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Lenovo ThinkPad W550s Ultrabook Mobile Workstation Review (Page 6)

William Harmon | Jun 5, 2015 at 12:15 pm CDT - 1 min, 28 secs reading time for this page
Rating: 95%Manufacturer: Lenovo

Keyboard

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The Lenovo ThinkPad W550s Mobile Workstation comes with a full-sized and spill-resistant, ergonomic keyboard. The keys for the keyboard have a good tactile feel to them. This is a membrane style keyboard, which requires very little pressure to push the keys down.

The position of the keyboard vs the body of the W550s allows you to set your wrist on the laptop corners and extend your fingers to the keys with ease. This was a comfortable position for us to work on while doing this review. Across the top is a series of function keys optimized for Windows 8, multimedia buttons that gives instant access to key functions. Also on the keyboard is a TrackPoint pointing device that you can use your finger to move the mouse pointer around on the screen.

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Here we have a closer look at the TrackPad. It has a matte finish that matches the body of the W550s. We found this touchpad to be a huge improvement over the pad equipped on the W540, it has a very smooth feel to it, is accurate and responds to left and right key clicks very well.

Screen

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The W550s comes with a 10-point multi-touch panel with up to 3K (2880 x 1620) resolution and IPS technology In-Plane Switching (IPS) technology allows for vivid colors and nearly 180-degree viewing angles. Overall, we find the display simply gorgeous, watching movies or video editing is very pleasing.

At the top of the display, the W540 comes equipped with a HD Webcam and Dual digital-array microphones with supply premium audio input for recording or web conferencing. Using this webcam with Skype or other messaging services is a breeze with high quality video and sound.

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William Harmon started working with computers back in 2005 and began overclocking all kinds of different setups. My focus back then and even now is extreme cooling using Single Stage Phase units, Cascades and Liquid Nitrogen. During this time I was also in several competitions that GIGABYTE had sponsored, GOOC 2009 and 2010. Using technics in overclocking and cooling that I have learned over the years I started building high speed workstations and servers for clients who needed higher performing systems. Many of these systems are used in high frequency trader companies and work stations used in all kinds of professions. At TweakTown, I provide and develop accurate test and benchmark methods for servers and other equipment to help make purchasing decisions easier.

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