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Lenovo ThinkPad W550 2 Core Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.3GHz 4GB 508GB Hybrid-HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.3GHz 4GB Jan 2015
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11 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This portable PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating modes, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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Fairly Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The smallest maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the ThinkPad W550 is 1.7GB, the biggest is 16GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 11GB. The Lenovo ThinkPad W550 has a quite big maximum on-board graphics adapter memory (16 gigabytes) compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad W550.

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

The ThinkPad W550 is a three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity notebook PC.

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Lenovo Has Good Notebook PC Reviews

We calculated the average ratings for all Lenovo portable 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.

1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Lenovo ThinkPad W550 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to it. This portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Across all similar spec notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago the worst memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz and the best is 1,866MHz.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The highest display resolution of the ThinkPad W550 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 in fact the best display resolution amongst all medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the ThinkPad W550.

A 1024 x 768 pixels display resolution is the worst display resolution amongst similar types of notebook PC.

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Has a Front Camera

The ThinkPad W550 has a front camera, as do most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad W550.

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L3 Processor Cache

This laptop has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many laptops of this age and spec.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

At 16 gigabytes, the ThinkPad W550 has a quite big maximum internal memory (64-bit) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the ThinkPad W550. The maximum internal memory (64-bit)s of medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a similar age to the ThinkPad W550 range from 2GB to 32GB.

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Three USB 3.0 Ports

Most medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the ThinkPad W550 have between one and four USB 3.0 ports, including the Lenovo ThinkPad W550 which has three USB 3.0 ports.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slots

This laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slots, which is the most commonly found memory slots on similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for more than a year.

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

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The ThinkPad W550 does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age which have a full-size keyboard.

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Only HDD Storage Media

This notebook PC has a Hybrid-HDD storage media, which is the most frequently found storage media on laptops of a comparable age and spec to 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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Very Small Internal Memory

The Lenovo ThinkPad W550 has a fairly small internal memory (only 4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the ThinkPad W550. The average internal memory of medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the ThinkPad W550 is 6.3GB.

We compared this laptop to all the other 4GB internal memory notebook PCs and we think because of it's better review score, the Asus X551CA is also worth considering.

If you would prefer a notebook PC with a bigger internal memory then you might want to consider the Toshiba L75 (6GB) which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

The ThinkPad W550 does not have a touchscreen. Most of the other laptops of a similar age and spec to the ThinkPad W550 also do not have a touchscreen.

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Very Low Speaker Power

The lowest speaker power of notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the ThinkPad W550 is 1W, the highest is 4W, and the average speaker power is 1.7W. At only 1 Watt, the ThinkPad W550 has a fairly low speaker power compared to most of the other portable PCs that are a similar age to the ThinkPad W550.

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Only 802.11a Wi-Fi Standards

The ThinkPad W550 has an 802.11a wi-Fi standards which is better than the 802.11n wi-Fi standards found on most laptops of this spec and age. Across all notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the ThinkPad W550 the best Wi-Fi standard is 802.11n and the worst is IEEE 802.11a.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo ThinkPad W550

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this laptop was released.

Average Processor Frequency

With a processor frequency of 2.3 gigahertz, the ThinkPad W550 has a fairly standard processor frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs that are a similar age to the ThinkPad W550.

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Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 15.6 inches, the ThinkPad W550 has a pretty average display diagonal compared to most of the other notebook PCs that are a similar age to the ThinkPad W550.

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Intel Core I5-5xxx Processor Family

This laptop has an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family, which is the most frequently found processor family on notebook PCs of a similar type and age to it.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

The ThinkPad W550 has a relatively average total storage capacity (508 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a similar age to the ThinkPad W550.

If this medium processor cores notebook PC total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the Lenovo T450s (512GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Weight

At 2.3 kilograms, the Lenovo ThinkPad W550 has a relatively typical weight compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the ThinkPad W550.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Product Type
Intel Segment Tagging
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
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
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Aspect Ratio
Full HD
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Graphics Adapter Open GL Support
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
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
Number of Discrete Graphics Adapters Installed
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
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Mini DisplayPorts Quantity
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
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
Keyboard
Island-Style Keyboard
Keyboard Backlit
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel® VPro™ Technology
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 Fast Memory Access
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 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
Power
AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection Type
Password Protection
Fingerprint Reader
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Certificates
Certification
RoHS Compliance
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

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