ThinkPad E550


  • Ultrabook5th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors
  • UltrabookWindows 8.1 64-bit Operating System
  • processorOptional Single Cable Connectivity & Power
  • Operating SystemA Professional Style All Its Own
  • DisplayRenowned Keyboard & Three-Button TrackPad
  • Bridge TechnologyMore Memory for Enhanced Multitasking
  • UltrabookDolby® Advanced Audio™ Speakers

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  • Features

    Lenovo OneLink Technology

    Get more from your power cable! OneLink technology is a unique interface that simplifies connectivity through a single cable to the ThinkPad OneLink Dock. The OneLink dock provides dedicated video, USB 3.0 ports, Gigabit Ethernet, and audio—all while charging your notebook.

    Award-Winning Keyboard

    Full-sized and spill-resistant, the legendary ThinkPad ergonomic keyboard is renowned for its full array of keys, excellent feel, and TrackPoint® pointing device. It's optimized for Windows 8.1 with convenient multimedia buttons, function-lock capability, and immediate access to view apps. Plus, a larger TrackPad with buttons, which can be configured multiple ways through Settings.

    Long Battery Life

    All-day computing with **up to 9 hours unplugged lets you get a full day of work in on a single charge.

    Fast Data Transfer

    Move data quickly between the E550 and other devices with SuperSpeed USB 3.0, which enables up to 10 times faster file transfer, allowing for lightning-fast copying of large media files, as well as seamless connections between audio- and video-related peripherals.

    Integrated HD Webcam & Mic

    Never miss a thing in web conferences: a low-light sensitive 720p HD webcam with wide-angle viewing and face-tracking, along with dual noise-cancelling microphones deliver crystal-clear private and conference mode VOIP meetings. Plus, convenient multimedia keys provide quick and easy access to microphone, speaker, and camera controls.

    Stereo Speakers With Dolby® Advanced Audio™

    A suite of audio technology from Dolby delivers a crisp, clear cinematic surround sound for music, movies, games, and more. Hear every detail clearly and experience the full impact of your entertainment anywhere.

    Lenovo Cloud Storage

    Protect your critical data, while also making access to information and file-sharing quick and convenient. Automatically back-up and synchronize data across the organization, while enabling access from multiple devices. Data is encrypted on transfer for an extra level of security.

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    Award-Winning Keyboard
  • Reviews

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    Scores 8.1 out of 10 based on 884 reviews
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    9 out of 10


    Leyburn, N/ Yorks GB General home user
    Reviewer left no comment
    On the numeric keypad, the "0" and decimal point are different to what I was used to.
    Confirmed purchase: 08 April 2016
    Published on: 01 May 2016

    Lenovo ThinkPad E550

    3 out of 10


    Port Glasgow GB General home user
    Good screen, layout good.
    Keyboard constantly has the + sign locked and scrolls across screen when you type anywhere on rhs of keyboard. Affects performance. Absolutely no help from seller ... Terrible.
    Confirmed purchase: 15 March 2016
    Published on: 05 April 2016

    Lenovo ThinkPad E550

    8 out of 10


    London GB General home user
    Compact, speedy, simple to use
    Confirmed purchase: 04 February 2016
    Published on: 28 February 2016

    Lenovo ThinkPad E550

    8 out of 10


    London GB Often on the move
    Big screen with great resolution. Performance is better than regular laptops and MacBooks. Touch screen is very responsive. Works better with Windows 8 than Windows 10.
    The cooling system is a bit noisy but is barely noticeable once it's regularly used. Mouse and keyboard don't have a rechargeable batteries. Also to enable the Bluetooth to work you need to dedicate one USB port.
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Confirmed purchase: 24 December 2015
    Published on: 03 February 2016

    Lenovo B590

    6 out of 10


    Hull GB General home user
    Good screen, neat and tidy
    Windows version - no home/ start button
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Confirmed purchase: 24 December 2015
    Published on: 01 February 2016

    Lenovo B590

    10 out of 10


    Burnham GB General home user
    None so far
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Confirmed purchase: 24 December 2015
    Published on: 01 February 2016

    Lenovo B590

    8 out of 10


    Milton Keynes GB Business user
    Good spec. Windows 7 pro. Overall good quality of product.
    The screen has lots of flex, you can feel this removing / placing the laptop in a top load case.
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Confirmed purchase: 30 December 2015
    Published on: 30 January 2016

    Lenovo ThinkPad E550

    2 out of 10


    St Albans GB General home user
    Reviewer left no comment
    Hard disk failed within two months. Procedure for fix/replacement really unhelpful. Don't like the function key at bottom right - bottom right should be control.

    Should be able to switch off touchpad more easily.
    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Confirmed purchase: 29 September 2015
    Published on: 19 January 2016

    Lenovo ThinkPad E550

    Hi Ben,

    Thanks for leaving your feedback, we value your thoughts. I'm sorry for the inconvenience you have had with the failure of your drive. I hope all is now well, but if you should have any questions, please feel free to drop me an email, jingram1@lenovo.com

    Best wishes


    5 out of 10


    london GB General home user
    Thin and lightweight. Performance is good enough for the price.
    Touch pad is awful. Unresponsive, even after changing the sensitivity settings on multiple occasions. Have to hold down on the pad really hard.
    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Confirmed purchase: 08 December 2015
    Published on: 30 December 2015

    Lenovo ThinkPad E550

    Hi Iqbal,

    I've recently emailed to offer my assistance with your TouchPad.

    We appreciate your feedback, thank you.

    Best wishes


    9 out of 10


    Sidmouth, Devon GB General home user
    Keyboard very clear and great to use.

    TrackPoint and three track-point buttons make the computer a joy to use in tight areas where a mouse is a nuisance or when using the computer on your lap.

