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Lenovo ThinkPad W550 2 Core Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.3GHz 4GB 508GB Hybrid-HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.3GHz 4GB Jan 2015
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13 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

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

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Quite Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The Lenovo ThinkPad W550 has a fairly big maximum on-board graphics adapter memory (16 gigabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar type and age to the ThinkPad W550. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that were released one year ago the maximum on-board graphics adapter memories range from 1.7GB to 16GB.

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

Most laptops of this age and type have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the ThinkPad W550 which has three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Lenovo Has Good Laptop Reviews

On average Lenovo medium processor core notebook PCs have good ratings as do all portable PCs manufactured by Lenovo.

1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The ThinkPad W550 has a maximum display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than the most common display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is in fact the best display resolution amongst all portable PCs of a similar age and type to the ThinkPad W550.

The worst display resolution across comparable types of notebook PC is 1024 x 768 pixels.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The ThinkPad W550 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it. In addition, this notebook PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the ThinkPad W550 processor memory clock speeds range from 133MHz (worst) to 1,866MHz (best).

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Quite Big Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the ThinkPad W550 has one of the bigger screen sizes amongst notebook PCs of this age. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the ThinkPad W550 the screen sizes range from 11" to 18", and the average screen size is 15".

We compared this portable PC to all the other 15.6" notebook PCs and we think the Acer Aspire V3[plb_2737187_price], and the DELL Inspiron 15 7000[plb_2782844_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.

Laptops with a bigger screen size that might also be worth considering include the Inspiron 17 5000[pl_2843189_price] (17.3"), or the Inspiron 17 5749[pl_2892460_price] (17.3") both from DELL or the MSI GP72 2QD[plb_3008884_price] (17.3") which is also cheaper.

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Has a Front Camera

The Lenovo ThinkPad W550 has a front camera. Most of the other laptops of this age and spec also have a front camera.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other portable PCs with a front camera and we think the DELL Latitude 12 E7250[plb_2885455_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.

It is worth considering other laptops which also have a front camera including the Toshiba Satellite P50-C[plb_2978047_price], or the Fujitsu Lifebook U745[plb_2729360_price].

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L3 Processor Cache

This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many laptops of this type and age.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

Medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the ThinkPad W550 have maximum internal memory (64-bit) of between 2GB and 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory (64-bit) is 13GB. The maximum internal memory (64-bit) of the ThinkPad W550 of 16 gigabytes is one of the biggest amongst similar spec portable PCs that were released one year ago.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

When compared to other portable PCs of a similar type and age to the ThinkPad W550 that we have checked the maximum internal memory of, the ThinkPad W550's maximum internal memory of 16 gigabytes is one of the biggest. The smallest maximum internal memory of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the ThinkPad W550 is 2GB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 14GB.

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Three USB 3.0 Ports

Most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the ThinkPad W550 have between one and four USB 3.0 ports, including the ThinkPad W550 which has three USB 3.0 ports.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most frequently found memory slot on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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7 Reasons Against

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the ThinkPad W550 is 950MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 750MHz to 1,300MHz. At only 900 megahertz, the Lenovo ThinkPad W550 has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the ThinkPad W550.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the ThinkPad W550 have a full-size keyboard, however the Lenovo ThinkPad W550 does not have a full-size keyboard.

It is worth also looking at alternative laptops which also have a full-size keyboard including the DELL Latitude 12 E7250[plb_2885455_price].

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has a Hybrid-HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market 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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Very Small Internal Memory

The internal memory of comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the ThinkPad W550 range from 2GB to 16GB, and the average internal memory is 6.3GB. The Lenovo ThinkPad W550 has one of the smaller internal memory (only 4 gigabytes) amongst notebook PCs of this age.

Other 4GB internal memory laptops currently available that you might want to look at include the L540[pl_2551303_price], or the L450[pl_2780373_price] both from Lenovo or the HP ProBook 640 G1[plb_2055348_price] which is cheaper.

If this notebook PC internal memory is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the T450[pl_2966422_price] (8GB), or the T550[pl_2954049_price] (8GB) both from Lenovo or the Fujitsu LifeBook S935[plb_2798047_price] (8GB).

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other laptops that have been around for around the same time as the ThinkPad W550, the ThinkPad W550 does not have a touch sensitive screen.

Other laptops which also have a touch sensitive screen that you might also want to consider include the Fujitsu Lifebook U745[plb_2729360_price], the DELL Latitude 14 E7450[plb_2882102_price], or the Lenovo X1 Carbon[plb_3046926_price].

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Very Low Speaker Power

The Lenovo ThinkPad W550 has a quite low speaker power (only 1 Watt) compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for more than a year. The average speaker power of laptops of a comparable age and type to the ThinkPad W550 is 1.7W, and the speaker power range from 1W to 4W.

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Only 802.11a WiFi Standard

The ThinkPad W550 has an 802.11a WiFi standard which is better than the 802.11n WiFi standard found on most portable PCs of this type and age. Across all comparable spec portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the ThinkPad W550 the worst Wi-Fi standard is IEEE 802.11a and the best is 802.11n.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo ThinkPad W550

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when this medium processor core notebook PC was released.

Average Processor Clock Speed

The ThinkPad W550 has a pretty typical processor clock speed (2.3 gigahertz) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age.

We compared all the other 2.3GHz processor clock speed laptops to this portable PC and we think cheaper laptops such as the Lenovo L450[plb_2780373_price] is also worth considering.

Portable PCs with a faster processor clock speed that might be worth considering include the EliteBook 840[pl_2783814_price] (2.4GHz and cheaper), or the ZBook 14 G2[pl_3017135_price] (2.4GHz and cheaper) both from HP.

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Intel Core I5-5xxx Processor Family

This laptop has an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family, which is the most frequently found processor family on notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 508 gigabytes, the ThinkPad W550 has a fairly typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago.

If you want a portable PC with a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to consider the DELL Inspiron 17 5749[plb_2892460_price] (1TB), or the HP ProBook 450 G2[plb_2949831_price] (1TB) which is also cheaper.

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Average Weight

At 2.3 kilograms, the ThinkPad W550 has a fairly standard weight compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec.

If you would consider a portable PC with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the DELL Inspiron 15 7000[plb_2782844_price] (2.2kg), or the HP 15[plb_2747148_price] (2.2kg) which is also cheaper.

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