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Lenovo ThinkPad W550 2 Core Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.4GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 15.5" Laptop

2 Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.4GHz 8GB Jan 2015
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14 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 came out more than a year ago.

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

Most similar spec notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the ThinkPad W550 which has three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Good Brand

Lenovo medium processor core notebook PCs have good reviews on average and across all notebook PCs Lenovo is one of the superior brands.

Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed

The slowest processor clock speed of notebook PCs of this age and type is 0.8GHz, the fastest is 3.3GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.2GHz. At 2.4 gigahertz, the Lenovo ThinkPad W550 has a fairly fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the ThinkPad W550.

If this notebook PC processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might also want to consider the Lenovo Z510[plb_2979742_price] (2.5GHz).

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The ThinkPad W550 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most portable PCs of this age and spec. Most medium processor core notebook PCs that were released one year ago support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This notebook PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The worst memory clock speeds supported by processor of all medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the ThinkPad W550 is 133MHz and the best is 1,866MHz.

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SSD Storage Medium

The Lenovo ThinkPad W550 has an SSD storage medium which is better than most portable PCs of this age and type. Most similar spec 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 across all laptops of a similar type and age to the ThinkPad W550.

Across similar types of notebook PC the worst storage medium is HDD.

If the storage medium of this portable PC is not good enough for you then you might also want to consider the Elitebook 820 G2[pl_2886802_price] (SSD), or the EliteBook 820 G2[pl_2897415_price] (SSD) both from HP.

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Intel Core I7-5xxx Processor Family

The ThinkPad W550 has an Intel Core i7-5xxx processor family which is better than most comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to it. Most medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family. Across all similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad W550 the best processor family is Intel Core i7-4xxx and the worst is AMD E.

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Has a Front Camera

The ThinkPad W550 has a front camera. Most of the other portable PCs that have been available for more than a year also have a front camera.

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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 commonly found WiFi standard on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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256 Solid-State Drive Capacity

The ThinkPad W550 is a 256 gigabytes solid-state drive capacity laptop.

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Three USB 3.0 Ports

The Lenovo ThinkPad W550 is a three USB 3.0 port portable PC. Most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the ThinkPad W550 have between one and four USB 3.0 ports.

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Quite Bright Display Brightness

With a display brightness of 350 candellas per square meter, the ThinkPad W550 has a quite bright display brightness compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad W550. The display brightnesss of comparable spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the ThinkPad W550 range from 200 cd/m² to 1,200 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 270 cd/m².

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Fairly Big Processor Cache

At 4 megabytes, the Lenovo ThinkPad W550 has a quite big processor cache compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the ThinkPad W550. Across all the similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad W550 the processor caches range from 1MB to 6MB, and the average processor cache is 3.1MB.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This portable PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many similar spec notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago.

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5 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the ThinkPad W550 have a full-size keyboard, however the ThinkPad W550 does not have a full-size keyboard.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

The total storage capacity of medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the ThinkPad W550 range from 16GB to 2TB. At only 256 gigabytes, the Lenovo ThinkPad W550 has a quite small total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the ThinkPad W550.

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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 a comparable type and age to the ThinkPad W550 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Very Low Speaker Power

With an speaker power of only 1 Watt, the Lenovo ThinkPad W550 has one of the lower speaker power amongst portable PCs of this age. The lowest speaker power of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the ThinkPad W550 is 1W, the highest is 4W, and the average speaker power is 1.7W.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

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

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4 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo ThinkPad W550

Released Over a Year Ago

Lenovo released the ThinkPad W550 over a year ago.

Average Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the Lenovo ThinkPad W550 has a pretty typical internal memory compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and type to the ThinkPad W550.

If this notebook PC internal memory is too small for you then you might also want to look at the Lenovo T450s[plb_3046986_price] (12GB), or the Fujitsu Lifebook U745[plb_2939901_price] (12GB).

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Average Screen Size

The ThinkPad W550 has a pretty standard screen size (15.5 inches) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad W550.

If you want a bigger screen size then you might also want to consider the HP EliteBook 850 G2[plb_2949829_price] (15.6").

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Average Weight

The ThinkPad W550 has a pretty typical weight (2.3 kilograms) compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that have been on the market for more than a year.

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Specification

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Internal Memory
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Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
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Storage
Total Storage Capacity
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Integrated Card Reader
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
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Display
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Touch Sensitive Screen
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Display Supported by On-Board Grap
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On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
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Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker Power
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Audio System
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
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Ethernet LAN Connection
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SmartCard Slot
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Combo Headphone/mic Port
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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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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)
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Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
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Intel Visual Technology
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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo 20e2, lenovo w550, lenovo w550s, lenovo p230669, lenovo p230669p
Barcodes 00889233154779, 08892331547796

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