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Lenovo E555 4 Core AMD a 1.8GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

4 AMD a 1.8GHz 4GB Sep 2014
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Expert Reviews Are Average

Based on twelve expert reviews from sites including Techradar, notebookcheck.net, notebookcheck.biz and notebookcheck.it the average expert rating of this notebook PC is 78 out of 100.

Acceptable Noise Level

One customer who reviewed it concluded that it was quiet. Two years ago expert website Notebookcheck.net gave the product a score of 77 out of 100 and wrote “Could be very quiet – if you replace the loud hard drive” in their review of the Lenovo E555.

Lenovo Notebook PCs Have Good Reviews

On average Lenovo many processor core portable PCs have good ratings as do all laptops built by Lenovo.

Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo E555 has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other laptops of this type and age.

There are a number of alternative laptops with a full-size keyboard currently available that you might want to consider including cheaper notebook PCs such as the Toshiba Satellite C70D-B.

There are a number of alternative portable PCs which also have a full-size keyboard that you might also want to consider including the HP Zbook 15, or the Acer Aspire E5-551.

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Has a Front Camera

The Lenovo E555 has a front camera. Most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been around for a similar time to the E555 also have a front camera.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative portable PCs with a front camera currently available including the Toshiba Satellite C55D ($648.99) which is cheaper.

There are a number of alternative laptops which also have a front camera that you might also want to consider including the HP Zbook 15, or the Acer Aspire E5-551.

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Fairly Fast Hard Drive Speed

Across all the portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the E555 the hard drive speeds range from 5,200 RPM to 7,200 RPM. At 7,200 revolutions per minute, the Lenovo E555 has a fairly fast hard drive speed compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the E555.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

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

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most commonly found operating system architecture on laptops of this spec and age.

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AC Cable Included

This notebook PC has an AC cable included, which is typical of many similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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10 Reasons Against

Not Good in Terms of Size

A number of people said in their reviews that the product was not heavy and bulky. Techradar mentioned “Relatively heavy for a 15.6, inch model” but even so they gave the product a score of 80 out of 100.

Poor Battery Life

One Lenovo E555 owner who bought the product thought it did not have a good battery life. Techradar mentioned in their review of this laptop “Battery life is poor”.

Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

At only 1.8 gigahertz, the Lenovo E555 has a quite slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the E555. The processor clock speeds of notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the E555 range from 1GHz to 3GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.2GHz.

We compared all the other 1.8GHz processor clock speed laptops to this notebook PC and we think cheaper notebook PCs such as the Satellite C70D-B, and the Satellite C55D ($648.99) both from Toshiba is also worth considering.

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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 typical of many many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec, the Lenovo E555 does not have a touch sensitive screen.

There are a number of alternative notebook PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen which you might want to consider including the Microsoft Surface 3.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most frequently found Ethernet LAN data rate on laptops of a comparable type and age to it.

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Very Dim Display Brightness

With a display brightness of only 200 candellas per square meter, the Lenovo E555 has a quite dim display brightness compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that came out around the same time as the E555. The dimmest display brightness of many processor core portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the E555 is 200 cd/m², the brightest is 400 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 260 cd/m².

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Very Small Hard Drive Capacity

Portable PCs of this spec and age have hard drive capacity of between 250GB and 1.5TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 780GB. With a hard drive capacity of only 500 gigabytes, the Lenovo E555 has a quite small hard drive capacity compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

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

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

With a maximum internal memory (64-bit) of only 16 gigabytes, the Lenovo E555 has a fairly small maximum internal memory (64-bit) compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the E555. The average maximum internal memory (64-bit) of many processor core portable PCs that are a similar age to the E555 is 19GB, and the maximum internal memory (64-bit) range from 4GB to 32GB.

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8 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo E555

Released Over Two Years Ago

This portable PC has been on the market for over two years.

Average Screen Size

The Lenovo E555 has a pretty standard screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

There are a number of other 15.6" notebook PCs currently available which you might want to consider including the Asus U500VZ which has better reviews.

If this laptop screen size is too small for you then you might want to consider the Toshiba Satellite C70D-B (17.3" and cheaper).

