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Lenovo ThinkPad E550
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Lenovo ThinkPad E550 2 Core Intel Core I3-4xxx 1.7GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I3-4xxx 1.7GHz 4GB Mar 2015
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10 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Good Brand

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

1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The ThinkPad E550 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most laptops that have been on the market for more than a year. This portable PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most medium processor core notebook PCs that were released one year ago support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This notebook PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The worst memory clock speeds supported by processor of all medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year is 133MHz and the best is 1,866MHz.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other laptops of this age and type, the ThinkPad E550 has a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

The Lenovo ThinkPad E550 has a front camera, as do most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the ThinkPad E550.

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L3 Processor Cache

This laptop has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to it.

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Fairly Fast Hard Drive Speed

The ThinkPad E550 has a quite fast hard drive speed (7,200 revolutions per minute) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the ThinkPad E550 the hard drive speeds range from 5,400 RPM to 7,200 RPM.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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Six Battery Cells

The Lenovo ThinkPad E550 is a six battery cell count portable PC.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many laptops of this type and age.

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9 Reasons Against

Only Two SATA III Connectors

Most medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago have between two and three SATA III connectors, including the ThinkPad E550 which has two SATA III connectors.

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Only Ten PCI Express Lanes (max)

The Lenovo ThinkPad E550 is a ten PCI Express lane (max) notebook PC.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

Laptops that have been available for a similar time to the ThinkPad E550 have on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of between 100MHz and 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 290MHz. The ThinkPad E550 has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency (only 200 megahertz) compared to most of the other portable PCs that were released one year ago.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year. 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.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

Notebook PCs of this type and age have processor clock speeds of between 0.8GHz and 3.3GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.2GHz. The Lenovo ThinkPad E550 has one of the slower processor clock speeds (only 1.7 gigahertz) amongst notebook PCs of this age.

If this portable PC processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might also want to look at the Acer Aspire S3-391 (1.9GHz).

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This portable PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on notebook PCs of a similar age and type to it.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The ThinkPad E550 does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the ThinkPad E550 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Thick

The average height of notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the ThinkPad E550 is 27mm. The Lenovo ThinkPad E550 is quite thick (27 millimeters) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the ThinkPad E550.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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7 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo ThinkPad E550

Released Over a Year Ago

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

Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the ThinkPad E550 has a pretty typical screen size compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the ThinkPad E550.

Laptops with a bigger screen size that might be worth considering include the HP Pavilion 17 (17.3").

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Intel Core I3 Processor Family

The ThinkPad E550 has a better processor family than most portable PCs that came out more than a year ago. This portable PC has an Intel Core i3 processor family, whereas most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family.

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Average Battery Life

At 9 hours, the Lenovo ThinkPad E550 has a fairly typical battery life compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago.

If this portable PC battery life is too short for you then you might want to consider the HP ProBook 450 (9.25h), or the Fujitsu Lifebook U745 (9.3h).

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the ThinkPad E550 has a relatively average total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the ThinkPad E550.

Notebook PCs with a bigger total storage capacity that might be worth looking at include the Lenovo ThinkPad W550 (508GB).

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Average Weight

With a weight of 2.4 kilograms, the ThinkPad E550 has a fairly standard weight compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type.

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the Lenovo ThinkPad E550 has a pretty typical internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the ThinkPad E550.

If this portable PC internal memory is too small for you then you might want to look at the HP Pavilion 14-ab166us (6GB).

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System Bus Rate
Processor Threads
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Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Processor Lithography
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Slots Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
PCI Express Configurations
Tjunction
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Memory Form Factor
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Memory Slots
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Memory Clock Speed
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Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Display Brightness
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LED Backlight
Display Surface
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Graphics Adapter Open GL Support
Maximum Resolution
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
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Audio
Built-In Microphone
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Audio System
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
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Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
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USB Sleep-and-Charge
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Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
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Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Island-Style Keyboard
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Pointing Device
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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® 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
Intel TSX-NI
Intel ME Firmware Version
Embedded Options Available
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
CPU Configuration (max)
UART
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel® Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Smart Connect Technology Version
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
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Battery
Battery Life (max)
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
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Power
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Security
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Password Protection
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Fingerprint Reader
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
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AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
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RoHS Compliance
EPEAT Compliance
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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo 20df00, lenovo p243084, lenovo 20df00c, lenovo p242084, lenovo 20df00cq, lenovo p242084p, lenovo p243084p, lenovo 20df00cqu, lenovo 20df00cquk, warranty 20dfs0au06
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