ThinkPad E555


Performance and reliability merge with robust security, stylish professional design, and solid entertainment features in the ThinkPad E555. What’s more, Lenovo OneLink technology simplifies connectivity and expands power through a single cable.

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  • Features

    ThinkPad E555Features

    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.

    Long Battery Life

    At up to 6.3 hours of battery life, the E555 will keep your business online even when plug-in power is not on tap.

    Award-Winning Keyboard Further Enhanced for Windows 8

    Full-sized and spill-resistant, the legendary ThinkPad ergonomic keyboard is renowned for its full array of keys, excellent feel, and TrackPoint® pointing device. And now it's optimized for Windows 8 with convenient multimedia buttons, function-lock capability, and immediate access to view apps. Plus, a larger TrackPad can be configured multiple ways through Settings.

    Plenty of Storage

    With up to 1TB HDD or a hybrid HDD with an 8GB cache and 500GB storage, you’ll never run out of space for your important files.

    Responsive Performance

    With up to 16GB of memory, you can run multiple high-end software applications without stalling your PC.

    Dolby® Speakers With Advanced Audio™

    Enjoy an immersive surround sound experience whether listening to a presentation or kicking back with a movie. This technology increases audio clarity for VOIP applications, maximizes volume output without distortion, and improves dialogue clarity when watching videos.

    AMD Platform with Enhanced Graphics

    AMD's platform improves visuals by 52 percent and computing performance by 49 percent. Plus, you can enjoy beautiful, lifelike visuals from your E455 with enhanced AMD Radeon™ graphics.

    Excellent Videoconferencing

    Engage with colleagues around the world or connect with family and friends when you travel — the E555 comes with enhanced VOIP features and improved microphones. What’s more, the E555 boasts Lync audio certification.

    Optional DVD Reader/Writer

    There's no need to purchase an external optical drive with the ThinkPad E555 – it offers the option of an integrated DVD/CD-RW drive so you can load programs, listen to CDs, or watch movies or presentations offline.

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    Award-Winning Keyboard
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    Excellent Videoconferencing
  • Reviews

    ThinkPad E555Reviews

    E555 reviews verified by Reevoo

    Battery life
    Size and weight
    Value for money
    Overall rating
    Scores 8.3 out of 10 based on 148 reviews
    4 out of 10


    GB Business user
    Very fast
    Too big
    Confirmed purchase: 22 October 2015
    Published on: 15 November 2015

    Lenovo ThinkPad E550

    9 out of 10


    London GB Business user
    Silent, very good battery improving with each charge; fast; reliable; ergonomic; felexibly configurable
    Pre-installed McAffee is annoying and difficult to remove
    Confirmed purchase: 12 October 2015
    Published on: 02 November 2015

    Lenovo ThinkPad E550

    9 out of 10


    Milton Keynes GB Often on the move
    Good quality
    Recommended by IT friends
    Ability to customise to your own needs
    Battery life
    Track pad is a little sensitive at first
    Confirmed purchase: 24 September 2015
    Published on: 28 October 2015

    Lenovo ThinkPad E550

    3 out of 10

    Confirmed purchaser

    GB Business user
    Reviewer left no comment
    128 GB SSD should not be sold as it doesn't contain enough space to add programs above the operating system
    Confirmed purchase: 12 May 2015
    Published on: 17 October 2015

    Lenovo ThinkPad E550

    9 out of 10


    Manchester GB General home user
    With SSD great boot up time, is very quiet and laptop doesn't give out much heat? Good specs for the money no brainier to spend extra £17 or so for high res screen. Good keyboard and battery life is impressive.
    Top bezel gets fingerprint marks quite easily. Slot for compact flash not deep so the card sticks out slightly which for me not great as I leave one in permanently. Not many complaints very happy with laptop for price.
    Confirmed purchase: 06 September 2015
    Published on: 05 October 2015

    Lenovo ThinkPad E550

    3 out of 10

    Confirmed purchaser

    GB Business user
    It's a laptop and it works most of the time.
    Not really compatible with Windows 10. Often crashes. Wasn't cheap - had expected much better!
    Confirmed purchase: 14 September 2015
    Published on: 05 October 2015

    Lenovo ThinkPad E550


    Sorry to hear that you have had a few problems with Windows 10. I'll make contact via email to help.

