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Lenovo ThinkPad W550 2 Core Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.6GHz 16GB 512GB SSD 15.5" Laptop

2 Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.6GHz 16GB Jan 2015
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18 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 that were launched more than a year ago.

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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. Most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantitys.

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Good Brand

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

Very Big Internal Memory

The Lenovo ThinkPad W550 has a very big internal memory (16 gigabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been available for more than a year. The average internal memory of medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released one year ago is 6.3GB.

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Quite Fast Processor Frequency

The ThinkPad W550 has one of the faster processor frequencys (2.6 gigahertz) amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age. Portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the ThinkPad W550 have processor frequencys of between 0.8GHz and 3GHz.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The ThinkPad W550 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most portable PCs of this age and spec. In addition, this notebook PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Across all notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the ThinkPad W550 the best memory clock speeds supported by processor is 1,866MHz and the worst is 133MHz.

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Fairly Long Battery Life (max)

The average battery life (max) of similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the ThinkPad W550 is 8.6h. With a battery life (max) of 12.7 hours, the ThinkPad W550 has one of the longer battery life (max)s amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age.

If you want a laptop with a longer battery life (max) then you might want to consider the Fujitsu LifeBook E734[plb_2792959_price] (13h and higher rated).

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SSD Storage Media

The Lenovo ThinkPad W550 has a better storage medium than most laptops of a comparable age and spec to it. This notebook PC has an SSD storage media, whereas most medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available 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 in fact the best storage medium across all medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago.

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

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other similar spec portable PCs that were released 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 came out more than a year ago. This notebook PC has an Intel Core i7-5xxx processor family, whereas most medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a similar age to it have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family. The worst processor family of all comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the ThinkPad W550 is AMD E and the best is Intel Core i7-4xxx.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a similar age to the ThinkPad W550, the ThinkPad W550 has a front camera.

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L3 Processor Cache

This laptop has a L3 processor cache, which is the most commonly found processor cache on similar spec laptops that were launched more than a year ago.

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Fairly Fast Processor Boost Frequency

The processor boost frequencys of medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the ThinkPad W550 range from 2GHz to 3.7GHz, and the average processor boost frequency is 2.9GHz. With a processor boost frequency of 3.2 gigahertz, the Lenovo ThinkPad W550 has one of the faster processor boost frequencys amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age.

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512 Solid-State Drive Capacitys

The ThinkPad W550 is a 512 gigabytes solid-state drive capacity laptop. Most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age only have between 8 and 511 solid-state drive capacitys.

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Has a Touchscreen

Unlike most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that were released more than a year ago which do not have a touchscreen, the ThinkPad W550 has a touchscreen.

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Quite Big Processor Cache

At 4 megabytes, the ThinkPad W550 has a fairly big processor cache compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad W550. The average processor cache of laptops of a comparable type and age to the ThinkPad W550 is 3.1MB.

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Fairly Bright Display Brightness

The average display brightness of notebook PCs of this spec and age is 270 cd/m², and the display brightnesss range from 200 cd/m² to 1,200 cd/m². The ThinkPad W550 has a fairly bright display brightness (315 candellas per square meter) compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the ThinkPad W550.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slots

This portable PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slots, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a similar age and type to it.

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5 Reasons Against

Only 11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version

This laptop has a 11.2 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is the most commonly found on-board graphics adapter DirectX version on medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it.

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Only Three Number of Battery Cellss

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

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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 have been around for around the same time as the ThinkPad W550. The lowest speaker power of laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the ThinkPad W550 is 1W and the highest is 4W.

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Only 802.11a Wi-Fi Standards

The ThinkPad W550 has an 802.11a wi-Fi standards which is better than most medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it. Most laptops of this age and spec have an 802.11n wi-Fi standards. The worst Wi-Fi standard of all comparable spec portable PCs that were launched more than a year ago is IEEE 802.11a and the best is 802.11n.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported bluetooth version on portable PCs of this age and type.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo ThinkPad W550

Released Over Two Years Ago

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

Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 15.5 inches, the ThinkPad W550 has a pretty standard display diagonal compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and spec to the ThinkPad W550.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 512 gigabytes, the ThinkPad W550 has a fairly typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type.

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Average Weight

The ThinkPad W550 has a relatively typical weight (2.3 kilograms) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the ThinkPad W550.

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Specification

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Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Model
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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
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Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Configurable TDP-Down Frequency
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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
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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
Touchscreen Type
Touch Technology
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Panel Type
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
Full HD
LED Backlight
Display Surface
HD Type
Graphics
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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
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Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LightScribe
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
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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
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
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
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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
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Security
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Password Protection
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Fingerprint Reader
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
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AC Adapter Included
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Certification
RoHS Compliance
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
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Intel Visual Technology
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo 20e2, lenovo w550, lenovo w550s, lenovo p230668, lenovo p230668p
Barcodes 00889233149157, 00889233149560, 00889233151068, 00889233152744, 00889233154724

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