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Lenovo ThinkPad E550 2 Core Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.2GHz 8GB 500GB Hybrid-HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.2GHz 8GB Feb 2015
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13 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

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

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Lenovo Notebook PCs Have Good Reviews

Based on 4,876 user and expert reviews, Lenovo has good reviews for its laptops. Lenovo also has good reviews specifically within its medium processor cores notebook PCs range compared to other manufacturers.

1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The ThinkPad E550 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as it. Most medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a similar age to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Across all medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a similar age to the ThinkPad E550 the best memory clock speeds supported by processor is 1,866MHz and the worst is 133MHz.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

The smallest internal memory of similar spec portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the ThinkPad E550 is 2GB and the biggest is 16GB. At 8 gigabytes, the Lenovo ThinkPad E550 has a fairly big internal memory compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the ThinkPad E550.

If you are looking for a bigger internal memory then you might want to consider the Lenovo T450s[plb_3046986_price] (12GB and higher rated).

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The ThinkPad E550 has a full-size keyboard, as do 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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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The ThinkPad E550 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.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is in fact the best display resolution amongst all medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year.

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

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Has a Front Camera

The Lenovo ThinkPad E550 has a front camera, as do most of the other similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad E550.

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L3 Processor Cache

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

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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 comparable age and spec to it.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

At 16 gigabytes, the ThinkPad E550 has a fairly big maximum internal memory (64-bit) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age. The maximum internal memory (64-bit)s of similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the ThinkPad E550 range from 2GB to 32GB.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

The average maximum internal memory of medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a similar age to the ThinkPad E550 is 13GB. The ThinkPad E550 has a fairly big maximum internal memory (16 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the ThinkPad E550.

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Six Number of Battery Cellss

The ThinkPad E550 is a six number of battery cells notebook PC. Most of the other laptops that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad E550 have between two and eight number of battery cellss.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slots

This notebook PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slots, which is the most frequently found memory slots on comparable spec laptops 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 typical of many portable PCs of a similar age and spec to it.

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Only HDD Storage Media

This laptop has a Hybrid-HDD storage media, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to it. 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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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

Like most of the other similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad E550, the Lenovo ThinkPad E550 does not have a touchscreen.

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Quite Slow Processor Boost Frequency

At only 2.7 gigahertz, the Lenovo ThinkPad E550 has a fairly slow processor boost frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the ThinkPad E550. Portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the ThinkPad E550 have processor boost frequencys of between 2GHz and 3.7GHz.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 bluetooth version, which is typical of many comparable spec laptops that were launched more than a year ago.

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7 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 fairly typical processor frequency compared to most of the other laptops of this age and spec.

If you want a portable PC with a faster processor frequency then you might also want to look at the Lenovo X1 Carbon[plb_3818141_price] (2.3GHz and higher rated).

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Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 15.6 inches, the ThinkPad E550 has a fairly typical display diagonal compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the ThinkPad E550.

We compared all the other 15.6" laptops to this laptop and we think because of it's better review score, the Asus X551CA[plb_2045549_price] is also worth considering.

If this notebook PC display diagonal is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the DELL Inspiron 17 5748[plb_2962180_price] (17.3") which also has a higher rating.

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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 notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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Average Battery Life (max)

With a battery life (max) of 9 hours, the ThinkPad E550 has a pretty typical battery life (max) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar type and age to the ThinkPad E550.

If this Lenovo portable PC battery life (max) is too short for you then you might want to consider the Acer Aspire S7[plb_2830258_price] (9.5h) which is also higher rated.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

The Lenovo ThinkPad E550 has a relatively average total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec.

If this notebook PC total storage capacity is too small for you then you might want to consider the Lenovo T450s[plb_3046986_price] (512GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Weight

The ThinkPad E550 has a fairly typical weight (2.4 kilograms) compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the ThinkPad E550.

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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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