    Best wishes


    8 out of 10


    London GB Business user
    Great laptop, speedy and very functional. Good keyboard and generally works well
    Why, oh! why do all of the ports on most laptops have to be at the sides of the machine??! So cumbersome and such a mess with cables all over the place especiallly when using more than one laptop and adding an external monitor. Surely the ports can go at the rear of the machine? PLEASE, manufacturers, give greater consideration to the overall design!
    Confirmed purchase: 14 September 2015
    Published on: 05 October 2015

    Lenovo ThinkPad E550

    10 out of 10


    GB General home user
    Processing speed
    The touchpad can too easily be touched and randomly zooms into page displays.
    Confirmed purchase: 31 August 2015
    Published on: 28 September 2015

    Lenovo ThinkPad E550

    6 out of 10


    London GB General home user
    Reviewer left no comment
    Poor screen quality. Text appears faint
    Confirmed purchase: 31 August 2015
    Published on: 21 September 2015

    Lenovo ThinkPad E550

    4 out of 10


    Exeter GB General home user
    Good value performance wise for the money. Good battery life.
    Nasty plastic sharp edge runs along the join between the top and bottom parts. But worst of all is the display, which should be good as it is genuine HD. But the colour reproduction, contrast and saturation are very poor - washed out even with all the settings adjusted to improve it. Unacceptable. Shame. Will be returning for a refund.
    Confirmed purchase: 05 August 2015
    Published on: 11 September 2015

    Lenovo ThinkPad E550

  • Ask an Owner

    ThinkPad E555Ask an Owner

    Here's a list of the questions other shoppers have asked owners of the E555

    1. 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.
    2. 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.

    3. 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
    4. 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
    5. Kerr asked on
      How well does Linux run on it
      Fedora 64bit
      1. E550 user replied on
        Not familiar with Linux other than it is an operating system which means you'd need to take all of the preinstalled software and drivers off - and you may (or may not) have problems once Linux is installed as the OS with drivers for certain Lenovo propriety devices which are clearly setup for Windows unless Linux versions are available or Linux works natively with such devices anyway
    6. Jack asked on
      I've been thinking about going for an E550 with the SSHD 500GB5400 8GB Cache instead of the standard 500GB Hard Disk Drive, 7200rpm, 2.5". Would the difference in performance really be that noticeable? Also, can someone explain to me how the SSHD gives faster performance with the 5400rpm than the standard 7200rpm HDD?
      Also wanted to know if the standard 4GB of RAM should be capable of lasting at least 5 years? Planning on using the laptop mainly for word processing and presentations. May also install a small game or two.
      1. Kas replied on
        Hi Jack;

        SSHD is a waste of money.
        As you just mentioned you only need the laptop for word processing and presentations go for SSD ( doesnt matter even its lower capacity). The benefits includes thinner, lighter, efficient, smoother, faster and durable laptop. The benefits will also help in future as you are buying a machine for the next 5 years and you should invest in future technologies not obsolete ones

        Also, dont buy directly from Lenovo - they are a rip off. My keyboard melted away over night whilst in office with 50 other machines. No external factor that have caused the damage unless the heat came from underneath. Lenovo refused to cover warranty actually was a shock. The part itself was £20 odd and the just to replace it they charged a whooping £212 labour .... :@

    7. Will asked on
      Is this laptop great? kidding. how would you say it is for college use?
      1. Sam replied on
        I think it's great. Battery only as good as stated when only doing one thing (word document). However power save mode is very good and I can easily watch 2/3 films on bat
    8. John asked on
      Hi there,
      It doesn't look like the E550 has a separate power port and therefore the only way to charge it is through a OneLink adapter? This would mean one needs to buy the OneLink docking station to charge the laptop.
      Please do correct me if I am wrong.

      1. Simon replied on
        It has a charging port like every other laptop. Power adapter supplied. Not sure what a OneLink adapter is; certainly haven't needed one.
        Hope that helps
  • Accessories & Services

    ThinkPad E555Accessories & Services

    • ThinkPad OneLink Dock (4X10A06077)

      ThinkPad OneLink Dock (4X10A06077)

      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)

      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)

      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)

      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. 24x7 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 5 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 E555:
Battery Life
Up to 6.3 hours
Starting at 2.35kg (5.2 lbs)
Stereo speakers with Dolby® Advanced Audio™
1 USB 3.0, 1 USB 3.0 Always On, 1 USB 2.0, RJ45, 4-in-1 media card slot, HDMI, VGA, Lenovo OneLink technology


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