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

2 Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.6GHz 8GB Feb 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 the most commonly supported processor operating mode on portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Lenovo Has Good Reviews for Its Notebook PCs

On average Lenovo medium processor core notebook PCs have good reviews compared to other brands as do all portable PCs produced by Lenovo.

Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed

The Lenovo ThinkPad T550 has one of the faster processor clock speeds (2.6 gigahertz) amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age. The average processor clock speed of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the ThinkPad T550 is 2.2GHz.

If you are looking for a notebook PC with a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to consider the Acer Aspire E5-573[plb_3010583_price] (2.7GHz).

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Quite Long Battery Life

The average battery life of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year is 8.6h. With a battery life of 14.8 hours, the ThinkPad T550 has one of the longer battery lifes amongst portable PCs of this age.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

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

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SSD Storage Medium

The Lenovo ThinkPad T550 has an SSD storage medium which is better than the HDD storage medium found on most notebook PCs of this age and type. 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 this age and type.

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

If the storage medium of this notebook PC is too bad for you then you might want to look at the Elitebook 820 G2[pl_2886802_price] (SSD), or the EliteBook 820 G2[pl_2897415_price] (SSD) both from HP.

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Intel Core I7-5xxx Processor Family

The ThinkPad T550 has an Intel Core i7-5xxx processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family found on most portable PCs that were launched around the same time as it. The best processor family of all portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the ThinkPad T550 is Intel Core i7-4xxx and the worst is AMD E.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo ThinkPad T550 has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad T550.

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Has a Front Camera

The ThinkPad T550 has a front camera, as do most of the other laptops of a similar age and spec to the ThinkPad T550.

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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 typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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L3 Processor Cache

This notebook PC has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many similar spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Fairly Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

With a maximum turbo frequency of 3.2 gigahertz, the ThinkPad T550 has one of the faster maximum turbo frequencies amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. Comparable spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as the ThinkPad T550 have maximum turbo frequencies of between 1.8GHz and 3.7GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 2.9GHz.

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Very Big Cache Memory

The cache memories of notebook PCs of this age and type range from 1MB to 4MB, and the average cache memory is 3.1MB. With a cache memory of 4 megabytes, the ThinkPad T550 has one of the biggest cache memories amongst portable PCs of this age.

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Quite Big Processor Cache

The Lenovo ThinkPad T550 has a fairly big processor cache (4 megabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year. The processor caches of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the ThinkPad T550 range from 1MB to 6MB.

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Quite Bright Display Brightness

Similar spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as the ThinkPad T550 have display brightnesss of between 200 cd/m² and 1,200 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 270 cd/m². At 300 candellas per square meter, the ThinkPad T550 has a quite bright display brightness compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the ThinkPad T550.

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AC Cable Included

This notebook PC has an AC cable included, which is typical of many laptops of a comparable age and spec to it.

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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 portable PCs of a comparable age and type to it.

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6 Reasons Against

Very Small Total Storage Capacity

At only 256 gigabytes, the ThinkPad T550 has a quite small total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the ThinkPad T550. The smallest total storage capacity of portable PCs that were released one year ago is 16GB, the biggest is 2TB, and the average total storage capacity is 550GB.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The ThinkPad T550 does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad T550 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Very Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The Lenovo ThinkPad T550 has one of the smaller discrete graphics adapter memory (only 1,024 megabyte) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The discrete graphics adapter memory of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the ThinkPad T550 range from 2MB to 4.1GB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 2.1GB.

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Only Three Battery Cells

The ThinkPad T550 is a three battery cell count portable PC.

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Very Low Speaker Power

The lowest speaker power of notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the ThinkPad T550 is 1W and the highest is 4W. The ThinkPad T550 has one of the lower speaker power (only 1 Watt) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many portable PCs of this type and age.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo ThinkPad T550

Released Over a Year Ago

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

Average Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the Lenovo ThinkPad T550 has a fairly typical internal memory compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the ThinkPad T550.

If you would prefer a bigger internal memory then you might also want to look at the T450s[pl_3046986_price] (12GB), or the ThinkPad T450[pl_2771075_price] (12GB) both from Lenovo.

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Average Screen Size

The ThinkPad T550 has a fairly standard screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the ThinkPad T550.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 2.1 kilograms, the ThinkPad T550 has a fairly standard weight compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the ThinkPad T550.

We compared all the other 2.1kg heavy notebook PCs to this portable PC and we think because of it's better review score, the Asus D550MA[plb_2642989_price] is also worth considering.

If you are not concerned about having a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Lenovo ThinkPad T550[plb_2738409_price] (2.1kg).

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