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Lenovo ThinkPad W550 2 Core Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.6GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 15.5" Laptop

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

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

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

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Fairly Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The maximum on-board graphics adapter memories of laptops of this type and age range from 1.7GB to 16GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 10GB. The ThinkPad W550 has one of the bigger maximum on-board graphics adapter memories (16 gigabytes) amongst notebook PCs of this age.

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

The Lenovo 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 5,743 owner and expert reviews, Lenovo has good ratings for its notebook PCs. Lenovo also has good ratings specifically within its medium processor core laptops range compared to other manufacturers.

Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed

The slowest processor clock speed of comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the ThinkPad W550 is 0.8GHz, the fastest is 3.3GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.2GHz. With a processor clock speed of 2.6 gigahertz, the Lenovo ThinkPad W550 has a fairly fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the ThinkPad W550.

We compared all the other 2.6GHz processor clock speed notebook PCs to this notebook PC and we think because of it's better review score, the Fujitsu LifeBook E734 is also worth considering.

If you would prefer a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to look at the HP ProBook 640 (2.7GHz).

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Fairly Long Battery Life

Medium processor core laptops that have been around for a similar time to the ThinkPad W550 have battery lifes of between 2.5h and 33h. With a battery life of 12.7 hours, the ThinkPad W550 has one of the longer battery lifes amongst medium processor core laptops of this age.

If you want a longer battery life then you might also want to look at the Fujitsu LifeBook E734 (13h) 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 laptops that have been available for a similar time to it. This portable PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this Lenovo laptop supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The memory clock speeds supported by processor of all notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the ThinkPad W550 ranges from 133MHz (worst) to 1,866MHz (best).

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SSD Storage Medium

The Lenovo ThinkPad W550 has an SSD storage medium which is better than the HDD storage medium found on most medium processor core laptops that were released more than a year ago. 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 notebook PC's storage medium (SSD) is in fact the best storage medium amongst all comparable spec notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago.

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

Portable PCs with a better storage medium that might be worth looking at include the DELL Latitude 12 E7250 (SSD).

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Intel Core I7-5xxx Processor Family

The Lenovo ThinkPad W550 has a better processor family than most portable PCs that were released around the same time as it. This notebook PC has an Intel Core i7-5xxx processor family, whereas most comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to it have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family. The worst processor family of all medium processor core laptops that have been around for more than a year is AMD E and the best is Intel Core i7-3xxx.

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Has a Front Camera

The ThinkPad W550 has a front camera. Most of the other medium processor core laptops that are a similar age to the ThinkPad W550 also have a front camera.

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Fairly Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

The maximum turbo frequencies of medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the ThinkPad W550 range from 1.7GHz to 3.7GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 2.9GHz. With a maximum turbo frequency of 3.2 gigahertz, the ThinkPad W550 has a fairly fast maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as the ThinkPad W550.

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L3 Processor Cache

This notebook PC has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to it.

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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 typical of many medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Lenovo ThinkPad W550 has a touch sensitive screen, which is unusual. Most of the other laptops of a comparable type and age to the ThinkPad W550 do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

At 16 gigabytes, the ThinkPad W550 has a fairly big maximum internal memory (64-bit) compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that were launched around the same time as the ThinkPad W550. Medium processor core laptops that have been available for a comparable 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

The ThinkPad W550 has a quite big maximum internal memory (16 gigabytes) compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad W550. Medium processor core laptops that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad W550 have maximum internal memory of between 2GB and 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 have been around for around the same time as the ThinkPad W550 have between one and four USB 3.0 ports.

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Quite Bright Display Brightness

Across all the medium processor core laptops that came out around the same time as the ThinkPad W550 the display brightnesss range from 200 cd/m² to 1,200 cd/m². The ThinkPad W550 has one of the brighter display brightnesss (350 candellas per square meter) amongst portable PCs of this age.

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Fairly Big Processor Cache

Across all the laptops of a similar spec and age to the ThinkPad W550 the processor caches range from 1MB to 6MB. With a processor cache of 4 megabytes, the Lenovo ThinkPad W550 has a fairly big processor cache compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar spec and 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 typical of many medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for more than a year.

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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 spec and age do have a full-size keyboard.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

The ThinkPad W550 has a fairly small total storage capacity (only 256 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the ThinkPad W550. The average total storage capacity of medium processor core laptops that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad W550 is 530GB.

If you want a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to consider the HP ProBook 640 ($299.99) (320GB).

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Very Low Speaker Power

With an speaker power of only 1 Watt, the ThinkPad W550 has a quite low speaker power compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been around for around the same time as the ThinkPad W550. Similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad W550 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 similar spec portable 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

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

Average Internal Memory

The ThinkPad W550 has a fairly standard internal memory (8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the ThinkPad W550.

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.5 inches, the ThinkPad W550 has a fairly average screen size compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age.

If you are looking for a bigger screen size then you might also want to look at the HP 650 ($649.99) (15.6") which also has a higher rating.

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Average Weight

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

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Specification

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Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Processor Lithography
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Configurable TDP-Down Frequency
Stepping
PCI Express Configuration
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Installed SSD
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Screen
Touch Technology
Typical Contrast Ratio
Panel Type
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
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
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Optical Drive
Audio
Speaker Power
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
WiFi Standard
3G Network Access Module
Ports & Interfaces
Mini DisplayPort
SmartCard Slot
CardBus PCMCIA Slot
ExpressCard Slot
S/PDIF Out Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
VGA Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
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Recovery Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
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Intel TSX-NI Version
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Smart Response Technology Version
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) Version
Processor Package Size
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection
Weight & Dimensions
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Certificates
Certification
EPEAT Compliance
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo 20e2, lenovo w550, lenovo w550s, lenovo p230669, lenovo p230669p
Barcodes 00889233148969, 00889233151471, 00889233154601
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