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

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Intel Core I5-5xxx 4GB 500GB Hybrid-HDD Jun 2015
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9 Reasons For

A Top Selling Product

The E550 is one the best selling portable PC currently available for purchase.

Lenovo Has Good Notebook PC Reviews

Lenovo has good average reviews across all notebook PCs, however it has unexceptional reviews specifically for its portable PCs.

Two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports

The Lenovo E550 has more USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports than most of the notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the E550. Most of the comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the E550 only have one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port, however this Lenovo laptop has two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Has a Front Camera

The Lenovo E550 has a front camera. Most of the other portable PCs that have been around for more than a year also have a front camera.

Alternative notebook PCs with a front camera currently available which you might also want to consider include because of it's better review score, the DELL Chromebook 11 2955u.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo E550 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other laptops of this age and spec also have a full-size keyboard.

Alternative laptops with a full-size keyboard currently available that you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the DELL Chromebook 11 2955u.

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Fairly Big Screen Size

Similar spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the E550 have screen sizes of between 11" and 18". With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Lenovo E550 has one of the bigger screen sizes amongst laptops of this age.

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Six Battery Cells

The Lenovo E550 has more battery cells than most of the portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the E550. This notebook PC is a six battery cell count portable PC compared to most of the laptops of this age and type which only have between two and five battery cells.

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Two USB 3.0 Ports

Most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type only have one USB 3.0 port, however the Lenovo E550 has two USB 3.0 ports.

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Fairly Big Battery Capacity

The Lenovo E550 has one of the bigger battery capacities (48 watt-hours) amongst portable PCs of this age. Across all the notebook PCs of this spec and age the battery capacities range from 30Wh to 51Wh.

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4 Reasons Against

Only HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has a Hybrid-HDD storage medium, which is typical of many portable PCs 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.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that came out more than a year ago, the Lenovo E550 does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Thick

The Lenovo E550 is quite thick (27 millimeters) compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the E550. The heights of portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the E550 range from 17mm to 37mm.

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Very Small Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache Memory

At only 8 gigabytes, the Lenovo E550 has a fairly small hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the E550. The smallest hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory of similar spec portable PCs that were released one year ago is 8GB and the biggest is 16GB.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo E550

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when Lenovo released the E550.

Intel Core I5-5xxx Processor Family

This laptop has an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family, which is the most commonly found processor family on laptops of a similar age and type to it.

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Average Battery Life

The Lenovo E550 has a pretty typical battery life (9 hours) compared to most of the other portable PCs that are a comparable age to the E550.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 500 gigabytes, the Lenovo E550 has a relatively typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 2.4 kilograms, the Lenovo E550 has a pretty typical weight compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for more than a year.

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Average Internal Memory

The Lenovo E550 has a relatively typical internal memory (4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age.

Alternative 4GB internal memory portable PCs currently available that you might want to look at include the DELL Chromebook 11 2955u which has better reviews.

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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 co├╗teux. 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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Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo win7, jbl 20df0054, lenovo win7p, lenovo 20df00, lenovo i55200, lenovo 500gb8, jbl 20df0054u, lenovo win7pr, lenovo p219496, lenovo i55200u, lenovo 500gb8g, jbl 20df0054uk, lenovo win7pro, lenovo 20df00c, lenovo 20df00cp, lenovo p219496p, lenovo 500gb8gb, lenovo 20df0054, lenovo 20df0054u, lenovo 20df00cpu, lenovo 20df0054uk, lenovo 20df00cpuk
Barcodes 00889233041192, 00889561959961, 00889800712876, 04053162940505
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