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Lenovo ThinkPad E550 2 Core Intel Core I3-5xxx 2GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I3-5xxx 2GHz 4GB Jan 2015
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13 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

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

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Quite Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

Laptops of a comparable type and age to the ThinkPad E550 have maximum on-board graphics adapter memories of between 1.7GB and 16GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 10GB. At 16 gigabytes, the Lenovo ThinkPad E550 has a fairly big maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the ThinkPad E550.

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Good Brand

We checked 5,743 owner and expert reviews for Lenovo notebook PCs and found that on average Lenovo has good reviews compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Lenovo has good reviews specifically within its medium processor core laptops range.

1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Lenovo ThinkPad E550 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most portable PCs of this type and age. This portable PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most medium processor core laptops that have been available for around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This notebook PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Across all medium processor core laptops that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad E550 the best memory clock speeds supported by processor is 1,866MHz and the worst is 133MHz.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The ThinkPad E550 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age also have a full-size keyboard.

Other notebook PCs with a full-size keyboard currently available that you might want to look at include cheaper portable PCs such as the Aspire E5-573[pl_3007094_price], or the Aspire E5-511[pl_2945007_price] both from Acer.

We compared this laptop to all the other portable PCs with a full-size keyboard and we think the Lenovo ThinkPad E550[plb_2741911_price] is also worth considering.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been available for a similar time to the ThinkPad E550, the ThinkPad E550 has a front camera.

There are a number of alternative portable PCs with a front camera currently available that you might also want to consider including the Acer Aspire E5-573[plb_3007094_price] which is cheaper.

It is worth considering other portable PCs which also have a front camera including the Acer Aspire V3-371[plb_3006284_price], or the Lenovo ThinkPad E550[plb_2741911_price].

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L3 Processor Cache

This notebook PC has a L3 processor cache, which is the most commonly found processor cache on portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Fairly Fast Hard Drive Speed

At 7,200 revolutions per minute, the Lenovo ThinkPad E550 has a quite fast hard drive speed compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type. The average hard drive speed of medium processor core laptops that came out around the same time as the ThinkPad E550 is 5,900 RPM, and the hard drive speeds range from 4,200 RPM to 7,200 RPM.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many portable PCs of this spec and age.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

Notebook PCs of this age and spec have maximum internal memory (64-bit) of between 2GB and 32GB. The Lenovo ThinkPad E550 has a fairly big maximum internal memory (64-bit) (16 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that were released one year ago.

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Six Battery Cells

The Lenovo ThinkPad E550 is a six battery cell count notebook PC.

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AC Cable Included

This portable PC has an AC cable included, which is typical of many medium processor core laptops that were launched more than a year ago.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many medium processor core laptops that are a similar age to it.

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8 Reasons Against

Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of only 850 megahertz, the Lenovo ThinkPad E550 has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies amongst medium processor core laptops of this age. The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the ThinkPad E550 range from 750MHz to 1,300MHz.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many portable PCs of a similar age and spec to 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.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative laptops that have an HDD storage media currently available including the Lenovo G50-70[plb_2915394_price], or the Toshiba C55[plb_2942230_price] which is cheaper.

Laptops with a better storage medium that might also be worth looking at include the HP EliteBook 820[plb_2697094_price] (SSD and cheaper), or the DELL Latitude 13 3340[plb_2699016_price] (SSD and cheaper).

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This notebook PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year.

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Only Intel Core I3-5xxx Processor Family

The ThinkPad E550 has a better processor family than most medium processor core laptops that have been available for around the same time as it. This portable PC has an Intel Core i3-5xxx processor family, whereas most portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as it have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family. The processor family of all medium processor core laptops that have been available for around the same time as the ThinkPad E550 ranges from AMD E (worst) to Intel Core i7-3xxx (best).

