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Lenovo ThinkPad T550 2 Core Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.2GHz 4GB 500GB Hybrid-HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.2GHz 4GB Feb 2015
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11 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many portable PCs of this age and spec.

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Lenovo Has Good Laptop Reviews

We checked 4,358 owner and expert reviews for Lenovo notebook PCs and found that on average Lenovo has good ratings. We also found that Lenovo has good ratings specifically for its medium processor core notebook PCs.

1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The Lenovo ThinkPad 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.

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

Amongst similar types of portable PC the worst display resolution is 1024 x 768 pixels.

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Fairly Long Battery Life

At 14.8 hours, the Lenovo ThinkPad T550 has a fairly long battery life compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the ThinkPad T550. Medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the ThinkPad T550 have battery lifes of between 2.5h and 24h, and the average battery life is 8.6h.

If this notebook PC battery life is not long enough for you then you might also want to consider the Lenovo ThinkPad W550 (21.8h).

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The ThinkPad T550 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most laptops of this type and age. This portable PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this notebook PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The worst memory clock speeds supported by processor of all portable PCs of this age and type is 133MHz and the best is 1,866MHz.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The ThinkPad T550 has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago.

There are a number of alternative portable PCs with a full-size keyboard currently available which you might also want to look at including the Latitude 14 E7450, or the Inspiron 15 5000 ($729.99) both from DELL which is cheaper.

We think you might also be interested in alternative laptops which also have a full-size keyboard including the Lenovo L450.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type, the ThinkPad T550 has a front camera.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other laptops with a front camera currently available including cheaper notebook PCs such as the Latitude 14 E7450, or the Inspiron 15 5000 ($729.99) both from DELL.

There are a number of alternative laptops which also have a front camera which you might want to look at including the Lenovo L450.

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L3 Processor Cache

This notebook PC has a L3 processor cache, which is the most commonly found processor cache on comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for more than a year.

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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 laptops of this spec and age.

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Quite Bright Display Brightness

The ThinkPad T550 has a quite bright display brightness (300 candellas per square meter) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the ThinkPad T550. The display brightnesss of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the ThinkPad T550 range from 200 cd/m² to 1,200 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 comparable spec portable PCs that came out more than a year ago.

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5 Reasons Against

Only HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has a Hybrid-HDD storage medium, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this spec and age. 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

The ThinkPad T550 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other laptops that were released more than a year ago also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

We think you might also be interested in other portable PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen including the XPS 13 ($999.99), or the XPS 15 ($989.99) both from DELL.

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Only Three Battery Cells

The ThinkPad T550 is a three battery cell count portable PC. Most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the ThinkPad T550 have between two and eight battery cells.

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Very Low Speaker Power

The average speaker power of laptops of a comparable spec and age to the ThinkPad T550 is 1.7W, and the speaker power range from 1W to 4W. At only 1 Watt, the Lenovo ThinkPad T550 has a fairly low speaker power compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and type to the ThinkPad T550.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on comparable spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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7 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo ThinkPad T550

Released Over a Year Ago

Lenovo released the ThinkPad T550 over a year ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

The ThinkPad T550 has a pretty standard processor clock speed (2.2 gigahertz) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 2.2GHz processor clock speed notebook PCs currently available including the XPS 13 ($999.99), or the Inspiron 17 5000 ($556.98) both from DELL which is cheaper.

If you want a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to look at the ThinkPad T550 (2.3GHz), or the ThinkPad W550 (2.3GHz) both from Lenovo or the DELL Latitude 14 E7450 (2.3GHz).

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Lenovo ThinkPad T550 has a pretty typical screen size compared to most of the other laptops that were launched more than a year ago.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 15.6" portable PCs currently available including cheaper laptops such as the Inspiron 15 5000 ($729.99), or the XPS 15 ($989.99) both from DELL or the Lenovo L540.

If this portable PC screen size is too small for you then you might want to consider the Inspiron 17 5000 ($499.00) (17.3" and cheaper), or the Inspiron 17 5749 (17.3" and cheaper) both from DELL or the MSI GP72 2QD (17.3" and cheaper).

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Intel Core I5-5xxx Processor Family

This laptop has an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family, which is the most frequently found processor family on portable PCs of this type and age.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the ThinkPad T550 has a relatively standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the ThinkPad T550.

There are a number of alternative 500GB total storage capacity laptops currently available that you might also want to consider including the ProBook 640 G1, or the EliteBook 840 both from HP or the Lenovo L540 which is cheaper.

Portable PCs with a bigger total storage capacity that might be worth looking at include the HP 15 (750GB and cheaper).

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the Lenovo ThinkPad T550 has a pretty typical internal memory compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the ThinkPad T550.

Alternative 4GB internal memory portable PCs currently available that you might want to look at include cheaper laptops such as the ProBook 640 G1, or the EliteBook 840 both from HP or the DELL Vostro 14 5000 ($799.99).

Portable PCs with a bigger internal memory that might also be worth looking at include the Asus UX301LA (8GB) which is also cheaper.

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Average Weight

At 2.1 kilograms, the ThinkPad T550 has a fairly average weight compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the ThinkPad T550.

If you don't mind having a heavier weight then you might want to consider the XPS 15 ($989.99) (2kg and cheaper), or the Inspiron 15 5000 ($729.99) (2.2kg and cheaper) both from DELL or the HP ProBook 640 G1 (2kg and cheaper).

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo 500gb8, lenovo 20ck003, lenovo 500gb8g, lenovo 500gb8gb, lenovo 20ck003k, lenovo 20ck003ku, lenovo 20ck003kuk
Barcodes 00889233167434, 00889233167601, 00889233168639, 00889233168660, 00889233169483, 00889233169568, 00889233169872, 00889233170090, 04053162754720
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