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Lenovo E550 2 Core Intel Core I3-5xxx 2GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I3-5xxx 2GHz 4GB Apr 2015
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9 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many medium processor core laptops that have been available for more than a year.

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Lenovo Portable PCs Have Good Reviews

Lenovo medium processor core laptops have good ratings on average and across all notebook PCs Lenovo is one of the superior manufacturers.

1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Lenovo E550 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most medium processor core laptops that were released more than a year ago. This notebook PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most medium processor core laptops that were released one year ago 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 comparable spec laptops that came out around the same time as the E550 is 133MHz and the best is 1,866MHz.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo E550 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other medium processor core laptops that came out more than a year ago also have a full-size keyboard.

We compared all the other notebook PCs with a full-size keyboard to this laptop and we think the Acer Aspire E5-511, and the Lenovo ThinkPad T440 which is cheaper is also worth considering.

It is worth also looking at alternative notebook PCs which also have a full-size keyboard including the HP 250 G4.

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Has a Front Camera

The Lenovo E550 has a front camera, as do most of the other medium processor core laptops that are a comparable age to the E550.

We compared this laptop to all the other portable PCs with a front camera and we think cheaper laptops such as the Acer Aspire E5-511, and the HP EliteBook 820 is also worth considering.

Alternative notebook PCs which also have a front camera that you might want to consider include the HP 250 G4.

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L3 Processor Cache

This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many laptops of this age and type.

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Six Battery Cells

Most medium processor core laptops that were launched more than a year ago have between two and eight battery cells, including the Lenovo E550 which has six battery cells.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many portable PCs of a comparable age and type to it.

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10 Reasons Against

Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of medium processor core laptops that came out around the same time as the E550 is 970MHz. At only 850 megahertz, the Lenovo E550 has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that came out around the same time as the E550.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on similar spec laptops that were launched around the same time as 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.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other laptops that have an HDD storage media currently available including cheaper portable PCs such as the HP Probook 430 G2, or the Toshiba C55 ($374.99).

If the storage medium of this Lenovo portable PC is not good enough for you then you might also want to look at the HP EliteBook 820 (SSD and cheaper), or the DELL Latitude 13 3340 (SSD and cheaper).

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This portable PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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Only Intel Core I3-5xxx Processor Family

The Lenovo E550 has an Intel Core i3-5xxx processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family found on most similar spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as it. Across all laptops that were launched around the same time as the E550 the processor family ranges from AMD E to Intel Core i7-3xxx.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most notebook PCs of this spec and age do not have a touch sensitive screen. The Lenovo E550 is no exception to this as it too does not have a touch sensitive screen.

It is worth considering alternative portable PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen including the Inspiron 15 ($300.00), the Inspiron 15, or the Inspiron 15 5558 ($400.00) all from DELL.

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Very Dim Display Brightness

At only 200 candellas per square meter, the Lenovo E550 has a quite dim display brightness compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for more than a year. The display brightnesss of laptops of a comparable spec and age to the E550 range from 200 cd/m² to 1,200 cd/m².

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

The Lenovo E550 is a one USB 2.0 port laptop. Most of the other laptops that were released around the same time as the E550 have between one and two USB 2.0 ports.

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Quite Slow Hard Drive Speed

The Lenovo E550 has a fairly slow hard drive speed (only 5,400 revolutions per minute) compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the E550. The hard drive speeds of notebook PCs that are a similar age to the E550 range from 4,200 RPM to 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 5,900 RPM.

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Thick

The average height of portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the E550 is 24mm, and the heights range from 11mm to 74mm. At 27 millimeters, the Lenovo E550 is quite thick compared to most of the other laptops of this age and spec.

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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 of this spec and age.

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7 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo E550

Released Over a Year Ago

This medium processor core notebook PC has been on the market for over a year.

