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Lenovo ThinkPad T550 2 Core Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.2GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.2GHz 8GB May 2015
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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Very Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

Across all the notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago the maximum on-board graphics adapter memories range from 1.7GB to 16GB. With a maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of 16 gigabytes, the ThinkPad T550 has a very big maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that were released one year ago.

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

The ThinkPad T550 is a three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port laptop. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Good Brand

Based on 4,358 user and expert reviews, Lenovo has good reviews for its portable PCs. Lenovo also has good reviews specifically within its medium processor core notebook PCs range.

1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

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

This laptop's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best display resolution across all medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago.

The worst display resolution amongst comparable types of laptop is 1024 x 768 pixels.

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Quite Long Battery Life

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

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

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Lenovo ThinkPad T550 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it. This portable PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this laptop supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Across all laptops that have been around for more than a year the worst memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz and the best is 1,866MHz.

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SSD Storage Medium

The ThinkPad T550 has an SSD storage medium which is better than the HDD storage medium found on most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available 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.

This laptop's storage medium (SSD) is actually the best storage medium across all medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the ThinkPad T550.

The worst storage medium across similar types of laptop is HDD.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative notebook PCs that have an SSD storage media currently available including the Latitude 12 E7240, or the Latitude 12 E7240 both from DELL which has better reviews; or the XPS 13, or the XPS 13 both from DELL or the HP Elitebook 820 G2 which is cheaper.

If the storage medium of this notebook PC is not good enough for you then you might also want to consider the Toshiba Tecra Z40 (SSD).

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

The Lenovo ThinkPad T550 has one of the bigger internal memory (8 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The average internal memory of portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the ThinkPad T550 is 6.3GB, and the internal memory range from 2GB to 16GB.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 8GB internal memory laptops currently available including the Latitude 14 E5450, or the XPS 13 9343 both from DELL which is cheaper.

If you are looking for a laptop with a bigger internal memory then you might want to look at the Lenovo T450s (12GB).

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Quite Big Screen Size

The Lenovo ThinkPad T550 has a quite big screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year. Portable PCs that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad T550 have screen sizes of between 11" and 18", and the average screen size is 15".

There are a number of alternative 15.6" notebook PCs currently available which you might also want to look at including cheaper laptops such as the HP 15, or the DELL Inspiron 15 5000.

If you are looking for a laptop with a bigger screen size then you might also want to look at the Inspiron 17 5000 (17.3"), or the Inspiron 17 5749 (17.3") both from DELL or the MSI GP72 2QD (17.3") which is also cheaper.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the ThinkPad T550, the ThinkPad T550 has a full-size keyboard.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other laptops with a full-size keyboard currently available including cheaper notebook PCs such as the DELL Latitude 14 E7450.

We think you might also be interested in alternative portable PCs which also have a full-size keyboard including the T550, or the ThinkPad T550 both from Lenovo.

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Has a Front Camera

The Lenovo ThinkPad T550 has a front camera. Most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the ThinkPad T550 also have a front camera.

It is worth considering alternative laptops which also have a front camera including the ThinkPad T550, the T550, or the T450 all from Lenovo.

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L3 Processor Cache

This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, which is the most frequently found processor cache on comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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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 medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

The Lenovo ThinkPad T550 has a fairly big maximum internal memory (64-bit) (16 gigabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the ThinkPad T550. The average maximum internal memory (64-bit) of portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the ThinkPad T550 is 13GB, and the maximum internal memory (64-bit) range from 2GB to 32GB.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

Across all the comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the ThinkPad T550 the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB. The Lenovo ThinkPad T550 has a fairly big maximum internal memory (16 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the ThinkPad T550.

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256 Solid-State Drive Capacity

The Lenovo ThinkPad T550 is a 256 gigabytes solid-state drive capacity portable PC. Most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been available for a similar time to the ThinkPad T550 have between 8 and 999 solid-state drive capacity.

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Three USB 3.0 Ports

The Lenovo ThinkPad T550 is a three USB 3.0 port notebook PC. Most of the other comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the ThinkPad T550 have between one and four USB 3.0 ports.

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Quite Bright Display Brightness

Similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the ThinkPad T550 have display brightnesss of between 200 cd/m² and 1,200 cd/m². With a display brightness of 300 candellas per square meter, the ThinkPad T550 has a fairly bright display brightness compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that were released one year ago.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

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

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6 Reasons Against

Very Small Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of only 256 gigabytes, the ThinkPad T550 has one of the smaller total storage capacity amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the ThinkPad T550 the total storage capacity range from 16GB to 2TB.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 256GB total storage capacity notebook PCs currently available including the Lenovo L450, the DELL XPS 13, or the HP EliteBook 820 which is cheaper.

If this Lenovo laptop total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the Lenovo X250 (500GB and higher rated); or the DELL Latitude 14 E5450 (500GB and cheaper).

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most laptops that came out more than a year ago do not have a touch sensitive screen. The Lenovo ThinkPad T550 is no exception to this as it too does not have a touch sensitive screen.

We compared all the other portable PCs 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

Most notebook PCs of this age and spec have between two and eight battery cells, including the Lenovo ThinkPad T550 which has three battery cells.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

The ThinkPad T550 has a quite slow maximum turbo frequency (only 2.7 gigahertz) compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for more than a year. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the ThinkPad T550 the maximum turbo frequencies range from 1.8GHz to 3.7GHz.

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Very Low Speaker Power

At only 1 Watt, the ThinkPad T550 has a quite low speaker power compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad T550 the speaker power range from 1W to 4W.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many laptops that were launched more than a year ago.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo ThinkPad T550

Released Over a Year Ago

Lenovo released the ThinkPad T550 over a year ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

The ThinkPad T550 has a pretty standard processor clock speed (2.2 gigahertz) compared to most of the other laptops that are a similar age to the ThinkPad T550.

Other 2.2GHz processor clock speed laptops currently available which you might also want to look at include cheaper laptops such as the HP EliteBook 840, or the Fujitsu Lifebook U745.

Portable PCs with a faster processor clock speed that might also be worth looking at include the Lenovo L450 (2.3GHz and higher rated); or the DELL Latitude 14 E7450 (2.3GHz and cheaper).

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Intel Core I5-5xxx Processor Family

This notebook PC has an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family, which is the most frequently found processor family on laptops of this age and type.

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Average Weight

At 2.1 kilograms, the ThinkPad T550 has a relatively standard weight compared to most of the other laptops that were released more than a year ago.

We compared this portable PC to all the other 2.1kg heavy laptops and we think the Lenovo ThinkPad T550 which is cheaper is also worth considering.

Alternative laptops with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the ThinkPad T550 (2.1kg), or the ThinkPad T550 (2.1kg) both from Lenovo.

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