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Lenovo ThinkPad W550 2 Core Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.6GHz 8GB 512GB SSD 15.6" Laptop

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

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This laptop supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating modes, which is typical of many medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to it.

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Quite 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. The ThinkPad W550 has one of the bigger maximum on-board graphics adapter memorys (16 gigabytes) amongst notebook PCs of this age.

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Three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantitys

Most medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantitys, including the ThinkPad W550 which has three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantitys.

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Lenovo Has Good Laptop Reviews

Lenovo medium processor cores notebook PCs have good ratings on average and across all portable PCs Lenovo is one of the better rated manufacturers.

Quite Fast Processor Frequency

At 2.6 gigahertz, the ThinkPad W550 has a fairly fast processor frequency compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the ThinkPad W550. The average processor frequency of similar spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as the ThinkPad W550 is 2.2GHz, and the processor frequencys range from 0.8GHz to 3GHz.

We compared all the other 2.6GHz processor clock speed portable PCs to this laptop and we think because of it's better review score, the Fujitsu LifeBook E734[plb_2792959_price] is also worth considering.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The ThinkPad W550 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most portable PCs of a comparable age and type to it. This Lenovo notebook PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most notebook PCs of a similar age and type to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The worst memory clock speeds supported by processor of all notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the ThinkPad W550 is 133MHz and the best is 1,866MHz.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the ThinkPad W550 has a quite big internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and type. The smallest internal memory of notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the ThinkPad W550 is 2GB, the biggest is 16GB, and the average internal memory is 6.3GB.

It may also be worth considering one 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 you would prefer a bigger internal memory then you might also want to look at the Lenovo T450s[plb_3046986_price] (12GB) 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 most laptops of a similar age and type to it. Most notebook PCs that have been around 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 actually the best storage medium across all laptops of this age and type.

An HDD storage media is the worst storage medium amongst similar types of laptop.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The 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 across all laptops of this type and age.

Across similar types of portable PC the worst display resolution is 1024 x 768 pixels.

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Intel Core I7-5xxx Processor Family

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

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the ThinkPad W550, the ThinkPad W550 has a front camera.

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L3 Processor Cache

This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, which is the most frequently found processor cache on similar spec laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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Fairly Fast Processor Boost Frequency

The average processor boost frequency of portable PCs of this type and age is 2.9GHz, and the processor boost frequencys range from 2GHz to 3.7GHz. At 3.2 gigahertz, the ThinkPad W550 has a quite fast processor boost frequency compared to most of the other laptops that were released one year ago.

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512 Solid-State Drive Capacitys

The ThinkPad W550 has bigger solid-state drive capacitys than most of the medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the ThinkPad W550. This notebook PC is a 512 gigabytes solid-state drive capacity notebook PC compared to most of the medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to 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 laptops that have been available for a similar time to the ThinkPad W550 range from 2GB to 32GB. The Lenovo ThinkPad W550 has a quite big maximum internal memory (64-bit) (16 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type.

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Three USB 3.0 Ports

The ThinkPad W550 is a three USB 3.0 port portable PC. Most of the other similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad W550 have between one and four USB 3.0 ports.

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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 medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the ThinkPad W550. The smallest processor cache of medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released one year ago is 1MB and the biggest is 6MB.

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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 have been around for around the same time as it.

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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 came out around the same time as it.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The ThinkPad W550 does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other laptops of a comparable age and spec to the ThinkPad W550.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

The Lenovo ThinkPad W550 does not have a touchscreen. Most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type also do not have a touchscreen.

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Quite Low Speaker Power

The Lenovo ThinkPad W550 has one of the lower speaker powers (only 1 Watt) amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age. Across all the medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the ThinkPad W550 the speaker powers range from 1W to 4W, and the average speaker power is 1.7W.

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Only 802.11a Wi-Fi Standards

The ThinkPad W550 has a better Wi-Fi standard than most laptops of this spec and age. This notebook PC has an 802.11a wi-Fi standards, whereas most medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released one year ago have an 802.11n wi-Fi standards. Across all medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad W550 the best Wi-Fi standard 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 the most frequently supported bluetooth version on portable PCs of this age and spec.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo ThinkPad W550

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when Lenovo released the ThinkPad W550.

Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 15.6 inches, the Lenovo ThinkPad W550 has a pretty typical display diagonal compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable 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 pretty typical total storage capacity 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.

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Average Weight

At 2.3 kilograms, the Lenovo ThinkPad W550 has a fairly standard weight compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad W550.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Product Type
Intel Segment Tagging
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Processor Front Side Bus
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
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
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
Island-Style Keyboard
Keyboard Backlit
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Pre-Installed Software
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
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
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 00889233148662, 00889233952290

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