This portable PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on portable PCs of a comparable age and type to it.
Lenovo Has Good Laptop Reviews
Medium processor core laptops manufactured by Lenovo have good reviews on average. We also checked the reviews for all laptops (not just medium processor core laptops) and found that Lenovo also has good reviews across its entire range.
1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution
The Lenovo W550s has a maximum display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than a 1366 x 768 pixels portable PC, which is the most frequently found display resolution.
This laptop's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best display resolution amongst all notebook PCs of this age and spec.
The worst display resolution amongst similar types of laptop is 1024 x 768 pixels.
1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed
The Lenovo W550s supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most laptops of this age and spec.
A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all medium processor core laptops that have been available for around the same time as the W550s.
Across similar types of portable PC the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz.
Intel Core I7-5xxx Processor Family
The Lenovo W550s 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 around for around the same time as it. The worst processor family of all comparable spec notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago is AMD E and the best is Intel Core i7-3xxx.
Laptops with a better processor family that might be worth considering include the HP 14 (Intel Core i5-3xxx), or the Panasonic Toughbook CF-31 (Intel Core i5-3xxx).
Has a Front Camera
The Lenovo W550s has a front camera. Most of the other portable PCs of this type and age also have a front camera.
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Fairly Fast Hard Drive Speed
The slowest hard drive speed of notebook PCs of this age and type is 5,200 RPM and the fastest is 7,200 RPM. At 7,200 revolutions per minute, the Lenovo W550s has a quite fast hard drive speed compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type.
Fairly Big Processor Cache
With a processor cache of 4 megabytes, the Lenovo W550s's processor cache is one of the biggest amongst medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for more than a year. The average processor cache of laptops that came out around the same time as the W550s is 3MB, and the processor caches range from 1MB to 6MB.
Gold EPEAT Compliance
This portable PC has a Gold EPEAT compliance, which is the most frequently found EPEAT compliance on portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to it.
2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot
This notebook PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most frequently found memory slot on notebook PCs of this age and spec.
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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard
The Lenovo W550s does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other medium processor core laptops that were launched around the same time as the W550s which have a full-size keyboard.
Only HDD Storage Medium
This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year. 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.
Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen
Like most of the other laptops of a similar age and type to the W550s, the Lenovo W550s does not have a touch sensitive screen.
Only Three Battery Cells
The Lenovo W550s is a three battery cell count notebook PC.
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Very Low Speaker Power
The speaker power of portable PCs of this spec and age range from 1W to 4W, and the average speaker power is 1.7W. At only 1 Watt, the Lenovo W550s has a quite low speaker power compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the W550s.
Only 802.11a WiFi Standard
The Lenovo W550s has an 802.11a WiFi standard which is better than the 802.11n WiFi standard found on most comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year. The best Wi-Fi standard of all similar spec portable PCs that came out more than a year ago is 802.11n and the worst is 802.11ad.
Only 4 Bluetooth Version
This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.
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Released Over a Year Ago
Lenovo released the W550s over a year ago.
Average Processor Clock Speed
At 2.4 gigahertz, the Lenovo W550s has a pretty typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other portable PCs that were released around the same time as the W550s.
If this notebook PC processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might want to consider the Asus UX303UB (2.5GHz) which also has a higher rating.
Average Internal Memory
With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the Lenovo W550s has a relatively average internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the W550s.
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Average Screen Size
With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Lenovo W550s has a relatively average screen size compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that are a similar age to the W550s.
Average Total Storage Capacity
At 500 gigabytes, the Lenovo W550s has a fairly average total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age.
At 2.2 kilograms, the Lenovo W550s has a relatively typical weight compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec.
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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 Clear Video Technology
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Supported Instruction Set
AVX, AVX 2.0, SSE, SSE4.1, SSE, SSE4.2
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
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
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 Cell Count
AC Adapter Power
Weight & Dimensions
AC Adapter Included
Energy Star Certified
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
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