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Lenovo ThinkPad T550
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Lenovo ThinkPad T550 2 Core Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.6GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.6GHz 8GB May 2015
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20 Reasons For

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 notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Lenovo Laptops Have Good Reviews

Based on 5,743 expert and owner reviews, Lenovo has good ratings for its laptops. Lenovo also has good ratings specifically for its medium processor core laptops compared to other brands.

Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed

The processor clock speeds of similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the ThinkPad T550 range from 0.8GHz to 3.3GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.2GHz. At 2.6 gigahertz, the ThinkPad T550 has a quite fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that came out around the same time as the ThinkPad T550.

There are a number of other 2.6GHz processor clock speed notebook PCs currently available that you might want to consider including the Lenovo L540 which has better reviews.

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Fairly Long Battery Life

Medium processor core laptops that came out more than a year ago have battery lifes of between 2.5h and 33h, and the average battery life is 8.7h. At 14.8 hours, the ThinkPad T550 has a quite long battery life compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the ThinkPad T550.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Lenovo ThinkPad T550 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to it. In addition, this portable PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Across all laptops that were released 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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Quite Big Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the ThinkPad T550 has a quite big internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age. Across all the medium processor core laptops that have been available for a similar time to the ThinkPad T550 the internal memory range from 2GB to 16GB, and the average internal memory is 6.2GB.

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SSD Storage Medium

The ThinkPad T550 has an SSD storage medium which is better than most laptops that are a similar age to it. Most notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it 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 amongst all notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the ThinkPad T550.

The worst storage medium across comparable types of laptop is HDD.

If the storage medium of this notebook PC is too bad for you then you might also want to look at the DELL Latitude 12 E7250 (SSD).

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Intel Core I7-5xxx Processor Family

The ThinkPad T550 has an Intel Core i7-5xxx processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family found on most medium processor core laptops that have been available for a comparable time to it. The worst processor family of all medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the ThinkPad T550 is AMD E and the best is Intel Core i7-3xxx.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the ThinkPad T550, the Lenovo ThinkPad T550 has a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

The Lenovo ThinkPad T550 has a front camera. Most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for more than a year also have a front camera.

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L3 Processor Cache

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

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Quite Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

At 3.2 gigahertz, the ThinkPad T550 has a fairly fast maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the ThinkPad T550. The maximum turbo frequencies of comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the ThinkPad T550 range from 1.7GHz to 3.7GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 2.9GHz.

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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 are a comparable age to it.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

At 16 gigabytes, the Lenovo ThinkPad T550 has a fairly big maximum internal memory (64-bit) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the ThinkPad T550. Medium processor core laptops that came out around the same time as the ThinkPad T550 have maximum internal memory (64-bit) of between 2GB and 32GB.

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Three USB 3.0 Ports

The ThinkPad T550 is a three USB 3.0 port portable PC.

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Fairly Big Cache Memory

The cache memories of portable PCs of this age and spec range from 1MB to 4MB, and the average cache memory is 3.1MB. At 4 megabytes, the ThinkPad T550 has a fairly big cache 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.

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Quite Big Processor Cache

The average processor cache of laptops of a comparable spec and age to the ThinkPad T550 is 3.1MB. At 4 megabytes, the ThinkPad T550 has a very big processor cache compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that were released one year ago.

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Fairly Bright Display Brightness

Across all the medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the ThinkPad T550 the display brightnesss range from 200 cd/m² to 1,200 cd/m². With a display brightness of 300 candellas per square meter, the Lenovo ThinkPad T550 has a quite bright display brightness compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the ThinkPad T550.

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AC Cable Included

This portable PC has an AC cable included, which is typical of many comparable spec portable PCs that came out more than a year ago.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This portable PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most frequently found memory slot on laptops of this type and age.

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6 Reasons Against

Very Small Total Storage Capacity

The Lenovo ThinkPad T550 has a quite small total storage capacity (only 256 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age. Across all the medium processor core laptops that were released one year ago the total storage capacity range from 16GB to 2TB.

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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 around the same time as the ThinkPad T550 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Quite Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The average discrete graphics adapter memory of medium processor core laptops that have been available for around the same time as the ThinkPad T550 is 2.1GB, and the discrete graphics adapter memory range from 2MB to 4.1GB. With a discrete graphics adapter memory of only 1,024 megabyte, the ThinkPad T550 has one of the smaller discrete graphics adapter memory amongst medium processor core laptops of this age.

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Only Three Battery Cells

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

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Quite Low Speaker Power

When compared to other portable PCs of this age and type that we have checked, the Lenovo ThinkPad T550's speaker power of only 1 Watt is one of the lowest. Medium processor core laptops that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad T550 have speaker power of between 1W and 4W.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo ThinkPad T550

Released Over a Year Ago

Lenovo released the ThinkPad T550 over a year ago.

Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the ThinkPad T550 has a fairly typical screen size compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that came out around the same time as the ThinkPad T550.

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Average Weight

The Lenovo ThinkPad T550 has a relatively average weight (2.1 kilograms) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the ThinkPad T550.

Other 2.1kg heavy notebook PCs currently available that you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Asus D550MA.

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Specification

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