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Lenovo ThinkPad W550 2 Core Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.6GHz 16GB 512GB SSD 15.5" Laptop

2 Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.6GHz 16GB Jan 2015
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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many portable PCs of a similar type and age to it.

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

Most laptops of this age and type 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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Lenovo Has Good Portable PC Reviews

We calculated the average reviews for all Lenovo notebook PCs and also specifically for Lenovo medium processor core notebook PCs and found that in both cases Lenovo had good reviews compared to other brands.

Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed

At 2.6 gigahertz, the ThinkPad W550 has a quite fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the ThinkPad W550. Laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the ThinkPad W550 have processor clock speeds of between 0.8GHz and 3.3GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.2GHz.

Portable PCs with a faster processor clock speed that might also be worth looking at include the Acer Aspire E5-573[plb_3010583_price] (2.7GHz).

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Very Big Internal Memory

The average internal memory of comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the ThinkPad W550 is 6.3GB. With an internal memory of 16 gigabytes, the ThinkPad W550's internal memory is one of the biggest amongst medium processor core notebook PCs that were released one year ago.

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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 the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to it. In addition, this portable PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The worst memory clock speeds supported by processor of all notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the ThinkPad W550 is 133MHz and the best is 1,866MHz.

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Fairly Long Battery Life

At 12.7 hours, the ThinkPad W550 has a fairly long battery life compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age. Comparable spec notebook PCs that were released one year ago have battery lifes of between 2.5h and 24h, and the average battery life is 8.6h.

If you are looking for a longer battery life then you might want to look at the LifeBook E754[pl_2812018_price] (13h), or the LifeBook E734[pl_2812017_price] (13h) both from Fujitsu which also has a higher rating.

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SSD Storage Medium

The ThinkPad W550 has an SSD storage medium which is better than the HDD storage medium found on most notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago. 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 portable PC's storage medium (SSD) is in fact the best storage medium amongst all portable PCs of this age and type.

Amongst similar types of portable PC the worst storage medium is HDD.

If the storage medium of this medium processor core notebook PC is not good enough for you then you might 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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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 medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year. Across all laptops of a comparable age and spec 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 Full-Size Keyboard

The ThinkPad W550 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the ThinkPad W550 also have a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

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

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Quite Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

The slowest maximum turbo frequency of notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the ThinkPad W550 is 1.8GHz, the fastest is 3.7GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 2.9GHz. At 3.2 gigahertz, the ThinkPad W550 has a quite fast maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been around for a similar time to the ThinkPad W550.

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L3 Processor Cache

This notebook PC has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many portable PCs of this spec and age.

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512 Solid-State Drive Capacity

The ThinkPad W550 is a 512 gigabytes solid-state drive capacity portable PC. Most of the other notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the ThinkPad W550 have between 8 and 999 solid-state drive capacity.

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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 launched more than a year ago.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Lenovo ThinkPad W550 has a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other similar spec laptops that have been on the market for more than a year do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

At 16 gigabytes, the ThinkPad W550 has a fairly big maximum internal memory (64-bit) compared to most of the other portable PCs that are a similar age to the ThinkPad W550. The smallest maximum internal memory (64-bit) of laptops that were released one year ago is 2GB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory (64-bit) is 13GB.

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Three USB 3.0 Ports

The ThinkPad W550 is a three USB 3.0 port notebook PC. Most of the other laptops of a comparable spec and age to the ThinkPad W550 have between one and four USB 3.0 ports.

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Quite Big Processor Cache

With a processor cache of 4 megabytes, the ThinkPad W550 has one of the bigger processor caches amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The average processor cache of notebook PCs of this type and age is 3.1MB, and the processor caches range from 1MB to 6MB.

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Quite Bright Display Brightness

Across all the notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the ThinkPad W550 the display brightnesss range from 200 cd/m² to 1,200 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 270 cd/m². The ThinkPad W550 has a quite bright display brightness (315 candellas per square meter) compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the ThinkPad W550.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This notebook PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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3 Reasons Against

Only Three Battery Cells

The Lenovo ThinkPad W550 is a three battery cell count portable PC. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year have between two and eight battery cells.

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Very Low Speaker Power

The ThinkPad W550 has one of the lower speaker power (only 1 Watt) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. Across all the laptops of a comparable spec and age to the ThinkPad W550 the speaker power range from 1W to 4W, and the average speaker power is 1.7W.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo ThinkPad W550

Released Over a Year Ago

This medium processor core notebook PC was released over a year ago.

Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.5 inches, the Lenovo ThinkPad W550 has a relatively typical screen size compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age.

If this medium processor core notebook PC screen size is too small for you then you might want to look at the HP EliteBook 850 G2[plb_2949829_price] (15.6").

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 512 gigabytes, the ThinkPad W550 has a pretty average total storage capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the ThinkPad W550.

Portable PCs with a bigger total storage capacity that might also be worth considering include the HP ProBook 450[plb_2784001_price] (750GB).

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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 age and type.

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Specification

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Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
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Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
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Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
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Processor Operating Mode
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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
Touch Screen
Touch Technology
Typical Contrast Ratio
Panel Type
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
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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
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Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker Power
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Audio System
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
Bluetooth Version
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WiFi Standard
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Bluetooth
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Mini DisplayPort
USB Sleep-and-Charge Port
USB Sleep-and-Charge
SmartCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
VGA Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
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Backlit Keyboard
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Recovery Operating System
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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
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
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Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel TSX-NI Version
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
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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 Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) Version
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)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
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Battery
Battery Life
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Power
AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection
Password Protection
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Fingerprint Reader
Cable Lock Slot
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AC Adapter Included
Certificates
Certification
RoHS Compliance
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
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Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology

Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo 20e2, lenovo w550, lenovo w550s, lenovo p230668, lenovo p230668p
Barcodes 00889233149157, 00889233149560, 00889233151068, 00889233152744, 00889233154724

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