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Lenovo ThinkPad W550 2 Core Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.4GHz 8GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.4GHz 8GB Jan 2015
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18 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

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

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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. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the ThinkPad W550 have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Good Brand

We calculated the average ratings for all Lenovo laptops and also specifically for Lenovo medium processor core notebook PCs and found that in both cases Lenovo had good ratings compared to other manufacturers.

1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The ThinkPad W550 has a maximum display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than the most frequently found display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is in fact the best display resolution across all medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the ThinkPad W550.

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

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Very Long Battery Life

With a battery life of 21.8 hours, the ThinkPad W550's battery life is one of the longest amongst laptops of this age and spec. The average battery life of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the ThinkPad W550 is 8.6h, and the battery lifes range from 2.5h to 24h.

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Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed

The slowest processor clock speed of notebook PCs of this spec and age is 0.8GHz and the fastest is 3.3GHz. 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.

If you want a notebook PC with a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to look at the Asus UX303UB (2.5GHz) which also has a higher rating.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Lenovo ThinkPad W550 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it. This laptop supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most comparable spec portable PCs that were released one year ago support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this Lenovo laptop supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Across all similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad W550 the best memory clock speeds supported by processor is 1,866MHz and the worst is 133MHz.

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Fairly Big Screen Size

The ThinkPad W550 has one of the bigger screen sizes (15.6 inches) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The average screen size of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the ThinkPad W550 is 15".

If you want a bigger screen size then you might also want to look at the DELL Inspiron 17 5748 (17.3").

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Intel Core I7-5xxx Processor Family

The ThinkPad W550 has an Intel Core i7-5xxx processor family which is better than most laptops of this type and age. Most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family. The best processor family of all medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago is Intel Core i7-4xxx and the worst is AMD E.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the ThinkPad W550, the Lenovo ThinkPad W550 has a front camera.

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Quite Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

The average maximum turbo frequency of comparable spec laptops that have been around for around the same time as the ThinkPad W550 is 2.9GHz, and the maximum turbo frequencies range from 1.8GHz to 3.7GHz. With a maximum turbo frequency of 3 gigahertz, the ThinkPad W550 has one of the faster maximum turbo frequencies amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Fairly Fast Hard Drive Speed

Notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the ThinkPad W550 have hard drive speeds of between 5,400 RPM and 7,200 RPM. The Lenovo ThinkPad W550 has a quite fast hard drive speed (7,200 revolutions per minute) compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been available for a similar time to the ThinkPad W550.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many portable PCs of this age and spec.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

With a maximum internal memory of 16 gigabytes, the ThinkPad W550 has one of the bigger maximum internal memory amongst comparable spec laptops of this age. Medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the ThinkPad W550 have maximum internal memory of between 2GB and 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 14GB.

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Three USB 3.0 Ports

The Lenovo ThinkPad W550 is a three USB 3.0 port portable PC. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago have between one and four USB 3.0 ports.

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Quite Big Processor Cache

With a processor cache of 4 megabytes, the Lenovo ThinkPad W550 has one of the bigger processor caches amongst portable PCs of this age. Portable PCs of this age and spec have processor caches of between 1MB and 6MB.

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Quite Bright Display Brightness

The average display brightness of laptops of a similar age and type to the ThinkPad W550 is 270 cd/m². At 300 candellas per square meter, the ThinkPad W550 has a fairly bright display brightness compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad W550.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This notebook PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most commonly found memory slot on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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5 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that were launched more than a year ago have a full-size keyboard, however the ThinkPad W550 does not have a full-size keyboard.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this age and spec. 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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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Lenovo ThinkPad W550 does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Very Low Speaker Power

The average speaker power of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the ThinkPad W550 is 1.7W. At only 1 Watt, the Lenovo ThinkPad W550 has a quite low speaker power compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the ThinkPad W550.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many laptops that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo ThinkPad W550

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when this Lenovo notebook PC was released.

Average Internal Memory

The ThinkPad W550 has a fairly standard internal memory (8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec.

If this notebook PC internal memory is too small for you then you might want to consider the Lenovo T450s ($1,249.00) (12GB).

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Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 500 gigabytes, the ThinkPad W550 has a pretty typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age.

Portable PCs with a bigger total storage capacity that might also be worth considering include the Lenovo ThinkPad W550 (508GB).

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Average Weight

The ThinkPad W550 has a relatively standard weight (2.3 kilograms) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the ThinkPad W550.

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Specification

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Processor Memory Clock Speed
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Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
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Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Configurable TDP-Down Frequency
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Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
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
Full HD
LED Backlight
Display Surface
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
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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
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On-Board Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
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Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker Power
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Connection
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Wireless LAN Connection
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Mini DisplayPort
SmartCard Slot
DC-In Jack
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Combo Headphone/mic Port
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Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
VGA Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Backlit Keyboard
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Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Recovery Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
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
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
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
Processor Package Size
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
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Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers i75500, i75500u, 20e2001, 20e2001b, 20e2001bu, 20e2001bus, lenovo k620, lenovo w550, lenovo k620m, lenovo w550s, lenovo i75600, lenovo i75600u
Barcodes 00889233154328, 00889233156834, 08892331568340
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