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Lenovo E550 2 Core Intel Core I3-5xxx 2GHz 4GB 192GB SSD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I3-5xxx 2GHz 4GB Aug 2015
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9 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This laptop supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating modes, which is typical of many similar spec notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago.

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Lenovo Has Good Portable PC Reviews

Lenovo is one of the superior laptop manufacturers according to average reviews from users and experts, and Lenovo also has good reviews for its medium processor cores notebook PCs.

1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Lenovo E550 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most portable PCs of this age and spec. This notebook PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market 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 this age and type processor memory clock speeds range from 133MHz (worst) to 1,866MHz (best).

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SSD Storage Media

The Lenovo E550 has an SSD storage media which is better than most laptops that are a comparable age to it. Most medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released one year ago have an HDD storage media. 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 media is actually the best storage medium amongst all laptops of this spec and age.

An HDD storage media is the worst storage medium across comparable types of laptop.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo E550 has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the E550.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other portable PCs that are a comparable age to the E550, the Lenovo E550 has a front camera.

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L3 Processor Cache

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

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Six Number of Battery Cellss

The Lenovo E550 is a six number of battery cells portable PC. Most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the E550 have between two and eight number of battery cellss.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slots

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

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10 Reasons Against

Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)

Across all the medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the E550 the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s range from 750MHz to 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) is 950MHz. The Lenovo E550 has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s (only 850 megahertz) amongst portable PCs of this age.

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Only 11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version

This laptop has a 11.2 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is the most frequently found on-board graphics adapter DirectX version on portable PCs of this type and age.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

Across all the laptops that have been around for around the same time as the E550 the total storage capacitys range from 32GB to 2TB. With a total storage capacity of only 192 gigabytes, the Lenovo E550 has a quite small total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a similar age to the E550.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other 192GB total storage capacity laptops and we think because of it's better review score, the Lenovo L450[plb_2932785_price] is also worth considering.

Portable PCs with a bigger total storage capacity that might also be worth considering include the X1 Carbon[pl_3818141_price] (256GB and higher rated), or the W550s[pl_3369680_price] (256GB and higher rated) both from Lenovo.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This portable PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many similar spec laptops that have been on the market for more than a year.

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Only Intel Core I3-5xxx Processor Family

The Lenovo E550 has an Intel Core i3-5xxx processor family which is better than most medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year. Most medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family. Across all notebook PCs of this age and spec the processor family ranges from AMD E (worst) to Intel Core i7-4xxx (best).

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

Most notebook PCs of this type and age do not have a touchscreen. The Lenovo E550 is no exception to this as it too does not have a touchscreen.

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Very Dim Display Brightness

The average display brightness of portable PCs that have been on the market for more than a year is 270 cd/m². The Lenovo E550 has a fairly dim display brightness (only 200 candellas per square meter) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the E550.

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Only One USB 2.0 Ports Quantity

Most portable PCs that are a comparable age to the E550 have between one and two USB 2.0 ports quantitys, including the Lenovo E550 which has one USB 2.0 ports quantity.

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Only 802.11a Wi-Fi Standards

The Lenovo E550 has a better Wi-Fi standard than most portable PCs that are a similar age to it. This notebook PC has an 802.11a wi-Fi standards, whereas most laptops of this spec and age have an 802.11n wi-Fi standards. The Wi-Fi standard of all medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the E550 ranges from IEEE 802.11a (worst) to 802.11n (best).

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 bluetooth version, which is typical of many laptops that have been around for more than a year.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo E550

Average Processor Frequency

At 2 gigahertz, the Lenovo E550 has a relatively standard processor frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the E550.

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Average Display Diagonal

The Lenovo E550 has a fairly typical display diagonal (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the E550.

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Average Battery Life (max)

At 9 hours, the Lenovo E550 has a relatively standard battery life (max) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the E550.

If this portable PC battery life (max) is not long enough for you then you might also want to look at the Fujitsu Lifebook U745[plb_3000568_price] (9.5h) which is also higher rated.

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Average Weight

At 2.4 kilograms, the Lenovo E550 has a pretty average weight compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the E550.

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the Lenovo E550 has a relatively standard internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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Specification

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Storage
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Solid-State Drive Capacity
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Display
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Display Surface
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Camera
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Networking
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Bluetooth
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USB Sleep-and-Charge
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DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
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Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® Rapid Start Technology
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Smart Response Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST)
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT)
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
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Intel® Insider™
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
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Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Smart Response Technology Version
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel® Smart Cache
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Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
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Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
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Battery
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Fingerprint Reader
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Intel Visual Technology
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

Expert Reviews

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6 November 2015

In review: Lenovo ThinkPad E550. Test model provided by CampusPoint.At a purchase price of 1000 Euro (~$1100), the top-model in the E550-series can't be considered entry-level any longer and...

10 July 2015

Great CPU and graphics performance for the money, an adequate display and solid build quality make the E550 surprisingly impressive...

Great CPU and graphics performance for the money, an adequate display and solid build quality make the E550 surprisingly impressive...

3 March 2015

No wonder that last year's Lenovo ThinkPad E540 was selling so well, but does its successor live up to the legacy? Well, in some terms yes, but in others ? no. Lenovo kept the same minimalistic...

30 November 2015

Un boost en performance des plus coûteux. Pour sa configuration haut-de-gamme du E550, Lenovo n'a pas fait que retenir un processeur Core i7, une carte graphique Radeon est aussi de la partie.... Read more…

Solid chassis, docking station connector, fast WLAN, responsive keyboard, good performance, low temperature and noise
Smart build quality
Good performance levels
Battery life is impressive
Great keyboard
Dark display with low viewing angle stability, slow hard drive, comperatively high price
12month warranty
No SSD option
Screen is only a TN panel
DisplayPort output would have been nice
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User Reviews

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Reviewed 30 May 2015 by Small Town Girl
Small Town Girl would recommend the Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E550 Series (Verified Purchase)

I thought I had to have an ASUS to replace my dropped and broken laptop, but I didn't want to spend that much. I did a ton of research and finally determined that the ThinkPad might suit my needs... Read more…

Reviewed 19 November 2015 by Doc
Doc would recommend the Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E550 Series (Verified Purchase)

So far so good. trackpad works well, good battery life. Required more software which should have been recommended at the time of purchase...

Reviewed 16 November 2015 by LF
LF would recommend the Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E550 Series (Verified Purchase)

Its very good and Processing fast...

Reviewed 9 November 2015 by Leo
(Verified Purchase)

Nice ten-key design, more powerful than E450 E440...

Reviewed 13 July 2015 by Knox tech
Knox tech would recommend the Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E550 Series (Verified Purchase)

Use mainly for personal stuff but seems to have pleatny of speed and power...

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Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo i35005, lenovo i35005u
Barcodes 00889800695179, 00889800697838

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