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Lenovo ThinkPad W550 2 Core Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.4GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.4GHz 8GB Feb 2015
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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on laptops that have been available for a similar time to it.

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Very Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The smallest maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the ThinkPad W550 is 1.7GB and the biggest is 16GB. When compared to other notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the ThinkPad W550 that we have assessed, the ThinkPad W550's maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of 16 gigabytes is one of the biggest.

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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 laptop.

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Lenovo Laptops Have Good Reviews

Lenovo medium processor core notebook PCs have good reviews on average and across all portable PCs Lenovo is one of the superior 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 notebook PC, which is the most frequently found display resolution.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is in fact the best display resolution amongst all laptops of a similar age and type 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

Portable PCs of this spec and age have battery lifes of between 2.5h and 24h, and the average battery life is 8.6h. When compared to other similar spec laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the ThinkPad W550 that we have assessed, the battery life of the ThinkPad W550 of 21.8 hours is one of the longest.

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Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 2.4 gigahertz, the ThinkPad W550 has one of the faster processor clock speeds amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age. Across all the portable PCs of this spec and age the processor clock speeds range from 0.8GHz to 3.3GHz.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The ThinkPad W550 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most laptops that have been around for a comparable time to it. This portable PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most comparable spec laptops that were released one year ago support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This laptop also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Across all similar spec portable PCs that have been available for more than a year the worst memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz and the best is 1,866MHz.

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SSD Storage Medium

The Lenovo ThinkPad W550 has a better storage medium than most portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as it. This notebook PC has an SSD storage medium, whereas most similar spec portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to 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.

This notebook PC's storage medium (SSD) is in fact the best storage medium across all laptops that were launched more than a year ago.

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

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

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the ThinkPad W550 has a fairly big internal memory compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and spec to the ThinkPad W550. The internal memory of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the ThinkPad W550 range from 2GB to 16GB.

Notebook PCs with a bigger internal memory that might be worth considering include the Lenovo T450s[plb_3046986_price] (12GB), or the Fujitsu Lifebook U745[plb_2939901_price] (12GB).

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Fairly Big Screen Size

The smallest screen size of notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the ThinkPad W550 is 11", the biggest is 18", and the average screen size is 15". The ThinkPad W550 has a quite big screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the ThinkPad W550.

If this portable PC screen size is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the Acer Aspire VN7-791G[plb_3000372_price] (17.3") which also has a higher rating.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the ThinkPad W550, the ThinkPad W550 has a full-size keyboard.

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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 the Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family found on most notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it. Across all comparable spec laptops that are a similar 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

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

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L3 Processor Cache

This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, which is the most commonly found processor cache on comparable spec laptops that have been available for a similar time to it.

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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 laptops of a similar age and spec to it.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

Across all the laptops of a comparable age and spec to the ThinkPad W550 the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 14GB. The ThinkPad W550 has one of the bigger maximum internal memory (16 gigabytes) amongst laptops of this age.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

Comparable spec notebook PCs that came out 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. At 16 gigabytes, the Lenovo ThinkPad W550 has a fairly big maximum internal memory (64-bit) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age.

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256 Solid-State Drive Capacity

The ThinkPad W550 is a 256 gigabytes solid-state drive capacity laptop. Most of the other laptops of a comparable age and spec to the ThinkPad W550 have between 8 and 999 solid-state drive capacity.

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Three USB 3.0 Ports

Most medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the ThinkPad W550 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 Big Cache Memory

The ThinkPad W550 has a fairly big cache memory (4 megabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the ThinkPad W550. Medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the ThinkPad W550 have cache memories of between 1MB and 4MB, and the average cache memory is 3.1MB.

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Quite Big Processor Cache

The ThinkPad W550 has a fairly big processor cache (4 megabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago. The average processor cache of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the ThinkPad W550 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 medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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5 Reasons Against

Very Small Total Storage Capacity

The ThinkPad W550 has a quite small total storage capacity (only 256 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the ThinkPad W550. The smallest total storage capacity of similar spec portable PCs that were released one year ago is 16GB, the biggest is 2TB, and the average total storage capacity is 550GB.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The ThinkPad W550 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although keep in mind that most of the other laptops that came out around the same time as the ThinkPad W550 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only Three Battery Cells

The Lenovo ThinkPad W550 is a three battery cell count notebook PC. Most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and type 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 ThinkPad W550 has a quite low speaker power compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been around for more than a year. Medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to 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 frequently supported Bluetooth version on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo ThinkPad W550

Released Over a Year Ago

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

Average Weight

With a weight of 2.3 kilograms, the ThinkPad W550 has a fairly standard weight compared to most of the other laptops that have been available for more than a year.

Other portable PCs with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the Lenovo ThinkPad W550[plb_2800102_price] (2.3kg).

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
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Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
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
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
Full HD
LED Backlight
Display Surface
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Open GL Graphics Adapter
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
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker Power
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Mini DisplayPort
USB Sleep-and-Charge Port
USB Sleep-and-Charge
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
Island-Style Keyboard
Backlit Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Recovery Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
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
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 Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection
Password Protection
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Fingerprint Reader
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Certificates
Certification
RoHS Compliance
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology
Maximum Internal Memory
Cache Memory
Video Compression Format

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo 20e2, lenovo w550, lenovo w550s, lenovo p230669, lenovo p230669p
Barcodes 00889233155059, 00889233155127, 00889233155264, 00889233156780, 00889233157022, 00889233157237, 00889233157435, 00889233158043, 00889233158104, 00889233158210, 00889233158852, 00889233617311

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