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Lenovo ThinkPad W550 2 Core Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.4GHz 16GB 512GB SSD 15.5" Laptop

2 Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.4GHz 16GB Jan 2015
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Three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantitys

The Lenovo ThinkPad W550 is a three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity portable 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 portable PCs and found that in both cases Lenovo had good ratings compared to other manufacturers.

Very Big Internal Memory

When compared to other laptops of this type and age, the ThinkPad W550's internal memory of 16 gigabytes is one of the biggest. Across all the similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the ThinkPad W550 the internal memorys range from 2GB to 16GB, and the average internal memory is 6.3GB.

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Very Long Battery Life (max)

The battery life (max) of the Lenovo ThinkPad W550 of 21.8 hours is one of the longest amongst notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year. The battery life (max)s of medium processor cores portable PCs that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad W550 range from 2.5h to 24h, and the average battery life (max) is 8.6h.

If you would prefer a portable PC with a longer battery life (max) then you might want to look at the Fujitsu LifeBook S904[plb_2861117_price] (24h) which is also higher rated.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

The ThinkPad W550 has a better processor family than most comparable spec laptops that were launched more than a year ago. This notebook PC has an Intel Core i7 processor family, whereas most similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it have an Intel Core i5 processor family.

An Intel Core i7 processor family is in fact the best processor family amongst all medium processor cores portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the ThinkPad W550.

Amongst similar types of laptop the worst processor family is AMD E.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Lenovo ThinkPad W550 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most laptops of a comparable age and spec to it. This portable PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this notebook PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The worst memory clock speeds supported by processor of all similar spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as the ThinkPad W550 is 133MHz and the best is 1,866MHz.

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SSD Storage Media

The ThinkPad W550 has an SSD storage media which is better than the HDD storage media found on most medium processor cores portable PCs that have been available for more than a year. 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 notebook PC's storage medium (SSD) is in fact the best storage medium amongst all laptops of this type and age.

The worst storage medium amongst comparable types of notebook PC is HDD.

We think you might also be interested in some 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

Like most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that were launched more than a year ago, the ThinkPad W550 has a front camera.

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512 Solid-State Drive Capacitys

The ThinkPad W550 has bigger solid-state drive capacitys than most of the notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the ThinkPad W550. This notebook PC is a 512 gigabytes solid-state drive capacity laptop compared to most of the portable PCs that were released one year ago which only have between 8 and 511 solid-state drive capacitys.

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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 typical of many medium processor cores portable PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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Quite Bright Display Brightness

The ThinkPad W550 has one of the brighter display brightnesss (350 candellas per square meter) amongst medium processor cores portable PCs of this age. The average display brightness of medium processor cores portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the ThinkPad W550 is 270 cd/m², and the display brightnesss range from 200 cd/m² to 1,200 cd/m².

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Quite Big Processor Cache

The ThinkPad W550 has one of the bigger processor caches (4 megabytes) amongst notebook PCs of this age. Similar spec laptops that were released more than a year ago have processor caches of between 1MB and 6MB.

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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 typical of many portable 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 W550 does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the ThinkPad W550 which have a full-size keyboard.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

Like most of the other notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the ThinkPad W550, the Lenovo ThinkPad W550 does not have a touchscreen.

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Quite Low Speaker Power

Across all the medium processor cores portable PCs that have been on the market for more than a year the speaker powers range from 1W to 4W. With an speaker power of only 1 Watt, the ThinkPad W550's speaker power is one of the lowest amongst medium processor cores portable PCs that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad W550.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 bluetooth version, which is typical of many notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo ThinkPad W550

Released Over Two Years Ago

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

Average Processor Frequency

The ThinkPad W550 has a relatively standard processor frequency (2.4 gigahertz) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the ThinkPad W550.

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Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 15.5 inches, the Lenovo ThinkPad W550 has a relatively standard display diagonal compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 512 gigabytes, the ThinkPad W550 has a pretty standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the ThinkPad W550.

We compared all the other 512GB total storage capacity laptops to this laptop and we think the DELL XPS 13[plb_2739272_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Average Weight

The ThinkPad W550 has a pretty average weight (2.3 kilograms) compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad W550.

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Specification

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Form Factor
Colour of Product
Product Type
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Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Processor Socket
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
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
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Panel Type
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
Full HD
LED Backlight
Display Surface
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
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
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LightScribe
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Mini DisplayPorts Quantity
SmartCard 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
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Keyboard Backlit
Numeric Keypad
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Recovery Operating System
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)
Supported Instruction Sets
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
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 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
Battery
Battery Life (max)
Battery Technology
Power
AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection Type
Password Protection
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Fingerprint Reader
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Certificates
RoHS Compliance
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo 20e2, lenovo w550, lenovo w550s, lenovo p230668, lenovo p230668p
Barcodes 00889233153864

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