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Lenovo ThinkPad T550
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Lenovo ThinkPad T550 2 Core Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.6GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 15.5" Laptop

2 Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.6GHz 8GB Feb 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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Lenovo Has Good Reviews for Its Notebook PCs

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

Quite Fast Processor Frequency

The slowest processor frequency of portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the ThinkPad T550 is 0.8GHz, the fastest is 3GHz, and the average processor frequency is 2.2GHz. At 2.6 gigahertz, the ThinkPad T550 has a fairly fast processor frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the ThinkPad T550.

If this medium processor cores laptop processor frequency is not fast enough for you then you might want to look at the DELL Latitude 3540[plb_2905720_price] (2.7GHz) which also has a higher rating.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

The ThinkPad T550 has an Intel Core i7 processor family which is better than most portable PCs that have been on the market for more than a year. Most medium processor cores portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it have an Intel Core i5 processor family.

This laptop's processor family (Intel Core i7) is in fact the best processor family across all medium processor cores portable PCs that were launched more than a year ago.

An AMD E processor family is the worst processor family across comparable types of laptop.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Lenovo ThinkPad T550 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to it. This Lenovo portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The best memory clock speeds supported by processor of all comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the ThinkPad T550 is 1,866MHz and the worst is 133MHz.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

The ThinkPad T550 has a quite big internal memory (8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the ThinkPad T550. Across all the notebook PCs of this spec and age the internal memorys range from 2GB to 16GB.

Alternative 8GB internal memory notebook PCs currently available which you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the DELL XPS 13[plb_2705355_price].

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SSD Storage Media

The ThinkPad T550 has an SSD storage media which is better than most notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it. Most similar spec portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as 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.

An SSD storage media is actually the best storage medium across all portable PCs that were released around the same time as the ThinkPad T550.

An HDD storage media is the worst storage medium amongst comparable types of laptop.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative portable PCs that have an SSD storage media currently available including because of it's better review score, the DELL Latitude 12 E7250[plb_2899678_price].

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Has a Front Camera

The ThinkPad T550 has a front camera. Most of the other portable PCs that came out 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 frequently found processor cache on portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Quite Fast Processor Boost Frequency

Medium processor cores portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the ThinkPad T550 have processor boost frequencys of between 2GHz and 3.7GHz. At 3.2 gigahertz, the ThinkPad T550 has a fairly fast processor boost frequency compared to most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that were released one year ago.

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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 commonly found wi-Fi standards on laptops of this age and spec.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

The maximum internal memorys of laptops that have been available for around the same time as the ThinkPad T550 range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 13GB. When compared to other similar spec portable PCs that were released one year ago that we have assessed, the maximum internal memory of the ThinkPad T550 of 16 gigabytes is one of the biggest.

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Three USB 3.0 Ports

The ThinkPad T550 is a three USB 3.0 port notebook PC. Most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the ThinkPad T550 have between one and four USB 3.0 ports.

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Fairly Big Processor Cache

When compared to other laptops of a comparable age and type to the ThinkPad T550, the ThinkPad T550's processor cache of 4 megabytes is one of the biggest. The processor caches of comparable spec portable PCs that came out around the same time as the ThinkPad T550 range from 1MB to 6MB, and the average processor cache is 3.1MB.

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6 Reasons Against

Only 11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version

This laptop has a 11.2 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is typical of many laptops of this age and spec.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The ThinkPad T550 does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that have been on the market for more than a year.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

Like most of the other portable PCs that have been around for more than a year, the ThinkPad T550 does not have a touchscreen.

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Quite Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The smallest discrete graphics adapter memory of medium processor cores portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the ThinkPad T550 is 1GB, the biggest is 4.1GB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 2.2GB. With a discrete graphics adapter memory of only 1,024 megabyte, the ThinkPad T550 has a fairly small discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad T550.

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Very Low Speaker Power

The lowest speaker power of portable PCs of a similar type and age to the ThinkPad T550 is 1W and the highest is 4W. The ThinkPad T550 has a fairly low speaker power (only 1 Watt) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 bluetooth version, which is typical of many laptops that have been available for more than a year.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo ThinkPad T550

Released Over Two Years Ago

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

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 notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the ThinkPad T550.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 256 gigabytes, the ThinkPad T550 has a fairly average total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that were released around the same time as the ThinkPad T550.

If this medium processor cores laptop total storage capacity is too small for you then you might also want to consider the Lenovo B50-45[plb_3152168_price] (320GB and higher rated).

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Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
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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

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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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