This notebook PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this age and type.
Lenovo Laptops Have Good Reviews
Based on 2,530 user and expert reviews, Lenovo has good reviews for its laptops. Lenovo also has good reviews specifically within its medium processor core laptops range.
1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed
The Lenovo W550s supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to it. This portable PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed.
A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all medium processor core laptops that have been available for more than a year.
The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst similar types of laptop is 133MHz.
SSD Storage Medium
The Lenovo W550s has a better storage medium than most medium processor core laptops that have been around for around the same time as it. This portable PC has an SSD storage medium, whereas most medium processor core laptops that have been around for a similar time to 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 actually the best storage medium amongst all notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the W550s.
An HDD storage medium is the worst storage medium across similar types of laptop.
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 laptops of a similar type and age to it. The worst processor family of all medium processor core laptops that are a similar age to the W550s is AMD E and the best is Intel Core i7-3xxx.
If you want a notebook PC with a better processor family then you might want to look at the HP 14 (Intel Core i5-3xxx), or the Panasonic Toughbook CF-31 (Intel Core i5-3xxx).
Has a Front Camera
The Lenovo W550s has a front camera, as do most of the other notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the W550s.
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Quite Bright Display Brightness
The display brightnesss of notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the W550s range from 200 cd/m² to 1,200 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 270 cd/m². With a display brightness of 350 candellas per square meter, the Lenovo W550s has one of the brighter display brightnesss amongst notebook PCs of this age.
Fairly Big Processor Cache
When compared to other medium processor core laptops that were launched around the same time as the W550s that we have checked, the processor cache of the Lenovo W550s of 4 megabytes is one of the biggest. The average processor cache of notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the W550s is 3MB.
Gold EPEAT Compliance
This laptop has a Gold EPEAT compliance, which is typical of many portable PCs of a similar spec and age to it.
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 laptops that have been around for a comparable time to it.
1000:1 Typical Contrast Ratio
The Lenovo W550s has a maximum typical contrast ratio of 1000:1. That's over two times the typical contrast ratio of a 400:1 notebook PC, which is the most common typical contrast ratio.
A 1000:1 typical contrast ratio is in fact the best typical contrast ratio across all notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the W550s.
The worst typical contrast ratio across comparable types of portable PC is 300:1.
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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard
Most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the W550s have a full-size keyboard, however the Lenovo W550s does not have a full-size keyboard.
Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen
The Lenovo W550s does not have a touch sensitive screen, although it is worth noting that most of the other portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the W550s also do not have a touch sensitive screen.
Only Three Battery Cells
Most medium processor core laptops that were launched around the same time as the W550s have between two and eight battery cells, including the Lenovo W550s which has three battery cells.
Very Low Speaker Power
The Lenovo W550s has one of the lower speaker power (only 1 Watt) amongst medium processor core laptops of this age. The average speaker power of laptops of a comparable age and type to the W550s is 1.7W.
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Only 802.11a WiFi Standard
The Lenovo W550s has an 802.11a WiFi standard which is better than most comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year. Most similar spec laptops that have been around for a comparable time to it have an 802.11n WiFi standard. Across all medium processor core laptops that were launched more than a year ago the worst Wi-Fi standard is 802.11ad and the best is 802.11n.
Only 4 Bluetooth Version
This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported Bluetooth version on medium processor core laptops that were released more than a year ago.
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Released Over a Year Ago
This Lenovo portable PC was released over a year ago.
Average Processor Clock Speed
At 2.4 gigahertz, the Lenovo W550s has a relatively typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that were launched more than a year ago.
If this laptop processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might also want to consider the Asus UX303UB (2.5GHz) which also has a higher Rating.
Average Internal Memory
The Lenovo W550s has a fairly typical internal memory (8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and type to the W550s.
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Average Screen Size
With a screen size of 15.5 inches, the Lenovo W550s has a pretty typical screen size compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age.
The Lenovo W550s has a pretty average weight (2.2 kilograms) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age.
Average Total Storage Capacity
At 256 gigabytes, the Lenovo W550s has a fairly average total storage capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year.
If this portable PC total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the Lenovo B50-45 (320GB).
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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 Clear Video Technology
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Supported Instruction Set
AVX, AVX 2.0, SSE, SSE4.1, SSE, SSE4.2
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
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
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)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery Cell Count
AC Adapter Power
Weight & Dimensions
AC Adapter Included
Energy Star Certified
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
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