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

2 Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.4GHz 8GB Mar 2015
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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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Fairly Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The ThinkPad W550 has one of the bigger maximum on-board graphics adapter memories (16 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. Across all the laptops of this spec and age the maximum on-board graphics adapter memories range from 1.7GB to 16GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 11GB.

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

Most laptops of this age and type have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the ThinkPad W550 which has three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Good Brand

On average Lenovo medium processor core notebook PCs have good reviews compared to other brands as do all portable PCs manufactured by Lenovo.

Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed

Across all the portable PCs of this type and age the processor clock speeds range from 0.8GHz to 3.3GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.2GHz. With a processor clock speed of 2.4 gigahertz, the ThinkPad W550 has a fairly fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the ThinkPad W550.

If you are looking for a portable PC with a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to look at the Lenovo Z510 (2.5GHz).

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Very Long Battery Life

The average battery life of laptops of a comparable type and age to the ThinkPad W550 is 8.6h, and the battery lifes range from 2.5h to 24h. At 17 hours, the ThinkPad W550 has a very long battery life compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the ThinkPad W550.

If you would prefer a longer battery life then you might want to consider the Lenovo W550s (17.3h and higher rated).

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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 laptops of a comparable type and age to it. This notebook PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Across all laptops that have been around for more than a year the memory clock speeds supported by processor ranges from 133MHz to 1,866MHz.

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Quite Big Screen Size

Medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad W550 have screen sizes of between 11" and 18". With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Lenovo ThinkPad W550 has one of the bigger screen sizes amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

If you are looking for a bigger screen size then you might want to consider the DELL Inspiron 17 5748 (17.3").

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Intel Core I7-5xxx Processor Family

The ThinkPad W550 has a better processor family than most medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago. This notebook PC has an Intel Core i7-5xxx processor family, whereas most medium processor core notebook PCs that were released one year ago have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family. The best processor family of all portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the ThinkPad W550 is Intel Core i7-4xxx and the worst is AMD E.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo ThinkPad W550 has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other laptops of a similar type and age to the ThinkPad W550.

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Has a Front Camera

The ThinkPad W550 has a front camera. Most of the other laptops of this spec and age also have a front camera.

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Fairly Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

At 3 gigahertz, the ThinkPad W550 has a quite fast maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago. The average maximum turbo frequency of notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the ThinkPad W550 is 2.9GHz.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most commonly found WiFi standard on notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to it.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

At 16 gigabytes, the ThinkPad W550 has a quite big maximum internal memory (64-bit) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and type to the ThinkPad W550. Medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the ThinkPad W550 have maximum internal memory (64-bit) of between 2GB and 32GB.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

Laptops of a comparable age and type to the ThinkPad W550 have maximum internal memory of between 2GB and 32GB. The ThinkPad W550 has one of the bigger maximum internal memory (16 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Three USB 3.0 Ports

The Lenovo ThinkPad W550 is a three USB 3.0 port laptop.

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Fairly Bright Display Brightness

The dimmest display brightness of notebook PCs that are a similar age to the ThinkPad W550 is 200 cd/m² and the brightest is 1,200 cd/m². With a display brightness of 350 candellas per square meter, the ThinkPad W550 has a quite bright display brightness compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the ThinkPad W550.

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Quite Big Processor Cache

At 4 megabytes, the ThinkPad W550 has a fairly big processor cache compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the ThinkPad W550. The smallest processor cache of similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad W550 is 1MB, the biggest is 6MB, and the average processor cache is 3.1MB.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This portable PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most commonly found memory slot on similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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4 Reasons Against

Only HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has a Hybrid-HDD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it. 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 ThinkPad W550 does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as the ThinkPad W550 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 are a comparable age to the ThinkPad W550 is 1.7W, and the speaker power range from 1W to 4W. 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 spec.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo ThinkPad W550

Released Over a Year Ago

This notebook PC has been on the market for over a year.

Average Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the ThinkPad W550 has a relatively standard internal memory compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age.

Portable PCs with a bigger internal memory that might also be worth considering include the Lenovo T450s (12GB), or the Fujitsu Lifebook U745 (12GB).

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Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 500 gigabytes, the ThinkPad W550 has a pretty standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago.

If you would prefer a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to consider the Lenovo ThinkPad W550 (508GB), or the HP ZBook 15u G2 (512GB).

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Average Weight

With a weight of 2.3 kilograms, the Lenovo ThinkPad W550 has a pretty typical weight compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago.

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Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
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Intel HD Audio Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
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Manufacturer Part Numbers i75500, i75500u, 20e2001, 20e2001b, 20e2001bu, 20e2001bus, lenovo k620, lenovo w550, lenovo k620m, lenovo w550s, lenovo i75600, lenovo i75600u
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