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Lenovo E550 Intel Core I5-5xxx 4GB 500GB Hybrid-HDD 15.6" Laptop

Intel Core I5-5xxx 4GB 500GB Hybrid-HDD Jun 2015
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8 Reasons For

Lenovo Notebook PCs Have Good Reviews

Laptops built by Lenovo have good reviews on average. We also checked the reviews for all portable PCs (not just laptops) and found that Lenovo also has good reviews across its entire range.

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

The Lenovo E550 has more USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports than most of the portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the E550. Most of the laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the E550 only have one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port, however this portable PC has two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Has a Front Camera

The Lenovo E550 has a front camera. Most of the other portable PCs of this type and age also have a front camera.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative notebook PCs with a front camera currently available including the Lenovo G50-45[plb_2891844_price] which is cheaper; or the Lenovo G710[plb_2939802_price], or the DELL Chromebook 11 2955u[plb_2856417_price] which has better reviews.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo E550 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type also have a full-size keyboard.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative notebook PCs with a full-size keyboard currently available including the Lenovo G710[plb_2939802_price], or the DELL Chromebook 11 2955u[plb_2856417_price] which has better reviews; or the Lenovo G50-45[plb_2891844_price] which is cheaper.

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Quite Big Screen Size

The screen sizes of portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the E550 range from 11" to 18". With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Lenovo E550 has one of the bigger screen sizes amongst laptops of this age.

There are a number of other 15.6" notebook PCs currently available which you might want to look at including cheaper laptops such as the Lenovo G50-45[plb_2891844_price].

If this Lenovo portable PC screen size is too small for you then you might want to look at the Lenovo G710[plb_2939802_price] (17.3") which is also higher rated.

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Six Battery Cells

Most of the other portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the E550 only have between two and five battery cells, however the Lenovo E550 has six battery cells.

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Two USB 3.0 Ports

Most of the other laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the E550 only have one USB 3.0 port, however the Lenovo E550 has two USB 3.0 ports.

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Quite Big Battery Capacity

With a battery capacity of 48 watt-hours, the Lenovo E550 has one of the bigger battery capacities amongst portable PCs of this age. Laptops of a similar type and age to the E550 have battery capacities of between 30Wh and 51Wh, and the average battery capacity is 39Wh.

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3 Reasons Against

Only HDD Storage Medium

The Lenovo E550 has an HDD storage medium which is better than the SSD storage medium found on most similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as 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.

An HDD storage medium is in fact the worst storage medium amongst all notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the E550.

The best storage medium across comparable types of laptop is SSD.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the E550, the Lenovo E550 does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Thick

The thinnest notebook PC that is a similar age to the E550 is 17mm thick and the thickest is 37mm. With a height of 27 millimeters, the Lenovo E550 is one of the thicker laptops that were released more than a year ago amongst similar spec laptops of this age.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo E550

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when Lenovo released the E550.

Intel Core I5-5xxx Processor Family

The Lenovo E550 has a better processor family than most laptops of this spec and age. This Lenovo portable PC has an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family, whereas most laptops of this type and age have an Intel Core i7 processor family.

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Average Battery Life

At 9 hours, the Lenovo E550 has a relatively typical battery life compared to most of the other laptops that were released more than a year ago.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 500 gigabytes, the Lenovo E550 has a fairly typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the E550.

If you would prefer a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to look at the Lenovo G710[plb_2939802_price] (1TB and higher rated).

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Average Weight

The Lenovo E550 has a fairly average weight (2.4 kilograms) compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the E550.

Alternative portable PCs with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the Lenovo G50-45[plb_2891844_price] (2.5kg) which is also cheaper.

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the Lenovo E550 has a pretty typical internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 4GB internal memory laptops currently available including a cheaper notebook PC such as the Lenovo G50-45[plb_2891844_price] or you might consider a higher scoring notebook PC such as the DELL Chromebook 11 2955u[plb_2856417_price].

If you would prefer a laptop with a bigger internal memory then you might want to consider the Lenovo G710[plb_2939802_price] (8GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Expert Reviews

(16)
6 November 2015

In review: Lenovo ThinkPad E550. Test model provided by CampusPoint.At a purchase price of 1000 Euro (~$1100), the top-model in the E550-series can't be considered entry-level any longer and...

10 July 2015

Great CPU and graphics performance for the money, an adequate display and solid build quality make the E550 surprisingly impressive...

Great CPU and graphics performance for the money, an adequate display and solid build quality make the E550 surprisingly impressive...

3 March 2015

No wonder that last year's Lenovo ThinkPad E540 was selling so well, but does its successor live up to the legacy? Well, in some terms yes, but in others ? no. Lenovo kept the same minimalistic...

30 November 2015

Un boost en performance des plus co├╗teux. Pour sa configuration haut-de-gamme du E550, Lenovo n'a pas fait que retenir un processeur Core i7, une carte graphique Radeon est aussi de la partie.... Read more…

Solid chassis, docking station connector, fast WLAN, responsive keyboard, good performance, low temperature and noise
Smart build quality
Good performance levels
Battery life is impressive
Great keyboard
Dark display with low viewing angle stability, slow hard drive, comperatively high price
12month warranty
No SSD option
Screen is only a TN panel
DisplayPort output would have been nice
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User Reviews

(7)
Reviewed 30 May 2015 by Small Town Girl
Small Town Girl would recommend the Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E550 Series (Verified Purchase)

I thought I had to have an ASUS to replace my dropped and broken laptop, but I didn't want to spend that much. I did a ton of research and finally determined that the ThinkPad might suit my needs... Read more…

Reviewed 19 November 2015 by Doc
Doc would recommend the Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E550 Series (Verified Purchase)

So far so good. trackpad works well, good battery life. Required more software which should have been recommended at the time of purchase...

Reviewed 16 November 2015 by LF
LF would recommend the Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E550 Series (Verified Purchase)

Its very good and Processing fast...

Reviewed 9 November 2015 by Leo
(Verified Purchase)

Nice ten-key design, more powerful than E450 E440...

Reviewed 13 July 2015 by Knox tech
Knox tech would recommend the Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E550 Series (Verified Purchase)

Use mainly for personal stuff but seems to have pleatny of speed and power...

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo win7, jbl 20df0054, lenovo win7p, lenovo i55200, lenovo 20df00, lenovo 500gb8, jbl 20df0054u, lenovo win7pr, lenovo p219496, lenovo i55200u, lenovo 20df00c, lenovo 500gb8g, jbl 20df0054uk, lenovo win7pro, lenovo p219496p, lenovo 20df00cp, lenovo 500gb8gb, lenovo 20df0054, lenovo 20df00cpu, lenovo 20df0054u, lenovo 20df0054uk, lenovo 20df00cpuk
Barcodes 00889233041192, 00889561959961, 00889800712876, 04053162940505
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