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Lenovo W550s 2 Core Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.4GHz 16GB 512GB SSD 15.5" Laptop

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

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a similar type and age to it.

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Good Brand

On average Lenovo medium processor core notebook PCs have good ratings compared to other manufacturers as do all laptops produced by Lenovo.

Very Big Internal Memory

Portable PCs that were launched more than a year ago have internal memory of between 2GB and 16GB. At 16 gigabytes, the Lenovo W550s has a very big internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the W550s.

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Very Long Battery Life

At 17.3 hours, the Lenovo W550s has a very long battery life compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec. The battery lifes of portable PCs that were released around the same time as the W550s range from 2.5h to 24h, and the average battery life is 8.6h.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Lenovo W550s supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it. In addition, this notebook PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Across all medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the W550s the best memory clock speeds supported by processor is 1,866MHz and the worst is 133MHz.

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SSD Storage Medium

The Lenovo W550s has an SSD storage medium which is better than the HDD storage medium found on most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it. 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 notebook PCs of this spec and age.

The worst storage medium amongst similar types of laptop is HDD.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo W550s has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the W550s also have a full-size keyboard.

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Intel Core I7-5xxx Processor Family

The Lenovo W550s has an Intel Core i7-5xxx processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family found on most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it. The best processor family of all portable PCs of this age and spec is Intel Core i7-4xxx and the worst is AMD E.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the W550s, the Lenovo W550s has a front camera.

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Very Big Battery Capacity

When compared to other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago, the Lenovo W550s's battery capacity of 116 watt-hours is one of the biggest. Medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the W550s have battery capacities of between 23Wh and 120Wh, and the average battery capacity is 46Wh.

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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 notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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512 Solid-State Drive Capacity

Most portable PCs that have been around for more than a year have between 8 and 999 solid-state drive capacity, including the Lenovo W550s which has 512 solid-state drive capacity.

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L3 Processor Cache

This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, which is the most frequently found processor cache on notebook PCs of this age and type.

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Fairly Bright Display Brightness

The Lenovo W550s has a fairly bright display brightness (350 candellas per square meter) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the W550s. The average display brightness of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the W550s is 270 cd/m², and the display brightnesss range from 200 cd/m² to 1,200 cd/m².

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Quite Big Cache Memory

With a cache memory of 4 megabytes, the Lenovo W550s has one of the bigger cache memories amongst portable PCs of this age. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the W550s the cache memories range from 1MB to 4MB, and the average cache memory is 3.1MB.

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Fairly Big Processor Cache

The smallest processor cache of laptops of this spec and age is 1MB and the biggest is 6MB. The Lenovo W550s has a quite big processor cache (4 megabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This portable PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many portable PCs of this type and age.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This portable PC has a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to it.

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4 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the W550s, the Lenovo W550s does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only Three Battery Cells

The Lenovo W550s is a three battery cell count laptop. Most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the W550s have between two and eight battery cells.

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Very Low Speaker Power

The average speaker power of portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the W550s is 1.7W, and the speaker power range from 1W to 4W. With an speaker power of only 1 Watt, the Lenovo W550s has one of the lower speaker power amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported Bluetooth version on portable PCs that were released more than a year ago.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo W550s

Released Over a Year Ago

Lenovo released the W550s over a year ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2.4 gigahertz, the Lenovo W550s has a pretty average processor clock speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the W550s.

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Average Screen Size

The Lenovo W550s has a pretty average screen size (15.5 inches) compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the W550s.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

The Lenovo W550s has a pretty typical total storage capacity (512 gigabytes) compared to most of the other laptops of a similar spec and age to the W550s.

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Average Weight

The Lenovo W550s has a relatively average weight (2.3 kilograms) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and type.

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Specification

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Intel My WiFi Technology
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Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Intel Active Management Technology
Intel HD Audio Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
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Intel Clear Video Technology for MID
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
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Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
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Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Fingerprint Reader
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Warranty Card
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Energy Star Certified
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Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology
Maximum Internal Memory
Cache Memory
Video Compression Format

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Expert Reviews

(25)
15 July 2015

Hothardware.com

This is a good year for creative professionals that are constantly on the go. After watching the corporate world trot around with thin and light notebooks that sport bleeding-edge hardware and... Read more…

6 June 2015

The ThinkPad W550s Mobile Workstation was a very powerful laptop to use while we had the review unit...

Tweaktown.com

21 May 2015

Prioritizing portability over processing power, the Lenovo ThinkPad W550s is a mobile workstation that delivers plenty of mobility, but falls behind the competition under more strenuous workloads...

3 May 2015

Designed with the mobile graphics pro in mind, the ThinkPad W550s delivers mil-spec durability, powerful Nvidia K620M graphics and a whopping 15-plus hours of battery life...

While Lenovo's ThinkPad W540 focused on raw computing power, the W550s gives priority to battery life. The result is a 5.5-pound mobile workstation that isn't quite as potent as its predecessor,...

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 20 August 2015 by Vince the Environmentalist

Just received my laptop and the first thing I noticed right out of the box was how thin and light this laptop was. On the other hand, when I turned the computer on, the viewing angles were... Read more…

Reviewed 7 December 2015 by WBC NH
WBC NH would recommend the Lenovo ThinkPad W550s

I am a Java developer. I run multiple databases and application servers on the PC. This thing screams through compiling and running applications. The solid state drive and 16gb of memory was a... Read more…

Reviewed 1 December 2015 by Hernanliendo

Using the laptop for one week and the mail mouse button was jammed :( I was expecting to get a very top quality product, mouse problems one week after the first usage and I found this out :(...

Reviewed 1 December 2015 by Scotte28516
Scotte28516 would recommend the Lenovo ThinkPad W550s

I bought my first W550s for my home based business in June 2015. Expansion required another, and the choice was a no brainer! This is by far, the best keyboard layout with a right and 10-key, and... Read more…

Reviewed 27 November 2015 by Mexico John

Lenovo perfected the keyboard by 2000AD ... then started changing the keyboard often for the worse. The key surfaces are so polished the fingers easily slide off due to poor digital adhesion.... Read more…

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Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo 20e2, lenovo w550, lenovo w550s, lenovo p230668, lenovo p230668p
Barcodes 00889233157350, 00889233159019, 00889233306277, 00889800691546, 00889800691638, 00889800691706, 00889800692079, 00889800692178, 00889800836534, 00889800836701, 04053162951051
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