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Lenovo T550 2 Core Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.6GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.6GHz 8GB Aug 2015
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64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This laptop supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating modes, which is the most frequently supported processor operating modes on portable PCs of a comparable type and age to it.

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Lenovo Has Good Notebook PC Reviews

Medium processor cores notebook PCs built by Lenovo have good reviews 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 reviews across its entire range.

Fairly Fast Processor Frequency

The Lenovo T550 has one of the faster processor frequencys (2.6 gigahertz) amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age. Across all the notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the T550 the processor frequencys range from 0.8GHz to 3GHz, and the average processor frequency is 2.2GHz.

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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 portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the T550. Across all the portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the T550 the battery life (max)s range from 2.5h to 24h, and the average battery life (max) is 8.6h.

If this portable PC battery life (max) is not long enough for you then you might want to consider the Lenovo W550s[plb_3369680_price] (17.3h) which also has a higher rating.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Lenovo T550 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as it. This notebook PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released one year ago support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The best memory clock speeds supported by processor of all portable PCs of this age and type is 1,866MHz and the worst is 133MHz.

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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 that were released more than a year ago. 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 in fact the best storage medium across all notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year.

The worst storage medium across comparable types of laptop is HDD.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the T550, the Lenovo T550 has a full-size keyboard.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The highest display resolution of the Lenovo T550 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than the most common display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is actually the best display resolution across all similar spec laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the T550.

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

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Intel Core I7-5xxx Processor Family

The Lenovo T550 has an Intel Core i7-5xxx processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family found on most notebook PCs of this age and spec. Across all medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the T550 the processor family ranges from AMD E (worst) to Intel Core i7-4xxx (best).

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Has a Front Camera

The Lenovo T550 has a front camera, as do most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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L3 Processor Cache

This laptop has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many comparable spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Quite Fast Processor Boost Frequency

The Lenovo T550 has a quite fast processor boost frequency (3.2 gigahertz) compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the T550. The slowest processor boost frequency of medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the T550 is 2GHz, the fastest is 3.7GHz, and the average processor boost frequency is 2.9GHz.

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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 frequently found wi-Fi standards on portable PCs that have been on the market for more than a year.

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Quite Big Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)

The Lenovo T550 has one of the biggest battery capacity (Watt hours)s (77 watt-hours) amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age. The battery capacity (Watt hours)s of medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market 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 notebook PC.

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Fairly Big Processor Cache

When compared to other medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago that we have assessed the processor cache of, the Lenovo T550's processor cache of 4 megabytes is one of the biggest. Across all the portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the T550 the processor caches range from 1MB to 6MB.

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Quite Big Cache Memory

At 4 megabytes, the Lenovo T550 has a quite big cache memory compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and spec to the T550. Across all the medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released one year ago the cache memorys range from 1MB to 4MB.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slots

This laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slots, which is typical of many portable PCs of this spec and age.

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6 Reasons Against

Only 11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version

This portable 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 were launched more than a year ago.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

The average total storage capacity of comparable spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the T550 is 550GB. At only 256 gigabytes, the Lenovo T550 has a quite small total storage capacity compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the T550.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

The Lenovo T550 does not have a touchscreen, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the T550 also do not have a touchscreen.

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Only Three Number of Battery Cellss

Most portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the T550 have between two and eight number of battery cellss, including the Lenovo T550 which has three number of battery cellss.

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Quite Low Speaker Power

The lowest speaker power of medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago is 1W, the highest is 4W, and the average speaker power is 1.7W. With an speaker power of only 1 Watt, the Lenovo T550 has one of the lowest speaker powers amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported bluetooth version on portable PCs of this age and type.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo T550

Released Over a Year Ago

This Lenovo laptop was released over a year ago.

Average Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the Lenovo T550 has a relatively average internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the T550.

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Average Display Diagonal

The Lenovo T550 has a relatively average 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 T550.

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Average Weight

At 2.1 kilograms, the Lenovo T550 has a fairly standard weight compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year.

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Specification

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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)
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Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
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Intel® OS Guard
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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 Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) Version
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel® Smart Cache
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Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
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Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
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Intel Visual Technology
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)
Maximum Internal Memory
Cache Memory
Video Compression Formats

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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