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Lenovo E550 2 Core Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.2GHz 4GB 500GB Hybrid-HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.2GHz 4GB Jul 2015
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12 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on portable PCs of this spec and age.

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Lenovo Has Good Reviews for Its Laptops

On average Lenovo medium processor core laptops have good reviews compared to other brands as do all portable PCs produced by Lenovo.

1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

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

A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is in fact the best display resolution amongst all medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the E550.

Amongst comparable 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 of a comparable spec and age to it. This Lenovo laptop supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most medium processor core laptops that have been around for around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this notebook PC 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 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, as do most of the other laptops of a comparable age and type to the E550.

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Has a Front Camera

The Lenovo E550 has a front camera, as do most of the other laptops of a similar age and spec to the E550.

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L3 Processor Cache

This laptop has a L3 processor cache, which is the most commonly found processor cache on laptops that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on comparable spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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Quite High Speaker Power

Across all the similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the E550 the speaker power range from 1W to 4W. At 2 Watts, the Lenovo E550 has a fairly high speaker power compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the E550.

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Six Battery Cells

The Lenovo E550 is a six battery cell count laptop.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most commonly found memory slot on similar spec portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This laptop has a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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8 Reasons Against

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

Portable PCs of this age and spec have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of between 750MHz and 1,300MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of only 900 megahertz, the Lenovo E550 has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies amongst laptops of this age.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has a Hybrid-HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on laptops of a similar age and type 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.

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Very Small Internal Memory

Across all the medium processor core laptops that came out around the same time as the E550 the internal memory range from 2GB to 16GB. At only 4 gigabytes, the Lenovo E550 has a quite small internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that are a comparable age to the E550.

If you want a portable PC with a bigger internal memory then you might want to look at the Toshiba L75 (6GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Lenovo E550 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although it is worth noting that most of the other medium processor core laptops that were launched more than a year ago also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

Laptops of a similar spec and age to the E550 have maximum turbo frequencies of between 1.7GHz and 3.7GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 2.9GHz. The Lenovo E550 has one of the slower maximum turbo frequencies (only 2.7 gigahertz) amongst comparable spec laptops of this age.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

The Lenovo E550 is a one USB 2.0 port notebook PC.

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Thick

Across all the portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the E550 the heights range from 11mm to 74mm. The Lenovo E550 is one of the thicker comparable spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the E550 (27 millimeters) amongst medium processor core laptops of this age.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on medium processor core laptops that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo E550

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2.2 gigahertz, the Lenovo E550 has a fairly average processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been around for more than a year.

If this laptop processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might want to consider the T450 ($1,200.00) (2.3GHz), or the X250 ($425.00) (2.3GHz) both from Lenovo.

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Average Screen Size

The Lenovo E550 has a relatively average screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for more than a year.

If this portable PC screen size is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the MSI GP72 2QD (17.3").

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Intel Core I5-5xxx Processor Family

This laptop has an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family, which is the most frequently found processor family on notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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Average Battery Life

With a battery life of 9 hours, the Lenovo E550 has a fairly typical battery life compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and type.

If you are looking for a longer battery life then you might also want to consider the Fujitsu Lifebook U745 (9.5h) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 500 gigabytes, the Lenovo E550 has a pretty average total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the E550.

If you would prefer a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to look at the Lenovo X1 Carbon ($350.00) (512GB), or the Fujitsu Lifebook U745 (512GB).

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Average Weight

The Lenovo E550 has a relatively typical weight (2.4 kilograms) compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the E550.

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Specification

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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

(7)
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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