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Lenovo P300 SFF
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Lenovo P300 SFF 4 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 3.3GHz 8GB 1TB HDD

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4 Intel Core I5-4xxx 3.3GHz 8GB Jul 2015
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Small form factor (SFF) workstations provide the ultimate performance with full-featured scalability, yet are sized at only about 12.9 liters. The innovative Flex Module lets you customize I/O... More
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14 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This personal computer supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many computers that have been available for a similar time to it.

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Six USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports

Most medium processor core personal computers that have been available for more than a year have between one and seven USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the Lenovo P300 SFF which has six USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Fairly Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

At 2,048 gigabytes, the P300 SFF has a fairly big discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other personal computers of a comparable type and age to the P300 SFF. The smallest discrete graphics adapter memory of PCs that came out around the same time as the P300 SFF is 1GB and the biggest is 8.2TB.

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Good Brand

Lenovo medium processor core personal computers have good reviews on average and across all computers Lenovo is one of the better rated brands.

Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

Medium processor core personal computers that have been on the market for more than a year have total storage capacity of between 4GB and 3.6TB. With a total storage capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the P300 SFF has one of the bigger total storage capacity amongst medium processor core personal computers of this age.

There are a number of other 1TB total storage capacity desktop computers currently available that you might want to consider including because of it's better review score, the MSI Nightblade B85C.

If you are looking for a PC with a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to consider the Asus G20AJ (£750.48) (1TB).

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3 PCI Express Slots Version

This PC supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is typical of many desktop computers of a comparable type and age to it.

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L3 Processor Cache Level

This PC has a L3 processor cache level, which is the most commonly found processor cache level on computers that were released around the same time as it.

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10/100/1000Base-T(X) Cabling Technology

This personal computer has a 10/100/1000Base-T(X) cabling technology, which is typical of many desktop computers of this age and type.

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Gold EPEAT Compliance

This personal computer has a Gold EPEAT compliance, which is the most commonly found EPEAT compliance on similar spec computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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Two DisplayPorts

Most PCs of a comparable spec and age to the P300 SFF have between one and three DisplayPorts, including the P300 SFF which has two DisplayPorts.

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Six USB 3.0 Ports

The P300 SFF is a six USB 3.0 port computer.

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Has One Memory Slot

The P300 SFF has a greater number of memory slots than most computers that were launched more than a year ago. This desktop computer has a 4x DIMM memory slot, which is the most frequently found memory slot found on computers of this spec and age.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This computer supports a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many PCs of this type and age.

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Very Short

At only 102 millimeters, the P300 SFF is quite short compared to most of the other personal computers of a comparable age and type to the P300 SFF. The heights of medium processor core personal computers that have been available for around the same time as the P300 SFF range from 9.8mm to 560mm.

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13 Reasons Against

Only One Graphics Adapter DisplayPort

Most medium processor core personal computers that came out around the same time as the P300 SFF have between one and three graphics adapter DisplayPorts, including the Lenovo P300 SFF which has one graphics adapter DisplayPort.

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Quite Slow Max Memory Bandwidth Supported Processor

The slowest max memory bandwidth supported processor of similar spec desktop computers that have been around for around the same time as the P300 SFF is 10GB/s and the fastest is 68GB/s. At only 25.6 gigabytes per second, the P300 SFF has a quite slow max memory bandwidth supported processor compared to most of the other PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the P300 SFF.

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Very Small Max Internal Memory Supported Processor

The average max internal memory supported processor of medium processor core personal computers that were released more than a year ago is 65GB, and the max internal memory supported processors range from 2GB to 770GB. The Lenovo P300 SFF has a quite small max internal memory supported processor (only 32 gigabytes) compared to most of the other desktop computers that were released around the same time as the P300 SFF.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

The storage speed of this PC is HDD, which is typical of many comparable spec PCs that are a similar age to it. A Hard Disk Drive (HDD) is the traditional storage method for computers. A HDD stores the information on magnetic disks. HDD drives are cheap, but they are slower than Flash and SSD bases storage systems.

Computers with a faster storage speed that might also be worth looking at include the HP EliteDesk 800 G2 Mini (£615.00) (SSD).

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Very Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

Across all the computers of this age and type the maximum on-board graphics adapter memories range from 1GB to 64GB. The Lenovo P300 SFF has a quite small maximum on-board graphics adapter memory (only 1.024 gigabytes) compared to most of the other computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the P300 SFF.

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Only Two USB 2.0 Ports

The P300 SFF is a two USB 2.0 port personal computer. Most of the other computers of a similar age and spec to the P300 SFF have between one and nine USB 2.0 ports.

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Only One 3.5" Bay

Most personal computers of this spec and age have between one and six 3.5" bays, including the Lenovo P300 SFF which has one 3.5" bay.

