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Lenovo ThinkPad W550 2 Core Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.6GHz 8GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This portable PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating modes, which is typical of many portable PCs of this spec and age.

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Quite Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The ThinkPad W550 has a quite big maximum on-board graphics adapter memory (16 gigabytes) compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that were launched more than a year ago. The average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of comparable spec notebook PCs that were released one year ago is 11GB.

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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. Most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad W550 have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantitys.

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Good Brand

We checked 4,876 expert and owner reviews for Lenovo laptops and found that on average Lenovo has good ratings compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Lenovo has good ratings specifically for its medium processor cores notebook PCs.

Fairly Fast Processor Frequency

Across all the portable PCs of this type and age the processor frequencys range from 0.8GHz to 3GHz, and the average processor frequency is 2.2GHz. With a processor frequency of 2.6 gigahertz, the Lenovo ThinkPad W550 has one of the faster processor frequencys amongst laptops of this age.

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)

Portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the ThinkPad W550 have battery life (max)s of between 2.5h and 24h, and the average battery life (max) is 8.6h. The Lenovo ThinkPad W550 has one of the longest battery life (max)s (17.3 hours) amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age.

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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 most medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago. Most notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this notebook PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Across all medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago the best memory clock speeds supported by processor is 1,866MHz and the worst is 133MHz.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

Medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago have internal memorys of between 2GB and 16GB. At 8 gigabytes, the ThinkPad W550 has a quite big internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs that were released around the same time as the ThinkPad W550.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 8GB internal memory notebook PCs currently available including because of it's better review score, the Asus PU551JH[plb_2754427_price].

If this Lenovo laptop internal memory is too small for you then you might want to look at the Lenovo T450s[plb_3046986_price] (12GB) which is also higher rated.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The highest display resolution of the ThinkPad W550 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than a 1366 x 768 pixels portable PC, which is the most frequently found display resolution.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is in fact the best display resolution amongst all notebook PCs of this type and age.

The worst display resolution across comparable types of portable PC is 1024 x 768 pixels.

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Intel Core I7-5xxx Processor Family

The ThinkPad W550 has a better processor family than most comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to it. This notebook PC has an Intel Core i7-5xxx processor family, whereas most comparable spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family. Across all similar spec portable PCs that have been around for more than a year the best processor family is Intel Core i7-4xxx and the worst is AMD E.

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Has a Front Camera

The ThinkPad W550 has a front camera. Most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago also have a front camera.

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Quite Fast Processor Boost Frequency

At 3.2 gigahertz, the ThinkPad W550 has a fairly fast processor boost frequency compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the ThinkPad W550. The slowest processor boost frequency of medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the ThinkPad W550 is 2GHz, the fastest is 3.7GHz, and the average processor boost frequency is 2.9GHz.

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Fairly Fast Hard Drive Speed

Across all the notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the ThinkPad W550 the hard drive speeds range from 5,400 RPM to 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 5,900 RPM. At 7,200 revolutions per minute, the ThinkPad W550 has a fairly fast hard drive speed compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released one year ago.

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L3 Processor Cache

This notebook PC has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

The maximum internal memory (64-bit)s of notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the ThinkPad W550 range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory (64-bit) is 13GB. The Lenovo ThinkPad W550 has a fairly big maximum internal memory (64-bit) (16 gigabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the ThinkPad W550.

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Three USB 3.0 Ports

The ThinkPad W550 is a three USB 3.0 port laptop.

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Fairly Big Processor Cache

With a processor cache of 4 megabytes, the ThinkPad W550 has one of the biggest processor caches amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age. Portable PCs of this age and type have processor caches of between 1MB and 6MB.

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Quite Bright Display Brightness

The average display brightness of medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the ThinkPad W550 is 270 cd/m². With a display brightness of 300 candellas per square meter, the ThinkPad W550 has one of the brighter display brightnesss amongst similar spec laptops of this age.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slots

This notebook PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slots, which is typical of many medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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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 the most frequently found on-board graphics adapter DirectX version on portable PCs of a similar age and type to it.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most of the other similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad W550 have a full-size keyboard, however the ThinkPad W550 does not have a full-size keyboard.

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Only HDD Storage Media

This laptop has an HDD storage media, which is typical of many similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to it. HDD is a traditional storage drive which stores the information on magnetic disks. HDD drives are slower than other forms of storage such as solid state drives (SSD) and flash drives.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

Most medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a comparable 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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Very Low Speaker Power

Across all the notebook PCs of this age and type the speaker powers range from 1W to 4W, and the average speaker power is 1.7W. With an speaker power of only 1 Watt, the ThinkPad W550 has one of the lower speaker powers amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age.

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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 comparable spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as it. The best Wi-Fi standard of all portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the ThinkPad W550 is 802.11n and the worst is IEEE 802.11a.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 bluetooth version, which is typical of many similar spec notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo ThinkPad W550

Released Over Two Years Ago

This portable PC was released over two years ago.

Average Display Diagonal

The ThinkPad W550 has a fairly standard 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

The ThinkPad W550 has a relatively average total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the ThinkPad W550.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 2.3 kilograms, the ThinkPad W550 has a fairly average weight compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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Specification

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Processor Boost Frequency
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Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
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Keyboard
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Island-Style Keyboard
Keyboard Backlit
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Pointing Device
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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
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Intel® Secure Key
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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
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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
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Battery
Battery Life (max)
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Power
AC Adapter Power
Security
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Password Protection
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Fingerprint Reader
Cable Lock Slot
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Certification
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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 k620, lenovo 20e2, lenovo w550, lenovo k620m, lenovo w550s, lenovo 20e2000, lenovo 20e2000q, lenovo 20e2000qu, lenovo 20e2000qus
Barcodes 00889233149287, 00889233152362, 00889233158395

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