ThinkPad E550 (20DF00EDUS)

ThinkPad E550 (20DF00EDUS)

Description

Intel Core i3-5005U 2.0 GHz, 15.6", 1366 x 768, 4 GB RAM, 500 GB HDD, Intel HD Graphics 5500, Windows 7 Professional 64-Bit (downgrade from Windows 10 Pro), 9 hours battery life, 5.21 lbs.
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Gaming Performance

Price from $416.50 (see 4 offers below)

Benchmarks / ratings

CPU Benchmark:66
GPU Benchmark:48
Popularity score:80

Verdict

  • Fast processor suitable for demanding tasks.
  • Low-End graphics, not suitable for gaming (but ok for web browsing and office applications).
  • Good value for the money (but even better alternatives exist, see below)
Shopineer score:76/ 100

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Compare specs with similar laptops

current
ThinkPad E550 (20DF00EDUS)
Faster CPU
Lenovo IdeaPad 100 80QQ00JGUS
Faster GPU
Lenovo ThinkPad E560 (20EV002FUS) 1TS-000E-04MH5
Lighter
HP 250 G5 (W0S97UT#ABA) N82E16834265794
Better Value
Lenovo IdeaPad 80QQ002DUS
Product nameThinkPad E550 (20DF00EDUS)Lenovo IdeaPad 100 80QQ00JGUSLenovo ThinkPad E560 (20EV002FUS)HP 250 G5 (W0S97UT#ABA)Lenovo IdeaPad 80QQ002DUS
CPU Benchmark66better70better7366better68
GPU Benchmark4848better504848
Value for Money80better90better96better90better97
Popularity80better96worse76better91better92
Ratingbetter62
Shopineer score76better82better83better83better87
Price$416.50better$416.00worse$438.84better$349.99better$312.50
Theoretical Price
(based on other laptops with similar specs)
$500.00$550.00$749.00$459.00$562.00
Operating SystemWindows 7 Professional 64-Bit (downgrade from Windows 10 Pro)Windows 10 HomeWindows 7 Professional 64-Bit (downgrade from Windows 10 Pro)Windows 10 Pro 64-BitWindows 10 Home
BrandThinkPadLenovoLenovoHPLenovo
Screen15.6"15.6"15.6"15.6"15.6"
Display Type
Resolution1366 x 7681366 x 7681366 x 7681366 x 7681366 x 768
LCD FeaturesLED backlight, anti-glare, 200 nits, 16:9 aspect ratioLED backlightHD SVA anti-glare slim LED-backlitLED backlight
TouchscreenNoNoNo
ProcessorIntel Core i3-5005U 2.0 GHzbetterIntel Core i5-5200U 2.2 GHzbetterIntel Core i5-6200U 2.3 GHzIntel Core i3-5005U 2.0 GHzbetterIntel Core i3-5020U 2.2 GHz
Cores22222
Base Frequency2 GHzbetter2.2 GHzbetter2.3 GHz2 GHzbetter2.2 GHz
Boost Frequency2.7 GHz2.8 GHz
Memory4 GB4 GB4 GB4 GB4 GB
Max Memory Supported16 GBworse8 GB16 GBworse8 GB
Memory SpeedDDR3L 1600DDR3L 1600DDR3L 1600DDR3L 1600DDR3L 1600
HDD500 GBbetter1 TB500 GB500 GB500 GB
HDD RPM7200 RPMworse5400 RPM7200 RPM7200 RPMworse5400 RPM
SSD
Optical DriveDVD±R/RWDVDRWDVD±R/RWDVD±R/RWDVDRW
Webcam0.3 MP0.3 MP720pHP TrueVision HD camera0.3 MP
Battery6-cell lithium ion (48 Wh)4-cell, Lithium Cylinder, 32 Wh6-cell lithium ion, 48 WHr4-cell, 41 Wh Li-ion4-cell, Lithium Cylinder, 32 Wh
Battery Life9 hours4 hours9 hours4 hours
Graphics TypeIntegrated CardIntegrated CardIntegrated CardIntegrated CardIntegrated Card
Graphics CardIntel HD Graphics 5500Intel HD Graphics 5500betterIntel HD Graphics 520Intel HD Graphics 5500Intel HD Graphics 5500
Video Memory
CommunicationGigabit LAN and WLANLAN and WLANLAN and WLAN
WLAN802.11ac Wireless LAN802.11b/g/n Wireless LAN802.11ac Wireless LANIntel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3165802.11b/g/n Wireless LAN
ColorGraphite BlackBlackBlackBlack
Weight5.21 lbs.better5.06 lbs.worse5.39 lbs.better4.32 lbs.better5.06 lbs.

