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Lenovo ThinkPad W550 2 Core Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.4GHz 16GB 512GB SSD 15.6" Laptop

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Lenovo ThinkPad W550s Review
Lenovo ThinkPad w550 Laptop Review - Best Laptop of 2015?

19 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This laptop supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating modes, which is the most commonly supported processor operating modes on notebook PCs of this age and type.

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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 laptop.

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Lenovo Notebook PCs Have Good Reviews

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

Very Big Internal Memory

At 16 gigabytes, the Lenovo ThinkPad W550 has a very big internal memory compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the ThinkPad W550. Medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the ThinkPad W550 have internal memorys of between 2GB and 16GB.

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Very Long Battery Life (max)

Similar spec laptops that have been around for more than a year have battery life (max)s of between 2.5h and 24h, and the average battery life (max) is 8.6h. When compared to other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released one year ago that we have assessed, the battery life (max) of the ThinkPad W550 of 17.3 hours is one of the longest.

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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 that have been on the market for a similar time to it. In addition, this Lenovo portable PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The worst memory clock speeds supported by processor of all comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for more than a year is 133MHz and the best is 1,866MHz.

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SSD Storage Media

The ThinkPad W550 has a better storage medium than most medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year. This portable PC has an SSD storage media, whereas most notebook PCs of this age and spec 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 in fact the best storage medium amongst all laptops of a similar age and type to the ThinkPad W550.

Amongst similar types of laptop the worst storage medium is HDD.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the ThinkPad W550, the ThinkPad W550 has a full-size keyboard.

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Intel Core I7-5xxx Processor Family

The ThinkPad W550 has a better processor family than most medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it. This Lenovo notebook PC has an Intel Core i7-5xxx processor family, whereas most medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released one year ago have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family. Across all laptops of this type and age the best processor family is Intel Core i7-4xxx and the worst is AMD E.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the ThinkPad W550, the ThinkPad W550 has a front camera.

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Very Big Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)

The Lenovo ThinkPad W550 has one of the biggest battery capacity (Watt hours)s (116 watt-hours) amongst notebook PCs of this age. The battery capacity (Watt hours)s of portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the ThinkPad W550 range from 23Wh to 120Wh.

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512 Solid-State Drive Capacitys

The Lenovo ThinkPad W550 has bigger solid-state drive capacitys than most of the medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the ThinkPad W550. Most of the medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the ThinkPad W550 only have between 8 and 511 solid-state drive capacitys, however this Lenovo notebook PC has 512 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 the most frequently found wi-Fi standards on medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

With a maximum internal memory (64-bit) of 16 gigabytes, the Lenovo ThinkPad W550 has one of the bigger maximum internal memory (64-bit)s amongst laptops of this age. Across all the laptops of this spec and age the maximum internal memory (64-bit)s range from 2GB to 32GB.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

The ThinkPad W550 has a fairly big maximum internal memory (16 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the ThinkPad W550. Across all the comparable spec portable PCs that were released one year ago the maximum internal memorys range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 13GB.

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Fairly Bright Display Brightness

The display brightnesss of laptops of a comparable age and type to the ThinkPad W550 range from 200 cd/m² to 1,200 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 270 cd/m². With a display brightness of 350 candellas per square meter, the ThinkPad W550 has one of the brighter display brightnesss amongst notebook PCs of this age.

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Quite Big Processor Cache

Similar spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the ThinkPad W550 have processor caches of between 1MB and 6MB. The ThinkPad W550 has one of the bigger processor caches (4 megabytes) amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age.

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AC Cables Included

This laptop has an AC cables included, which is the most frequently found cables included on comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slots

This portable PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slots, which is the most frequently found memory slots on comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to 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 notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

Most medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a similar age to the ThinkPad W550 do not have a touchscreen. The ThinkPad W550 is no exception to this as it too does not have a touchscreen.

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Only Three Number of Battery Cellss

The Lenovo ThinkPad W550 is a three number of battery cells laptop.

