg), or the HP 15[plb_2747148_price] (2.2kg) which is also cheaper.

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Specification

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Processor Codename
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Thermal Design Power (TDP)
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Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Size
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache Memory
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Capacity
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
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Full HD
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Graphics
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Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
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Mini DisplayPort
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Microphone in Port
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DVI 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
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
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OS Guard
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Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Smart Response Technology Version
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID
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Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
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Intel Flex Memory Access
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Intel AES New Instructions
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Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
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Energy Star Certified
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Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo k620, lenovo w550, lenovo k620m, lenovo w550s, lenovo i55300, lenovo 500gb8, lenovo 20e2001, lenovo i55300u, lenovo 20e2000, lenovo 500gb8g, lenovo 20e2000e, lenovo 500gb8gb, lenovo 20e2001k, lenovo 20e2001ku, lenovo 20e2000eu, lenovo 20e2001kuk, lenovo 20e2000euk
Barcodes 00889233157879, 00889233158807, 00889800691591

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