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Lenovo T550 2 Core Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.6GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.6GHz 8GB Aug 2015
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18 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many portable PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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

The Lenovo T550 is a three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port portable PC.

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Lenovo Has Good Portable PC Reviews

Based on 4,358 owner and expert reviews, Lenovo has good ratings for its laptops. Lenovo also has good ratings specifically for its medium processor core notebook PCs compared to other brands.

Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed

Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago the processor clock speeds range from 0.8GHz to 3.3GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.2GHz. The Lenovo T550 has one of the faster processor clock speeds (2.6 gigahertz) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other 2.6GHz processor clock speed laptops and we think the MSI CX61 which is cheaper is also worth considering.

Portable PCs with a faster processor clock speed that might also be worth looking at include the Toshiba A50 (2.7GHz) which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Long Battery Life

At 14.8 hours, the Lenovo T550 has a fairly long battery life compared to most of the other laptops that came out around the same time as the T550. The battery lifes of comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the T550 range from 2.5h to 24h.

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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 most laptops of a similar spec and age to it. Most laptops that were released one year ago support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Across all portable PCs that came out around the same time as the T550 the memory clock speeds supported by processor ranges from 133MHz (worst) to 1,866MHz (best).

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SSD Storage Medium

The Lenovo T550 has a better storage medium than most notebook PCs of this age and type. This laptop has an SSD storage medium, whereas most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable 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 across all medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the T550.

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

Other portable PCs that have an SSD storage media currently available that you might also want to look at include the 13Z940-GT58K, or the 13Z940-GT58K both from LG or the DELL Latitude 14 E7450 which is cheaper.

Portable PCs with a better storage medium that might also be worth looking at include the Lenovo T450 (SSD), or the DELL Latitude 12 E7250 (SSD).

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other comparable spec laptops that were launched more than a year ago, the Lenovo T550 has a full-size keyboard.

There are a number of other portable PCs with a full-size keyboard currently available that you might also want to look at including the DELL Latitude 15 E5550, or the HP 840 G2 which is cheaper.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other portable PCs with a full-size keyboard and we think the Lenovo ThinkPad E540 is also worth considering.

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Intel Core I7-5xxx Processor Family

The Lenovo T550 has a better processor family than most medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago. This notebook PC has an Intel Core i7-5xxx processor family, whereas most laptops of this age and spec have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family. The processor family of all medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the T550 ranges from AMD E (worst) to Intel Core i7-4xxx (best).

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Has a Front Camera

The Lenovo T550 has a front camera, as do most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other laptops with a front camera currently available including the DELL Latitude 15 E5550, or the HP Elitebook 820 G2 which is cheaper.

Other notebook PCs which also have a front camera that you might also want to consider include the Lenovo ThinkPad E540.

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L3 Processor Cache

This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, which is the most commonly found processor cache on similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to it.

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Fairly Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

Across all the similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year the maximum turbo frequencies range from 1.8GHz to 3.7GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 2.9GHz. The Lenovo T550 has a quite fast maximum turbo frequency (3.2 gigahertz) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most commonly found WiFi standard on medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago.

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Quite Big Battery Capacity

When compared to other laptops that are a comparable age to the T550, the Lenovo T550's battery capacity of 77 watt-hours is one of the biggest. Portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the T550 have battery capacities of between 23Wh and 120Wh.

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Fairly Big Cache Memory

At 4 megabytes, the Lenovo T550 has a fairly big cache memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age. The cache memories of portable PCs of this age and type range from 1MB to 4MB.

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Quite Bright Display Brightness

The dimmest display brightness of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the T550 is 200 cd/m², the brightest is 1,200 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 270 cd/m². At 350 candellas per square meter, the Lenovo T550 has a quite bright display brightness compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the T550.

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Fairly Big Processor Cache

The Lenovo T550 has one of the bigger processor caches (4 megabytes) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. Laptops of a similar type and age to the T550 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 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 on the market for around the same time as it.

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4 Reasons Against

Very Small Total Storage Capacity

Across all the laptops of this spec and age the total storage capacity range from 16GB to 2TB. At only 256 gigabytes, the Lenovo T550 has a fairly small total storage capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and type.

We compared all the other 256GB total storage capacity notebook PCs to this notebook PC and we think cheaper laptops such as the DELL Latitude 14 E7450, and the HP EliteBook 820 is also worth considering.

If you are looking for a notebook PC with a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to consider the DELL Latitude 14 E7450 (500GB), or the Toshiba A50 (500GB) which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year, the Lenovo T550 does not have a touch sensitive screen.

It is worth also looking at alternative notebook PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen including the DELL Latitude 15 E5550, or the HP 840 G2 which is also cheaper.

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Very Low Speaker Power

At only 1 Watt, the Lenovo T550 has a fairly low speaker power compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age. Medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to 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 that have been around for a similar time to it.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo T550

Released Over a Year Ago

This notebook PC was released over a year ago.

Average Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the Lenovo T550 has a relatively standard internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the T550.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 8GB internal memory laptops currently available including cheaper laptops such as the DELL Latitude 14 E7450, or the HP EliteBook 840.

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Average Screen Size

The Lenovo T550 has a pretty average screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the T550.

We compared all the other 15.6" portable PCs to this portable PC and we think cheaper notebook PCs such as the HP ProBook 450 G2 is also worth considering.

If this Lenovo laptop screen size is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the MSI GP72 2QD (17.3").

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Average Weight

With a weight of 2.1 kilograms, the Lenovo T550 has a pretty typical weight compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and type.

If you don't mind having a heavier weight then you might also want to look at the ThinkPad T550 (2.1kg), the T550 (2.1kg), or the ThinkPad T550 (2.1kg) all from Lenovo.

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Solid-State Drive Interface
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Display
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Full HD
LED Backlight
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Recovery Operating System
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Processor Special Features
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)
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
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Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Embedded Options Available
Intel TSX-NI Version
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
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Intel® OS Guard
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Smart Response Technology Version
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) Version
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel® Smart Cache
Intel 64
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Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
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Password Protection
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Fingerprint Reader
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Warranty Card
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Power Cord Included
Manual
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RoHS Compliance
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
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Intel Visual Technology
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)
Maximum Internal Memory
Cache Memory
Video Compression Formats

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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