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Lenovo ThinkPad W550 2 Core Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.6GHz 16GB 512GB SSD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.6GHz 16GB Feb 2015
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64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

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

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Fairly Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

Across all the notebook PCs of this spec and age the maximum on-board graphics adapter memorys range from 1.7GB to 16GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 11GB. With a maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of 16 gigabytes, the ThinkPad W550 has a quite big maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that were released one year ago.

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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 notebook PC. Most of the other laptops that have been available for a similar time to the ThinkPad W550 have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantitys.

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Lenovo Has Good Reviews for Its Laptops

Lenovo has good average reviews for its medium processor cores notebook PCs as well as across its entire notebook PC range.

Very Big Internal Memory

The ThinkPad W550 has one of the biggest internal memorys (16 gigabytes) amongst similar spec laptops of this age. The smallest internal memory of notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year is 2GB, the biggest is 16GB, and the average internal memory is 6.3GB.

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Fairly Fast Processor Frequency

Medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the ThinkPad W550 have processor frequencys of between 0.8GHz and 3GHz, and the average processor frequency is 2.2GHz. With a processor frequency of 2.6 gigahertz, the ThinkPad W550 has a fairly fast processor frequency compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the ThinkPad W550.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 2.6GHz processor clock speed notebook PCs currently available including the Fujitsu LifeBook E734[plb_2792959_price] which has better reviews.

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Very Long Battery Life (max)

With a battery life (max) of 17.3 hours, the ThinkPad W550 has a very long battery life (max) 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. The average battery life (max) of laptops that were released one year ago is 8.6h.

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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 most notebook PCs of this age and type. Most medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a similar age to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This Lenovo portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the ThinkPad W550 processor memory clock speeds range from 133MHz to 1,866MHz.

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SSD Storage Media

The Lenovo ThinkPad W550 has an SSD storage media which is better than the HDD storage media found on most laptops that have been available for a similar time to it. 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 portable PC's storage medium (SSD) is in fact the best storage medium across all medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago.

The worst storage medium across comparable types of portable PC is HDD.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad W550, the ThinkPad W550 has a full-size keyboard.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The Lenovo ThinkPad W550 has a maximum display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than the most common display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels.

This portable PC's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best display resolution amongst all notebook PCs of this type and age.

Amongst comparable types of portable PC the worst display resolution is 1024 x 768 pixels.

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Intel Core I7-5xxx Processor Family

The ThinkPad W550 has an Intel Core i7-5xxx processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family found on most medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it. The processor family of all laptops that came out more than a year ago ranges from AMD E (worst) to Intel Core i7-4xxx (best).

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Has a Front Camera

The ThinkPad W550 has a front camera, as do most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age.

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Very Big Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)

Medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the ThinkPad W550 have battery capacity (Watt hours)s of between 23Wh and 120Wh. With a battery capacity (Watt hours) of 116 watt-hours, the ThinkPad W550 has one of the biggest battery capacity (Watt hours)s amongst portable PCs of this age.

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512 Solid-State Drive Capacitys

The Lenovo ThinkPad W550 is a 512 gigabytes solid-state drive capacity notebook PC.

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Fairly Fast Processor Boost Frequency

At 3.2 gigahertz, the Lenovo ThinkPad W550 has a fairly fast processor boost frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the ThinkPad W550. The average processor boost frequency of notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the ThinkPad W550 is 2.9GHz, and the processor boost frequencys range from 2GHz to 3.7GHz.

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L3 Processor Cache

This laptop has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many laptops of a comparable type and age to it.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

The average maximum internal memory (64-bit) of notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the ThinkPad W550 is 13GB. The Lenovo ThinkPad W550 has one of the bigger maximum internal memory (64-bit)s (16 gigabytes) amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age.

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Three USB 3.0 Ports

The ThinkPad W550 is a three USB 3.0 port notebook PC.

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Fairly Bright Display Brightness

Across all the portable PCs of a similar age and type to the ThinkPad W550 the display brightnesss range from 200 cd/m² to 1,200 cd/m². With a display brightness of 350 candellas per square meter, the Lenovo ThinkPad W550 has one of the brighter display brightnesss amongst laptops of this age.

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Fairly Big Processor Cache

The ThinkPad W550 has a very big processor cache (4 megabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the ThinkPad W550. The average processor cache of notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the ThinkPad W550 is 3.1MB, and the processor caches range from 1MB to 6MB.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slots

This laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slots, which is the most frequently found memory slots on laptops of this age and type.

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6 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 the most frequently found on-board graphics adapter DirectX version on medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

The ThinkPad W550 does not have a touchscreen, although keep in mind that most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the ThinkPad W550 also do not have a touchscreen.

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Only Three Number of Battery Cellss

The ThinkPad W550 is a three number of battery cells notebook PC. Most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec have between two and eight number of battery cellss.

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Very Low Speaker Power

The ThinkPad W550 has one of the lower speaker powers (only 1 Watt) amongst notebook PCs of this age. Across all the portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the ThinkPad W550 the speaker powers range from 1W to 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 the 802.11n wi-Fi standards found on most medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it. Across all notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the ThinkPad W550 the Wi-Fi standard ranges from IEEE 802.11a (worst) to 802.11n (best).

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported bluetooth version on laptops of a comparable age and type to it.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo ThinkPad W550

Released Over Two Years Ago

Lenovo released the ThinkPad W550 over two years ago.

Average Display Diagonal

The ThinkPad W550 has a relatively average display diagonal (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a comparable age 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 pretty average total storage capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the ThinkPad W550.

There are a number of alternative 512GB total storage capacity portable PCs currently available that you might want to consider including because of it's better review score, the DELL XPS 13[plb_2742244_price].

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Average Weight

With a weight of 2.3 kilograms, the ThinkPad W550 has a relatively standard weight compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the ThinkPad W550.

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Specification

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Form Factor
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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
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
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
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 Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
4G
WWAN
Bluetooth Version
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
Full-Size Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Island-Style Keyboard
Keyboard Backlit
Numeric Keypad
Keyboard Language
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® 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
Supported Instruction Sets
Processor Code
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)
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
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
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Certificates
Certification
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 00889233149232, 00889233154342, 01882844154342

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