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Quite Low Speaker Power

The speaker power of the Lenovo ThinkPad W550 of only 1 Watt is one of the lowest amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago. The average speaker power of medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the ThinkPad W550 is 1.7W.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 bluetooth version, 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 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo ThinkPad W550

Released Over Two Years Ago

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

Average Processor Frequency

At 2.4 gigahertz, the Lenovo ThinkPad W550 has a relatively average processor frequency compared to most of the other laptops of a similar spec and 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 fairly typical display diagonal compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the ThinkPad W550.

If this portable PC display diagonal is too small for you then you might also want to consider the DELL Inspiron 17 5748[plb_2962180_price] (17.3" and higher rated).

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Average Total Storage Capacity

The ThinkPad W550 has a pretty average total storage capacity (512 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the ThinkPad W550.

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Average Weight

At 2.3 kilograms, the ThinkPad W550 has a pretty typical weight compared to most of the other portable PCs that were launched more than a year ago.

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Specification

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Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
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Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
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Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
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Processor Codename
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Memory
Internal Memory
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Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slots
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Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Solid-State Drive Interface
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Number of SSDs Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
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Touchscreen
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Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
Full HD
LED Backlight
Display Surface
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Graphics
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Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
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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
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Optical Drive
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Optical Drive Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
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Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
Bluetooth Version
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Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
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Mini DisplayPorts Quantity
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
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Microphone in
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
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VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Keyboard Backlit
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Keyboard Layout
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Recovery Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® Rapid Start Technology
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 Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST)
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT)
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio)
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)
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Intel FDI Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
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Intel® OS Guard
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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 Capacity (Watt Hours)
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 Type
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Cables Included
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Certificates
RoHS Compliance
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

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Expert Reviews

(25)
15 July 2015

Hothardware.com

This is a good year for creative professionals that are constantly on the go. After watching the corporate world trot around with thin and light notebooks that sport bleeding-edge hardware and... Read more…

6 June 2015

The ThinkPad W550s Mobile Workstation was a very powerful laptop to use while we had the review unit...

Tweaktown.com

21 May 2015

Prioritizing portability over processing power, the Lenovo ThinkPad W550s is a mobile workstation that delivers plenty of mobility, but falls behind the competition under more strenuous workloads...

3 May 2015

Designed with the mobile graphics pro in mind, the ThinkPad W550s delivers mil-spec durability, powerful Nvidia K620M graphics and a whopping 15-plus hours of battery life...

While Lenovo's ThinkPad W540 focused on raw computing power, the W550s gives priority to battery life. The result is a 5.5-pound mobile workstation that isn't quite as potent as its predecessor,...

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 20 August 2015 by Vince the Environmentalist

Just received my laptop and the first thing I noticed right out of the box was how thin and light this laptop was. On the other hand, when I turned the computer on, the viewing angles were... Read more…

Reviewed 7 December 2015 by WBC NH
WBC NH would recommend the Lenovo ThinkPad W550s

I am a Java developer. I run multiple databases and application servers on the PC. This thing screams through compiling and running applications. The solid state drive and 16gb of memory was a... Read more…

Reviewed 1 December 2015 by Hernanliendo

Using the laptop for one week and the mail mouse button was jammed :( I was expecting to get a very top quality product, mouse problems one week after the first usage and I found this out :(...

Reviewed 1 December 2015 by Scotte28516
Scotte28516 would recommend the Lenovo ThinkPad W550s

I bought my first W550s for my home based business in June 2015. Expansion required another, and the choice was a no brainer! This is by far, the best keyboard layout with a right and 10-key, and... Read more…

Reviewed 27 November 2015 by Mexico John

Lenovo perfected the keyboard by 2000AD ... then started changing the keyboard often for the worse. The key surfaces are so polished the fingers easily slide off due to poor digital adhesion.... Read more…

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Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo 20e2, lenovo w550, lenovo w550s, lenovo p230668, lenovo p230668p
Barcodes 00889233155608, 00889233156032, 00889233156933, 00889233158258, 00889233306499, 05054629455319, 08592978033828

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