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Lenovo ThinkPad T550 2 Core Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.3GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.3GHz 8GB 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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14 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 were launched more than a year ago.

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Quite Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

At 16 gigabytes, the Lenovo ThinkPad T550 has a fairly big maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type. Across all the comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the ThinkPad T550 the maximum on-board graphics adapter memorys range from 1.7GB to 16GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 11GB.

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Lenovo Has Good Laptop Reviews

We calculated the average ratings for all Lenovo notebook PCs and also specifically for Lenovo medium processor cores notebook PCs and found that in both cases Lenovo had good ratings compared to other manufacturers.

Quite Long Battery Life (max)

Across all the notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the ThinkPad T550 the battery life (max)s range from 2.5h to 24h, and the average battery life (max) is 8.6h. At 14.8 hours, the Lenovo ThinkPad T550 has a fairly long battery life (max) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the ThinkPad T550.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The ThinkPad T550 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most medium processor cores notebook PCs 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 of a comparable age and type to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This Lenovo laptop also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The best memory clock speeds supported by processor of all laptops of this age and spec is 1,866MHz and the worst is 133MHz.

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SSD Storage Media

The Lenovo ThinkPad T550 has a better storage medium than most similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it. This laptop has an SSD storage media, whereas most notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to it have an HDD storage media. 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.

This laptop's storage medium (SSD) is actually the best storage medium across all notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year.

The worst storage medium across comparable types of laptop is HDD.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The ThinkPad T550 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the ThinkPad T550 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.

This portable PC's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best display resolution amongst all medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a similar age to the ThinkPad T550.

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

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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 released around the same time as the ThinkPad T550 also have a front camera.

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L3 Processor Cache

This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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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 medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

Medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the ThinkPad T550 have maximum internal memory (64-bit)s of between 2GB and 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory (64-bit) is 13GB. 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 have been available for around the same time as the ThinkPad T550.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

Laptops of this age and type have maximum internal memorys of between 2GB and 32GB. The ThinkPad T550 has a quite big maximum internal memory (16 gigabytes) compared to most of the other laptops that have been available for a similar time to the ThinkPad T550.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slots

This laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slots, which is typical of many comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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5 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 the most frequently found on-board graphics adapter DirectX version on comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

Most medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the ThinkPad T550 do not have a touchscreen. The ThinkPad T550 is no exception to this as it too does 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.

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Quite Low Speaker Power

The lowest speaker power of notebook PCs of this age and type is 1W, the highest is 4W, and the average speaker power is 1.7W. At only 1 Watt, the ThinkPad T550 has a quite low speaker power compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the ThinkPad T550.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 bluetooth version, which is typical of many medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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7 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo ThinkPad T550

Released Over Two Years Ago

This notebook PC has been on the market for over two years.

Average Processor Frequency

At 2.3 gigahertz, the Lenovo ThinkPad T550 has a relatively standard processor frequency compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the ThinkPad T550.

Portable 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 Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the ThinkPad T550 has a fairly standard internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad T550.

There are a number of alternative 8GB internal memory laptops currently available that you might want to look at including the DELL Inspiron 17 5000[plb_2656827_price] which has better reviews.

If you would prefer a notebook PC with a bigger internal memory then you might want to consider the Lenovo T450s[plb_3046986_price] (12GB) which is also higher rated.

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Average Display Diagonal

The ThinkPad T550 has a relatively average display diagonal (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the ThinkPad T550.

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Intel Core I5-5xxx Processor Family

This laptop has an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family, which is typical of many medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to it.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 2.1 kilograms, the Lenovo ThinkPad T550 has a pretty typical weight compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the ThinkPad T550.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 256 gigabytes, the Lenovo ThinkPad T550 has a pretty average total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
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Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
System Bus Rate
Processor Threads
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Processor Lithography
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Slots Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Configurable TDP-Down Frequency
Stepping
PCI Express Configurations
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Form Factor
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slots
Memory Layout (slots X Size)
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Number of SSDs Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
Full HD
LED Backlight
Display Surface
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Graphics Adapter Open GL Support
Maximum Resolution
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
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)
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LightScribe
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G
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
GPS (satellite)
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Island-Style Keyboard
Keyboard Backlit
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Recovery Operating System
Operating System Architecture
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
Supported Instruction Sets
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Embedded Options Available
Intel TSX-NI Version
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Intel® OS Guard
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Smart Response Technology Version
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) Version
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel® Smart Cache
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
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Certificates
Certification
RoHS Compliance
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)
Maximum Internal Memory
Cache Memory
Video Compression Formats

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

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2 core Intel Core i5-5xxx 2.3GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 15.6"
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