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Lenovo ThinkPad W550 2 Core Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.6GHz 8GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.6GHz 8GB Jan 2015
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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 around the same time as it.

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Fairly Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

Notebook PCs of this spec and age have maximum on-board graphics adapter memories of between 1.7GB and 16GB. The ThinkPad W550 has a quite big maximum on-board graphics adapter memory (16 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad W550.

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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. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the ThinkPad W550 have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Lenovo Has Good Notebook PC Reviews

We calculated the average ratings for all Lenovo notebook PCs and also specifically for Lenovo medium processor core notebook PCs and found that in both cases Lenovo had good ratings.

1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The highest display resolution of the ThinkPad W550 is 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.

This laptop's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best display resolution amongst all medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago.

The worst display resolution across similar types of laptop is 1024 x 768 pixels.

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Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed

Across all the notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the ThinkPad W550 the processor clock speeds range from 0.8GHz to 3.3GHz. The Lenovo ThinkPad W550 has a quite fast processor clock speed (2.6 gigahertz) compared to most of the other portable PCs that were released one year ago.

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Very Long Battery Life

Across all the comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the ThinkPad W550 the battery lifes range from 2.5h to 24h. When compared to other laptops of a similar age and spec to the ThinkPad W550 that we have checked, the Lenovo ThinkPad W550's battery life of 17.3 hours is one of the longest.

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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 laptop supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this portable PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the ThinkPad W550 processor memory clock speeds range from 133MHz to 1,866MHz.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the ThinkPad W550 has a quite big internal memory compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year. The smallest internal memory of laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the ThinkPad W550 is 2GB and the biggest is 16GB.

If you are looking for a portable PC with a bigger internal memory then you might want to look at the Lenovo T450s (12GB), or the Fujitsu Lifebook U745 (£1,210.04) (12GB).

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Quite Big Screen Size

The ThinkPad W550 has a quite big screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age. Across all the notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the ThinkPad W550 the screen sizes range from 11" to 18".

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 15.6" notebook PCs currently available including because of it's better review score, the Lenovo B5400 (£479.99).

If this notebook PC screen size is too small for you then you might also want to consider the Acer Aspire VN7-791G (17.3") which also has a higher rating.

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Intel Core I7-5xxx Processor Family

The ThinkPad W550 has a better processor family than most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. This portable PC has an Intel Core i7-5xxx processor family, whereas most medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family. The worst processor family of all portable PCs of this type and age is AMD E and the best is Intel Core i7-4xxx.

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Has a Front Camera

The ThinkPad W550 has a front camera. Most of the other comparable spec laptops 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 maximum turbo frequencies of portable PCs of this age and spec range from 1.8GHz to 3.7GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 2.9GHz. With a maximum turbo frequency of 3.2 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 available for around the same time as the ThinkPad W550.

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Quite Fast Hard Drive Speed

Comparable spec laptops that have been around for more than a year have hard drive speeds of between 5,400 RPM and 7,200 RPM. With a hard drive speed of 7,200 revolutions per minute, the Lenovo ThinkPad W550 has a fairly fast hard drive speed compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the ThinkPad W550.

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L3 Processor Cache

This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it.

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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 typical of many portable PCs of this type and age.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

The smallest maximum internal memory (64-bit) of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the ThinkPad W550 is 2GB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory (64-bit) is 13GB. When compared to other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the ThinkPad W550, the Lenovo ThinkPad W550's maximum internal memory (64-bit) of 16 gigabytes is one of the biggest.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

The average maximum internal memory of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago is 14GB. With a maximum internal memory of 16 gigabytes, the Lenovo ThinkPad W550's maximum internal memory is one of the biggest amongst notebook PCs of this type and age.

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Three USB 3.0 Ports

The Lenovo ThinkPad W550 is a three USB 3.0 port notebook PC. Most of the other laptops that were launched around the same time as the ThinkPad W550 have between one and four USB 3.0 ports.

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Quite Big Processor Cache

When compared to other notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year that we have assessed, the processor cache of the Lenovo ThinkPad W550 of 4 megabytes is one of the biggest. The smallest processor cache of medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the ThinkPad W550 is 1MB, the biggest is 6MB, and the average processor cache is 3.1MB.

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Quite Bright Display Brightness

The dimmest display brightness of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year is 200 cd/m², the brightest is 1,200 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 270 cd/m². At 300 candellas per square meter, the ThinkPad W550 has a fairly bright display brightness compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the ThinkPad W550.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most frequently found memory slot on medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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6 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age have a full-size keyboard, however the Lenovo ThinkPad W550 does not have a full-size keyboard.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on notebook PCs 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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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other laptops of a comparable type and age to the ThinkPad W550, the ThinkPad W550 does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Very Low Speaker Power

With an speaker power of only 1 Watt, the ThinkPad W550 has a fairly low speaker power compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and spec to the ThinkPad W550. The speaker power of comparable spec portable PCs that were released one year ago range from 1W to 4W, and the average speaker power is 1.7W.

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

The smallest hard drive capacity of similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad W550 is 5GB and the biggest is 2TB. With a hard drive capacity of only 500 gigabytes, the ThinkPad W550 has one of the smaller hard drive capacity amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on laptops that are a similar age to it.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo ThinkPad W550

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when this notebook PC was released.

Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the Lenovo ThinkPad W550 has a fairly typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops of a similar type and age to the ThinkPad W550.

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Average Weight

At 2.3 kilograms, the Lenovo ThinkPad W550 has a pretty typical weight compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago.

If you don't mind having a heavier weight then you might want to look at the HP ProBook 650 (£450.00) (2.3kg).

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Specification

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Processor Core
Processor Family
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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
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PCI Express Configuration
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Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
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Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
Full HD
LED Backlight
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Graphics
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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
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Built-In Microphone
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Camera
Front Camera
Networking
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VGA Port
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USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
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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)
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
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Power
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Security
Password Protection
Password Protection
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Fingerprint Reader
Cable Lock Slot
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Certificates
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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 k620, lenovo w550, lenovo k620m, lenovo w550s, lenovo i75500, lenovo i75500u
Barcodes 00889233149287, 00889233152362, 00889233158395

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