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Lenovo ThinkPad E550
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Lenovo ThinkPad E550 2 Core Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.2GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.2GHz 4GB Apr 2015
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16 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook 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 comparable age to it.

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Lenovo Portable PCs Have Good Reviews

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

1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The ThinkPad E550 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most comparable spec laptops that have been available for a similar time to it. This laptop supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most medium processor core laptops that were launched around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this Lenovo notebook PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The memory clock speeds supported by processor of all similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the ThinkPad E550 ranges from 133MHz (worst) to 1,866MHz (best).

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Quite Big Screen Size

The Lenovo ThinkPad E550 has one of the bigger screen sizes (15.6 inches) amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age. Across all the laptops of this age and type the screen sizes range from 10" to 18".

Alternative 15.6" portable PCs currently available which you might want to look at include cheaper notebook PCs such as the Asus X555LA[plb_2590385_price], or the HP 350[plb_2746651_price].

If you want a bigger screen size then you might want to look at the Acer Aspire E5-772[plb_2984402_price] (17.3") which is also cheaper.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The ThinkPad E550 has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other portable PCs that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad E550.

It may also be worth considering one of the other notebook PCs with a full-size keyboard currently available including cheaper laptops such as the Aspire E5-573[pl_3007094_price], or the Aspire E5-511[pl_2945007_price] both from Acer.

We think you might also be interested in alternative laptops which also have a full-size keyboard including the Lenovo ThinkPad E550[plb_2720076_price].

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the ThinkPad E550, the ThinkPad E550 has a front camera.

We compared this portable PC to all the other notebook PCs with a front camera and we think cheaper portable PCs such as the Acer Aspire E5-573[plb_3007094_price] is also worth considering.

It is worth considering alternative portable PCs which also have a front camera including the Lenovo ThinkPad E550[plb_2720076_price], or the Acer Aspire V3-371[plb_3006284_price].

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L3 Processor Cache

This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, which is the most commonly found processor cache on medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for more than a year.

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Quite Fast Hard Drive Speed

The average hard drive speed of medium processor core laptops that are a similar age to the ThinkPad E550 is 5,900 RPM. With a hard drive speed of 7,200 revolutions per minute, the Lenovo ThinkPad E550 has one of the faster hard drive speeds amongst comparable spec laptops of this age.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on medium processor core laptops that were released more than a year ago.

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Fairly High Speaker Power

Across all the laptops that were released around the same time as the ThinkPad E550 the speaker power range from 1W to 4W. At 2 Watts, the ThinkPad E550 has a quite high speaker power compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the ThinkPad E550.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

The ThinkPad E550 has one of the bigger maximum internal memory (64-bit) (16 gigabytes) amongst laptops of this age. The maximum internal memory (64-bit) of laptops of this type and age range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory (64-bit) is 13GB.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

Across all the laptops of this type and age the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 13GB. With a maximum internal memory of 16 gigabytes, the Lenovo ThinkPad E550 has a quite big maximum internal memory 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 notebook PC has an AC cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included on notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many portable PCs of this type and age.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This notebook PC has a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most commonly found discrete graphics memory type on notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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10 Reasons Against

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The Lenovo ThinkPad E550 has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (only 900 megahertz) compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age. Across all the similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the ThinkPad E550 the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 750MHz to 1,300MHz.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on portable PCs of a similar age and type 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 compared this laptop to all the other portable PCs that have an HDD storage media and we think the Lenovo G50-70[plb_2915394_price], and the Toshiba C55[plb_2942230_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.

If the storage medium of this portable PC is not good enough for you then you might want to look at the HP EliteBook 820[plb_2697094_price] (SSD), or the DELL Latitude 13 3340[plb_2699016_price] (SSD) which is also 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 portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Very Small Internal Memory

At only 4 gigabytes, the Lenovo ThinkPad E550 has a fairly small internal memory compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the ThinkPad E550. Comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the ThinkPad E550 have internal memory of between 2GB and 16GB.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 4GB internal memory portable PCs currently available including cheaper notebook PCs such as the Asus X555LA[plb_2590385_price], or the HP ProBook 640[plb_2735407_price].

If you would prefer a bigger internal memory then you might also want to look at the X555LA[pl_2763466_price] (6GB), or the X555LA[pl_2947788_price] (8GB) both from Asus or the DELL Latitude 14 E5450[plb_2745391_price] (8GB).

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The ThinkPad E550 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although it is worth noting that most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been around for around the same time as the ThinkPad E550 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

It is worth considering alternative laptops which also have a touch sensitive screen 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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Very Dim Display Brightness

The average display brightness of notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the ThinkPad E550 is 270 cd/m², and the display brightnesss range from 200 cd/m² to 1,200 cd/m². With a display brightness of only 200 candellas per square meter, the ThinkPad E550 has one of the dimmer display brightnesss amongst portable PCs of this age.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

Across all the medium processor core laptops that have been available for a similar time to the ThinkPad E550 the maximum turbo frequencies range from 1.7GHz to 3.7GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 2.9GHz. With a maximum turbo frequency of only 2.7 gigahertz, the ThinkPad E550 has a fairly slow maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the ThinkPad E550.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

The ThinkPad E550 is a one USB 2.0 port laptop.

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Thick

At 27 millimeters, the ThinkPad E550 is fairly thick compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been around for around the same time as the ThinkPad E550. The average height of medium processor core laptops that have been around for a similar time to the ThinkPad E550 is 24mm, and the heights range from 11mm to 74mm.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to it.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo ThinkPad E550

Released Over a Year Ago

This Lenovo laptop has been on the market for over a year.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2.2 gigahertz, the ThinkPad E550 has a fairly average processor clock speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad E550.

There are a number of alternative 2.2GHz processor clock speed portable PCs currently available that you might also want to look at including cheaper laptops such as the HP ProBook 455[plb_2327055_price], or the Acer Aspire E5[plb_2736268_price].

If you are looking for a notebook PC with a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to consider the DELL Latitude 15 3550[plb_2800896_price] (2.3GHz) 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 laptops of a similar spec and age to it.

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Average Battery Life

The ThinkPad E550 has a fairly average battery life (9 hours) compared to most of the other laptops of a similar type and age to the ThinkPad E550.

Laptops with a longer battery life that might be worth looking at include the Fujitsu Lifebook U745[plb_3000568_price] (9.5h) which is also higher rated.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the ThinkPad E550 has a fairly typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other 500GB total storage capacity notebook PCs and we think a cheaper portable PC such as the HP ProBook 640[plb_2735407_price] or you might consider a higher rated portable PC such as the Asus X551MAV[plb_2737195_price] are also worth considering.

If this portable PC total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the Lenovo G70-70[plb_3375260_price] (1TB and higher rated); or the HP 15[plb_2747053_price] (1TB and cheaper), or the Acer Aspire E5-772[plb_2984402_price] (1TB and cheaper).

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Average Weight

The ThinkPad E550 has a relatively average weight (2.4 kilograms) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and type.

If you don't mind having a heavier weight then you might also want to consider the B5400[pl_2715847_price] (2.3kg), the B5400[pl_2037224_price] (2.3kg), or the ThinkPad E550[pl_2720076_price] (2.4kg) all from Lenovo.

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