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Lenovo ThinkPad W550 2 Core Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.4GHz 16GB 512GB SSD 15.5" Laptop

2 Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.4GHz 16GB Jan 2015
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18 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

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

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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 notebook PC.

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Lenovo Has Good Portable PC Reviews

Based on 4,358 expert and user reviews, Lenovo has good ratings for its portable PCs. Lenovo also has good ratings specifically for its medium processor core notebook PCs.

Very Long Battery Life

The average battery life of portable PCs that are a similar age to the ThinkPad W550 is 8.6h, and the battery lifes range from 2.5h to 24h. With a battery life of 21.8 hours, the ThinkPad W550 has one of the longest battery lifes amongst similar spec laptops of this age.

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Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed

At 2.4 gigahertz, the ThinkPad W550 has a fairly fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other laptops of this age and spec. The average processor clock speed of similar spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as the ThinkPad W550 is 2.2GHz, and the processor clock speeds range from 0.8GHz to 3.3GHz.

If this portable PC processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might want to look at the Asus UX303UB (2.5GHz) which also has a higher rating.

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Very Big Internal Memory

The internal memory of the Lenovo ThinkPad W550 of 16 gigabytes is one of the biggest amongst portable PCs of this spec and age. Across all the portable PCs that came out around the same time as the ThinkPad W550 the internal memory range from 2GB to 16GB.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The ThinkPad W550 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most comparable spec laptops that came out more than a year ago. This portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Across all medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the ThinkPad W550 the worst memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz and the best is 1,866MHz.

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SSD Storage Medium

The ThinkPad W550 has an SSD storage medium which is better than most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to it. Most similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time 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.

This laptop's storage medium (SSD) is actually the best storage medium amongst all medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago.

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

If the storage medium of this Lenovo portable PC is too bad for you then you might also want to look at the Elitebook 820 G2 (SSD), or the EliteBook 820 G2 ($729.99) (SSD) both from HP.

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Intel Core I7-5xxx Processor Family

The ThinkPad W550 has a better processor family than most portable PCs of this type and age. This portable PC has an Intel Core i7-5xxx processor family, whereas most portable PCs of a similar age and spec to it have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family. Across all notebook PCs of this type and age the processor family ranges from AMD E (worst) to Intel Core i7-4xxx (best).

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Has a Front Camera

The Lenovo ThinkPad W550 has a front camera, as do most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the ThinkPad W550.

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Quite Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

With a maximum turbo frequency of 3 gigahertz, the ThinkPad W550 has one of the faster maximum turbo frequencies amongst portable PCs of this age. The slowest maximum turbo frequency of portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the ThinkPad W550 is 1.8GHz, the fastest is 3.7GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 2.9GHz.

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512 Solid-State Drive Capacity

The ThinkPad W550 is a 512 gigabytes solid-state drive capacity portable PC.

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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 similar spec portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

Portable PCs that were launched more than a year ago have maximum internal memory of between 2GB and 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 14GB. With a maximum internal memory of 16 gigabytes, the ThinkPad W550 has a fairly big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the ThinkPad W550.

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Three USB 3.0 Ports

Most notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the ThinkPad W550 have between one and four USB 3.0 ports, including the ThinkPad W550 which has three USB 3.0 ports.

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Fairly Bright Display Brightness

Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad W550 the display brightnesss range from 200 cd/m² to 1,200 cd/m². With a display brightness of 350 candellas per square meter, the ThinkPad W550 has a fairly bright display brightness compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age.

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Quite Big Processor Cache

The ThinkPad W550 has one of the bigger processor caches (4 megabytes) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. Laptops of a similar age and type to the ThinkPad W550 have processor caches of between 1MB and 6MB.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This portable PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many comparable spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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4 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The ThinkPad W550 does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec do have a full-size keyboard.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The ThinkPad W550 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although this is within the context that most of the other portable PCs of this type and age also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Very Low Speaker Power

With an speaker power of only 1 Watt, the ThinkPad W550 has one of the lower speaker power amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The lowest speaker power of portable PCs that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad W550 is 1W and the highest is 4W.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo ThinkPad W550

Released Over a Year Ago

This medium processor core notebook PC was released over a year ago.

Average Screen Size

The Lenovo ThinkPad W550 has a pretty average screen size (15.5 inches) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age.

If you want a bigger screen size then you might want to consider the HP EliteBook 850 G2 (15.6").

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Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 512 gigabytes, the ThinkPad W550 has a pretty average total storage capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and type.

If this portable PC total storage capacity is too small for you then you might want to consider the HP ProBook 450 ($580.73) (750GB).

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Average Weight

With a weight of 2.3 kilograms, the ThinkPad W550 has a fairly average weight compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year.

If you would consider a portable PC with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the HP ProBook 650 (2.3kg).

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Memory Clock Speed
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Storage
Total Storage Capacity
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Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Solid-State Drive Interface
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Touch Sensitive Screen
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Display Brightness
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On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
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Optical Drive
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Audio
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Speaker Power
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Audio System
Camera
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Networking
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SmartCard Slot
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Intel VPro Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Insider
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
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Intel FDI Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
OS Guard
Thermal Monitoring Technology
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Smart Response Technology Version
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
Intel 64
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Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
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Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel AES New Instructions
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Intel Visual Technology
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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo 20e2, lenovo w550, lenovo w550s, lenovo p230668, lenovo p230668p
Barcodes 00889233153864
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