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Lenovo T550

Lenovo T550 2 Core Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.3GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.3GHz 8GB Aug 2015
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13 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

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.

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Good Brand

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.

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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.

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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).

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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 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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4 Reasons Against

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).

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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.

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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.

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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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5 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo T550

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.

If this portable PC processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might want to consider the EliteBook 850 G2 (2.4GHz), or the EliteBook 840 G2 (2.4GHz) both from HP or the Acer Travelmate TMP645-S (2.4GHz) which is also cheaper.

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Average Internal Memory

The Lenovo T550 has a fairly typical internal memory (8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs that came out around the same time as the T550.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 8GB internal memory notebook PCs currently available including the Lenovo L450 ($1,506.52) which is cheaper.

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Lenovo T550 has a pretty average screen size compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and type to the T550.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 15.6" portable PCs currently available including the Lenovo Z500 which has better reviews; or the DELL Inspiron 15 5000, or the HP ProBook 450 G2 ($934.44) which is cheaper.

If you would prefer a bigger screen size then you might also want to look at the MSI GP72 2QD (17.3") which is also 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 similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year.

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Average Weight

The Lenovo T550 has a relatively typical weight (2.1 kilograms) compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that came out around the same time as the T550.

Notebook PCs with a heavier weight that might be worth looking at include the T550 (2.1kg), the T550 (2.1kg), or the ThinkPad T550 (2.1kg) all from Lenovo.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Housing Material
Colour
Product Type
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Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Motherboard Chipset
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
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
Swivel Webcam
Front Camera Resolution
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
HDMI Port
VGA Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Keyboard
Keyboard Language
Windows Key
Keyboard Layout
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Recovery Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
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 Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Certificates
EPEAT Compliance
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology

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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Product Identifiers

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