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Lenovo ThinkPad T550

Lenovo ThinkPad T550 2 Core Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.3GHz 4GB 516GB HDD+SSD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.3GHz 4GB Jan 2015
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With all of the connections ports businesses require, plus the newest Intel Core i Series processors in a sleek, lightweight, and durable package, this laptop is built for business and ready to... More
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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 commonly supported processor operating mode on notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago.

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Good Brand

Medium processor core laptops built by Lenovo have good reviews on average. We also checked the reviews for all portable PCs (not just medium processor core laptops) and found that Lenovo also has good reviews across its entire range.

1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The ThinkPad T550 has a maximum display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than a 1366 x 768 pixels notebook PC, which is the most frequently found display resolution.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is actually the best display resolution amongst all notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the ThinkPad T550.

Amongst comparable types of laptop the worst display resolution is 1024 x 768 pixels.

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Fairly Long Battery Life

Across all the notebook PCs of this type and age the battery lifes range from 2.5h to 33h. At 14.8 hours, the Lenovo ThinkPad T550 has a fairly long battery life compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were released one year ago.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The ThinkPad T550 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most portable PCs that are a comparable age to it. This Lenovo portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Across all medium processor core laptops that came out more than a year ago the worst memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz and the best is 1,866MHz.

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Has a Front Camera

The ThinkPad T550 has a front camera. Most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the ThinkPad T550 also have a front camera.

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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

The ThinkPad T550 has a fairly big total storage capacity (516 gigabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and type. Portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the ThinkPad T550 have total storage capacity of between 16GB and 2TB.

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Fairly Fast Processor Front Side Bus

The average processor front side bus of medium processor core laptops that were launched around the same time as the ThinkPad T550 is 1,500MHz. The ThinkPad T550 has a quite fast processor front side bus (1,600 megahertz) compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that were released around the same time as the ThinkPad T550.

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L3 Processor Cache

This laptop has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Quite Fast Hard Drive Speed

With a hard drive speed of 7,200 revolutions per minute, the ThinkPad T550 has one of the faster hard drive speeds amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age. Across all the notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the ThinkPad T550 the hard drive speeds range from 4,200 RPM to 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 5,900 RPM.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

At 16 gigabytes, the ThinkPad T550 has a quite big maximum internal memory (64-bit) compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type. The maximum internal memory (64-bit) of medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the ThinkPad T550 range from 2GB to 32GB.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

The average maximum internal memory of portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the ThinkPad T550 is 13GB. With a maximum internal memory of 16 gigabytes, the Lenovo ThinkPad T550 has one of the bigger maximum internal memory amongst medium processor core laptops of this age.

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Three USB 3.0 Ports

Most notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the ThinkPad T550 have between one and four USB 3.0 ports, including the Lenovo ThinkPad T550 which has three USB 3.0 ports.

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Quite Bright Display Brightness

At 300 candellas per square meter, the ThinkPad T550 has a quite bright display brightness compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the ThinkPad T550. The average display brightness of medium processor core laptops that were released one year ago is 270 cd/m².

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This portable PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most commonly found memory slot on notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to it.

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Narrow

When compared to other medium processor core laptops that came out around the same time as the ThinkPad T550 that we have checked, the ThinkPad T550's width of only 279.9 millimeters is one of the narrowest. The narrowest medium processor core notebook PC that has been on the market for more than a year is 210mm wide and the widest is 430mm.

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9 Reasons Against

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

At only 900 megahertz, the ThinkPad T550 has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been around for more than a year. Medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the ThinkPad T550 have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of between 750MHz and 1,300MHz.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The ThinkPad T550 does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other laptops of a similar spec and age to the ThinkPad T550 which have a full-size keyboard.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD+SSD storage medium, which is typical of many medium processor core laptops that have been around for a comparable time 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.

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Only 16 Solid-State Drive Capacity

Most laptops that are a similar age to the ThinkPad T550 have between 8 and 767 solid-state drive capacity, including the ThinkPad T550 which has 16 solid-state drive capacity.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other medium processor core laptops that were launched more than a year ago, the ThinkPad T550 does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only Three Battery Cells

Most similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the ThinkPad T550 have between two and eight battery cells, including the Lenovo ThinkPad T550 which has three battery cells.

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Quite Low Speaker Power

The average speaker power of notebook PCs of this age and type is 1.7W. The ThinkPad T550 has one of the lowest speaker power (only 1 Watt) amongst laptops of this age.

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Only 802.11a WiFi Standard

The ThinkPad T550 has an 802.11a WiFi standard which is better than the 802.11n WiFi standard found on most medium processor core laptops that are a comparable age to it. The best Wi-Fi standard of all medium processor core laptops that have been available for around the same time as the ThinkPad T550 is 802.11n and the worst is IEEE 802.11a.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo ThinkPad T550

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when Lenovo released the ThinkPad T550.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2.3 gigahertz, the Lenovo ThinkPad T550 has a pretty typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the ThinkPad T550.

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Average Screen Size

The Lenovo ThinkPad T550 has a relatively average screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the ThinkPad T550.

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Intel Core I5-5xxx Processor Family

This portable PC has an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family, which is the most frequently found processor family on notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to it.

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Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 4 gigabytes, the ThinkPad T550 has a pretty typical internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the ThinkPad T550.

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Average Weight

At 2.1 kilograms, the Lenovo ThinkPad T550 has a pretty typical weight compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the ThinkPad T550.

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Specification

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Processor
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Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Front Side Bus
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
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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
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Maximum Resolution
Discrete 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
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
WiFi Standard
3G Network Access Module
Ports & Interfaces
Mini DisplayPort
USB Sleep-and-Charge Port
SmartCard Slot
CardBus PCMCIA Slot
ExpressCard Slot
S/PDIF Out Port
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
VGA Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
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Pre-Installed Software
Operating System Architecture
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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 Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection
Weight & Dimensions
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Packaging Data
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Certification
EPEAT Compliance
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 20CK000FUS
Barcodes 00889233160725, 00889233163108, 00889233170717, 00889233951996, 04053162940246
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