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Lenovo W550s 2 Core Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.4GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 15.6" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.4GHz 8GB Jul 2015
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Three Industry Awards

The expert at one expert review site said that this medium processor cores notebook PC was brilliant and gave it their highest award. Tweaktown.com gave this notebook PC an "Editor's Choice" award.

This Lenovo laptop received a "Good For Business" award from Computershopper.com and Benchmark.pl gave it a "Good Product" award.

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Good Expert Reviews

Based on nine expert reviews from sites including PC Mag, computershopper.com, Laptopmag.com and tweaktown.com this Lenovo laptop has an average expert rating of 83%.

Good Battery Life

Some Lenovo W550s owners reckoned that the Lenovo W550s had a good battery life. Laptopmag.com mentioned in their review two years ago “With a 3-cell battery in front and giant 6-cell battery in back” . Tweaktown.com mentioned in their review of the Lenovo W550s “The Lenovo ThinkPad W550s Mobile Workstation offers good performance with long battery life to handle long days” .

Easy to Use

One Lenovo W550s reviewer mentioned in their reviews that the Lenovo W550s was easy to use. Expert review site Tweaktown.com said two years ago “The ThinkPad W550s Mobile Workstation was a very powerful laptop to use while we had the review unit”.

Robust

One Lenovo W550s reviewer concluded that it was strong and durable. Expert review site Laptopmag.com wrote in their Lenovo W550s review “The ThinkPad W550s delivers mil-spec durability, powerful Nvidia K620M graphics”.

Good Size

One customer considered that the Lenovo W550s was easy to carry around. Expert review site Pcmag.com mentioned two years ago “The Lenovo ThinkPad W550s ($2,734 as tested) is a mobile workstation for those who need high-end performance in a package that's easy to carry and travel with” in their review of this laptop.

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This notebook PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating modes, which is the most commonly supported processor operating modes on medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago.

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Lenovo Has Good Laptop Reviews

Based on 4,876 expert and owner reviews, Lenovo has good ratings for its laptops. Lenovo also has good ratings specifically within its medium processor cores notebook PCs range.

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Fairly Fast Processor Frequency

Across all the notebook PCs of this spec and age the processor frequencys range from 0.8GHz to 3GHz, and the average processor frequency is 2.2GHz. At 2.4 gigahertz, the Lenovo W550s has a quite fast processor frequency compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and type to the W550s.

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Very Long Battery Life (max)

The battery life (max)s of medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago range from 2.5h to 24h. With a battery life (max) of 17.3 hours, the Lenovo W550s has one of the longest battery life (max)s amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age.

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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 similar spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it. Most laptops of a similar age and spec to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The memory clock speeds supported by processor of all laptops that have been on the market for more than a year ranges from 133MHz to 1,866MHz.

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SSD Storage Media

The Lenovo W550s has a better storage medium than most notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to it. This Lenovo notebook PC has an SSD storage media, whereas most comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for a similar 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 portable PC's storage medium (SSD) is actually the best storage medium across all portable PCs of this age and spec.

The worst storage medium across similar types of portable PC is HDD.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo W550s has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The highest display resolution of the Lenovo W550s is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than a 1366 x 768 pixels notebook PC, which is the most common display resolution.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is actually the best display resolution across all portable PCs that have been on the market for more than a year.

The worst display resolution amongst comparable types of laptop is 1024 x 768 pixels.

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Intel Core I7-5xxx Processor Family

The Lenovo W550s has an Intel Core i7-5xxx processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family found on most medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year. The best processor family of all notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the W550s is Intel Core i7-4xxx and the worst is AMD E.

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Has a Front Camera

The Lenovo W550s has a front camera. Most of the other portable PCs that are a similar age to the W550s also have a front camera.

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L3 Processor Cache

This laptop has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This laptop has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is the most commonly found wi-Fi standards on laptops of a similar age and spec to it.

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Very Big Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)

The smallest battery capacity (Watt hours) of portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the W550s is 23Wh and the biggest is 120Wh. When compared to other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the W550s, the Lenovo W550s's battery capacity (Watt hours) of 116 watt-hours is one of the biggest.

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Has a Touchscreen

The Lenovo W550s has a touchscreen. Most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the W550s do not have a touchscreen.

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Fairly Big Processor Cache

The average processor cache of medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the W550s is 3.1MB. The Lenovo W550s has one of the bigger processor caches (4 megabytes) amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age.

