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This portable PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on medium processor core laptops that are a similar age to it.
We calculated the average reviews for all Lenovo notebook PCs and also specifically for Lenovo medium processor core laptops and found that in both cases Lenovo had good reviews.
1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution
The Lenovo T550 has a maximum display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than the most frequently found display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels.
A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is actually the best display resolution across all laptops of a comparable spec and age to the T550.
The worst display resolution amongst similar types of portable PC is 1024 x 768 pixels.
Fairly Long Battery Life
Medium processor core laptops that have been available for a similar time to the T550 have battery lifes of between 2.5h and 33h. With a battery life of 14.8 hours, the Lenovo T550 has a fairly long battery life compared to most of the other portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the T550.
1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed
The Lenovo T550 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most portable PCs of this spec and age. In addition, this portable PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the T550 processor memory clock speeds range from 133MHz (worst) to 1,866MHz (best).
SSD Storage Medium
The Lenovo T550 has an SSD storage medium which is better than the HDD storage medium found on most laptops of a comparable spec 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.
This portable PC's storage medium (SSD) is in fact the best storage medium across all portable PCs of this age and spec.
An HDD storage medium is the worst storage medium amongst comparable types of portable PC.
We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative laptops that have an SSD storage media currently available including the Satellite Z30, or the Satellite Z30 both from Toshiba which has better reviews; or the Z30, or the Z30 both from Toshiba or the DELL Latitude 14 E7450 which is cheaper.
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Has a Full-Size Keyboard
The Lenovo T550 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other portable PCs of a similar type and age to the T550 also have a full-size keyboard.
There are a number of alternative laptops which also have a full-size keyboard that you might want to look at including the ThinkPad T550, the T550, or the ThinkPad T550 all from Lenovo.
Has a Front Camera
The Lenovo T550 has a front camera. Most of the other medium processor core laptops that came out more than a year ago also have a front camera.
There are a number of other notebook PCs which also have a front camera which you might want to consider including the ThinkPad T550, the T550, or the ThinkPad T550 all from Lenovo.
L3 Processor Cache
This laptop has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.
802.11n WiFi Standard
This notebook 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 around for a comparable time to it.
Quite Big Battery Capacity
With a battery capacity of 77 watt-hours, the Lenovo T550 has a very big battery capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that are a comparable age to the T550. The average battery capacity of medium processor core laptops that have been around for a similar time to the T550 is 47Wh, and the battery capacities range from 23Wh to 120Wh.
Fairly Bright Display Brightness
The Lenovo T550 has a quite bright display brightness (300 candellas per square meter) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the T550. Across all the medium processor core laptops that were released one year ago the display brightnesss range from 200 cd/m² to 1,200 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 270 cd/m².
2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot
This notebook PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most frequently found memory slot on notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to it.
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Very Small Total Storage Capacity
Notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year have total storage capacity of between 16GB and 2TB. With a total storage capacity of only 256 gigabytes, the Lenovo T550 has one of the smaller total storage capacity amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age.
We compared this laptop to all the other 256GB total storage capacity notebook PCs and we think the Lenovo T450, and the HP EliteBook 840 ($1,602.88) which is cheaper is also worth considering.
Laptops with a bigger total storage capacity that might also be worth considering include the T550 (500GB), or the T450 (500GB) both from Lenovo or the HP ProBook 440 G2 (500GB).
Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen
The Lenovo T550 does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the T550 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.
Other notebook PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen that you might also want to look at include the DELL Latitude 14 E7450.
Only Three Battery Cells
Most portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the T550 have between two and eight battery cells, including the Lenovo T550 which has three battery cells.
Only 4 Bluetooth Version
This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many medium processor core laptops that came out around the same time as it.
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Average Processor Clock Speed
At 2.3 gigahertz, the Lenovo T550 has a relatively average processor clock speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the T550.
We compared this portable PC to all the other 2.3GHz processor clock speed laptops and we think cheaper laptops such as the HP EliteBook 820 G2 ($729.99) is also worth considering.
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