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Lenovo E550 2 Core Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.2GHz 8GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.2GHz 8GB Jul 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 laptops of a comparable age and type to it.

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Lenovo Has Good Portable PC Reviews

Lenovo is one of the superior portable PC brands according to average reviews from experts and users, and Lenovo also has good reviews for its medium processor core notebook PCs.

1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Lenovo E550 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most comparable spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as it. This portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The memory clock speeds supported by processor of all comparable spec laptops that were released more than a year ago ranges from 133MHz to 1,866MHz.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo E550 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other laptops that have been available for around the same time as the E550 also have a full-size keyboard.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other laptops with a full-size keyboard currently available including the X250, or the X250 both from Lenovo which is cheaper.

Other laptops which also have a full-size keyboard that you might want to consider include the HP Pavilion 17.

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Has a Front Camera

The Lenovo E550 has a front camera. Most of the other notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the E550 also have a front camera.

We compared all the other notebook PCs with a front camera to this laptop and we think the X250, and the X250 both from Lenovo which is cheaper is also worth considering.

We think you might also be interested in alternative notebook PCs which also have a front camera including the HP Pavilion 17.

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L3 Processor Cache

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

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11a|802.11g|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most commonly found WiFi standard on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year.

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Six Battery Cells

The Lenovo E550 is a six battery cell count portable PC. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year 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 notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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6 Reasons Against

Only HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on similar spec laptops that are a comparable 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.

Alternative portable PCs that have an HDD storage media currently available which you might want to consider include cheaper portable PCs such as the HP ProBook 440, or the DELL Vostro 15.

Laptops with a better storage medium that might be worth considering include the Toshiba Z40 (SSD and cheaper).

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This notebook PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many similar spec notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago.

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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 notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the E550 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

We think you might also be interested in alternative notebook PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen including the Lenovo X250, or the HP ProBook 11.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

The Lenovo E550 is a one USB 2.0 port portable PC. Most of the other laptops of this spec and age have between one and three USB 2.0 ports.

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Thick

The average height of portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the E550 is 27mm, and the heights range from 11mm to 2,400mm. The Lenovo E550 is one of the thicker medium processor core notebook PCs that were released one year ago (27 millimeters) amongst portable PCs of this age.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many laptops of a similar age and type to it.

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8 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo E550

Released Over a Year Ago

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

Average Processor Clock Speed

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

We compared this portable PC to all the other 2.2GHz processor clock speed laptops and we think the Asus X555LA which is cheaper is also worth considering.

If you want a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to look at the DELL Latitude 14 E7450 (2.3GHz and higher rated) or the Lenovo X250 ($350.00) (2.3GHz and cheaper), or the HP ZBook 14 G2 (2.4GHz and cheaper).

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Average Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the Lenovo E550 has a fairly average internal memory compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable spec and age to the E550.

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Average Screen Size

The Lenovo E550 has a relatively standard screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the E550.

We compared all the other 15.6" laptops to this laptop and we think the Lenovo E550 ($399.00), and the DELL Vostro 15 which is cheaper is also worth considering.

If this Lenovo portable PC screen size is too small for you then you might also want to consider the Lenovo G70-80 (17.3" and cheaper).

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Intel Core I5-5xxx Processor Family

This portable PC has an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family, which is typical of many comparable spec notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago.

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Average Battery Life

At 9 hours, the Lenovo E550 has a relatively typical battery life compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age.

We compared all the other 9h battery life laptops to this portable PC and we think the E550 ($399.00), the S540, and the ThinkPad E550 all from Lenovo which is cheaper is also worth considering.

Laptops with a longer battery life that might be worth looking at include the Toshiba Z40 (10h and cheaper), or the Lenovo X250 (10.7h and cheaper).

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the Lenovo E550 has a fairly typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that came out more than a year ago.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 500GB total storage capacity notebook PCs currently available including the HP ProBook 440, the DELL Vostro 15, or the Lenovo L450 which is cheaper.

Laptops with a bigger total storage capacity that might also be worth considering include the G70-80 (1TB), or the Z51-70 (1TB) both from Lenovo or the HP Pavilion 14-ab166us ($624.99) (1TB) which is also cheaper.

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Average Weight

At 2.4 kilograms, the Lenovo E550 has a fairly typical weight compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the E550.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 2.4kg heavy notebook PCs currently available including the E550 ($399.00), or the ThinkPad E550 both from Lenovo which is cheaper.

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Specification

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Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Processor Lithography
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Configurable TDP-Down Frequency
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PCI Express Configuration
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Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
Display Surface
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Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
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On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
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On-Board Graphics Adapter
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Discrete Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter
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Optical Drive
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker Power
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
USB Sleep-and-Charge Port
USB Sleep-and-Charge
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Port
VGA Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
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Pointing Device
Operating System/software
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Recovery Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Intel Active Management Technology
Intel HD Audio Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Insider
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
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Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
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OS Guard
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Smart Response Technology Version
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
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 Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection
Password Protection
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Fingerprint Reader
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
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Depth
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AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
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RoHS Compliance
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology

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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