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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 Jun 2015
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17 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to it.

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

Most laptops of a comparable age and spec to the T550 have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the Lenovo T550 which has three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Lenovo Has Good Portable PC Reviews

Medium processor core notebook PCs manufactured by Lenovo have good ratings on average compared to other brands. We also checked the reviews for all notebook PCs (not just medium processor core notebook PCs) and found that Lenovo also has good ratings across its entire range.

Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed

The Lenovo T550 has a quite fast processor clock speed (2.6 gigahertz) compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type. Portable PCs that came out around the same time as the T550 have processor clock speeds of between 0.8GHz and 3.3GHz.

If this medium processor core notebook PC processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might want to look at the DELL Precision M2800[plb_2979877_price] (2.7GHz), or the Toshiba A50[plb_2984407_price] (2.7GHz) which also has a higher rating.

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Very Long Battery Life

Medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the T550 have battery lifes of between 2.5h and 24h, and the average battery life is 8.6h. When compared to other laptops of this age and spec, the Lenovo T550's battery life of 20 hours is one of the longest.

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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 comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it. Most medium processor core notebook PCs that were released one year ago support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this notebook PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The worst memory clock speeds supported by processor of all portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the T550 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 most medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it. Most portable PCs that are a comparable age 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 portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the T550.

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

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Intel Core I7-5xxx Processor Family

The Lenovo T550 has a better processor family than most laptops of a similar spec and age to it. This laptop has an Intel Core i7-5xxx processor family, whereas most medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family. The processor family of all comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the T550 ranges from AMD E to Intel Core i7-4xxx.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the T550, the Lenovo T550 has a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other portable PCs that came out more than a year ago, the Lenovo T550 has a front camera.

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L3 Processor Cache

This portable 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 more than a year.

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Quite Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

The slowest maximum turbo frequency of laptops that have been around for around the same time as the T550 is 1.8GHz, the fastest is 3.7GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 2.9GHz. The Lenovo T550 has a fairly fast maximum turbo frequency (3.2 gigahertz) compared to most of the other laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the T550.

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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 typical of many similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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Three USB 3.0 Ports

Most similar spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the T550 have between one and four USB 3.0 ports, including the Lenovo T550 which has three USB 3.0 ports.

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Fairly Bright Display Brightness

The Lenovo T550 has a fairly bright display brightness (350 candellas per square meter) compared to most of the other laptops of this age and spec. Notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the T550 have display brightnesss of between 200 cd/m² and 1,200 cd/m².

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Fairly Big Processor Cache

Across all the similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the T550 the processor caches range from 1MB to 6MB. At 4 megabytes, the Lenovo T550 has a fairly big processor cache compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the T550.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This portable PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most commonly found memory slot on medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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5 Reasons Against

Very Small Total Storage Capacity

Notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the T550 have total storage capacity of between 16GB and 2TB. The Lenovo T550 has one of the smaller total storage capacity (only 256 gigabytes) amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age.

If you would prefer a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to consider the Toshiba L75[plb_2976722_price] (500GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other portable PCs of this age and type, the Lenovo T550 does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only Three Battery Cells

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

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Very Low Speaker Power

The lowest speaker power of medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the T550 is 1W, the highest is 4W, and the average speaker power is 1.7W. The Lenovo T550 has a fairly low speaker power (only 1 Watt) compared to most of the other laptops that were released around the same time as the T550.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available 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 pretty typical internal memory compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that were released more than a year ago.

If you want a notebook PC with a bigger internal memory then you might want to look at the Fujitsu Lifebook U745[plb_2939901_price] (12GB).

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Average Screen Size

The Lenovo T550 has a fairly standard screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago.

Portable PCs with a bigger screen size that might also be worth looking at include the Lenovo Z70-80[plb_3429896_price] (17.3").

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Average Weight

At 2.3 kilograms, the Lenovo T550 has a fairly standard weight compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and spec to the T550.

If you would consider a portable PC with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the HP 350[plb_2772828_price] (2.3kg).

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Specification

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Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
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Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
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Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Slots Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Configurable TDP-Down Frequency
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Processor Cache Type
ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Form Factor
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slots
Memory Layout (slots X Size)
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Number of SSDs Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
Full HD
LED Backlight
Display Surface
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
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On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
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Optical Drive
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Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker Power
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Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
4G
4G Standard
3G Standards
2G Standards
Bluetooth Version
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Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
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Bluetooth
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Mini DisplayPorts Quantity
USB Sleep-and-Charge Ports
USB Sleep-and-Charge
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
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Combo Headphone/mic Port
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Microphone in
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
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USB 3.0 Port
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GPS (satellite)
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Keyboard Backlit
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Recovery Operating System
Operating System Architecture
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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Processor Code
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
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
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
Processor Package Size
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)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
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Battery
Battery Life (max)
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Battery Technology
Power
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Security
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Password Protection
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Fingerprint Reader
Cable Lock Slot
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AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Certificates
RoHS 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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