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Lenovo E550 2 Core Intel Core I3-5xxx 2GHz 8GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I3-5xxx 2GHz 8GB Jun 2015
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12 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many laptops that are a similar age to it.

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Lenovo Has Good Laptop Reviews

Lenovo has good average reviews for its medium processor core laptops as well as across its entire portable PC range.

1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The Lenovo E550 has a maximum display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than a 1366 x 768 pixels notebook PC, which is the most frequently found display resolution.

This laptop's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best display resolution amongst all notebook PCs of this spec and age.

Amongst similar types of laptop the worst display resolution is 1024 x 768 pixels.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Lenovo E550 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to it. This portable PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this notebook PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The memory clock speeds supported by processor of all medium processor core laptops that have been available for a similar time to the E550 ranges from 133MHz (worst) to 1,866MHz (best).

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

The internal memory of portable PCs of this age and spec range from 2GB to 16GB. At 8 gigabytes, the Lenovo E550 has a fairly big internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that were released one year ago.

If this medium processor core notebook PC internal memory is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the Fujitsu Lifebook U745 (12GB).

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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 have been on the market for around the same time as the E550 also have a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

The Lenovo E550 has a front camera, as do most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the E550.

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L3 Processor Cache

This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to it.

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Quite Fast Hard Drive Speed

Across all the notebook PCs of this type and age the hard drive speeds range from 4,200 RPM to 7,200 RPM. The Lenovo E550 has one of the faster hard drive speeds (7,200 revolutions per minute) amongst medium processor core laptops of this age.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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Six Battery Cells

The Lenovo E550 is a six battery cell count portable PC. Most of the other laptops of a similar type and age to the E550 have between two and eight battery cells.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This portable PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many medium processor core laptops that were released more than a year ago.

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7 Reasons Against

Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for more than a year is 750MHz, the fastest is 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency 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 have been available for a comparable time to the E550.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on portable PCs of a comparable type and age to 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.

If you would prefer a notebook PC with a better storage medium then you might also want to look at the DELL Latitude 12 E7250 (SSD).

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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 most medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as it. Most similar spec laptops that were released one year ago have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family. The worst processor family of all portable PCs that were launched more than a year ago is AMD E and the best is Intel Core i7-3xxx.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Lenovo E550 does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other medium processor core laptops that came out around the same time as the E550 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

The Lenovo E550 is a one USB 2.0 port notebook PC. Most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the E550 have between one and two USB 2.0 ports.

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Thick

The Lenovo E550 is fairly thick (27 millimeters) compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that were launched around the same time as the E550. Across all the comparable spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as the E550 the heights range from 11mm to 74mm, and the average height is 24mm.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on laptops of a comparable spec and age to it.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo E550

Released Over a Year Ago

This portable PC was released over a year ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 2 gigahertz, the Lenovo E550 has a relatively standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been around for around the same time as the E550.

If you are looking for a laptop with a faster processor clock speed then you might want to consider the Fujitsu Lifebook U745 (2.1GHz).

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Average Screen Size

The Lenovo E550 has a pretty typical screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the E550.

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Average Battery Life

With a battery life of 9 hours, the Lenovo E550 has a relatively standard battery life compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the E550.

If you would prefer a portable PC with a longer battery life then you might want to look at the Fujitsu Lifebook U745 (9.5h) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the Lenovo E550 has a relatively standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the E550.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 2.4 kilograms, the Lenovo E550 has a fairly standard weight compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age.

Portable PCs with a heavier weight that might also be worth looking at include the Asus F551CA (2.4kg).

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Expert Reviews

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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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