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Lenovo ThinkPad E550 2 Core Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.2GHz 8GB 500GB Hybrid-HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.2GHz 8GB Feb 2015
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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on portable PCs of a similar spec and age to it.

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Fairly Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

With a maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of 16 gigabytes, the ThinkPad E550 has one of the bigger maximum on-board graphics adapter memories amongst medium processor core laptops of this age. Across all the portable PCs of this spec and age the maximum on-board graphics adapter memories range from 1.7GB to 16GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 10GB.

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Lenovo Notebook PCs Have Good Reviews

Lenovo is one of the superior notebook PC manufacturers according to average reviews from experts and owners, and Lenovo also has good ratings for its medium processor core laptops.

Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

At 300 megahertz, the Lenovo ThinkPad E550 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been available for more than a year. The slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequency of medium processor core laptops that were released around the same time as the ThinkPad E550 is 100MHz, the fastest is 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 290MHz.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The ThinkPad E550 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.

This portable PC's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best display resolution across all portable PCs of this spec and age.

A 1024 x 768 pixels display resolution is the worst display resolution across comparable types of portable PC.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The ThinkPad E550 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most medium processor core laptops that are a comparable age to it. Most notebook PCs of this age and spec support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this notebook PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The best memory clock speeds supported by processor of all medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the ThinkPad E550 is 1,866MHz and the worst is 133MHz.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

Notebook PCs of this age and type have internal memory of between 2GB and 16GB. At 8 gigabytes, the ThinkPad E550 has a quite big internal memory compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the ThinkPad E550.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 8GB internal memory portable PCs currently available including the DELL Latitude 15 E5550[plb_2701391_price] which is cheaper.

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Fairly Big Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the ThinkPad E550 has one of the bigger screen sizes amongst medium processor core laptops of this age. The average screen size of notebook PCs of this age and type is 15".

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 15.6" portable PCs currently available including cheaper laptops such as the Lenovo B5400[plb_2037224_price], the DELL Latitude 15 3550[plb_2698953_price], or the Toshiba Satellite Pro R50[plb_2781363_price].

If this laptop screen size is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the DELL Inspiron 17 5758[plb_2942103_price] (17.3" and cheaper), or the Lenovo G70-80[plb_2969809_price] (17.3" and cheaper).

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo ThinkPad E550 has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type.

There are a number of other portable PCs with a full-size keyboard currently available that you might want to look at including cheaper laptops such as the Lenovo T450[plb_2938213_price].

It is worth also looking at other portable PCs which also have a full-size keyboard including the Lenovo E550[plb_2965755_price], or the HP Pavilion 17[plb_2725280_price].

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Has a Front Camera

The ThinkPad E550 has a front camera. Most of the other portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the ThinkPad E550 also have a front camera.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other portable PCs with a front camera currently available including the Lenovo T450[plb_2938213_price] which is cheaper.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other portable PCs with a front camera and we think the Lenovo E550[plb_2965755_price], or the HP Pavilion 17[plb_2725280_price] is also worth considering.

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L3 Processor Cache

This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, which is the most frequently found processor cache on notebook PCs of this age and type.

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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 portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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Quite High Speaker Power

The average speaker power of comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for more than a year is 1.7W, and the speaker power range from 1W to 4W. At 2 Watts, the ThinkPad E550 has a fairly high speaker power compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that were released around the same time as the ThinkPad E550.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

When compared to other medium processor core laptops that came out around the same time as the ThinkPad E550 that we have assessed, the Lenovo ThinkPad E550's maximum internal memory (64-bit) of 16 gigabytes is one of the biggest. The maximum internal memory (64-bit) of medium processor core laptops that were released one year ago range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory (64-bit) is 13GB.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

The maximum internal memory of notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the ThinkPad E550 range from 2GB to 32GB. At 16 gigabytes, the ThinkPad E550 has a very big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar type and age to the ThinkPad E550.

