Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E550-20DF004UPB
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Reviews for the Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E550-20DF004UPB
Source: Tech Advisor
The E550's build quality is fine, its battery life not terrible, and the Intel chip looks fast and frugal. But the screen is below par and - ultimately - this finger-drummingly slow laptop cannot be recommended for anyone that needs to get work done in a hurry.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/29/2015
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 60% performance: 50% features: 80% workmanship: 80%
The only thing that seems to be missing is an SSD. Even the fastest SSHD isn't as good as an all-flash storage device, and it would have meant even better performance, boot times and responsiveness. For many people, the potential trade-off in a smaller SSD storage capacity would be well worth it. Perhaps Lenovo is saving that upgrade for its pricier models. But aside from this it's hard to really criticise the E550. It ticks all the important boxes, doesn't cost the earth and is exceptionally well built. Definitely a contender for the best value laptop you can buy at this price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/09/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
Model: The Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E550-20DF004UPB is a business class mobile notebook. Its glossy 15.6 inch display feature a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels (Full HD). With Intel Core i7 5500U processor and dedicated AMD Radeon R7 M260 2 GB graphics card, it definitely provides good mobile office performance. Lenovo has equipped it with a 1 TB Hard Drive and 8 GB RAM. The Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E550 weighs 2.4 kg. The laptop has HDMI and VGA for connecting external displays. The Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E550-20DF004UPB has two USB 3.0 and one USB 2.0 port. Its tray load DVD RW drive can be removed if not used. The security of this laptop is further enhanced with the built in fingerprint sensor.
A Kensington security slot is available to secure the laptop physically. It comes together with a removable 48 Wh Lithium Ion battery, which lasts about 7 hours during office use. The tile keyboard with number pad is suitable for office use. The pre-installed operating system is Windows 7 64 bit, but user can upgrade to Windows 10 64 bit under the Microsoft's upgrade program.
AMD Radeon R7 M260: Mid-range graphics card based on the GCN architecture.
Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.
Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.
5500U: Broadwell-based ULV (ultra low voltage) dual-core processor for notebooks and ultrabooks. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 5500 GPU and is manufactured in 14 nm.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
15-16 inch is a standard display size for laptops and offers the biggest variety of products.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
Usually subnotebooks, ultrabooks and quite lightweight laptops with 12-16 inch display-diagonal weigh as much.
Lenovo: Lenovo ( "Le" as in the English word legend and "novo" (Latin) for new) was founded in 1984 as a Chinese computer trading company. From 2004, the company has been the largest laptop manufacturer in China and got the fourth largest manufacturer worldwide after the acquisition of IBM's PC division in 2005. In addition to desktops and notebooks, the company also produces monitors, projectors, servers, etc.
In 2011, Lenovo acquired the majority of Medion AG, a European computer hardware manufacturer. In 2014, Lenovo took over Motorola Mobility, which gave them a boost in the smartphone market.
From 2014 to 2016 Lenovo's market share in the global notebook market was 20-21%, ranking second behind HP. However, the distance decreased gradually. In the smartphone market, Lenovo did not belong to the Top 5 global manufacturers in 2016.
75%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.
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