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Lenovo ThinkPad T550 2 Core Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.2GHz 8GB 500GB Hybrid-HDD 15.5" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.2GHz 8GB Mar 2015
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With all of the connections ports businesses require, plus the newest Intel Core i Series processors in a sleek, lightweight, and durable package, this laptop is built for business and ready to... More
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Three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantitys

The ThinkPad T550 is a three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity notebook PC. Most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the ThinkPad T550 have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantitys.

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Lenovo Portable PCs Have Good Reviews

Lenovo is one of the better rated notebook PC manufacturers according to average expert and user reviews, and Lenovo also has good reviews for its medium processor cores portable PCs.

Fairly Long Battery Life (max)

With a battery life (max) of 14.8 hours, the ThinkPad T550 has a quite long battery life (max) compared to most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that came out more than a year ago. The shortest battery life (max) of similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad T550 is 2.5h, the longest is 24h, and the average battery life (max) is 8.6h.

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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 the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most portable PCs of this age and spec. In addition, this Lenovo laptop supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Across all portable PCs of this spec and age the worst memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz and the best is 1,866MHz.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the ThinkPad T550 has one of the bigger internal memorys amongst laptops of this age. Comparable spec laptops that were released more than a year ago have internal memorys of between 2GB and 16GB.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This laptop 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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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago, the Lenovo ThinkPad T550 has a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the ThinkPad T550, the ThinkPad T550 has a front camera.

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L3 Processor Cache

This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, which is the most commonly found processor cache on notebook PCs of this age and type.

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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 the most commonly found wi-Fi standards on portable PCs of this type and age.

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Quite Fast Wi-Fi Data Rate (max)

At 867 megabits per second, the ThinkPad T550 has a fairly fast wi-Fi data rate (max) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age. The slowest wi-Fi data rate (max) of similar spec notebook PCs that were released one year ago is 150 Mbit/s, the fastest is 870 Mbit/s, and the average wi-Fi data rate (max) is 590 Mbit/s.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

When compared to other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year, the Lenovo ThinkPad T550's maximum internal memory (64-bit) of 16 gigabytes is one of the biggest. The average maximum internal memory (64-bit) of medium processor cores portable PCs that came out around the same time as the ThinkPad T550 is 13GB.

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Fairly Big Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)

When compared to other medium processor cores portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the ThinkPad T550, the ThinkPad T550's battery capacity (Watt hours) of 67 watt-hours is one of the biggest. Across all the portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the ThinkPad T550 the battery capacity (Watt hours)s range from 23Wh to 120Wh.

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Fairly Bright Display Brightness

The dimmest display brightness of laptops of a similar spec and age to the ThinkPad T550 is 200 cd/m², the brightest is 1,200 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 270 cd/m². The ThinkPad T550 has a fairly bright display brightness (350 candellas per square meter) compared to most of the other portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the ThinkPad T550.

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8 Reasons Against

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

The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) of comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the ThinkPad T550 is 950MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s range from 750MHz to 1,300MHz. At only 900 megahertz, the ThinkPad T550 has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) compared to most of the other portable PCs that came out around the same time as the ThinkPad T550.

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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 comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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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 medium processor cores portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as 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 notebook PCs of this type and age, the ThinkPad T550 does not have a touchscreen.

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Only Three Number of Battery Cellss

Most medium processor cores portable PCs that were released around the same time as the ThinkPad T550 have between two and eight number of battery cellss, including the ThinkPad T550 which has three number of battery cellss.

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Quite Slow Processor Boost Frequency

At only 2.7 gigahertz, the Lenovo ThinkPad T550 has a quite slow processor boost frequency compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the ThinkPad T550. The processor boost frequencys of medium processor cores portable PCs that are a similar age to the ThinkPad T550 range from 2GHz to 3.7GHz, and the average processor boost frequency is 2.9GHz.

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Quite Low Speaker Power

The lowest speaker power of medium processor cores portable PCs that were released more than a year ago is 1W, the highest is 4W, and the average speaker power is 1.7W. The Lenovo ThinkPad T550 has a very low speaker power (only 1 Watt) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported bluetooth version on medium processor cores portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to it.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo ThinkPad T550

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this notebook PC was released.

Average Processor Frequency

With a processor frequency of 2.2 gigahertz, the ThinkPad T550 has a fairly typical processor frequency compared to most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that were released around the same time as the ThinkPad T550.

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Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 15.5 inches, the ThinkPad T550 has a pretty standard display diagonal compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and spec to the ThinkPad T550.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the ThinkPad T550 has a fairly typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec.

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Average Weight

The Lenovo ThinkPad T550 has a fairly typical weight (2.1 kilograms) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the ThinkPad T550.

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Specification

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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)
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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® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
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Intel Visual Technology
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

Expert Reviews

(13)

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
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