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Six Battery Cells

Most notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the ThinkPad E550 have between two and eight battery cells, including the ThinkPad E550 which has six battery cells.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most commonly found memory slot on laptops of a comparable spec and age to it.

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8 Reasons Against

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of medium processor core laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the ThinkPad E550 is 750MHz and the fastest is 1,300MHz. At only 900 megahertz, the ThinkPad E550 has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that were released one year ago.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has a Hybrid-HDD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on portable PCs that were released more than a year ago. 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.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most medium processor core laptops that were released more than a year ago do not have a touch sensitive screen. The ThinkPad E550 is no exception to this as it too does not have a touch sensitive screen.

There are a number of other notebook PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen that you might also want to look at including the Lenovo X250[plb_2928644_price].

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

The slowest maximum turbo frequency of portable PCs of this age and spec is 1.7GHz, the fastest is 3.7GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 2.9GHz. The Lenovo ThinkPad E550 has a quite slow maximum turbo frequency (only 2.7 gigahertz) compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and type to the ThinkPad E550.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

The ThinkPad E550 is a one USB 2.0 port portable PC. Most of the other similar spec laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the ThinkPad E550 have between one and two USB 2.0 ports.

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Quite Slow Hard Drive Speed

The slowest hard drive speed of medium processor core laptops that have been around for around the same time as the ThinkPad E550 is 4,200 RPM and the fastest is 7,200 RPM. The ThinkPad E550 has one of the slower hard drive speeds (only 5,400 revolutions per minute) amongst similar spec laptops of this age.

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Thick

Across all the portable PCs of this age and spec the heights range from 11mm to 74mm, and the average height is 24mm. With a height of 27 millimeters, the ThinkPad E550 is one of the thicker medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the ThinkPad E550 amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

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

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6 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo ThinkPad E550

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when Lenovo released the ThinkPad E550.

Average Processor Clock Speed

The ThinkPad E550 has a pretty standard processor clock speed (2.2 gigahertz) compared to most of the other laptops that came out around the same time as the ThinkPad E550.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 2.2GHz processor clock speed portable PCs currently available including cheaper notebook PCs such as the Asus X555LA[plb_2763466_price], or the DELL Latitude 15 3550[plb_2698953_price].

If you would prefer a laptop with a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to consider the DELL Latitude 14 E7450[plb_2979416_price] (2.3GHz) which also has a higher rating.

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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 medium processor core laptops that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Average Battery Life

With a battery life of 9 hours, the ThinkPad E550 has a fairly average battery life compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been around for more than a year.

There are a number of other 9h battery life laptops currently available that you might want to look at including cheaper notebook PCs such as the Toshiba Tecra Z40[plb_2355836_price].

If you want a notebook PC with a longer battery life then you might want to consider the Fujitsu Lifebook U745[plb_3000568_price] (9.5h and higher rated); or the Toshiba Z40[plb_2984397_price] (10h and cheaper), or the Lenovo T450[plb_2993343_price] (10.08h and cheaper).

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Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 500 gigabytes, the Lenovo ThinkPad E550 has a fairly typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the ThinkPad E550.

There are a number of alternative 500GB total storage capacity notebook PCs currently available that you might also want to consider including the Lenovo S510p[plb_2664455_price], or the DELL Latitude 15 3550[plb_2698953_price] which is cheaper.

If this portable PC total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the HP ProBook 450[plb_2784026_price] (750GB), the Toshiba Satellite L55[plb_2793342_price] (1TB), or the DELL Inspiron 15 5000[plb_2851056_price] (1TB).

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Average Weight

At 2.4 kilograms, the Lenovo ThinkPad E550 has a relatively typical weight compared to most of the other laptops that are a similar age to the ThinkPad E550.

If you are not worried about having a heavier weight then you might also want to look at the B5400[pl_2037224_price] (2.3kg), the B5400[pl_2715847_price] (2.3kg), or the B5400[pl_2709569_price] (2.3kg) all from Lenovo which is also cheaper.

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