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Lenovo ThinkPad W550 2 Core Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.6GHz 8GB 512GB SSD 15.5" Laptop

2 Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.6GHz 8GB Jan 2015
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64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This portable PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating modes, which is the most commonly supported processor operating modes on laptops that were launched around the same time as it.

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Fairly Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

With a maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of 16 gigabytes, the ThinkPad W550 has one of the bigger maximum on-board graphics adapter memorys amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age. The maximum on-board graphics adapter memorys of laptops of this type and age range from 1.7GB to 16GB.

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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 notebook PCs of a comparable type and 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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Lenovo Laptops Have Good Reviews

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

Quite Fast Processor Frequency

With a processor frequency of 2.6 gigahertz, the ThinkPad W550 has one of the faster processor frequencys amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age. The processor frequencys of portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the ThinkPad W550 range from 0.8GHz to 3GHz.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 2.6GHz processor clock speed portable PCs currently available including the Fujitsu LifeBook E734[plb_2792959_price] which has better reviews.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The ThinkPad W550 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year. This notebook PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this Lenovo laptop supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The memory clock speeds supported by processor of all medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the ThinkPad W550 ranges from 133MHz (worst) to 1,866MHz (best).

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Quite Big Internal Memory

Across all the medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago the internal memorys range from 2GB to 16GB. The Lenovo ThinkPad W550 has one of the bigger internal memorys (8 gigabytes) amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 8GB internal memory notebook PCs currently available including the Asus PU551JH[plb_2754427_price] which has better reviews.

If you want a portable PC with a bigger internal memory then you might want to look at the Lenovo T450s[plb_3046986_price] (12GB and higher rated).

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SSD Storage Media

The Lenovo ThinkPad W550 has a better storage medium than most medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it. This portable PC has an SSD storage media, whereas most notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to 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.

This notebook PC's storage medium (SSD) is in fact the best storage medium amongst all portable PCs of this type and age.

An HDD storage media is the worst storage medium across similar types of notebook PC.

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Intel Core I7-5xxx Processor Family

The ThinkPad W550 has a better processor family than most portable PCs of a similar type and age to it. This notebook PC has an Intel Core i7-5xxx processor family, whereas most notebook PCs of this spec and age have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family. Across all portable PCs of this type and age the worst processor family is AMD E and the best is Intel Core i7-4xxx.

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Has a Front Camera

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

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L3 Processor Cache

This laptop has a L3 processor cache, which is the most commonly found processor cache on portable PCs that were released more than a year ago.

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Fairly 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 have been on the market for more than a year. The slowest processor boost frequency of comparable spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the ThinkPad W550 is 2GHz and the fastest is 3.7GHz.

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512 Solid-State Drive Capacitys

The Lenovo ThinkPad W550 has bigger solid-state drive capacitys than most of the laptops of this age and spec. This Lenovo portable PC is a 512 gigabytes solid-state drive capacity laptop compared to most of the laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the ThinkPad W550 which only have between 8 and 511 solid-state drive capacitys.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

The maximum internal memory (64-bit)s of medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the ThinkPad W550 range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory (64-bit) is 13GB. At 16 gigabytes, the Lenovo ThinkPad W550 has a quite big maximum internal memory (64-bit) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad W550.

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Three USB 3.0 Ports

Most similar spec notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago have between one and four USB 3.0 ports, including the ThinkPad W550 which has three USB 3.0 ports.

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Fairly Bright Display Brightness

With a display brightness of 350 candellas per square meter, the ThinkPad W550 has one of the brighter display brightnesss amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age. The dimmest display brightness of portable PCs of this spec and age is 200 cd/m² and the brightest is 1,200 cd/m².

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Quite Big Processor Cache

Portable PCs that were released around the same time as the ThinkPad W550 have processor caches of between 1MB and 6MB, and the average processor cache is 3.1MB. At 4 megabytes, the Lenovo ThinkPad W550 has a very big processor cache compared to most of the other laptops of a similar type and age to the ThinkPad W550.

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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 medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as 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 laptops of this age and type.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The ThinkPad W550 does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other laptops that were launched more than a year ago do have a full-size keyboard.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

The ThinkPad W550 does not have a touchscreen. Most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the ThinkPad W550 also do not have a touchscreen.

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Very Low Speaker Power

The lowest speaker power of medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago is 1W and the highest is 4W. With an speaker power of only 1 Watt, the ThinkPad W550 has one of the lower speaker powers amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age.

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Only 802.11a Wi-Fi Standards

The Lenovo ThinkPad W550 has a better Wi-Fi standard than most laptops of this age and type. This portable PC has an 802.11a wi-Fi standards, whereas most laptops of a comparable spec and age to it have an 802.11n wi-Fi standards. Across all portable PCs of this age and spec the best Wi-Fi standard is 802.11n and the worst is IEEE 802.11a.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo ThinkPad W550

Released Over Two Years Ago

This notebook PC was released over two years ago.

Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 15.5 inches, the ThinkPad W550 has a fairly standard display diagonal compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the ThinkPad W550.

If you want a portable PC with a bigger display diagonal then you might want to look at the HP 650[plb_2949825_price] (15.6" and higher rated).

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Average Total Storage Capacity

The Lenovo ThinkPad W550 has a relatively standard total storage capacity (512 gigabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the ThinkPad W550.

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Average Weight

At 2.3 kilograms, the Lenovo ThinkPad W550 has a fairly typical weight compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and type.

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Specification

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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
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
Island-Style Keyboard
Keyboard Backlit
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
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
Power
AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection Type
Password Protection
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

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo 20e1, lenovo k620, lenovo w550, lenovo k620m, lenovo w550s, lenovo 20e10005, lenovo 20e10005u, lenovo 20e10005us
Barcodes 00889233147986, 00889233150375

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