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Lenovo ThinkPad T550
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Lenovo ThinkPad T550 2 Core Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.3GHz 4GB 180GB SSD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.3GHz 4GB Jan 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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11 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This notebook PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating modes, which is the most frequently supported processor operating modes on medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a similar 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 comparable spec laptops of this age. The smallest maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the ThinkPad T550 is 1.7GB, the biggest is 16GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 11GB.

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Lenovo Portable PCs Have Good Reviews

Lenovo medium processor cores notebook PCs have good ratings on average and across all laptops Lenovo is one of the better rated manufacturers.

Quite Long Battery Life (max)

With a battery life (max) of 14.8 hours, the Lenovo ThinkPad T550 has one of the longer battery life (max)s amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age. Comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the ThinkPad T550 have battery life (max)s of between 2.5h and 24h.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The ThinkPad T550 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most laptops that have been around for a comparable time to it. This notebook PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most portable PCs that were released one year ago support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this portable PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The worst memory clock speeds supported by processor of all medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago is 133MHz and the best is 1,866MHz.

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SSD Storage Media

The Lenovo ThinkPad T550 has an SSD storage media which is better than the HDD storage media found on most medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a comparable age 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 actually the best storage medium amongst all laptops that have been around for around the same time as the ThinkPad T550.

The worst storage medium amongst similar types of laptop is HDD.

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Has a Front Camera

The ThinkPad T550 has a front camera. Most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago 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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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This laptop has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is the most frequently found wi-Fi standards on medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

The maximum internal memory (64-bit)s of laptops of a comparable spec and age to the ThinkPad T550 range from 2GB to 32GB. At 16 gigabytes, the ThinkPad T550 has a very big maximum internal memory (64-bit) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the ThinkPad T550.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slots

This notebook PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slots, which is typical of many medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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8 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 the most commonly found on-board graphics adapter DirectX version on medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The ThinkPad T550 does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other portable PCs that were released more than a year ago do have a full-size keyboard.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

The average total storage capacity of notebook PCs of this spec and age is 550GB, and the total storage capacitys range from 32GB to 2TB. At only 180 gigabytes, the ThinkPad T550 has a fairly small total storage capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs that were released one year ago.

If you would prefer a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to consider the Lenovo L450[plb_2932785_price] (192GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This portable PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most frequently found display resolution on similar spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

Like most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the ThinkPad T550, the Lenovo ThinkPad T550 does not have a touchscreen.

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Only Three Number of Battery Cellss

Most medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to 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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Very Low Speaker Power

Across all the comparable spec portable PCs that were launched more than a year ago the speaker powers range from 1W to 4W, and the average speaker power is 1.7W. The ThinkPad T550 has a quite low speaker power (only 1 Watt) compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that were released one year ago.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported bluetooth version on comparable spec laptops that were launched more than a year ago.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo ThinkPad T550

Released Over Two Years Ago

Lenovo released the ThinkPad T550 over two years ago.

Average Processor Frequency

The ThinkPad T550 has a pretty average processor frequency (2.3 gigahertz) compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and spec to the ThinkPad T550.

Notebook PCs with a faster processor frequency that might also be worth looking at include the DELL XPS 13[plb_2739272_price] (2.4GHz).

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Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 15.6 inches, the ThinkPad T550 has a pretty typical display diagonal compared to most of the other laptops of a similar spec and age to the ThinkPad T550.

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Intel Core I5-5xxx Processor Family

This portable PC has an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family, which is typical of many notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 4 gigabytes, the ThinkPad T550 has a pretty typical internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the ThinkPad T550.

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Average Weight

At 2.1 kilograms, the ThinkPad T550 has a relatively typical weight compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the ThinkPad T550.

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Specification

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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
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Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
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Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
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Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
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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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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo i55200, lenovo i55200u
Barcodes 00889233159828, 00889233159941, 00889233167748, 00889233171189

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