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Lenovo W550s

Lenovo W550s 2 Core Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.4GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 15.5" Laptop

2 Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.4GHz 8GB Apr 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 frequently supported processor operating modes on portable PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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

The Lenovo W550s is a three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity laptop. Most of the other portable PCs of this type and age 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

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

Quite Fast Processor Frequency

Across all the medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the W550s the processor frequencys range from 0.8GHz to 3GHz. The Lenovo W550s has a quite fast processor frequency (2.4 gigahertz) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the W550s.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Lenovo W550s supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it. Most portable PCs of this age and type support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This notebook PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Across all medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the W550s the memory clock speeds supported by processor ranges from 133MHz to 1,866MHz.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

The internal memorys of medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the W550s range from 2GB to 16GB, and the average internal memory is 6.3GB. At 8 gigabytes, the Lenovo W550s has a fairly big internal memory compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the W550s.

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SSD Storage Media

The Lenovo W550s has an SSD storage media which is better than most medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a similar age to it. Most similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market 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 similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the W550s.

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

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Intel Core I7-5xxx Processor Family

The Lenovo W550s has a better processor family than most notebook PCs of this spec and age. This notebook PC has an Intel Core i7-5xxx processor family, whereas most notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to it have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family. Laptops that have been around for more than a year processor familys range from AMD E to Intel Core i7-4xxx.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other portable PCs of this age and type, the Lenovo W550s has a front camera.

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Quite Fast Processor Boost Frequency

The average processor boost frequency of comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the W550s is 2.9GHz. At 3 gigahertz, the Lenovo W550s has a fairly fast processor boost frequency compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the W550s.

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Three USB 3.0 Ports

The Lenovo W550s is a three USB 3.0 port portable PC. Most of the other similar spec portable PCs that came out more than a year ago have between one and four USB 3.0 ports.

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Quite Bright Display Brightness

At 350 candellas per square meter, the Lenovo W550s has a quite bright display brightness compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type. Across all the notebook PCs of this age and spec the display brightnesss range from 200 cd/m² to 1,200 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 270 cd/m².

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Fairly Big Processor Cache

At 4 megabytes, the Lenovo W550s has a fairly big processor cache compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age. The average processor cache of medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the W550s is 3.1MB, and the processor caches range from 1MB to 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 laptops of this age and spec.

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8 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 that came out around the same time as it.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo W550s does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the W550s which have a full-size keyboard.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

Portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the W550s 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 W550s has one of the smaller total storage capacitys amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

Most portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the W550s do not have a touchscreen. The Lenovo W550s is no exception to this as it too does not have a touchscreen.

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Only Three Number of Battery Cellss

The Lenovo W550s is a three number of battery cells portable PC. Most of the other notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the W550s have between two and eight number of battery cellss.

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Very Low Speaker Power

Portable PCs that are a comparable age to the W550s have speaker powers of between 1W and 4W, and the average speaker power is 1.7W. The Lenovo W550s has a fairly low speaker power (only 1 Watt) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the W550s.

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Only 802.11a Wi-Fi Standards

The Lenovo W550s has a better Wi-Fi standard than most portable PCs of a similar spec and age to it. This Lenovo laptop has an 802.11a wi-Fi standards, whereas most medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it have an 802.11n wi-Fi standards. Medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the W550s wi-Fi standardss range from IEEE 802.11a (worst) to 802.11n (best).

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 bluetooth version, which is typical of many portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo W550s

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when this notebook PC was released.

Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 15.5 inches, the Lenovo W550s has a pretty average display diagonal compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the W550s.

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Average Weight

At 2.2 kilograms, the Lenovo W550s has a fairly average weight compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Product Type
Intel Segment Tagging
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
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
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 Capacity
Number of SSDs Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Panel Type
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
3D
LED Backlight
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
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
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
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
Trial Software
Bundled Software
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel® VPro™ Technology
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)
Supported Instruction Sets
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
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 VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel® Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
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
Number of Battery Cells
Power
AC Adapter Power
Security
Fingerprint Reader
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Certificates
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 00889561473276

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