Average Processor Clock Speed

The Lenovo E550 has a relatively average processor clock speed (2 gigahertz) compared to most of the other laptops that were released around the same time as the E550.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 2GHz processor clock speed laptops currently available including the Acer Aspire E5-571, or the DELL Latitude 14 5000 which is cheaper.

If this notebook PC processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might want to consider the HP EliteBook 840 G2 (2.2GHz) which is also cheaper.

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Lenovo E550 has a relatively standard screen size compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the E550.

If this Lenovo notebook PC screen size is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the Acer Aspire E5-772 (17.3" and cheaper) or the Lenovo G70-70 (17.3" and higher rated).

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Average Battery Life

With a battery life of 9 hours, the Lenovo E550 has a fairly standard battery life compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the E550.

If this notebook PC battery life is too short for you then you might also want to consider the Fujitsu Lifebook U745 (9.5h) which is also higher rated.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 500 gigabytes, the Lenovo E550 has a fairly average total storage capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar type and age to the E550.

Other 500GB total storage capacity notebook PCs currently available which you might also want to consider include the DELL Latitude 15 3550, or the Lenovo G50-70 which is cheaper.

If you are looking for a laptop with a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to look at the Acer Aspire E5-772 (1TB and cheaper).

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Average Weight

With a weight of 2.4 kilograms, the Lenovo E550 has a fairly typical weight compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the E550.

Notebook PCs with a heavier weight that might also be worth considering include the Lenovo E50-80 (2.4kg and cheaper).

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the Lenovo E550 has a fairly average internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar type and age to the E550.

There are a number of alternative 4GB internal memory laptops currently available which you might also want to consider including the HP EliteBook 840 which is cheaper.

If you want a bigger internal memory then you might also want to consider the Acer Aspire E5-772 (8GB) which is also cheaper.

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Expert Reviews

(16)
6 November 2015

In review: Lenovo ThinkPad E550. Test model provided by CampusPoint.At a purchase price of 1000 Euro (~$1100), the top-model in the E550-series can't be considered entry-level any longer and...

10 July 2015

Great CPU and graphics performance for the money, an adequate display and solid build quality make the E550 surprisingly impressive...

Great CPU and graphics performance for the money, an adequate display and solid build quality make the E550 surprisingly impressive...

3 March 2015

No wonder that last year's Lenovo ThinkPad E540 was selling so well, but does its successor live up to the legacy? Well, in some terms yes, but in others ? no. Lenovo kept the same minimalistic...

30 November 2015

Un boost en performance des plus coûteux. Pour sa configuration haut-de-gamme du E550, Lenovo n'a pas fait que retenir un processeur Core i7, une carte graphique Radeon est aussi de la partie.... Read more…

Solid chassis, docking station connector, fast WLAN, responsive keyboard, good performance, low temperature and noise
Smart build quality
Good performance levels
Battery life is impressive
Great keyboard
Dark display with low viewing angle stability, slow hard drive, comperatively high price
12month warranty
No SSD option
Screen is only a TN panel
DisplayPort output would have been nice
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User Reviews

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Reviewed 30 May 2015 by Small Town Girl
Small Town Girl would recommend the Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E550 Series (Verified Purchase)

I thought I had to have an ASUS to replace my dropped and broken laptop, but I didn't want to spend that much. I did a ton of research and finally determined that the ThinkPad might suit my needs... Read more…

Reviewed 19 November 2015 by Doc
Doc would recommend the Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E550 Series (Verified Purchase)

So far so good. trackpad works well, good battery life. Required more software which should have been recommended at the time of purchase...

Reviewed 16 November 2015 by LF
LF would recommend the Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E550 Series (Verified Purchase)

Its very good and Processing fast...

Reviewed 9 November 2015 by Leo
(Verified Purchase)

Nice ten-key design, more powerful than E450 E440...

Reviewed 13 July 2015 by Knox tech
Knox tech would recommend the Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E550 Series (Verified Purchase)

Use mainly for personal stuff but seems to have pleatny of speed and power...

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Barcodes 00889233043011, 00889800699306, 00889800712869

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