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Lenovo ThinkPad W550 2 Core Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.4GHz 16GB 512GB SSD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.4GHz 16GB Jan 2015
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23 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to it.

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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. Most of the other laptops that have been available for more than a year have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Lenovo Has Good Reviews for Its Laptops

Lenovo is one of the better rated laptop manufacturers according to average reviews from users and experts, and Lenovo also has good ratings for its medium processor core notebook PCs.

Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed

The slowest processor clock speed of notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the ThinkPad W550 is 0.8GHz and the fastest is 3.3GHz. With a processor clock speed of 2.4 gigahertz, the ThinkPad W550 has a fairly fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other laptops of a similar spec and age to the ThinkPad W550.

If this portable PC processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might want to look at the Lenovo Z510 (2.5GHz).

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Very Big Internal Memory

When compared to other notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the ThinkPad W550 that we have checked the internal memory of, the ThinkPad W550's internal memory of 16 gigabytes is one of the biggest. Medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the ThinkPad W550 have internal memory of between 2GB and 16GB.

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Very Long Battery Life

At 17.3 hours, the Lenovo ThinkPad W550 has a very long battery life compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the ThinkPad W550. The shortest battery life of medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the ThinkPad W550 is 2.5h and the longest is 24h.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The ThinkPad W550 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to it. This notebook PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most notebook PCs of this age and spec support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this portable PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Across all laptops of a similar age and type to the ThinkPad W550 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 W550 has a better storage medium than most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to it. This Lenovo laptop has an SSD storage medium, whereas most laptops of this type and age 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 in fact the best storage medium across all laptops of a comparable spec and age to the ThinkPad W550.

Across similar types of laptop the worst storage medium is HDD.

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

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Fairly Big Screen Size

Across all the laptops of this type and age the screen sizes range from 11" to 18", and the average screen size is 15". With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the ThinkPad W550 has one of the bigger screen sizes amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

Notebook PCs with a bigger screen size that might also be worth considering include the DELL Inspiron 17 5748 (£585.00) (17.3").

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Intel Core I7-5xxx Processor Family

The Lenovo ThinkPad W550 has a better processor family than most laptops of a comparable age and type to 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 worst processor family of all portable PCs of a similar type and age to the ThinkPad W550 is AMD E and the best is Intel Core i7-4xxx.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The ThinkPad W550 has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other portable PCs that were released more than a year ago.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the ThinkPad W550, the ThinkPad W550 has a front camera.

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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 frequently found WiFi standard on portable PCs of this type and age.

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Very Big Battery Capacity

With a battery capacity of 116 watt-hours, the ThinkPad W550's battery capacity is one of the biggest amongst medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the ThinkPad W550. The battery capacities of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released one year ago range from 23Wh to 120Wh.

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Fairly Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

At 3 gigahertz, the ThinkPad W550 has a fairly fast maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year. The average maximum turbo frequency of notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the ThinkPad W550 is 2.9GHz, and the maximum turbo frequencies range from 1.8GHz to 3.7GHz.

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512 Solid-State Drive Capacity

The ThinkPad W550 is a 512 gigabytes solid-state drive capacity laptop.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

With a maximum internal memory of 16 gigabytes, the ThinkPad W550 has one of the bigger maximum internal memory amongst laptops of this age. Medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad W550 have maximum internal memory of between 2GB and 32GB.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

Notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago have maximum internal memory (64-bit) of between 2GB and 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory (64-bit) is 13GB. With a maximum internal memory (64-bit) of 16 gigabytes, the ThinkPad W550 has a quite big maximum internal memory (64-bit) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released one year ago.

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Three USB 3.0 Ports

Most medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago have between one and four USB 3.0 ports, including the ThinkPad W550 which has three USB 3.0 ports.

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Quite Bright Display Brightness

Across all the notebook PCs of this age and type the display brightnesss range from 200 cd/m² to 1,200 cd/m². With a display brightness of 350 candellas per square meter, the Lenovo ThinkPad W550 has a fairly bright display brightness compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age.

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Quite Big Processor Cache

Medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the ThinkPad W550 have processor caches of between 1MB and 6MB, and the average processor cache is 3.1MB. With a processor cache of 4 megabytes, the ThinkPad W550 has one of the bigger processor caches amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age.

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AC Cable Included

This portable PC has an AC cable included, which is typical of many portable PCs of this type and age.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most commonly found memory slot on portable PCs of a similar age and spec to it.

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4 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other similar spec portable PCs that came out more than a year ago, the ThinkPad W550 does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only Three Battery Cells

Most notebook PCs of this type and age have between two and eight battery cells, including the ThinkPad W550 which has three battery cells.

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Very Low Speaker Power

At only 1 Watt, the Lenovo ThinkPad W550 has a quite low speaker power compared to most of the other portable PCs that were launched more than a year ago. Portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the ThinkPad W550 have speaker power of between 1W and 4W.

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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 laptops of this age and spec.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo ThinkPad W550

Released Over a Year Ago

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

Average Total Storage Capacity

At 512 gigabytes, the Lenovo ThinkPad W550 has a pretty typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec.

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Average Weight

At 2.3 kilograms, the ThinkPad W550 has a fairly standard weight compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Intel Segment Tagging
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
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
Typical Contrast Ratio
Panel Type
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
Full HD
LED Backlight
Display Surface
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
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
Discrete Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker Power
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Mini DisplayPort
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
VGA Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Backlit Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Keyboard Layout
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Recovery Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Intel Active Management Technology
Intel HD Audio Technology
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
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
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 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 Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection
Password Protection
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Fingerprint Reader
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Cable Included
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Certificates
RoHS Compliance
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo 20e2, lenovo w550, lenovo w550s, lenovo p230668, lenovo p230668p
Barcodes 00889233155608, 00889233156032, 00889233156933, 00889233158258, 00889233306499, 05054629455319, 08592978033828

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