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Lenovo ThinkPad W550 2 Core Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.6GHz 8GB 512GB SSD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.6GHz 8GB Mar 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 medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Quite Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The Lenovo ThinkPad W550 has one of the bigger maximum on-board graphics adapter memories (16 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The smallest maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the ThinkPad W550 is 1.7GB and the biggest is 16GB.

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

Most laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the ThinkPad W550 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 Laptops Have Good Reviews

Based on 4,358 expert and owner reviews, Lenovo has good ratings for its notebook PCs. Lenovo also has good ratings specifically within its medium processor core notebook PCs range compared to other manufacturers.

1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The ThinkPad W550 has a maximum display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than the most frequently found display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels.

This portable PC's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best display resolution across all comparable spec laptops that have been around for a similar time to the ThinkPad W550.

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

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Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed

Portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the ThinkPad W550 have processor clock speeds of between 0.8GHz and 3.3GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.2GHz. At 2.6 gigahertz, the Lenovo ThinkPad W550 has a quite fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the ThinkPad W550.

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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 similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to it. Most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it 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 similar spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the ThinkPad W550 is 133MHz and the best is 1,866MHz.

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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 portable PCs of this spec and age. 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 amongst all laptops of a similar spec and age to the ThinkPad W550.

The worst storage medium across comparable types of portable PC is HDD.

If you want a notebook PC with a better storage medium then you might also want to consider the Elitebook 820 G2 (£750.00) (SSD), or the EliteBook 820 G2 (£778.63) (SSD) both from HP.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the Lenovo ThinkPad W550 has one of the bigger internal memory amongst portable PCs of this age. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the ThinkPad W550 the internal memory range from 2GB to 16GB.

If this portable PC internal memory is too small for you then you might also want to look at the Lenovo T450s (12GB), or the Fujitsu Lifebook U745 (£1,210.04) (12GB).

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Fairly Big Screen Size

The smallest screen size of laptops that have been available for more than a year 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 comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the ThinkPad W550.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 15.6" portable PCs currently available including because of it's better review score, the Lenovo B5400 (£479.99).

If this Lenovo laptop screen size is too small for you then you might want to look at the Acer Aspire VN7-791G (17.3") which is also higher rated.

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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 laptops of this age and type. The processor family of all medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the ThinkPad W550 ranges from AMD E (worst) to Intel Core i7-4xxx (best).

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Has a Front Camera

The ThinkPad W550 has a front camera, as do 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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Fairly Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

At 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 were launched more than a year ago. The maximum turbo frequencies of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the ThinkPad W550 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 portable PC.

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L3 Processor Cache

This laptop has a L3 processor cache, which is the most commonly found processor cache on notebook PCs of this type and age.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

With a maximum internal memory of 16 gigabytes, the ThinkPad W550 has a very big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the ThinkPad W550. The smallest maximum internal memory of portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the ThinkPad W550 is 2GB and the biggest is 32GB.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

When compared to other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year, the ThinkPad W550's maximum internal memory (64-bit) of 16 gigabytes is one of the biggest. Across all the notebook PCs of this type and age the maximum internal memory (64-bit) range from 2GB to 32GB.

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Three USB 3.0 Ports

The ThinkPad W550 is a three USB 3.0 port notebook PC.

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Fairly Big Processor Cache

Similar spec portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the ThinkPad W550 have processor caches of between 1MB and 6MB. When compared to other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the ThinkPad W550 that we have checked, the ThinkPad W550's processor cache of 4 megabytes is one of the biggest.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This portable PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most commonly found memory slot on laptops of this type and age.

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5 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The ThinkPad W550 does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the ThinkPad W550 do have a full-size keyboard.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

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

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Quite Low Speaker Power

The lowest speaker power of laptops of this spec and age is 1W, the highest is 4W, and the average speaker power is 1.7W. The ThinkPad W550 has a very low speaker power (only 1 Watt) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the ThinkPad W550.

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Only 802.11a WiFi Standard

The ThinkPad W550 has an 802.11a WiFi standard which is better than the 802.11n WiFi standard found on most medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it. Notebook PCs that are a similar age to the ThinkPad W550 WiFi standards range from IEEE 802.11a to 802.11n.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on portable PCs of this age and type.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo ThinkPad W550

Released Over a Year Ago

This Lenovo laptop was released over a year ago.

Average Total Storage Capacity

At 512 gigabytes, the ThinkPad W550 has a pretty standard 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.

If you would prefer a laptop with a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to look at the HP ProBook 450 (750GB).

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Average Weight

At 2.2 kilograms, the ThinkPad W550 has a pretty typical weight compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year.

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Specification

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Integrated Card Reader
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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
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
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Intel FDI Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
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Intel Secure Key
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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
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Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
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Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
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Intel Visual Technology
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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo 20e1, lenovo k620, lenovo w550, lenovo w550s, lenovo k620m, lenovo 20e10005, lenovo 20e10005u, lenovo 20e10005us
Barcodes 00889233148662, 00889233952290

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