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AMD a Processor Family

The Lenovo E555 has a better processor family than most portable PCs of this type and age. This Lenovo notebook PC has an AMD A processor family, whereas most notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to it have an Intel Core i7 processor family.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the Lenovo E555 has a relatively average total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops of this age and spec.

If you want a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to consider the Toshiba Satellite C70D-B (1TB) which is also cheaper.

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Average Weight

At 2.4 kilograms, the Lenovo E555 has a pretty standard weight compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the E555.

Alternative portable PCs with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the Acer Aspire E5-551 (2.5kg), the Toshiba L55T (2.4kg), or the HP ENVY x360 ($1,349.98) (2.3kg).

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Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 4 gigabytes, the Lenovo E555 has a relatively typical internal memory compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years.

If this notebook PC internal memory is too small for you then you might also want to look at the Toshiba Satellite C70D-B (8GB) which is also cheaper.

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Average Battery Life

With a battery life of 6.3 hours, the Lenovo E555 has a relatively average battery life compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as the E555.

Laptops with a longer battery life that might be worth considering include the Microsoft Surface 3 (10h and cheaper).

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HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on portable PCs of this age and spec. 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.

We compared this portable PC to all the other laptops that have an HDD storage media and we think the Toshiba Satellite C70D-B which is cheaper is also worth considering.

If you would prefer a notebook PC with a better storage medium then you might want to consider the Microsoft Surface 3 (ssd and cheaper) or the Asus U500VZ (SSD and higher rated).

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Specification

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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
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Expert Reviews

(13)
19 June 2015

Forget the Essentials range, Lenovo has a winner on its hands with the ThinkPad E555, a laptop which bears all the qualities (well, almost) of the legendary ThinkPad family but without the price...

Feels more expensive than it really is
Great keyboard
Matte finish
Decent performance
Very well priced
Relatively heavy for a 15.6, inch model
Battery life is poor
Too much bloatware
Heats up a lot
The touchpad could have been better
18 June 2015

Forget the Essentials range, Lenovo has a winner on its hands with the ThinkPad E555, a laptop which bears all the qualities (well, almost) of the legendary ThinkPad family but without the price...

13 November 2014

Lenovo's ThinkPad E555 is a simple office notebook for private and business users. The performance is sufficient for office and web applications. It does not get very warm in operation and could...

25 December 2014

Lifting. Une fois de plus, Lenovo propose un appareil censé convenir tant aux professionnels qu'au grand-public, en lançant sur le marché le dernier-né de sa série ThinkPad E, des PC... Read more…

3 December 2014

Facelift. Met het nieuwste model uit de ThinkPad E-serie biedt Lenovo weer een systeem aan voor consumenten en zakelijke gebruikers. Er zijn een aantal uiterlijke verschillen met zijn voorgangers,... Read more…

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User Reviews

(5)
Reviewed 13 July 2015 by Big Bear Tom
Big Bear Tom would recommend the Lenovo Thinkpad E555 Series (Verified Purchase)

Excellent computer with a couple of bugs. After about 2 weeks the computer would not charge. I contacted Lenove and they determined via online testing that my BIOS was not up to date and they... Read more…

Easy To Set Up
Easy To Use
Fast
Powerful
Reviewed 14 October 2015 by Mikeb
Mikeb would recommend the Lenovo Thinkpad E555 Series (Verified Purchase)

Looking for a computer with Windows 7 before 10 was available. Great price for a good computer...

Reviewed 7 September 2015 by Gb
Gb would recommend the Lenovo Thinkpad E555 Series (Verified Purchase)

We purchased this computer for our son to go to college with. It was a good performance compromise between the machine that he wanted for gaming and for what I think he needs or studying. So far... Read more…

Reviewed 21 October 2015 by Spaggs
Spaggs would recommend the Lenovo Thinkpad E555 Series (Verified Purchase)

I purchased this computer with the understanding that I was going to use it for PowerPoint presentations and to review video of cheating spouses. It does what I ask of it, plus, I have replaced my... Read more…

Reviewed 12 October 2015 by Poppy199

I am sending this computer in for repair for the second time. We ordered 2 of these for our business and they are horrible. Mouse pad is horrible and the quality is ridiculous. I have never had... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 20dh002q, 20dh002qu, 20dhs00800, 20dh002qus
Barcodes 00888965027597, 00889233223383, 00889233226407
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