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Lenovo T550 2 Core Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.3GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.3GHz 8GB Aug 2015
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12 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

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

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Lenovo Portable PCs Have Good Reviews

We checked 4,358 expert and owner reviews for Lenovo portable PCs and found that on average Lenovo has good ratings compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Lenovo has good ratings specifically within its medium processor core notebook PCs range.

1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The highest display resolution of the Lenovo T550 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than the most frequently found display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is in fact the best display resolution amongst all notebook PCs that are a similar age to the T550.

The worst display resolution amongst similar types of portable PC is 1024 x 768 pixels.

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Quite Long Battery Life

The average battery life of similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the T550 is 8.6h. At 14.8 hours, the Lenovo T550 has a fairly long battery life compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the T550.

We compared this laptop to all the other 14.8h battery life laptops and we think the T550, and the ThinkPad T550 both from Lenovo which is cheaper is also worth considering.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Lenovo T550 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most portable PCs of this type and age. In addition, this notebook PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Across all portable PCs of this age and type the worst memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz and the best is 1,866MHz.

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SSD Storage Medium

The Lenovo T550 has an SSD storage medium which is better than the HDD storage medium found on most comparable spec laptops that have been around for more than a year. 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 portable PCs of a similar type and age to the T550.

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

We compared this laptop to all the other laptops that have an SSD storage media and we think the XPS 13, the Latitude 12 E7250, and the XPS 13 all from DELL which is cheaper; or the Latitude 12 E7240, and the Latitude 12 E7240 both from DELL which has better reviews are also worth considering.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo T550 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the T550 also have a full-size keyboard.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other laptops with a full-size keyboard currently available including the DELL Latitude 14 E7450 which is cheaper.

There are a number of other laptops which also have a full-size keyboard that you might also want to consider including the ThinkPad T550, or the ThinkPad T550 both from Lenovo.

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Has a Front Camera

The Lenovo T550 has a front camera. Most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec also have a front camera.

Alternative notebook PCs which also have a front camera that you might also want to consider include the ThinkPad T550, the ThinkPad T550, or the T450 all from Lenovo.

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L3 Processor Cache

This notebook PC has a L3 processor cache, which is the most commonly found processor cache on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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Fairly Big Battery Capacity

The battery capacities of notebook PCs of this spec and age range from 23Wh to 120Wh. When compared to other similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the T550 that we have assessed, the battery capacity of the Lenovo T550 of 77 watt-hours is one of the biggest.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This portable PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most frequently found memory slot on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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5 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the T550, the Lenovo T550 does not have a touch sensitive screen.

We compared all the other laptops which also have a touch sensitive screen to this notebook PC and we think the Latitude 14 E7450, or the XPS 13 9343 both from DELL or the Lenovo X1 Carbon which is also cheaper is also worth considering.

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Only Three Battery Cells

The Lenovo T550 is a three battery cell count portable PC. Most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the T550 have between two and eight battery cells.

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Quite Low Front Camera Resolution

Medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year have front camera resolutions of between 0.3MP and 2MP, and the average front camera resolution is 1MP. The Lenovo T550 has one of the lower front camera resolutions (only 0.92 megapixels) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Very Low Speaker Power

The Lenovo T550 has one of the lower speaker power (only 1 Watt) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. Medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the T550 have speaker power of between 1W and 4W, and the average speaker power is 1.7W.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on laptops of this age and spec.

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7 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo T550

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when Lenovo released the T550.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2.3 gigahertz, the Lenovo T550 has a relatively typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the T550.

We compared all the other 2.3GHz processor clock speed portable PCs to this notebook PC and we think the Lenovo L450 which has better reviews; or the Lenovo L450 which is cheaper are also worth considering.

Notebook PCs with a faster processor clock speed that might be worth considering include the HP EliteBook 850 G2 (2.4GHz and cheaper), the Acer Travelmate TMP645-S (2.4GHz and cheaper), or the Asus UX301LA (2.4GHz and cheaper).

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Average Internal Memory

The Lenovo T550 has a relatively typical internal memory (8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the T550.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 8GB internal memory laptops currently available including the Latitude 12 E7250, or the Latitude 14 E5450 both from DELL which is cheaper.

Portable PCs with a bigger internal memory that might be worth looking at include the Lenovo T450s (12GB).

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Average Screen Size

The Lenovo T550 has a fairly average screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the T550.

We compared all the other 15.6" notebook PCs to this portable PC and we think the HP 15 which is cheaper is also worth considering.

If you would prefer a portable PC with a bigger screen size then you might also want to look at the MSI GP72 2QD (17.3" and cheaper).

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Intel Core I5-5xxx Processor Family

This laptop has an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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Average Weight

At 2.1 kilograms, the Lenovo T550 has a pretty average weight compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as the T550.

We compared all the other 2.1kg heavy laptops to this notebook PC and we think cheaper notebook PCs such as the Lenovo T550 is also worth considering.

If you would consider a portable PC with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the T550 (2.1kg), or the ThinkPad T550 (2.1kg) both from Lenovo.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 256 gigabytes, the Lenovo T550 has a relatively average total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the T550.

We compared all the other 256GB total storage capacity portable PCs to this portable PC and we think cheaper portable PCs such as the Lenovo T450, and the HP EliteBook 820 is also worth considering.

If you would prefer a portable PC with a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to consider the T550 (500GB), or the T450 (500GB) both from Lenovo or the HP ProBook 440 G2 (500GB).

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Specification

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Full HD
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Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® Rapid Start Technology
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Smart Response Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST)
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT)
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel® Insider™
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
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Thermal Monitoring Technologies
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
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Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
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Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
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Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
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Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
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Fingerprint Reader
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Warranty Card
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
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EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
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Intel Visual Technology
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

Expert Reviews

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Occasionally, reviewers are sent versions of notebooks that don't really show off the best that the manufacturer has to offer. The Lenovo ThinkPad T550 is one such example, with the basic spec... Read more…

13 March 2015

Lenovo ThinkPad T550 In total, the T550 mostly fulfills the high claim of the T lineup and justifies its price. We are dealing with a relatively lightweight, robust and well-built even if...

5 January 2015

You're hedging if you buy the T550. You want business-class performance at an affordable price. You're getting a ton of battery life, a gorgeous 3K screen and a bevvy of inputs. But you're also...

5 January 2015

Workstations like Lenovo's ThinkPad W540 ($2,573, £1,606, AU$2,946) and Dell's Precision M6800 ($3,490, £2,075, AU$3,750) are among the best on the market. For business users that would love a... Read more…

18 March 2015

Twee is beter dan één. Lenovo's zakelijke nieuwkomer heeft twee batterijen. Dat maakt uitzonderlijk lange looptijden mogelijk. Een LTE modem zorgt voor de noodzakelijke mobiliteit, data wordt... Read more…

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 4 November 2015 by DWM

Product is poor quality and unreliable. I have had two Lenovo laptops that broke shortly after the warranty expired...

Poor Quality - Unreliable

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