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Lenovo T550

Lenovo T550 2 Core Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.2GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.2GHz 8GB Jul 2015
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13 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Lenovo Laptops Have Good Reviews

Medium processor core laptops produced by Lenovo have good reviews on average. We also checked the reviews for all portable PCs (not just medium processor core laptops) and found that Lenovo also has good reviews across its entire range.

Quite Long Battery Life

At 14.8 hours, the Lenovo T550 has a fairly long battery life compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been available for a similar time to the T550. The battery lifes of medium processor core laptops that are a similar age to the T550 range from 2.5h to 33h.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Lenovo T550 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for more than a year. This Lenovo portable PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most notebook PCs of this type and age support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this laptop supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The worst memory clock speeds supported by processor of all similar spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the T550 is 133MHz and the best is 1,866MHz.

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SSD Storage Medium

The Lenovo T550 has an SSD storage medium which is better than the HDD storage medium found on most notebook PCs of a similar type and age to it. Solid State Drives (SSD) store data in semiconductors on a circuit board rather than using magnetic or optical media. Solid State Drives have no moving parts which makes them very fast and reliable.

An SSD storage medium is in fact the best storage medium amongst all comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the T550.

Amongst similar types of laptop the worst storage medium is HDD.

We compared this portable PC to all the other laptops that have an SSD storage media and we think a cheaper portable PC such as the DELL Latitude 14 E7450[plb_2882103_price] or you might consider a higher rated portable PC such as the Satellite Z30[pl_2363540_price], and the Satellite Z30[pl_2363540_price] both from Toshiba are also worth considering.

If the storage medium of this medium processor core notebook PC is not good enough for you then you might want to consider the HP Elitebook 1040 G2[plb_2951226_price] (SSD).

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo T550 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been available for more than a year also have a full-size keyboard.

It is worth considering other notebook PCs which also have a full-size keyboard including the ThinkPad T550[pl_2738522_price], the T550[pl_2954049_price], or the ThinkPad T550[pl_2823866_price] all from Lenovo.

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Has a Front Camera

The Lenovo T550 has a front camera, as do most of the other similar spec portable PCs that were launched more than a year ago.

It is worth also looking at other laptops which also have a front camera including the ThinkPad T550[pl_2823866_price], the T550[pl_2954049_price], or the ThinkPad T550[pl_2738522_price] all from Lenovo.

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L3 Processor Cache

This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many medium processor core laptops that were released more than a year ago.

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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 typical of many medium processor core laptops that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Three USB 3.0 Ports

Most notebook PCs of this spec and age have between one and four USB 3.0 ports, including the Lenovo T550 which has three USB 3.0 ports.

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Quite Bright Display Brightness

With a display brightness of 350 candellas per square meter, the Lenovo T550 has one of the brighter display brightnesss amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age. The dimmest display brightness of medium processor core laptops that came out around the same time as the T550 is 200 cd/m² and the brightest is 1,200 cd/m².

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Very Big Cache Memory

At 4 megabytes, the Lenovo T550 has a quite big cache memory compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the T550. The average cache memory of notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the T550 is 3.1MB.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This notebook PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most commonly found memory slot on notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year.

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5 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most medium processor core laptops that have been around for more than a year do not have a touch sensitive screen. The Lenovo T550 is no exception to this as it too does not have a touch sensitive screen.

We compared all the other notebook PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen to this portable PC and we think the DELL Latitude 14 E7450[plb_2882106_price] is also worth considering.

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Only Three Battery Cells

The Lenovo T550 is a three battery cell count portable PC.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

The maximum turbo frequencies of laptops of this type and age range from 1.7GHz to 3.7GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 2.9GHz. The Lenovo T550 has a fairly slow maximum turbo frequency (only 2.7 gigahertz) compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that were launched around the same time as the T550.

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Very Low Speaker Power

At only 1 Watt, the Lenovo T550 has a fairly low speaker power compared to most of the other portable PCs that were launched more than a year ago. The speaker power of comparable spec notebook PCs that were released one year ago range from 1W to 4W, and the average speaker power is 1.7W.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

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

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6 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo T550

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2.2 gigahertz, the Lenovo T550 has a fairly average processor clock speed compared to most of the other laptops of this age and spec.