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The ThinkPad E550 does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other medium processor core laptops that were released around the same time as the ThinkPad E550 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

There are a number of alternative laptops which also have a touch sensitive screen that you might want to look at including the Inspiron 15[pl_2790626_price], the Inspiron 15[pl_2079430_price], or the Inspiron 15 5558[pl_2983973_price] all from DELL.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

Most laptops of this type and age have between one and two USB 2.0 ports, including the ThinkPad E550 which has one USB 2.0 port.

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Thick

The average height of portable PCs of this age and type is 24mm. With a height of 27 millimeters, the Lenovo ThinkPad E550 is one of the thicker similar spec notebook PCs that were released one year ago amongst medium processor core laptops of this age.

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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 are a comparable age to it.

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7 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo ThinkPad E550

Released Over Two Years Ago

Lenovo released the ThinkPad E550 over two years ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2 gigahertz, the ThinkPad E550 has a pretty typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the ThinkPad E550.

There are a number of other 2GHz processor clock speed notebook PCs currently available which you might want to look at including cheaper notebook PCs such as the DELL Latitude 14 5000[plb_2556531_price].

If this notebook PC processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might also want to consider the HP 350 G2[plb_2889567_price] (2.1GHz), or the Asus X555LA[plb_2947144_price] (2.1GHz) which is also cheaper.

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Average Screen Size

The ThinkPad E550 has a relatively typical screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other portable PCs that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad E550.

We compared all the other 15.6" notebook PCs to this portable PC and we think the Lenovo G500[plb_2580491_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.

Notebook PCs with a bigger screen size that might also be worth looking at include the Acer Aspire E5-772[plb_2984402_price] (17.3" and cheaper).

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Average Battery Life

The ThinkPad E550 has a relatively standard battery life (9 hours) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the ThinkPad E550.

If you are looking for a notebook PC with a longer battery life then you might want to consider the Fujitsu Lifebook U745[plb_3000568_price] (9.5h) which is also higher rated.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 500 gigabytes, the ThinkPad E550 has a pretty average total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable spec and age to the ThinkPad E550.

We compared this portable PC to all the other 500GB total storage capacity notebook PCs and we think cheaper portable PCs such as the Acer Aspire E5-571[plb_2680097_price] is also worth considering.

If this medium processor core notebook PC total storage capacity is too small for you then you might want to look at the Acer Aspire E5[plb_2736268_price] (1TB and cheaper); or the Lenovo G70-70[plb_3375260_price] (1TB and higher rated).

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Average Weight

At 2.4 kilograms, the Lenovo ThinkPad E550 has a fairly typical weight compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the ThinkPad E550.

Other notebook PCs with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the B5400[pl_2037224_price] (2.3kg), the B5400[pl_2715847_price] (2.3kg), or the B5400[pl_2709559_price] (2.3kg) all from Lenovo.

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the ThinkPad E550 has a fairly typical internal memory compared to most of the other laptops of a similar spec and age to the ThinkPad E550.

Laptops with a bigger internal memory that might also be worth looking at include the Aspire E5[pl_2736268_price] (8GB), or the Aspire E5-511[pl_2945007_price] (8GB) both from Acer which is also cheaper.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo ddr3, lenovo ddr3l, lenovo i35005, lenovo 20df00, lenovo p242084, lenovo p243084, lenovo i35005u, lenovo 20df00c, lenovo 20df00cq, lenovo p242084p, lenovo p243084p, lenovo 20df0051, lenovo 20df0051u, lenovo 20df00cqu, lenovo 20df0051uk, lenovo 20df00cquk, lenovo 20dfs0au06, warranty 20dfs0au06
Barcodes 00888965841339, 00888965841650, 00888965842237, 00888965842305, 00889233042571, 00889233043011, 00889233043455, 00889233044346, 00889233044506, 00889233044582, 00889233044834, 00889233045169, 00889233045237, 00889800712869, 04053162791657, 04056572665877, 08889658423056

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2 core Intel Core i3-5xxx 2GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6"
$ $449.99
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23% Faster On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
2.3mm Thinner
Only Four Battery Cells
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2 core Intel Core i3-5xxx 2GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6"
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4GB Bigger Internal Memory
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