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Lenovo T550 2 Core Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.3GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.3GHz 8GB Aug 2015
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14 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This portable PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating modes, which is typical of many laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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

The Lenovo T550 is a three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity laptop. Most of the other laptops of this age and type have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantitys.

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Lenovo Has Good Notebook PC Reviews

Medium processor cores notebook PCs manufactured by Lenovo have good ratings on average. We also checked the reviews for all portable PCs (not just medium processor cores notebook PCs) and found that Lenovo also has good ratings across its entire range.

Quite Long Battery Life (max)

The Lenovo T550 has a fairly long battery life (max) (14.8 hours) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the T550. The shortest battery life (max) of laptops of a similar age and type to the T550 is 2.5h and the longest is 24h.

If you want a notebook PC with a longer battery life (max) then you might want to consider the Lenovo W550s (17.3h) which also has a higher rating.

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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 most medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it. Most medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This notebook PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The memory clock speeds supported by processor of all laptops that have been around for a similar time to the T550 ranges from 133MHz (worst) to 1,866MHz (best).

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SSD Storage Media

The Lenovo T550 has an SSD storage media which is better than the HDD storage media found on most laptops of a comparable spec and age to it. 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 portable PCs that were released more than a year ago.

The worst storage medium amongst similar types of laptop is HDD.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec, 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 the most frequently found display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels.

This laptop's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best display resolution across all laptops that came out more than a year ago.

Across comparable types of laptop the worst display resolution is 1024 x 768 pixels.

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Has a Front Camera

The Lenovo T550 has a front camera. Most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and type to the T550 also have a front camera.

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L3 Processor Cache

This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a similar age and type to it.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This portable PC has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is the most commonly found wi-Fi standards on portable PCs of this age and spec.

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Quite Big Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)

The battery capacity (Watt hours) of the Lenovo T550 of 77 watt-hours is one of the biggest amongst comparable spec laptops that were released around the same time as the T550. The battery capacity (Watt hours)s of medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the T550 range from 23Wh to 120Wh, and the average battery capacity (Watt hours) is 45Wh.

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Three USB 3.0 Ports

The Lenovo T550 is a three USB 3.0 port laptop.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slots

This laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slots, which is typical of many medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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5 Reasons Against

Only 11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version

This notebook PC has a 11.2 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is the most frequently found on-board graphics adapter DirectX version on medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

Like most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year, 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 portable PC. Most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the T550 have between two and eight number of battery cellss.

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Very Low Speaker Power

Laptops of a similar age and type to the T550 have speaker powers of between 1W and 4W. With an speaker power of only 1 Watt, the Lenovo T550 has a fairly low speaker power compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the T550.

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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 medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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7 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo T550

Released Over a Year Ago

This medium processor cores notebook PC has been on the market for over a year.

Average Processor Frequency

At 2.3 gigahertz, the Lenovo T550 has a relatively average processor frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year.

We compared this laptop to all the other 2.3GHz processor clock speed notebook PCs and we think the DELL Latitude 12 E5250 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the Lenovo T550 has a pretty average internal memory compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that have been on the market for more than a year.

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Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 15.6 inches, the Lenovo T550 has a relatively standard display diagonal compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to 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 the most commonly found processor family on medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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Average Weight

At 2.1 kilograms, the Lenovo T550 has a fairly average weight compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that were launched more than a year ago.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

The Lenovo T550 has a relatively average total storage capacity (256 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year.

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Specification

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Card Reader Integrated
Solid-State Drive Interface
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Display
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Touchscreen
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Full HD
LED Backlight
Display Surface
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Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
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Wi-Fi Standards
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Bluetooth
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USB Sleep-and-Charge Ports
USB Sleep-and-Charge
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
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Microphone in
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Full-Size Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Island-Style Keyboard
Keyboard Backlit
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Windows Keys
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Recovery Operating System
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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
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Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Embedded Options Available
Intel TSX-NI Version
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
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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 Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) Version
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)
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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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Password Protection
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Warranty Card
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Power Cord Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
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RoHS Compliance
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
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Intel Visual Technology
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

Expert Reviews

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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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