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Lenovo ThinkPad T550 2 Core Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.2GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.2GHz 8GB May 2015
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19 Reasons For

Very Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

At 16 gigabytes, the ThinkPad T550 has a very big maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age. The average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of similar spec portable PCs that were released one year ago is 11GB.

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Three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantitys

Most notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the ThinkPad T550 have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantitys, including the Lenovo ThinkPad T550 which has three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantitys.

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Good Brand

We checked 5,057 expert and user reviews for Lenovo laptops 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 portable PCs.

Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

At 300 megahertz, the Lenovo ThinkPad T550 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the ThinkPad T550. Across all the similar spec laptops that were released one year ago the on-board graphics adapter base frequencys range from 100MHz to 650MHz.

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Fairly Long Battery Life (max)

At 14.8 hours, the Lenovo ThinkPad T550 has a quite long battery life (max) compared to most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that were launched more than a year ago. The average battery life (max) of medium processor cores portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the ThinkPad T550 is 8.6h, and the battery life (max)s range from 2.5h to 24h.

If this portable PC battery life (max) is too short 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 ThinkPad T550 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most portable PCs of this age and spec. Most laptops of a similar age and type to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Across all notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the ThinkPad T550 the memory clock speeds supported by processor ranges from 133MHz to 1,866MHz.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

The ThinkPad T550 has one of the bigger internal memorys (8 gigabytes) amongst medium processor cores portable PCs of this age. The average internal memory of notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago is 6.3GB.

If this Lenovo laptop internal memory is too small for you then you might want to look at the HP Pavilion 15[plb_2839091_price] (12GB and higher rated).

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SSD Storage Media

The ThinkPad T550 has an SSD storage media which is better than the HDD storage media found on most portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. 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 portable PCs of this spec and age.

The worst storage medium across similar types of portable PC is HDD.

There are a number of other portable PCs that have an SSD storage media currently available which you might want to consider including because of it's better review score, the DELL Latitude 12 E7250[plb_2899678_price].

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This portable PC has an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family, which is typical of many medium processor cores portable PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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Quite Big Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 15.6 inches, the Lenovo ThinkPad T550 has one of the bigger display diagonals amongst medium processor cores portable PCs of this age. The average display diagonal of notebook PCs that are a similar age to the ThinkPad T550 is 15".

Laptops with a bigger display diagonal that might also be worth looking at include the Toshiba L75[plb_2976722_price] (17.3") which also has a higher rating.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other portable PCs of this type and age, the ThinkPad T550 has a full-size keyboard.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

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

This notebook PC's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best display resolution amongst all portable PCs of this age and spec.

A 1024 x 768 pixels display resolution is the worst display resolution across comparable types of notebook PC.

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Has a Front Camera

The Lenovo ThinkPad T550 has a front camera, as do most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that were launched more than a year ago.

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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 typical of many portable PCs of a similar type and age to it.

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L3 Processor Cache

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

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

Across all the comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year the maximum internal memory (64-bit)s range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory (64-bit) is 13GB. The ThinkPad T550 has a quite big maximum internal memory (64-bit) (16 gigabytes) compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the ThinkPad T550.

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256 Solid-State Drive Capacitys

The ThinkPad T550 is a 256 gigabytes solid-state drive capacity portable PC. Most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that were released around the same time as the ThinkPad T550 have between 8 and 511 solid-state drive capacitys.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

The average maximum internal memory of portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the ThinkPad T550 is 13GB. At 16 gigabytes, the ThinkPad T550 has a quite big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the ThinkPad T550.

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Three USB 3.0 Ports

The ThinkPad T550 is a three USB 3.0 port portable PC.

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7 Reasons Against

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

Across all the notebook PCs of this age and spec the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s range from 750MHz to 1,300MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) of only 900 megahertz, the ThinkPad T550 has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s amongst portable PCs of this age.

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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 portable PCs of this age and type.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

Across all the notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the ThinkPad T550 the total storage capacitys range from 32GB to 2TB, and the average total storage capacity is 550GB. With a total storage capacity of only 256 gigabytes, the ThinkPad T550 has a quite small total storage capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the ThinkPad T550.

If you are looking for a portable PC with a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to consider the Lenovo B50-45[plb_3152168_price] (320GB and higher rated).

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

The ThinkPad T550 does not have a touchscreen, although keep in mind that most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the ThinkPad T550 also do not have a touchscreen.

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Only Three Number of Battery Cellss

The ThinkPad T550 is a three number of battery cells portable PC. Most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the ThinkPad T550 have between two and eight number of battery cellss.

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Very Low Speaker Power

The Lenovo ThinkPad T550 has one of the lower speaker powers (only 1 Watt) amongst medium processor cores portable PCs of this age. The average speaker power of portable PCs of this age and type is 1.7W, and the speaker powers range from 1W to 4W.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 bluetooth version, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to it.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo ThinkPad T550

Released Over a Year Ago

This notebook PC has been on the market for over a year.

Average Processor Frequency

At 2.2 gigahertz, the ThinkPad T550 has a fairly standard processor frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the ThinkPad T550.

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Average Weight

The ThinkPad T550 has a relatively average weight (2.1 kilograms) compared to most of the other laptops that have been available for more than a year.

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Specification

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Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
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Total Storage Capacity
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Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Number of SSDs Installed
Display
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Touchscreen
Display Brightness
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Full HD
LED Backlight
Display Surface
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Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Graphics Adapter Open GL Support
Maximum Resolution
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
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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)
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Audio System
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
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4G Standard
WWAN
3G Standards
2G Standards
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Mini DisplayPorts Quantity
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
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Performance
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Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Island-Style Keyboard
Keyboard Backlit
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Pointing Device
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Recovery Operating System
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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
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Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Embedded Options Available
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
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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
Processor Package Size
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)
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection Type
Password Protection
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Fingerprint Reader
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
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Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Certificates
Certification
RoHS Compliance
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
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Intel Visual Technology
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)
Maximum Internal Memory
Cache Memory
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Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo 20ck000, lenovo 20ck000x, lenovo 20ck000xu, lenovo 20ck000xuk, apple t55020cknetworkcard101001000gigabitfa, apple t55020cknetworkcard101001000gigabitfas, apple t55020cknetworkcard101001000gigabitfast
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