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Lenovo ThinkPad W550
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Lenovo ThinkPad W550 2 Core Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.6GHz 8GB 500GB HDD 15.5" Laptop

2 Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.6GHz 8GB Jan 2015
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23 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 medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it.

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Fairly Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

With a maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of 16 gigabytes, the Lenovo ThinkPad W550 has one of the bigger maximum on-board graphics adapter memories amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age. The smallest maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of laptops of a comparable type and age to the ThinkPad W550 is 1.7GB, the biggest is 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

The Lenovo ThinkPad W550 is a three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port laptop.

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Good Brand

We calculated the average ratings for all Lenovo notebook PCs and also specifically for Lenovo medium processor core notebook PCs and found that in both cases Lenovo had good ratings compared to other brands.

Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed

The average processor clock speed of comparable spec laptops that have been around for around the same time as the ThinkPad W550 is 2.2GHz, and the processor clock speeds range from 0.8GHz to 3.3GHz. The ThinkPad W550 has a quite fast processor clock speed (2.6 gigahertz) compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the ThinkPad W550.

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Very Long Battery Life

Across all the similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the ThinkPad W550 the battery lifes range from 2.5h to 24h. When compared to other comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the ThinkPad W550, the battery life of the ThinkPad W550 of 21.8 hours is one of the longest.

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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 notebook PCs of this age and type. Most portable PCs of a similar type and age to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This laptop 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 are a similar age to the ThinkPad W550 is 133MHz and the best is 1,866MHz.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the ThinkPad W550 has a quite big internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the ThinkPad W550. The internal memory of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad W550 range from 2GB to 16GB.

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Intel Core I7-5xxx Processor Family

The Lenovo ThinkPad W550 has an Intel Core i7-5xxx processor family which is better than most portable PCs of a similar spec and age to it. Most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family. The processor family of all medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the ThinkPad W550 ranges from AMD E (worst) to Intel Core i7-4xxx (best).

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the ThinkPad W550, the Lenovo ThinkPad W550 has a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

The ThinkPad W550 has a front camera. Most of the other laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the ThinkPad W550 also have a front camera.

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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 portable PCs of a similar spec and age to it.

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Quite Fast Hard Drive Speed

Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the ThinkPad W550 the hard drive speeds range from 5,400 RPM to 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 5,800 RPM. With a hard drive speed of 7,200 revolutions per minute, the Lenovo ThinkPad W550 has a quite fast hard drive speed compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the ThinkPad W550.

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L3 Processor Cache

This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, which is the most frequently found processor cache on notebook PCs of this type and age.

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Fairly Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

The slowest maximum turbo frequency of portable PCs that have been around for more than a year is 1.8GHz and the fastest is 3.7GHz. At 3.2 gigahertz, the ThinkPad W550 has a quite fast maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the ThinkPad W550.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Lenovo ThinkPad W550 has a touch sensitive screen, unlike most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the ThinkPad W550 which do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

With a maximum internal memory of 16 gigabytes, the ThinkPad W550 has one of the biggest maximum internal memory amongst comparable spec laptops of this age. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad W550 the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 14GB.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

The maximum internal memory (64-bit) of laptops of this age and type range from 2GB to 32GB. The ThinkPad W550 has a very big maximum internal memory (64-bit) (16 gigabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the ThinkPad W550.

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Three USB 3.0 Ports

Most medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as 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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Quite Bright Display Brightness

The dimmest display brightness of medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the ThinkPad W550 is 200 cd/m², the brightest is 1,200 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 270 cd/m². At 350 candellas per square meter, the Lenovo ThinkPad W550 has a fairly bright display brightness compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the ThinkPad W550.

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Fairly Big Cache Memory

The smallest cache memory of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the ThinkPad W550 is 1MB, the biggest is 4MB, and the average cache memory is 3.1MB. The ThinkPad W550 has a fairly big cache memory (4 megabytes) compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the ThinkPad W550.

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Quite Big Processor Cache

When compared to other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year that we have checked the processor cache of, the ThinkPad W550's processor cache of 4 megabytes is one of the biggest. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs 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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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This portable PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many laptops of a comparable type and age to it.

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5 Reasons Against

Only HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it. 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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Only Three Battery Cells

The Lenovo ThinkPad W550 is a three battery cell count notebook PC.

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Very Low Speaker Power

The lowest speaker power of comparable spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the ThinkPad W550 is 1W and the highest is 4W. The ThinkPad W550 has one of the lower speaker power (only 1 Watt) amongst notebook PCs of this age.

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

The average hard drive capacity of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the ThinkPad W550 is 690GB, and the hard drive capacity range from 5GB to 2TB. The ThinkPad W550 has a fairly small hard drive capacity (only 500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs that are a similar age to the ThinkPad W550.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many portable PCs of a comparable age and type to it.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo ThinkPad W550

Average Screen Size

The Lenovo ThinkPad W550 has a relatively typical screen size (15.5 inches) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the ThinkPad W550.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the ThinkPad W550 has a pretty average total storage capacity compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad W550.

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Average Weight

The ThinkPad W550 has a fairly standard weight (2.3 kilograms) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the ThinkPad W550.

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Specification

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Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
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Processor Cache Type
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Memory
Internal Memory
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Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
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Memory Clock Speed
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Hard Drive Speed
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Hard Drive Capacity
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
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Touchscreen
Touchscreen Type
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Aspect Ratio
Full HD
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HD Type
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Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
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Built-In Microphone
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Camera
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Bluetooth Version
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Combo Headphone/mic Port
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USB 3.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Island-Style Keyboard
Keyboard Backlit
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Pointing Device
Software
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Recovery Operating System
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Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
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® 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 Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
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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
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Processor Package Size
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Graphics & IMC Lithography
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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Battery
Battery Life (max)
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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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Certificates
Certification
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Intel Visual Technology
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)
Maximum Internal Memory
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Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo k620, lenovo 20e2, lenovo w550, lenovo k620m, lenovo w550s, lenovo 20e2000, lenovo 20e2000q, lenovo 20e2000qu, lenovo 20e2000qus
Barcodes 00889233148709, 00889233150269, 00889233150979, 00889233152454, 00889233152928, 00889233154120
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