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Quite Big Cache Memory

With a cache memory of 4 megabytes, the Lenovo W550s has one of the bigger cache memorys amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age. Medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a similar age to the W550s have cache memorys of between 1MB and 4MB.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slots

This portable PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slots, which is the most commonly found memory slots on laptops that came out around the same time as it.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This portable PC has a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to it.

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5 Reasons Against

User Reviews Are Poor

This notebook PC has an average user rating of 40 out of 100 based on 14 user reviews. Users don't rate this medium processor cores notebook PC very highly.

Only 11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version

This portable PC has a 11.2 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is the most commonly found on-board graphics adapter DirectX version on notebook PCs of this age and type.

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Only Three Number of Battery Cellss

Most portable PCs that are a similar age to the W550s have between two and eight number of battery cellss, including the Lenovo W550s which has three number of battery cellss.

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Very Low Speaker Power

The lowest speaker power of portable PCs of this age and spec is 1W, the highest is 4W, and the average speaker power is 1.7W. At only 1 Watt, the Lenovo W550s has a quite low speaker power compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the W550s.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported bluetooth version on notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo W550s

Released Over a Year Ago

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

Average Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the Lenovo W550s has a pretty typical internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type.

Alternative 8GB internal memory portable PCs currently available which you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Lenovo X1 Carbon[plb_3818141_price].

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Average Display Diagonal

The Lenovo W550s has a relatively typical display diagonal (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the W550s.

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Average Weight

At 2.3 kilograms, the Lenovo W550s has a relatively average weight compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the W550s.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

The Lenovo W550s has a fairly standard total storage capacity (256 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the W550s.

We compared this portable PC to all the other 256GB total storage capacity laptops and we think because of it's better review score, the Fujitsu LifeBook S904[plb_2861117_price] is also worth considering.

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Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
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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
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Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

4 Awards

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Expert Reviews

(25)
15 July 2015

Hothardware.com

This is a good year for creative professionals that are constantly on the go. After watching the corporate world trot around with thin and light notebooks that sport bleeding-edge hardware and... Read more…

6 June 2015

The ThinkPad W550s Mobile Workstation was a very powerful laptop to use while we had the review unit...

Tweaktown.com

21 May 2015

Prioritizing portability over processing power, the Lenovo ThinkPad W550s is a mobile workstation that delivers plenty of mobility, but falls behind the competition under more strenuous workloads...

3 May 2015

Designed with the mobile graphics pro in mind, the ThinkPad W550s delivers mil-spec durability, powerful Nvidia K620M graphics and a whopping 15-plus hours of battery life...

While Lenovo's ThinkPad W540 focused on raw computing power, the W550s gives priority to battery life. The result is a 5.5-pound mobile workstation that isn't quite as potent as its predecessor,...

Computershopper.com

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User Reviews

(12)
Reviewed 20 August 2015 by Vince the Environmentalist

Just received my laptop and the first thing I noticed right out of the box was how thin and light this laptop was. On the other hand, when I turned the computer on, the viewing angles were... Read more…

Reviewed 7 December 2015 by WBC NH
WBC NH would recommend the Lenovo ThinkPad W550s

I am a Java developer. I run multiple databases and application servers on the PC. This thing screams through compiling and running applications. The solid state drive and 16gb of memory was a... Read more…

Reviewed 1 December 2015 by Hernanliendo

Using the laptop for one week and the mail mouse button was jammed :( I was expecting to get a very top quality product, mouse problems one week after the first usage and I found this out :(...

Reviewed 1 December 2015 by Scotte28516
Scotte28516 would recommend the Lenovo ThinkPad W550s

I bought my first W550s for my home based business in June 2015. Expansion required another, and the choice was a no brainer! This is by far, the best keyboard layout with a right and 10-key, and... Read more…

Reviewed 27 November 2015 by Mexico John

Lenovo perfected the keyboard by 2000AD ... then started changing the keyboard often for the worse. The key surfaces are so polished the fingers easily slide off due to poor digital adhesion.... Read more…

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Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo 20e2, lenovo w550, lenovo w550s, lenovo p230669, lenovo p230669p
Barcodes 00850800891182, 00889800758492, 00889800836800, 00889800891069, 00889800891106, 00889800891113, 00889800891120, 00889800891137, 00889800891144, 00889800891168, 00889800891175, 00889800891182, 00889800891250, 00889800891342, 04053162943223, 08592978040888

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