Review, Specs and Pricing for Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E555

Review, Specs and Pricing for Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E555

Introduction

The Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E555 is a mid-range laptop at a low price. The laptop comes with 10 different configuration options from Amazon and the price ranges from approximately 300$ to 429$. This is unique and customers are free to choose a laptop specification based on their budget and needs. The range starts with 4 GB RAM and 500 GB spinning HDD at 5400 RPM. The highest of the range supports upto 16 GB of DDR3 RAM and 250 GB SSD at a cost of $429.99. You cannot change any of the other configurations like the processor or upgrade the screen to a Full HD display.

Quick Specs

  • A large HD 15.6″ screen  with Anti Glare HD LED Display with a 720p resolution (1366 x 768)
  • A 720p HD camera and Dual Microphones on the front
  • AMD based Processor with Integrated Radeon R4 GPU with 533 Mhz Max Clock speed.
  • CPU Model AMD A6 7000 (Dual Core) with 1Mb L2 Cache running between 2.2GHz to 3.0GHz
  • Low Power 17 Watt TDP Processor (4.1 $ per year annual energy cost )
  • AMD CPU supports Dual Channel DDR3 of upto 1333 mbps.
  • Up-to 16 GB DDR3L RAM in Dual Channel Configuration and cannot be upgraded further.
  • Up-to 250 GB SSD based 2.5″ HDD
  • Connectivity options include 2 USB 3.0 ports, 1 USB 2.0 port, a DVD Reader/Writer, 1 HDMI & VGA port, 1 Ethernet Port as Standard.
  • WiFi with a,b,g,ac support
  • Front Stereo speakers.

What you will like

  • Lenovo have nailed the Pricing for the Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E555 with great specs and Windows 7 Pro pre-loaded.
  • Great buying options for both Memory and SSD based Hard-Drivers.
  • Instead of DIY, you can directly buy a laptop with SSD and more memory.
  • 256 GB Flash based Hard-Drive options is a big bonus in this price range.
  • Great for School and Office workloads.

What you will not like

  • The Radeon R4 graphics weak and occasionally stutters.
  • Cheap built quality for Think-Pad standards.
  • The battery backup is less than 4 hours.
  • Occasional BSOD reported by a lot of users.
  • Lot of unwanted software pre-installed out of the box.

Conclusion

Thinkpad at this price point is new. You can occasionally buy a refurbished one, but not a new one. This is a crowded category and picking up the Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E555 is not a difficult task. If you are in the market for a 400$ laptop and have no problems with the plastic built-quality and graphics performance then look no further.

Visit the Lenovo Support site to download the Laptop manuals and the latest device drivers.

Reviews

  • Performance6
  • Software9
  • Features7
  • Build Quality & Finish6
  • Value for Money9
  • 7.4

    Score

    The Thinkpad is a powerful brand and when you use that name on any laptop, you have some expectations out of it. Thinkpads are known for ruggedness and a metal frame to ensure that the laptop survives the most extreme conditions. However in case of the ThinkPad Edge E555, it is a different story. Plastic built quality and average specs does not make it a high performing laptop. But at this price, getting a laptop with Thinkpad branding is a big plus.


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