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Lenovo ThinkPad W550 2 Core Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.6GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.6GHz 8GB Mar 2015
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18 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 of this age and spec.

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Very Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

With a maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of 16 gigabytes, the ThinkPad W550's maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is one of the biggest amongst medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year. Comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the ThinkPad W550 have maximum on-board graphics adapter memories of between 1.7GB and 16GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 11GB.

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

Most similar spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as the ThinkPad W550 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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Good Brand

Lenovo medium processor core notebook PCs have good reviews on average and across all portable PCs Lenovo is one of the better rated brands.

1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The Lenovo 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.

This notebook PC's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best display resolution across all laptops that were released around the same time as the ThinkPad W550.

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

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Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 2.6 gigahertz, the Lenovo ThinkPad W550 has a fairly fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other laptops that have been on the market for more than a year. Comparable spec laptops that were released one year ago have processor clock speeds of between 0.8GHz and 3.3GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.2GHz.

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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 most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year. Most notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this portable PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The memory clock speeds supported by processor of all laptops that were launched around the same time as the ThinkPad W550 ranges from 133MHz (worst) to 1,866MHz (best).

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad W550 the internal memory range from 2GB to 16GB. With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the Lenovo ThinkPad W550 has one of the bigger internal memory amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

If you want a laptop with a bigger internal memory then you might also want to consider the Lenovo T450s (12GB), or the Fujitsu Lifebook U745 (12GB).

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SSD Storage Medium

The Lenovo ThinkPad W550 has an SSD storage medium which is better than the HDD storage medium found on most medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to it. 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 portable PC's storage medium (SSD) is in fact the best storage medium amongst all similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the ThinkPad W550.

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

Notebook PCs with a better storage medium that might be worth considering include the Elitebook 820 G2 (SSD), or the EliteBook 820 G2 (SSD) both from HP.

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Fairly Big Screen Size

The Lenovo ThinkPad W550 has a quite big screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad W550. The screen sizes of portable PCs of this type and age range from 11" to 18", and the average screen size is 15".

If you are looking for a bigger screen size then you might also want to consider the Acer Aspire VN7-791G (17.3") which also has a higher rating.

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Intel Core I7-5xxx Processor Family

The ThinkPad W550 has an Intel Core i7-5xxx processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family found on most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year. Across all medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year the worst processor family is AMD E and the best is Intel Core i7-4xxx.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the ThinkPad W550, the Lenovo ThinkPad W550 has a front camera.

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Quite Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

The slowest maximum turbo frequency of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the ThinkPad W550 is 1.8GHz, the fastest is 3.7GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 2.9GHz. With a maximum turbo frequency of 3.2 gigahertz, the ThinkPad W550 has one of the faster maximum turbo frequencies amongst laptops of this age.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

With a maximum internal memory (64-bit) of 16 gigabytes, the Lenovo ThinkPad W550 has a very big maximum internal memory (64-bit) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the ThinkPad W550. The average maximum internal memory (64-bit) of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the ThinkPad W550 is 13GB.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

At 16 gigabytes, the ThinkPad W550 has a quite big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other laptops of this age and spec. The maximum internal memory of comparable spec portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the ThinkPad W550 range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 14GB.

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256 Solid-State Drive Capacity

The Lenovo ThinkPad W550 is a 256 gigabytes solid-state drive capacity portable PC.

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Three USB 3.0 Ports

The Lenovo ThinkPad W550 is a three USB 3.0 port notebook PC.

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Quite Big Processor Cache

At 4 megabytes, the ThinkPad W550 has a fairly big processor cache compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and type. Across all the comparable spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as the ThinkPad W550 the processor caches range from 1MB to 6MB, and the average processor cache is 3.1MB.

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5 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo ThinkPad W550 does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that were released more than a year ago.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

The smallest total storage capacity of laptops that have been around for more than a year is 16GB and the biggest is 2TB. At only 256 gigabytes, the Lenovo ThinkPad W550 has a quite small total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the ThinkPad W550.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The ThinkPad W550 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although it is worth noting that most of the other portable PCs of this age and type also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only 802.11a WiFi Standard

The Lenovo ThinkPad W550 has a better Wi-Fi standard than most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This notebook PC has an 802.11a WiFi standard, whereas most notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to it have an 802.11n WiFi standard. Across all laptops of a comparable type and age to the ThinkPad W550 the Wi-Fi standard ranges from IEEE 802.11a (worst) to 802.11n (best).

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported Bluetooth version on notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo ThinkPad W550

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when this portable PC was released.

Average Weight

The ThinkPad W550 has a relatively standard weight (2.2 kilograms) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad W550.

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Specification

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Processor Cache
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Processor Boost Frequency
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Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
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Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
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Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
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Solid-State Drive Capacity
Number of SSDs Installed
Display
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Display Resolution
Touchscreen
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3D
Full HD
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Graphics
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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
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Number of Discrete Graphics Adapters Installed
On-Board Graphics Adapter
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Optical Drive
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Camera
Front Camera
Networking
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Bluetooth Version
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Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
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USB Sleep-and-Charge
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
DVI Port
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Keyboard
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Processor Special Features
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Smart Response Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
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 Fast Memory Access
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
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Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
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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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Fingerprint Reader
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Intel Visual Technology
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo 20e2, lenovo w550, lenovo w550s, lenovo p230669, lenovo p230669p
Barcodes 00889233952238, 00889233952283
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