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Lenovo ThinkPad T550

Lenovo ThinkPad T550 2 Core Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.3GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.3GHz 8GB 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 laptop supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to it.

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Good Brand

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

1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The highest display resolution of the Lenovo ThinkPad T550 is 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.

This notebook PC's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best display resolution amongst all medium processor core laptops that came out around the same time as the ThinkPad T550.

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

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Fairly Long Battery Life

Comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the ThinkPad T550 have battery lifes of between 2.5h and 33h. At 14.8 hours, the Lenovo ThinkPad T550 has a fairly long battery life compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the ThinkPad T550.

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

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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 similar spec portable PCs that were launched more than a year ago. In addition, this notebook PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The memory clock speeds supported by processor of all laptops of this type and age ranges from 133MHz to 1,866MHz.

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SSD Storage Medium

The ThinkPad T550 has an SSD storage medium which is better than most portable PCs of this spec and age. Most laptops that were released one year ago have an HDD storage medium. Solid State Drives (SSD) store data in semiconductors on a circuit board rather than using magnetic or optical media. Solid State Drives have no moving parts which makes them very fast and reliable.

An SSD storage medium is actually the best storage medium across all notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the ThinkPad T550.

An HDD storage medium is the worst storage medium across similar types of portable PC.

We compared all the other portable PCs that have an SSD storage media to this laptop and we think the Satellite Z30, and the Satellite Z30 both from Toshiba which has better reviews; or the Latitude 14 E7450, and the Latitude 14 E7450 both from DELL which is cheaper are also worth considering.

Portable PCs with a better storage medium that might also be worth looking at include the HP Elitebook 1040 G2 (SSD).

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Quite Big Internal Memory

The ThinkPad T550 has a quite big internal memory (8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the ThinkPad T550. The internal memory of medium processor core laptops that have been available for around the same time as the ThinkPad T550 range from 2GB to 16GB.

Other 8GB internal memory notebook PCs currently available that you might want to consider include the HP ENVY 15 which is cheaper.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The ThinkPad T550 has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the ThinkPad T550.

It is worth also looking at alternative notebook PCs which also have a full-size keyboard including the T550, the ThinkPad T550, or the T550 all from Lenovo.

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Has a Front Camera

The ThinkPad T550 has a front camera. Most of the other portable PCs of this type and age also have a front camera.

We compared all the other laptops which also have a front camera to this laptop and we think the ThinkPad T550, the T550, or the T550 all from Lenovo is also worth considering.

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L3 Processor Cache

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

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

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

With a maximum internal memory (64-bit) of 16 gigabytes, the ThinkPad T550 has one of the bigger maximum internal memory (64-bit) amongst comparable spec laptops of this age. The smallest maximum internal memory (64-bit) of portable PCs that are a similar age to the ThinkPad T550 is 2GB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory (64-bit) is 13GB.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

The maximum internal memory of medium processor core laptops that were launched around the same time as the ThinkPad T550 range from 2GB to 32GB. The Lenovo ThinkPad T550 has one of the bigger maximum internal memory (16 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core laptops of this age.

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Three USB 3.0 Ports

The Lenovo ThinkPad T550 is a three USB 3.0 port notebook PC.

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Fairly Bright Display Brightness

At 300 candellas per square meter, the ThinkPad T550 has a quite bright display brightness compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago. The display brightnesss of medium processor core laptops that were launched 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 laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most frequently found memory slot on medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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6 Reasons Against

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The ThinkPad T550 has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies (only 900 megahertz) amongst medium processor core laptops of this age. The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the ThinkPad T550 range from 750MHz to 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 970MHz.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

The average total storage capacity of similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad T550 is 530GB. With a total storage capacity of only 256 gigabytes, the ThinkPad T550 has a quite small total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad T550.

There are a number of alternative 256GB total storage capacity portable PCs currently available that you might also want to look at including the Asus UX301LA, or the DELL XPS 13 which is cheaper.

If this notebook PC total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the DELL Latitude 14 E5450 (500GB), or the Lenovo E540 (500GB) which is also cheaper.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The ThinkPad T550 does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been available for more than a year also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

We think you might also be interested in alternative laptops which also have a touch sensitive screen including the DELL Latitude 14 E7450 which is also cheaper.

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Only Three Battery Cells

The ThinkPad T550 is a three battery cell count notebook PC.

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Quite Low Speaker Power

The ThinkPad T550 has a quite low speaker power (only 1 Watt) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age. Similar spec notebook PCs that were released one year ago have speaker power of between 1W and 4W, and the average speaker power is 1.7W.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported Bluetooth version on portable PCs that are a similar age to it.

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5 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

The ThinkPad T550 has a fairly standard processor clock speed (2.3 gigahertz) compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been available for around the same time as the ThinkPad T550.

If this Lenovo notebook PC processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might want to look at the HP ZBook 14 G2 ($899.99) (2.4GHz and cheaper).

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Average Screen Size

The Lenovo ThinkPad T550 has a fairly typical screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the ThinkPad T550.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 15.6" laptops currently available including the Lenovo ThinkPad E540, or the HP ENVY 15 which is cheaper; or the Lenovo Z500 which has better reviews.

If you would prefer a portable PC with a bigger screen size then you might also want to look at the Inspiron 17 5000 ($529.00) (17.3"), or the Inspiron 17 5749 (17.3") both from DELL or the MSI GP72 2QD (17.3") 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 the most commonly found processor family on similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Average Weight

At 2.1 kilograms, the ThinkPad T550 has a pretty typical weight compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age.

Other notebook PCs with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the DELL Inspiron 15 5000 (2.2kg), the Lenovo ThinkPad T440 (2.2kg), or the HP ProBook 450 ($696.36) (2.1kg) which is also cheaper.

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Specification

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo 20ck000, lenovo 20ck000x, lenovo 20ck000xu, lenovo 20ck000xuk, apple t55020cknetworkcard101001000gigabitfa, apple t55020cknetworkcard101001000gigabitfas, apple t55020cknetworkcard101001000gigabitfast
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