Estimated Gaming Performance (FPS)

Here is the estimated gaming performance based on similar computers with the same graphics card. It is indicated as FPS (frames per second). Above 40 FPS is considered to be fluent gameplay (marked in green).
Game Low Medium High Ultra
Alan Wake18108
Anno 140412218
Anno 20705728178
Anno 2205853
ArmA 28
Ashes of the Singularity1024
Assassin's Creed Syndicate11108
Assassin's Creed Unity8631
Assassin´s Creed III16147
Battlefield 11397
Battlefield 33223186
Battlefield 42415104
Battlefield Hardline252084
BioShock Infinite3118155
Borderlands 235271913
Call of Duty 4 - Modern Warfare1274386
Call of Duty Infinite Warfare1615
Civilization 55610
Civilization VI2210
Company of Heroes 2191583
Crysis - CPU Benchmark7146225
Crysis - GPU Benchmark6350257
Crysis 24832249
Crysis 3161072
Crysis Warhead21
Darksiders II3621
Dawn of War II - Chaos Rising57383015
Dead Space 355252111
Deus Ex Human Revolution452611
Deus Ex Mankind Divided1185
Diablo III53352817
Dirt 353312313
Dirt Rally70191312
Dirt Showdown5130228
Dishonored 21210
Dishonored38292621
Doom 3138
Doom131013
Dota 2 Reborn50301512
Dota 2583315
Evolve141066
F.E.A.R. 21237821
F1 201160362612
F1 201239333214
F1 201351342812
F1 201447322213
FIFA 16493518
FIFA 17373023
Fallout 416106
Far Cry 293409
Far Cry 33020104
Far Cry 4141162
Far Cry Primal11543
Farming Simulator 1748241011
Fifa 1140757
Fifa 12157947758
Fifa 13138959052
Fifa 14103695639
Fifa 15372917
For Honor177
GRID 247261913
GTA IV - Grand Theft Auto3219
GTA V231953
Ghost Recon Wildlands94
Guild Wars 243146
Half Life 2 - Lost Coast Benchmark119
Hitman 2016109
Just Cause 210
Just Cause 3161481
Left 4 Dead3761
Mad Max1787
Mafia 231242313
Mafia 37
Mass Effect 3362717
Mass Effect Andromeda16
Max Payne 32421617
Metal Gear Solid V342197
Metro 20334815139
Mirror's Edge Catalyst22134
Need for Speed 20167611
Need for Speed Shift5837
No Man's Sky12
Overwatch32815
Quake 462
Rainbow Six Siege2615108
Resident Evil 5843616
Resident Evil 72210
Rise of the Tomb Raider11755
Risen63332517
Saints Row IV181474
SimCity4423156
Sims 32586030
Sims 4151371710
Sleeping Dogs3828147
Star Wars Battlefront19107
StarCraft 2150442513
Supreme Commander - FA Bench43353217
The Crew151163
The Division12811
The Elder Scrolls Online40291910
The Evil Within16126
The Secret World241618
The Witcher 313942
Thief151084
Titanfall 22620816
Titanfall33201310
Tomb Raider4523158
Torchlight 2794628
Trackmania Nations Forever1167934
Watch Dogs 215122
Watch Dogs151163
World in Conflict - Benchmark78422810
World of Tanks v859272310
World of Warcraft11865239
World of Warships49361813
X-Plane 10.25341366
XCOM 2115