Introduction and design
If you don’t need the full quad-core processing performance of last year’s ThinkPad W540 workstation, you can still get workstation-class power in this year’s ThinkPad W550s. Positioned as a slimmer cousin to the ThinkPad W540 and this year’s ThinkPad W541 in Lenovo’s lineup, the W550s comes packed with Intel’s fifth generation Broadwell processor and a discrete graphics chip in a more portable package.
This Ultrabook-class laptop, priced starting at $1,133 (£765, AU$1,455), packs plenty of punch to compete with heavyweight workstations, with features including an optional 3K touchscreen display, desktop docking, longer battery life, military specification testing for durability and plenty of ports.
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