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Lenovo T550 2 Core Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.2GHz 4GB 180GB SSD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.2GHz 4GB Jul 2015
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18 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This notebook PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating modes, which is the most frequently supported processor operating modes on notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it.

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Quite Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

Similar spec laptops that have been available for more than a year have maximum on-board graphics adapter memorys of between 1.7GB and 16GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 11GB. The Lenovo T550 has a fairly big maximum on-board graphics adapter memory (16 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the T550.

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Lenovo Portable PCs Have Good Reviews

We calculated the average reviews for all Lenovo laptops and also specifically for Lenovo medium processor cores notebook PCs and found that in both cases Lenovo had good reviews compared to other brands.

Fairly Long Battery Life (max)

At 14.8 hours, the Lenovo T550 has a fairly long battery life (max) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age. The average battery life (max) of comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the T550 is 8.6h, and the battery life (max)s range from 2.5h to 24h.

If you are looking for a portable PC with a longer battery life (max) then you might want to consider the Lenovo W550s[plb_3369680_price] (17.3h and higher rated).

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Lenovo T550 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most portable PCs of this age and type. In addition, this notebook PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Across all medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year the best memory clock speeds supported by processor is 1,866MHz and the worst is 133MHz.

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SSD Storage Media

The Lenovo T550 has a better storage medium than most similar spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it. This notebook PC has an SSD storage media, whereas most comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to it 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.

This notebook PC's storage medium (SSD) is actually the best storage medium across all laptops that are a comparable age to the T550.

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

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Fairly Big Display Diagonal

Across all the medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the T550 the display diagonals range from 10" to 18", and the average display diagonal is 15". The Lenovo T550 has one of the bigger display diagonals (15.6 inches) amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age, the Lenovo T550 has a full-size keyboard.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The Lenovo T550 has a maximum display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than a 1366 x 768 pixels laptop, which is the most common display resolution.

This notebook PC's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best display resolution amongst all laptops that are a similar age to the T550.

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

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Has a Front Camera

The Lenovo T550 has a front camera. Most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for more than a year also have a front camera.

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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 the most frequently found wi-Fi standards on laptops of this age and spec.

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L3 Processor Cache

This laptop has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many laptops of a similar type and age to it.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

Medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago have maximum internal memory (64-bit)s of between 2GB and 32GB. When compared to other medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a similar age to the T550 that we have checked, the maximum internal memory (64-bit) of the Lenovo T550 of 16 gigabytes is one of the biggest.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

With a maximum internal memory of 16 gigabytes, the Lenovo T550 has one of the bigger maximum internal memorys amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age. The maximum internal memorys of comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for more than a year range from 2GB to 32GB.

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Quite Big Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)

The average battery capacity (Watt hours) of notebook PCs of this spec and age is 45Wh. With a battery capacity (Watt hours) of 77 watt-hours, the Lenovo T550 has one of the biggest battery capacity (Watt hours)s amongst laptops of this age.

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Three USB 3.0 Ports

Most comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the T550 have between one and four USB 3.0 ports, including the Lenovo T550 which has three USB 3.0 ports.

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Quite Bright Display Brightness

The average display brightness of medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago is 270 cd/m², and the display brightnesss range from 200 cd/m² to 1,200 cd/m². With a display brightness of 350 candellas per square meter, the Lenovo T550 has a fairly bright display brightness compared to most of the other laptops that have been around for a similar time to the T550.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slots

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

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9 Reasons Against

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

At only 900 megahertz, the Lenovo T550 has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) compared to most of the other laptops that are a comparable age to the T550. The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) of medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the T550 is 750MHz and the fastest is 1,300MHz.

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Only 11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version

This notebook PC has a 11.2 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

The Lenovo T550 has one of the smaller total storage capacitys (only 180 gigabytes) amongst similar spec laptops of this age. The total storage capacitys of comparable spec portable PCs that came out more than a year ago range from 32GB to 2TB.

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Very Small Internal Memory

The smallest internal memory of medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the T550 is 2GB and the biggest is 16GB. The Lenovo T550 has one of the smaller internal memorys (only 4 gigabytes) amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

Like most of the other laptops of a similar age and spec to the T550, the Lenovo T550 does not have a touchscreen.

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Only Three Number of Battery Cellss

The Lenovo T550 is a three number of battery cells laptop. Most of the other portable PCs of this type and age have between two and eight number of battery cellss.

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Quite Slow Processor Boost Frequency

At only 2.7 gigahertz, the Lenovo T550 has a quite slow processor boost frequency compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been around for around the same time as the T550. Medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the T550 have processor boost frequencys of between 2GHz and 3.7GHz.

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Very Low Speaker Power

The speaker powers of medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago range from 1W to 4W, and the average speaker power is 1.7W. At only 1 Watt, the Lenovo T550 has a fairly low speaker power compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the T550.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported bluetooth version on portable PCs of this spec and age.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo T550

Released Over a Year Ago

This Lenovo notebook PC has been on the market for over a year.

Average Processor Frequency

With a processor frequency of 2.2 gigahertz, the Lenovo T550 has a fairly typical processor frequency compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the T550.

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Intel Core I5-5xxx Processor Family

This notebook PC has an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family, which is typical of many medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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Average Weight

The Lenovo T550 has a pretty typical weight (2.1 kilograms) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year.

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Specification

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Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
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Display
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Touchscreen
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Full HD
LED Backlight
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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
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel® Insider™
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
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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 64
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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)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
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Power Cord Included
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Energy Star Certified
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Intel Visual Technology
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

Expert Reviews

(13)

Occasionally, reviewers are sent versions of notebooks that don't really show off the best that the manufacturer has to offer. The Lenovo ThinkPad T550 is one such example, with the basic spec... Read more…

13 March 2015

Lenovo ThinkPad T550 In total, the T550 mostly fulfills the high claim of the T lineup and justifies its price. We are dealing with a relatively lightweight, robust and well-built even if...

5 January 2015

You're hedging if you buy the T550. You want business-class performance at an affordable price. You're getting a ton of battery life, a gorgeous 3K screen and a bevvy of inputs. But you're also...

5 January 2015

Workstations like Lenovo's ThinkPad W540 ($2,573, £1,606, AU$2,946) and Dell's Precision M6800 ($3,490, £2,075, AU$3,750) are among the best on the market. For business users that would love a... Read more…

18 March 2015

Twee is beter dan één. Lenovo's zakelijke nieuwkomer heeft twee batterijen. Dat maakt uitzonderlijk lange looptijden mogelijk. Een LTE modem zorgt voor de noodzakelijke mobiliteit, data wordt... Read more…

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User Reviews

(1)
Reviewed 4 November 2015 by DWM

Product is poor quality and unreliable. I have had two Lenovo laptops that broke shortly after the warranty expired...

Poor Quality - Unreliable

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo i55200, lenovo 20ck003, lenovo i55200u, lenovo 20ck003l, lenovo 20ck003lf, lenovo 20ck003lfr
Barcodes 00889233171547, 00889800689680

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