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Lenovo ThinkPad W550 2 Core Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.6GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 15.5" Laptop

2 Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.6GHz 8GB Jan 2015
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18 Reasons For

Fairly Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The maximum on-board graphics adapter memorys of notebook PCs of this age and type range from 1.7GB to 16GB. 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 medium processor cores portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the ThinkPad W550.

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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 laptop.

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Lenovo Has Good Laptop Reviews

Medium processor cores portable PCs manufactured by Lenovo have good ratings on average compared to other brands. We also checked the reviews for all portable PCs (not just medium processor cores portable PCs) and found that Lenovo also has good ratings across its entire range.

Fairly Fast Processor Frequency

The slowest processor frequency of laptops that have been available for around the same time as the ThinkPad W550 is 0.8GHz and the fastest is 3GHz. At 2.6 gigahertz, the ThinkPad W550 has a fairly fast processor frequency compared to most of the other laptops that are a similar age to the ThinkPad W550.

If this Lenovo portable PC processor frequency is too slow for you then you might want to consider the DELL Latitude E6440 (2.7GHz) which is also higher rated.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

The ThinkPad W550 has a better processor family than most medium processor cores portable PCs that were launched more than a year ago. This portable PC has an Intel Core i7 processor family, whereas most comparable spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it have an Intel Core i5 processor family.

An Intel Core i7 processor family is in fact the best processor family across all medium processor cores portable PCs that were released around the same time as the ThinkPad W550.

Across comparable types of laptop the worst processor family is AMD E.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The ThinkPad W550 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most medium processor cores portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as it. This Lenovo portable PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most medium processor cores portable PCs that were released one year ago support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The best memory clock speeds supported by processor of all notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the ThinkPad W550 is 1,866MHz and the worst is 133MHz.

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Fairly Long Battery Life (max)

Across all the medium processor cores portable PCs that came out around the same time as the ThinkPad W550 the battery life (max)s range from 2.5h to 24h. With a battery life (max) of 12.7 hours, the ThinkPad W550 has one of the longer battery life (max)s amongst medium processor cores portable PCs of this age.

If you would prefer a longer battery life (max) then you might also want to look at the Fujitsu LifeBook E734 (13h) which also has a higher rating.

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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 around the same time as 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.

An SSD storage media is in fact the best storage medium amongst all portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the ThinkPad W550.

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

There are a number of other portable PCs that have an SSD storage media currently available which you might also want to look at including the DELL Latitude 12 E7250 which has better reviews.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

Across all the laptops of a similar age and spec to the ThinkPad W550 the internal memorys range from 2GB to 16GB, and the average internal memory is 6.3GB. With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the ThinkPad W550 has a fairly big internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the ThinkPad W550.

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Has a Front Camera

The Lenovo ThinkPad W550 has a front camera, as do most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the ThinkPad W550.

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Fairly Fast Processor Boost Frequency

The ThinkPad W550 has one of the faster processor boost frequencys (3.2 gigahertz) amongst medium processor cores portable PCs of this age. The average processor boost frequency of notebook PCs that are a similar age to the ThinkPad W550 is 2.9GHz.

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L3 Processor Cache

This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, which is the most commonly found processor cache on notebook PCs of a similar age and type to it.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

With a maximum internal memory (64-bit) of 16 gigabytes, the ThinkPad W550 has one of the bigger maximum internal memory (64-bit)s amongst medium processor cores portable PCs of this age. The average maximum internal memory (64-bit) of medium processor cores portable PCs that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad W550 is 13GB.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

The Lenovo ThinkPad W550 has one of the bigger maximum internal memorys (16 gigabytes) amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age. The maximum internal memorys of laptops of this spec and age range from 2GB to 32GB.

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256 Solid-State Drive Capacitys

The ThinkPad W550 is a 256 gigabytes solid-state drive capacity laptop.

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Three USB 3.0 Ports

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

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Fairly Bright Display Brightness

At 350 candellas per square meter, the ThinkPad W550 has a fairly bright display brightness compared to most of the other portable PCs that came out more than a year ago. The display brightnesss of notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the ThinkPad W550 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 comparable spec notebook PCs of this age. Across all the medium processor cores portable PCs that came out more than a year ago the processor caches range from 1MB to 6MB, and the average processor cache is 3.1MB.

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7 Reasons Against

Only 11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version

This laptop has a 11.2 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is typical of many laptops of a comparable type and age to it.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that have been available for more than a year have a full-size keyboard, however the ThinkPad W550 does not have a full-size keyboard.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

Notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the ThinkPad W550 have total storage capacitys of between 32GB and 2TB, and the average total storage capacity is 550GB. With a total storage capacity of only 256 gigabytes, the Lenovo ThinkPad W550 has a quite small total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that were released one year ago.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

The ThinkPad W550 does not have a touchscreen. Most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that have been around for more than a year also do not have a touchscreen.

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Very Low Speaker Power

Across all the portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the ThinkPad W550 the speaker powers range from 1W to 4W. With an speaker power of only 1 Watt, the Lenovo ThinkPad W550 has a fairly low speaker power compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that were released one year ago.

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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 notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to it. The worst Wi-Fi standard of all laptops of this age and type 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 laptops that have been around for around the same time as it.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo ThinkPad W550

Released Over Two Years Ago

This medium processor cores laptop was released over two years ago.

Average Display Diagonal

The ThinkPad W550 has a pretty standard display diagonal (15.5 inches) compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age.

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Average Weight

At 2.3 kilograms, the ThinkPad W550 has a relatively typical weight compared to most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the ThinkPad W550.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Product Type
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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
Touchscreen Type
Touch Technology
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Panel Type
Display Brightness
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
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
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
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 Technology
Power
AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection Type
Password Protection
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
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)

Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo 20e2, lenovo w550, lenovo w550s, lenovo p230669, lenovo p230669p
Barcodes 00889233148969, 00889233151471, 00889233154601

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