There are a number of alternative 2.2GHz processor clock speed laptops currently available that you might want to look at including cheaper laptops such as the DELL XPS 13[plb_2705334_price].

If this portable PC processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might want to look at the Lenovo E540[plb_2936275_price] (2.4GHz) which is also cheaper.

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Average Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the Lenovo T550 has a relatively standard internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been available for around the same time as the T550.

There are a number of other 8GB internal memory laptops currently available that you might also want to consider including the Acer Aspire S7-393[plb_2906853_price], or the HP ProBook 650[plb_2863577_price] which is cheaper.

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Lenovo T550 has a relatively typical screen size compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age.

Other 15.6" notebook PCs currently available that you might want to look at include the Lenovo Z500[plb_1571675_price] which has better reviews; or the Lenovo ThinkPad W550[plb_2783796_price] which is cheaper.

If you would prefer a bigger screen size then you might also want to consider the MSI GP72 2QD[plb_3008884_price] (17.3" and cheaper).

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Intel Core I5-5xxx Processor Family

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

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Average Weight

With a weight of 2.1 kilograms, the Lenovo T550 has a pretty average weight compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the T550.

There are a number of other 2.1kg heavy notebook PCs currently available which you might want to look at including cheaper notebook PCs such as the Lenovo ThinkPad T440[plb_2776430_price].

Other laptops with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the ThinkPad T550[pl_2823866_price] (2.1kg), or the ThinkPad T550[pl_2776436_price] (2.1kg) both from Lenovo.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 256 gigabytes, the Lenovo T550 has a relatively average total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that are a comparable age to the T550.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 256GB total storage capacity portable PCs currently available including the Acer Aspire S7-393[plb_2906853_price], or the DELL Latitude 14 E7450[plb_2882103_price] which is cheaper.

If this Lenovo notebook PC total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the Lenovo E540[plb_2936275_price] (500GB and cheaper).

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Specification

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Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
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Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
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
Stepping
PCI Express Configuration
Tjunction
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
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Installed SSD
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Typical Contrast Ratio
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
Display Surface
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Optical Drive
Audio
Speaker Power
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Networking
4G Standard
3G Standard
2G Standard
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
WiFi Standard
Ports & Interfaces
Mini DisplayPort
USB Sleep-and-Charge Port
CardBus PCMCIA Slot
ExpressCard Slot
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
VGA Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Keyboard
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Recovery Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Intel Active Management Technology
Intel HD Audio Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel TSX-NI Version
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Smart Response Technology Version
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) Version
Processor Package Size
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Input Voltage
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AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection
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Intel Virtualization Technology
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Expert Reviews

(13)

Occasionally, reviewers are sent versions of notebooks that don't really show off the best that the manufacturer has to offer. The Lenovo ThinkPad T550 is one such example, with the basic spec... Read more…

13 March 2015

Lenovo ThinkPad T550 In total, the T550 mostly fulfills the high claim of the T lineup and justifies its price. We are dealing with a relatively lightweight, robust and well-built even if...

5 January 2015

You're hedging if you buy the T550. You want business-class performance at an affordable price. You're getting a ton of battery life, a gorgeous 3K screen and a bevvy of inputs. But you're also...

5 January 2015

Workstations like Lenovo's ThinkPad W540 ($2,573, £1,606, AU$2,946) and Dell's Precision M6800 ($3,490, £2,075, AU$3,750) are among the best on the market. For business users that would love a... Read more…

18 March 2015

Twee is beter dan één. Lenovo's zakelijke nieuwkomer heeft twee batterijen. Dat maakt uitzonderlijk lange looptijden mogelijk. Een LTE modem zorgt voor de noodzakelijke mobiliteit, data wordt... Read more…

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User Reviews

(1)
Reviewed 4 November 2015 by DWM

Product is poor quality and unreliable. I have had two Lenovo laptops that broke shortly after the warranty expired...

Poor Quality - Unreliable

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Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo 20ck000, lenovo 20ck000x, lenovo 20ck000xu, lenovo 20ck000xuk, apple t55020cknetworkcard101001000gigabitfa, apple t55020cknetworkcard101001000gigabitfas, apple t55020cknetworkcard101001000gigabitfast
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