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Lenovo ThinkPad W550 2 Core Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.3GHz 4GB 508GB Hybrid-HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.3GHz 4GB Jan 2015
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14 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 of a similar age and spec to it.

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Quite Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

At 16 gigabytes, the ThinkPad W550 has a quite big maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that came out more than a year ago. The maximum on-board graphics adapter memories of notebook PCs that were released one year ago range from 1.7GB to 16GB.

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Three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports

The ThinkPad W550 is a three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port laptop. Most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the ThinkPad W550 have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Lenovo Notebook PCs Have Good Reviews

Lenovo medium processor core laptops have good ratings on average and across all portable PCs Lenovo is one of the superior brands.

Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

Across all the comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the ThinkPad W550 the on-board graphics adapter base frequencies range from 100MHz to 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 290MHz. The Lenovo ThinkPad W550 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency (300 megahertz) compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad W550.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The highest display resolution of the ThinkPad W550 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 laptop's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best display resolution across all medium processor core laptops that have been available for around the same time as the ThinkPad W550.

The worst display resolution amongst similar types of laptop is 1024 x 768 pixels.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The ThinkPad W550 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most laptops of this age and type. This Lenovo notebook PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most similar spec laptops 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 notebook PCs of this spec and age is 133MHz and the best is 1,866MHz.

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Fairly Big Screen Size

The ThinkPad W550 has a fairly big screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the ThinkPad W550. The average screen size of medium processor core laptops that were launched around the same time as the ThinkPad W550 is 15".

We compared all the other 15.6" portable PCs to this notebook PC and we think the Lenovo Z500[plb_1571675_price] which has better reviews; or the Lenovo ThinkPad E540[plb_2776693_price] which is cheaper are also worth considering.

Portable PCs with a bigger screen size that might be worth considering include the Inspiron 17 5000[pl_2843189_price] (17.3" and cheaper), or the Inspiron 17 5749[pl_2892460_price] (17.3" and cheaper) both from DELL or the MSI GP72 2QD[plb_3008884_price] (17.3" and cheaper).

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Has a Front Camera

The Lenovo ThinkPad W550 has a front camera. Most of the other notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the ThinkPad W550 also have a front camera.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative notebook PCs with a front camera currently available including cheaper laptops such as the DELL Latitude 12 E7250[plb_2885455_price].

Other laptops which also have a front camera that you might want to look at include the Toshiba Satellite P50-C[plb_2978047_price], or the HP EliteBook 850 G2[plb_2957141_price].

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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 a similar type and age to it.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

At 16 gigabytes, the Lenovo ThinkPad W550 has a fairly big maximum internal memory (64-bit) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the ThinkPad W550. The average maximum internal memory (64-bit) of notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the ThinkPad W550 is 13GB.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

When compared to other medium processor core laptops that came out around the same time as the ThinkPad W550, the Lenovo ThinkPad W550's maximum internal memory of 16 gigabytes is one of the biggest. The maximum internal memory of medium processor core laptops that were released around the same time as the ThinkPad W550 range from 2GB to 32GB.

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Three USB 3.0 Ports

The ThinkPad W550 is a three USB 3.0 port portable PC. Most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the ThinkPad W550 have between one and four USB 3.0 ports.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This notebook PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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6 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The ThinkPad W550 does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other medium processor core laptops that were launched more than a year ago.

We compared all the other notebook PCs which also have a full-size keyboard to this notebook PC and we think the DELL Latitude 12 E7250[plb_2885455_price], or the HP EliteBook 840[plb_2336483_price] or the DELL Latitude 12 7000[plb_2855461_price] are also worth considering.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has a Hybrid-HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on laptops 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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Very Small Internal Memory

At only 4 gigabytes, the ThinkPad W550 has a fairly small internal memory compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that were released more than a year ago. Across all the portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the ThinkPad W550 the internal memory range from 2GB to 16GB.

We compared this portable PC to all the other 4GB internal memory portable PCs and we think cheaper laptops such as the Toshiba A50[plb_2247359_price] is also worth considering.

If you want a laptop with a bigger internal memory then you might also want to consider the Toshiba Satellite L55[plb_2793342_price] (8GB) which is also cheaper.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the ThinkPad W550, the Lenovo ThinkPad W550 does not have a touch sensitive screen.

Alternative notebook PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen that you might want to look at include the HP EliteBook 840[plb_2336483_price], or the DELL Inspiron 17 5000[plb_2709489_price] which is also cheaper.

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Very Low Speaker Power

At only 1 Watt, the ThinkPad W550 has a fairly low speaker power compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type. The lowest speaker power of notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the ThinkPad W550 is 1W and the highest is 4W.

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Only 802.11a WiFi Standard

The Lenovo ThinkPad W550 has an 802.11a WiFi standard which is better than the 802.11n WiFi standard found on most portable PCs that were launched around the same time as it. Across all comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the ThinkPad W550 the worst Wi-Fi standard is IEEE 802.11a and the best is 802.11n.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo ThinkPad W550

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when Lenovo released the ThinkPad W550.

Average Processor Clock Speed

The ThinkPad W550 has a fairly typical processor clock speed (2.3 gigahertz) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the ThinkPad W550.

Other 2.3GHz processor clock speed notebook PCs currently available which you might want to look at include the L450[pl_2780383_price], or the L450[pl_2780373_price] both from Lenovo which is cheaper.

Laptops with a faster processor clock speed that might be worth looking at include the Acer Aspire S7-393[plb_2906853_price] (2.4GHz), or the HP ZBook 14 G2[plb_3017135_price] (2.4GHz) which is also 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 commonly found processor family on portable PCs of this spec and age.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 508 gigabytes, the ThinkPad W550 has a fairly standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the ThinkPad W550.

If you would prefer a laptop with a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to consider the Toshiba Satellite L55[plb_2793342_price] (1TB and cheaper), or the DELL Latitude 14 3000[plb_2804877_price] (1TB and cheaper).

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Average Weight

The ThinkPad W550 has a pretty typical weight (2.3 kilograms) compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that came out more than a year ago.

If you are not bothered about having a heavier weight then you might also want to look at the Lenovo L440[plb_2291384_price] (2.3kg), or the HP ENVY 15[plb_2731726_price] (2.3kg) which is also cheaper.

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