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Lenovo ThinkPad E550 2 Core Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.2GHz 4GB 500GB Hybrid-HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.2GHz 4GB Apr 2015
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64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This laptop supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating modes, which is typical of many comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Quite Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago is 11GB, and the maximum on-board graphics adapter memorys range from 1.7GB to 16GB. The Lenovo ThinkPad E550 has a fairly big maximum on-board graphics adapter memory (16 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the ThinkPad E550.

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Lenovo Portable PCs Have Good Reviews

We checked 4,876 owner and expert reviews for Lenovo laptops 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 Lenovo ThinkPad E550 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it. This notebook PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The memory clock speeds supported by processor of all portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the ThinkPad E550 ranges from 133MHz (worst) to 1,866MHz (best).

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Fairly Big Display Diagonal

Across all the comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the ThinkPad E550 the display diagonals range from 10" to 18". With a display diagonal of 15.6 inches, the ThinkPad E550 has a quite big display diagonal compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The ThinkPad E550 has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other portable PCs of this age and type.

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Has a Front Camera

The ThinkPad E550 has a front camera. Most of the other notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the ThinkPad E550 also have a front camera.

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L3 Processor Cache

This laptop has a L3 processor cache, which is the most commonly found processor cache on laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Fairly Fast Hard Drive Speed

At 7,200 revolutions per minute, the ThinkPad E550 has a fairly fast hard drive speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the ThinkPad E550. Medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the ThinkPad E550 have hard drive speeds of between 5,400 RPM and 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 5,900 RPM.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

At 16 gigabytes, the ThinkPad E550 has a quite big maximum internal memory (64-bit) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec. The smallest maximum internal memory (64-bit) of portable PCs that are a similar age to the ThinkPad E550 is 2GB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory (64-bit) is 13GB.

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Quite High Speaker Power

At 2 Watts, the Lenovo ThinkPad E550 has a quite high speaker power compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the ThinkPad E550. Laptops of this age and spec have speaker powers of between 1W and 4W.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

When compared to other similar spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the ThinkPad E550 that we have checked, the maximum internal memory of the ThinkPad E550 of 16 gigabytes is one of the biggest. The maximum internal memorys of notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the ThinkPad E550 range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 13GB.

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Six Number of Battery Cellss

Most laptops of this age and type have between two and eight number of battery cellss, including the ThinkPad E550 which has six 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 the most commonly found memory slots on laptops of a comparable age and type to it.

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12 Reasons Against

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

At only 900 megahertz, the ThinkPad E550 has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and type to the ThinkPad E550. The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) of medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released one year ago is 750MHz and the fastest is 1,300MHz.

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Only 11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version

This laptop has a 11.2 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is the most commonly found on-board graphics adapter DirectX version on portable PCs that have been available for more than a year.

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Only HDD Storage Media

This portable PC has a Hybrid-HDD storage media, which is the most frequently found storage media on laptops that were launched more than a year ago. 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 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This laptop has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Very Small Internal Memory

The average internal memory of medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the ThinkPad E550 is 6.3GB, and the internal memorys range from 2GB to 16GB. At only 4 gigabytes, the ThinkPad E550 has a quite small internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the ThinkPad E550.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

The ThinkPad E550 does not have a touchscreen. Most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year also do not have a touchscreen.

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Very Dim Display Brightness

The Lenovo ThinkPad E550 has one of the dimmer display brightnesss (only 200 candellas per square meter) amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age. The display brightnesss of notebook PCs of this spec and age range from 200 cd/m² to 1,200 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 270 cd/m².

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Quite Slow Processor Boost Frequency

At only 2.7 gigahertz, the ThinkPad E550 has a fairly slow processor boost frequency compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age. Across all the similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad E550 the processor boost frequencys range from 2GHz to 3.7GHz.

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Only One USB 2.0 Ports Quantity

Most medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a similar age to the ThinkPad E550 have between one and two USB 2.0 ports quantitys, including the Lenovo ThinkPad E550 which has one USB 2.0 ports quantity.

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Quite Small Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Capacity

The ThinkPad E550 has one of the smaller hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacitys (only 500 gigabytes) amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age. The average hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity of notebook PCs of this age and type is 650GB.

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Only 802.11a Wi-Fi Standards

The ThinkPad E550 has an 802.11a wi-Fi standards which is better than most laptops of a similar spec and age to it. Most laptops that were released one year ago have an 802.11n wi-Fi standards. The worst Wi-Fi standard of all similar spec laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the ThinkPad E550 is IEEE 802.11a and the best is 802.11n.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported bluetooth version on medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo ThinkPad E550

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when Lenovo released the ThinkPad E550.

Average Processor Frequency

At 2.2 gigahertz, the Lenovo ThinkPad E550 has a fairly average processor frequency compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type.

If this notebook PC processor frequency is not fast enough for you then you might want to look at the Lenovo X1 Carbon[plb_3818141_price] (2.3GHz), or the DELL Latitude 12 E5250[plb_2900334_price] (2.3GHz) which also has a higher rating.

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Intel Core I5-5xxx Processor Family

This laptop has an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family, which is the most frequently found processor family on similar spec laptops that were launched around the same time as it.

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Average Battery Life (max)

With a battery life (max) of 9 hours, the ThinkPad E550 has a fairly typical battery life (max) compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that have been on the market for more than a year.

If this notebook PC battery life (max) is not long enough for you then you might want to look at 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 ThinkPad E550 has a relatively standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age.

If you would prefer a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to look at the Lenovo T450s[plb_3046986_price] (512GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Weight

The ThinkPad E550 has a pretty average weight (2.4 kilograms) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age.

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Specification

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Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
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Memory
Internal Memory
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Maximum Internal Memory
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Memory Clock Speed
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Total Storage Capacity
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Hard Drive Size
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Display
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Touchscreen
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On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
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Camera
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Keyboard
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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)
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
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Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
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Execute Disable Bit
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Intel® OS Guard
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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)
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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)
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Fingerprint Reader
Cable Lock Slot
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Intel Visual Technology
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

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