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Lenovo Thinkpad W550S

alaTest has collected and analyzed 81 reviews of Lenovo Thinkpad W550S. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers really like the durability and battery. The portability and keyboard also get good reviews. The sound and size get mixed reviews, while there are some less positive views about the energy efficiency and price.

performance, keyboard, portability, battery, durability

price, energy

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Lenovo Thinkpad W550S is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Chuong Nguyen (techradar.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad W550s review

 

Workstation-grade performance with Ultrabook-class battery life

Long battery life ; Strong performance ; Quiet fan

Thick, boxy body ; Bulky extended battery ; No quad-core CPU option ; Expensive

With more conservative CPU and GPU configurations than last year's ThinkPad W540, the W550s provides impressive performance with the added bonus of longer battery life – all in a lighter, thinner body. Compromising just a little on power, the W550s...

Mar, 2015

Expert review by : Brian Westover (pcmag.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad W550s

 

Prioritizing portability over processing power, the Lenovo ThinkPad W550s is a mobile workstation that delivers plenty of mobility, but falls behind the competition under strenuous workloads.

Excellent build quality. Slim, ruggedized chassis. High-quality keyboard. Good-looking 15-inch 3K touch screen.

Dual-core processor and lower-end graphics card fall short on performance tests.

Conclusion The Lenovo ThinkPad W550s is a solid laptop for the user who needs basic workstation capabilities, but puts portability first. If you are frequently on the road, or you regularly shuttle back and forth between locations, the ThinkPad W550s...

May, 2015

Expert review by : Laptop Mag (laptopmag.com)

Lenovo Thinkpad W550s

 

Military-grade 810G durability; Strong overall performance; Bright and accurate glare-free screen; Phenomenal battery life; Comfortable, spill-proof keyboard ; Heavy; Weak audio ; Designed with the mobile graphics pro in mind, the ThinkPad W550s...

Heavy; Weak audio ; Designed with the mobile graphics pro in mind, the ThinkPad W550s delivers mil-spec durability, powerful Nvidia K620M graphics and a whopping 15-plus hours of battery life.

Designed with the mobile graphics pro in mind, the ThinkPad W550s delivers mil-spec durability, powerful Nvidia K620M graphics and a whopping 15-plus hours of battery life.

May, 2015

Expert review by : Charles P Jefferies (NotebookReview.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad W550s Review

 

This workstation Ultrabook sports a 15.5-inch 3K touch display, Nvidia Quadro graphics and one of the longest battery runtimes we've measured, but are these travel benefits worth the weak performance of its Intel processor?

Epic battery life ; Outstanding build quality ; High quality 3K touch display ; Good keyboard and clickpad

Middling value proposition ; Fan noise is noticeable ; Overall we found that the W550s to be a recommendable notebook provided you aren't running CPU or GPU dependent applications where a quad-core processor and more powerful graphics would make more...

Overall we found that the W550s to be a recommendable notebook provided you aren't running CPU or GPU dependent applications where a quad-core processor and more powerful graphics would make more sense.

Apr, 2015

Expert review by : Tobias Winkler (notebookcheck.net)

Lenovo ThinkPad W550s Workstation Review

 

Surprise! Lenovo expands its W-series with an ultra slim mobile workstation, which can set some new records right away. It benefits from components like the first professional chip from Nvidia's Maxwell generation, a generous battery capacity and many...

Chassis, Emissions, Display, Battery runtimes, Mobility, Expandability, Keyboard, Port performance, System performance, GPU

Build quality in details, Port layout, Raw processor performance as a workstation

Lenovo's ThinkPad W550s is a successful addition to the group of slimline workstations and can even set several new records. System noise, temperature development and battery runtimes are on a reference level and impress right away. Other advantages...

Mar, 2015

Expert review by : Paul Lilly (computershopper.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad W550s Review and Ratings

 

While Lenovo's ThinkPad W540 focused on raw computing power, the W550s gives priority to battery life. The result is a 5.5-pound mobile workstation that isn't quite as potent as its predecessor, but lasts forever in the field.

Dual batteries provide insane battery life ; 3K resolution IPS display supports touch ; Backlit keyboard ; Fast and capacious storage

No quad-core CPU option ; Lower-end GPU ; Slightly bulky ; Expensive

After fully recharging the laptop, we set up the machine in power-save mode (as opposed to balanced or high-performance mode) and make a few other battery-conserving tweaks in preparation for our unplugged video rundown test. In this test, we loop a...

May, 2015

Consumer review (lenovo.com)

Mouse pad!!!! from best in the market to the worst

 

I been using Lenovo ThinkPads for over 10 years, great product!!!!. I kept using Lenovo because of the trackpoint and pad. OMG the new \

Feb, 2016

Consumer review (lenovo.com)

My Preferred Laptop

 

I have bought 4 or 5 of these for my office and I think they are great and will continue to order them.

Feb, 2016

Consumer review (lenovo.com)

Viewing angle inferior to 6 year old ThinkPad w500

 

I purchased this to replace my excellent but aging ThinkPad w500. (I also have a ThinkStation D10, also excellent).\n\nI have a number of issues with this w550s but principally I am not satisfied with the very limited viewing angle of the HD screen...

Jan, 2016

Consumer review (lenovo.com)

Terrific Speed, reliability, durability

 

Bought the W550s last month with some extra RAM (16GB) and wow does this thing move! Start up is virtually instantaneous, browsing and complex programs run flawlessly (Siemens NX drawing software, MatLab, LabVIEW...). I am definitely happy with my...

Jan, 2016

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