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Lenovo E550 2 Core Intel Core I3-5xxx 2GHz 8GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I3-5xxx 2GHz 8GB Jun 2015
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15 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This notebook PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating modes, which is typical of many portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Lenovo Laptops Have Good Reviews

Lenovo has good average ratings for its medium processor cores notebook PCs as well as across its entire laptop range compared to other manufacturers.

1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Lenovo E550 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago. This Lenovo notebook PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most notebook PCs that were released 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. Comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the E550 processor memory clock speeds range from 133MHz (worst) to 1,866MHz (best).

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the Lenovo E550 has a fairly big internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the E550. The average internal memory of portable PCs that were released around the same time as the E550 is 6.3GB.

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Fairly Big Display Diagonal

The smallest display diagonal of medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year is 10", the biggest is 18", and the average display diagonal is 15". With a display diagonal of 15.6 inches, the Lenovo E550 has one of the bigger display diagonals amongst similar spec laptops of this age.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo E550 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago also have a full-size keyboard.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The highest display resolution of the Lenovo E550 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than the most common display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels.

This notebook PC's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best display resolution across all portable PCs that were released around the same time as the E550.

Across similar types of notebook PC the worst display resolution is 1024 x 768 pixels.

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Has a Front Camera

The Lenovo E550 has a front camera. Most of the other notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the E550 also have a front camera.

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L3 Processor Cache

This laptop has a L3 processor cache, which is the most frequently found processor cache on notebook PCs of a similar age and type to it.

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Quite Fast Hard Drive Speed

The slowest hard drive speed of laptops of this type and age is 5,400 RPM, the fastest is 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 5,900 RPM. With a hard drive speed of 7,200 revolutions per minute, the Lenovo E550 has a fairly fast hard drive speed compared to most of the other portable PCs that are a comparable age to the E550.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This laptop has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is typical of many notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

Laptops of a similar type and age to the E550 have maximum internal memory (64-bit)s of between 2GB and 32GB. The Lenovo E550 has a quite big maximum internal memory (64-bit) (16 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the E550.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

With a maximum internal memory of 16 gigabytes, the Lenovo E550 has one of the bigger maximum internal memorys amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age. Laptops that are a comparable age to the E550 have maximum internal memorys of between 2GB and 32GB.

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Six Number of Battery Cellss

The Lenovo E550 is a six number of battery cells notebook PC.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slots

This portable PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slots, which is typical of many portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to it.

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8 Reasons Against

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

The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s of medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year range from 750MHz to 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) is 950MHz. At only 850 megahertz, the Lenovo E550 has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the E550.

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Only 11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version

This portable PC has a 11.2 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is typical of many medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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Only HDD Storage Media

This laptop has an HDD storage media, which is the most commonly found storage media on notebook PCs of this age and spec. 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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Only Intel Core I3-5xxx Processor Family

The Lenovo E550 has a better processor family than most notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to it. This Lenovo laptop has an Intel Core i3-5xxx processor family, whereas most medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family. The best processor family of all notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the E550 is Intel Core i7-4xxx and the worst is AMD E.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

The Lenovo E550 does not have a touchscreen, although it is worth noting that most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the E550 also do not have a touchscreen.

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Only One USB 2.0 Ports Quantity

The Lenovo E550 is a one USB 2.0 ports quantity notebook PC. Most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the E550 have between one and two USB 2.0 ports quantitys.

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

The hard drive capacitys of medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year range from 250GB to 2TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 690GB. With a hard drive capacity of only 500 gigabytes, the Lenovo E550 has one of the smaller hard drive capacitys amongst portable PCs of this age.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 bluetooth version, which is typical of many similar spec laptops that came out more than a year ago.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo E550

Released Over a Year Ago

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

Average Processor Frequency

At 2 gigahertz, the Lenovo E550 has a fairly typical processor frequency compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type.

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Average Battery Life (max)

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

If this laptop battery life (max) is too short for you then you might also want to consider the Fujitsu Lifebook U745[plb_3000568_price] (9.5h) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the Lenovo E550 has a pretty average total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops that came out around the same time as the E550.

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Average Weight

At 2.4 kilograms, the Lenovo E550 has a pretty typical weight compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the E550.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Housing Material
Colour of Product
Product Type
Intel Segment Tagging
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
System Bus Rate
Processor Threads
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
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Slots Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Configurable TDP-Down Frequency
Stepping
PCI Express Configurations
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Form Factor
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slots
Memory Layout (slots X Size)
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
Full HD
LED Backlight
Display Surface
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LightScribe
Optical Drive Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Number of Built-In Speakers
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution (numeric)
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
USB Sleep-and-Charge Ports
USB Sleep-and-Charge
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Island-Style Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
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
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel® Insider™
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Supported Instruction Sets
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Embedded Options Available
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Intel® OS Guard
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
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
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life (max)
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection
Fingerprint Reader
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
Certificates
RoHS Compliance
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

Expert Reviews

(16)
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

(7)
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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