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Lenovo ThinkPad T550 2 Core Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.2GHz 4GB 500GB Hybrid-HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.2GHz 4GB Mar 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 similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to it.

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Fairly Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

With a maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of 16 gigabytes, the Lenovo ThinkPad T550 has one of the bigger maximum on-board graphics adapter memorys amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age. The average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of notebook PCs of this age and spec is 11GB.

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Lenovo Has Good Portable PC Reviews

We checked 4,876 expert and owner reviews for Lenovo notebook PCs and found that on average Lenovo has good ratings compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Lenovo has good ratings specifically for its medium processor cores notebook PCs.

Quite Long Battery Life (max)

The shortest battery life (max) of medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the ThinkPad T550 is 2.5h, the longest is 24h, and the average battery life (max) is 8.6h. The ThinkPad T550 has a fairly long battery life (max) (14.8 hours) compared to most of the other laptops that are a similar age to the ThinkPad T550.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Lenovo ThinkPad T550 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to it. This portable PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most portable PCs of a comparable age and type to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This Lenovo notebook PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The memory clock speeds supported by processor of all notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year ranges from 133MHz (worst) to 1,866MHz (best).

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo ThinkPad T550 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been available for more than a year also have a full-size keyboard.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The ThinkPad T550 has a maximum display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than a 1366 x 768 pixels laptop, which is the most frequently found display resolution.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is in fact the best display resolution amongst all medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a similar age to the ThinkPad T550.

The worst display resolution amongst comparable types of portable PC is 1024 x 768 pixels.

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Has a Front Camera

The Lenovo ThinkPad T550 has a front camera. Most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the ThinkPad T550 also have a front camera.

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L3 Processor Cache

This notebook PC has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time 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 notebook PCs of a similar type and age to it.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

The average maximum internal memory (64-bit) of portable PCs that were released more than a year ago is 13GB. When compared to other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the ThinkPad T550 that we have assessed, the maximum internal memory (64-bit) of the ThinkPad T550 of 16 gigabytes is one of the biggest.

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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 medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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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 typical of many laptops of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Only HDD Storage Media

This portable PC has a Hybrid-HDD storage media, which is the most commonly found storage media on medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time 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 medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a similar age to the ThinkPad T550, the ThinkPad T550 does not have a touchscreen.

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Only Three Number of Battery Cellss

The Lenovo ThinkPad T550 is a three number of battery cells laptop. Most of the other laptops of this type and age have between two and eight number of battery cellss.

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Very Low Speaker Power

With an speaker power of only 1 Watt, the ThinkPad T550 has one of the lower speaker powers amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age. The average speaker power of notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the ThinkPad T550 is 1.7W.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 bluetooth version, which is typical of many portable PCs of this age and spec.

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7 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo ThinkPad T550

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when Lenovo released the ThinkPad T550.

Average Processor Frequency

With a processor frequency of 2.2 gigahertz, the Lenovo ThinkPad T550 has a pretty standard processor frequency compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that were released around the same time as the ThinkPad T550.

Portable PCs with a faster processor frequency that might also be worth considering include the Lenovo X1 Carbon[plb_3818141_price] (2.3GHz and higher rated).

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Average Display Diagonal

The ThinkPad T550 has a pretty typical display diagonal (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the ThinkPad 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 portable PCs of this age and type.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the ThinkPad T550 has a relatively standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year.

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the Lenovo ThinkPad T550 has a pretty typical internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and type to the ThinkPad T550.

We compared all the other 4GB internal memory notebook PCs to this notebook PC and we think the DELL Latitude 15[plb_2569470_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Average Weight

At 2.1 kilograms, the Lenovo ThinkPad T550 has a fairly typical weight compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year.

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Specification

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Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
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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
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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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Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo 500gb8, lenovo 20ck003, lenovo 500gb8g, lenovo 500gb8gb, lenovo 20ck003k, lenovo 20ck003ku, lenovo 20ck003kuk
Barcodes 00889233167434, 00889233167601, 00889233168639, 00889233168660, 00889233169483, 00889233169568, 00889233169872, 00889233170090, 04053162754720

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