    The anti-glare screen may not look as snazzy as the highly reflective screens of many models but it is superb in use, especially when using over long periods.
    A caps lock light would have been very useful, although the on-screen indicator when you start typing is okay.
    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Confirmed purchase: 04 December 2015
    Published on: 27 December 2015

    Lenovo ThinkPad E550

  • Ask an Owner

    Here's a list of the questions other shoppers have asked owners of the E550

    1. Harshit asked on
      Is there any problems in display visibility on different viewing angles?
      1. Mitchell replied on
        The screen clarity is very good and the brightness has quite a range for various environments. The screen is still clear from almost any angle. Any normal viewing angle does not have any problems. Only extreme angles (as with any screen).
    2. John asked on
      Can these laptops run the latest ?
      1. Angela replied on
        I use it with win7 but it is compatible with win10 too.
    3. Rilind asked on
      Hi, i wanted to ask about the build quality, it is a large laptop so... Is it good?
      1. BRYAN replied on
        I have had several lenoves in the past and have always found them to be well built when compaired to similar priced ones I find them better built than more expensive ones hope this helps
    4. Oliver asked on
      Does the solid state drive have enough room to do much?
      1. Rob replied on
        My machine has 448Gb of storage. That's plenty for my ordinary domestic purposes. Windows 10 & Open Office are about all I run and they use about 76Gb. I don't game or store vast amounts of media on it. That's all on a network drive so everyone can get at it. To be honest, I had forgotten that the disk is Solid State.
    5. Akram asked on
      Does anyone know what spill resistant means on E550?

      1. Marc replied on
        That's more a question for the manufacturer, but whatever you spill on the keyboard will definitely get under the keys.

    6. Changle asked on
      Is there any discount for students for the E550 or E450 in UK?
      How is the battery when using for film watching or MS wording?
      Will the E450 be available very soon in UK?
      1. Paul replied on
        Battery is very good for film watching you should easily get a few films before needing to charge up. when using office automation software your sorted for most of the day. although I would suggest keeping the battery topped up when ever possible like any battery. as far as discounts go best to check the Lenovo student discount website (https://shop.lenovo.com/SEUILibrary/controller/e/gbeducation/StdAffinityPortal/en_GB/Lenovo:EnterStdAffinity?affinity=gbeducation).

        Hope that helps
    7. Changle asked on
      How is the battery, especially when watching one film or using the MS word? 5 hrs?
      Why is there no E450 at UK? coz the E550 is little too heavy for me.
      1. Leon replied on
        I get 5 hours or so with constant use but have ssd
  • Accessories & Services
    • ThinkPad OneLink Dock (4X10A06092)

      ThinkPad OneLink Dock (4X10A06092)

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      Enables a clutter-free desktop with single cable management, plus OneLink Dock lets you get more from your power cable! Docking provides dedicated video, USB 3.0 ports, Gigabit Ethernet, and audio — all while charging your notebook.

    • ThinkPad Precision Wireless Mouse (0B47163)

      ThinkPad Precision Wireless Mouse (0B47163)

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      This mouse includes a sleek design and precise control features that not only enhance your office performance but also provide an excellent option for mobile users on the go. New optical tracking technology enhances your control through precision performance that operates on almost any surface.

    • ThinkPad Noise Cancelling Earbuds (0B47313)

      ThinkPad Noise Cancelling Earbuds (0B47313)

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      The ThinkPad Noise Cancelling Earbuds eliminate 92% of ambient background noise through the use of active noise-cancelling circuitry contained in a battery operated compartment. Specifically optimized for office environments, autos, trains, and aircrafts, these ergonomically designed earbuds provide a secure fit that further isolates noise for a quality listening experience.

    • Lenovo Security Cable Lock (57Y4303)

      Lenovo Security Cable Lock (57Y4303)

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      The Lenovo Security Cable Lock allows you to help reduce theft and manage physical security access wherever you need it. One piece design for easy use. Lightweight ( 130 g / 0.29 lbs ) design is ideal to carry in a carrying case for extra security when traveling.

    Protect Your ThinkPad Laptop With Lenovo Services

    Why Lenovo Services?

    • Comprehensive portfolio of award-winning services to support your PC throughout its lifecycle.
    • Services performed by Lenovo-certified technicians using Lenovo-qualified parts. No one knows our machines like we do!
    • Global delivery network and infrastructure delivering expertise where you need it most.

    24/7 Access to Advanced Technicians

    • Priority Technical Support makes your priority, our priority. 24/7 priority call routing to Lenovo’s advanced-level technicians, electronic incident tracking, and escalation management.

    On-Site Convenience and Extended Protection

    • Extended Warranties (up to 4 years) offer fixed term, fixed cost protection to help you accurately budget for PC expenses.
    • Warranty Upgrades/On-Site Service can maximize uptime and productivity with convenient, fast repair service at your place of business.

    Drops or Spills? No Problem With Accidental Damage Protection

    • Accidents happen, but it’s still possible to protect yourself from expensive, unexpected repairs. Lenovo provides coverage for damage incurred outside of warrantee under normal operating conditions, such as minor spills, drops, electrical surges, or damage to the integrated display.

    Ultimate Data Security

    • Keep Your Drive allows you to retain possession of your drive and data for maximum security and protection. (Not available in all regions.)
Standard on the E550:
Battery Life
**Up to 9 hours with standard, removable, 6-cell 48Wh battery
Starting at 2.35 kg / 5.2 lbs
Stereo with Dolby® Advanced Audio™ or premium audio
Dual-array with VOIP enhancement
1 USB 3.0, 1 USB 3.0 Always On, 1 USB 2.0 powered, VGA, HDMI, RJ45, 4-in-1 card reader, audio/headphone combo jack, Lenovo OneLink technology


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