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Lenovo ThinkPad E550 2 Core Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.2GHz 4GB 192GB SSD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.2GHz 4GB May 2015
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12 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This portable PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating modes, which is typical of many medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to it.

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Quite Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The smallest maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of portable PCs of a similar age and type to the ThinkPad E550 is 1.7GB and the biggest is 16GB. The ThinkPad E550 has one of the bigger maximum on-board graphics adapter memorys (16 gigabytes) amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age.

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Lenovo Notebook PCs Have Good Reviews

We checked 4,876 user and expert reviews for Lenovo portable PCs and found that on average Lenovo has good reviews. We also found that Lenovo has good reviews specifically for its medium processor cores notebook PCs.

1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The ThinkPad E550 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most laptops of a comparable type and age to it. Most laptops that have been available for around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this notebook PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The best memory clock speeds supported by processor of all notebook PCs that are a similar age to the ThinkPad E550 is 1,866MHz and the worst is 133MHz.

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SSD Storage Media

The Lenovo ThinkPad E550 has a better storage medium than most portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to it. This notebook PC has an SSD storage media, whereas most notebook PCs of this spec and age 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 portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the ThinkPad E550.

Across comparable types of notebook PC the worst storage medium is HDD.

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Fairly Big Display Diagonal

Medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year have display diagonals of between 10" and 18", and the average display diagonal is 15". With a display diagonal of 15.6 inches, the Lenovo ThinkPad E550 has a quite big display diagonal compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the ThinkPad E550.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The highest display resolution of the Lenovo ThinkPad E550 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than a 1366 x 768 pixels portable PC, which is the most frequently found display resolution.

This laptop's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best display resolution amongst all laptops of a comparable age and spec to the ThinkPad E550.

The worst display resolution across comparable types of laptop is 1024 x 768 pixels.

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Has a Front Camera

The Lenovo ThinkPad E550 has a front camera. Most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec 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 typical of many portable PCs of a similar type and age to it.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

The smallest maximum internal memory of similar spec portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the ThinkPad E550 is 2GB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 13GB. At 16 gigabytes, the ThinkPad E550 has a very big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released one year ago.

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Six Number of Battery Cellss

The Lenovo ThinkPad E550 is a six number of battery cells notebook PC. Most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the ThinkPad 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 portable PCs of this age and spec.

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9 Reasons Against

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

The ThinkPad E550 has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s (only 900 megahertz) amongst portable PCs of this age. Across all the medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the ThinkPad 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.

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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 the most frequently found on-board graphics adapter DirectX version on laptops of a similar type and age to it.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The ThinkPad E550 does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other laptops of a similar age and spec to the ThinkPad E550.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

The total storage capacitys of notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the ThinkPad E550 range from 32GB to 2TB, and the average total storage capacity is 550GB. The Lenovo ThinkPad E550 has one of the smaller total storage capacitys (only 192 gigabytes) amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age.

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Very Small Internal Memory

The average internal memory of notebook PCs of this spec and age is 6.3GB. With an internal memory of only 4 gigabytes, the ThinkPad E550 has one of the smaller internal memorys amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

Most medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the ThinkPad E550 do not have a touchscreen. The Lenovo ThinkPad E550 is no exception to this as it too does not have a touchscreen.

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Quite Slow Processor Boost Frequency

Notebook PCs of this age and type have processor boost frequencys of between 2GHz and 3.7GHz, and the average processor boost frequency is 2.9GHz. The ThinkPad E550 has one of the slower processor boost frequencys (only 2.7 gigahertz) amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age.

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Only One USB 2.0 Ports Quantity

The ThinkPad E550 is a one USB 2.0 ports quantity notebook PC.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported bluetooth version on medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo ThinkPad E550

Released Over a Year Ago

This portable PC was released over a year ago.

Average Processor Frequency

At 2.2 gigahertz, the ThinkPad E550 has a relatively average processor frequency compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the ThinkPad E550.

Laptops with a faster processor frequency that might be worth looking at include the Lenovo X1 Carbon[plb_3818141_price] (2.3GHz), or the DELL Latitude 12 E7250[plb_2899678_price] (2.3GHz) which is also higher rated.

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Intel Core I5-5xxx Processor Family

This portable PC has an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family, which is typical of many portable PCs of a similar age and type to it.

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Average Battery Life (max)

At 9 hours, the ThinkPad E550 has a relatively standard battery life (max) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the ThinkPad E550.

If this Lenovo 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 is also higher rated.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 2.4 kilograms, the ThinkPad E550 has a pretty typical weight compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the ThinkPad E550.

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Specification

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Processor Cores
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Processor Frequency
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Rate
Processor Threads
Processor Boost Frequency
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)
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Stepping
PCI Express Configurations
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Form Factor
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
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Number of SSDs Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
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
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Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio System
Camera
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
Docking Connector
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
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Software
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Recovery Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
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® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
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
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 64
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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 Power
Security
Password Protection Type
Password Protection
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
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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Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo p230975, lenovo p230975p
Barcodes 00889561484395, 00889561484722, 00889561485040

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