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Lenovo ThinkPad W550 2 Core Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.6GHz 8GB 512GB SSD 15.5" Laptop

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

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on portable PCs of this age and spec.

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Fairly Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

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

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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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Good Brand

Lenovo has good average ratings for its medium processor core laptops as well as across its entire portable PC range compared to other manufacturers.

Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed

Across all the notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the ThinkPad W550 the processor clock speeds range from 0.8GHz to 3.3GHz. The Lenovo ThinkPad W550 has a quite fast processor clock speed (2.6 gigahertz) compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that were released one year ago.

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

Laptops with a faster processor clock speed that might be worth considering include the HP ProBook 640 (2.7GHz).

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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 are a similar age to it. This Lenovo laptop supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to 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 laptops that were released more than a year ago 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 laptops that are a comparable age to it. Most similar spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as 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.

An SSD storage medium is in fact the best storage medium across all notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the ThinkPad W550.

An HDD storage medium is the worst storage medium amongst comparable types of notebook PC.

If you want a portable PC with a better storage medium then you might want to consider the DELL Latitude 12 E7250 (SSD).

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Intel Core I7-5xxx Processor Family

The ThinkPad W550 has a better processor family than most comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This portable PC has an Intel Core i7-5xxx processor family, whereas most portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family. Across all notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the ThinkPad W550 the processor family ranges from AMD E (worst) to Intel Core i7-3xxx (best).

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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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L3 Processor Cache

This laptop has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many laptops of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Quite Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

The average maximum turbo frequency of similar spec laptops that have been on the market for more than a year is 2.9GHz. At 3.2 gigahertz, the ThinkPad W550 has a quite fast maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the ThinkPad W550.

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512 Solid-State Drive Capacity

The ThinkPad W550 is a 512 gigabytes solid-state drive capacity laptop. Most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad W550 have between 8 and 767 solid-state drive capacity.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Lenovo ThinkPad W550 has a touch sensitive screen, unlike most of the other notebook PCs that are a similar age to the ThinkPad W550 which do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

The maximum internal memory of medium processor core laptops that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad W550 range from 2GB to 32GB. With a maximum internal memory of 16 gigabytes, the ThinkPad W550's maximum internal memory is one of the biggest amongst similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad W550.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

The ThinkPad W550 has one of the bigger maximum internal memory (64-bit) (16 gigabytes) amongst portable PCs of this age. The smallest maximum internal memory (64-bit) of medium processor core laptops that are a similar age to the ThinkPad W550 is 2GB and the biggest is 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 medium processor core laptops that are a similar age to the ThinkPad W550 have between one and four USB 3.0 ports.

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Fairly Bright Display Brightness

The ThinkPad W550 has a fairly bright display brightness (350 candellas per square meter) compared to most of the other portable PCs that were launched more than a year ago. Medium processor core laptops that were released one year ago have display brightnesss of between 200 cd/m² and 1,200 cd/m².

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Quite Big Processor Cache

With a processor cache of 4 megabytes, the ThinkPad W550 has a quite big processor cache compared to most of the other laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the ThinkPad W550. Comparable spec laptops that were launched around the same time as the ThinkPad W550 have processor caches of between 1MB and 6MB, and the average processor cache is 3.1MB.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it.

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3 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo ThinkPad W550 does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been available for around the same time as the ThinkPad W550.

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Very Low Speaker Power

Similar spec notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago have speaker power of between 1W and 4W, and the average speaker power is 1.7W. At only 1 Watt, the ThinkPad W550 has a quite low speaker power compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad W550.

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Only 802.11a WiFi Standard

The Lenovo ThinkPad W550 has an 802.11a WiFi standard which is better than most portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it. Most medium processor core laptops that were launched around the same time as it have an 802.11n WiFi standard. The Wi-Fi standard of all medium processor core laptops that were launched more than a year ago ranges from IEEE 802.11a to 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 Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the ThinkPad W550 has a fairly standard internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the ThinkPad W550.

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Average Screen Size

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

If you want a bigger screen size then you might want to consider the HP 650 (15.6") which also has a higher rating.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 512 gigabytes, the ThinkPad W550 has a fairly standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for more than a year.

Notebook PCs with a bigger total storage capacity that might be worth looking at include the HP ProBook 450 (750GB).

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Average Weight

With a weight of 2.3 kilograms, the ThinkPad W550 has a fairly typical weight compared to most of the other laptops of a similar type and age to the ThinkPad W550.

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Specification

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Processor Cache
Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
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Maximum Turbo Frequency
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Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
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PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
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Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
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PCI Express Configuration
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Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
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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
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Panel Type
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Graphics
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Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
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Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
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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Optical Drive
Audio
Speaker Power
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Networking
4G
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
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Operating System Architecture
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Intel TSX-NI Version
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
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Intel Smart Response Technology Version
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) Version
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Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
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Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
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Security
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Intel Visual Technology
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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo 20e1, lenovo k620, lenovo w550, lenovo w550s, lenovo k620m, lenovo 20e10005, lenovo 20e10005u, lenovo 20e10005us
Barcodes 00889233147986, 00889233150375
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