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Only One 5.25" Bay

Most computers that were released around the same time as the P300 SFF have between one and three 5.25" bays, including the P300 SFF which has one 5.25" bay.

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Only One PCI Express X1 (Gen 2.x) Slot

Most medium processor core personal computers that have been around for around the same time as the P300 SFF have between one and two PCI Express x1 (Gen 2.x) slots, including the P300 SFF which has one PCI Express x1 (Gen 2.x) slot.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

Across all the PCs of this age and type the processor caches range from 2MB to 10MB, and the average processor cache is 6.6MB. At only 6 megabytes, the P300 SFF has a fairly small processor cache compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that were released one year ago.

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Only Four Processor Threads

Most medium processor core personal computers that have been on the market for more than a year have between four and seven processor threads, including the Lenovo P300 SFF which has four processor threads.

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

Medium processor core personal computers that have been around for more than a year have memory clock speeds of between 1,000MHz and 2,400MHz, and the average memory clock speed is 1,800MHz. With a memory clock speed of only 1,600 megahertz, the P300 SFF has a very slow memory clock speed compared to most of the other comparable spec PCs that were released around the same time as the P300 SFF.

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Very Low System Bus Data Transfer Rate

The average system bus data transfer rate of medium processor core personal computers that are a comparable age to the P300 SFF is 6GT/s. With a system bus data transfer rate of only 5 Gigatransfers per second, the Lenovo P300 SFF has a quite low system bus data transfer rate compared to most of the other PCs of this age and type.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo P300 SFF

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when Lenovo released the P300 SFF.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 3.3 gigahertz, the Lenovo P300 SFF has a fairly typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other PCs of a similar spec and age to the P300 SFF.

If this Lenovo personal computer processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might want to consider the HP 800 G2 (£552.95) (3.4GHz), or the Asus G20CB (£1,197.86) (3.4GHz).

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Average Hard Drive Capacity

At 1,000 gigabyte, the P300 SFF has a relatively typical hard drive capacity compared to most of the other desktop computers of a comparable age and type to the P300 SFF.

If you would prefer a desktop computer with a bigger hard drive capacity then you might also want to look at the DELL 8900 (2TB) which is also higher rated.

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Average Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the P300 SFF has a relatively typical internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that have been around for a similar time to the P300 SFF.

Desktop computers with a bigger internal memory that might also be worth looking at include the Acer Aspire XC-705 (£449.00) (10GB), or the HP 810-477na (£939.99) (12GB).

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Specification

Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
PCI Express Slots Version
Processor Thread
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Cache Level
Processor Cache
Processor Socket
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Memory Channel Supported Processor
Max Memory Bandwidth Supported Processor
Memory Clock Speed Supported by Processor
Memory Type Supported Processor
Max Internal Memory Supported Processor
Conflict Free Processor
Processor Series
Tcase
PCI Express Lane (maximum)
Stepping
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Configuration
Processor Codename
Processor Lithography
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Bus Type
Processor Cache Type
Processor Installed
Memory
Internal Memory
Non-ECC Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Hard Drive Capacity
RAID Level
RAID File Storage
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache Memory
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Capacity
Hard Drive
Storage Drive Installed
Integrated Card Reader
Optical Drive
Optical Drive
Optical Drive Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Graphics Adapter DVI-I Port
Graphics Adapter DisplayPort
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Displayssupported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
Operating System/software
Operating System
Recovery Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Networking
WiFi
Cabling Technology
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
Ports & Interfaces
Serial Port
Headphone Out Port
Microphone in Port
Line-Out Port
Line-In Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
DisplayPort
DVI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Expansion Slots
PCI Slot
PCI Express X16 (Gen 3.x) Slot
PCI Express X16 (Gen 2.x) Slot
PCI Express X1 (Gen 2.x) Slot
Design
Chassis Type
Case Placement
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
5.25" Bay
3.5" Bay
Case Colour
Water Cooling System
Performance
Audio System
Compatible Processor Series
Motherboard Chipset
Product Type
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intell Identity Protection Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Quick Sync Videotechnology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Intel 64
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel HD Graphics
Intel Secure Key
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
Intel FDI Technology
Intel TSX-NI
Idle States
Intel Built-In Visuals Technology
OS Guard
Intel Insider
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Thermal Monitoring Technology
Execute Disable Bit
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Instruction Set
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Processor Code
Scalability
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O
Thermal Solution Specification
Processor Package Size
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) Version
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Smart Cache
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Power
Power Supply Input Voltage
Power Supply Input Frequency
Power Supply
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Certificates
Certification
RoHS Compliant
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Packaging Content
Manual
Mouse Included
Display Included
Keyboard Supplied
AC Adapter
Other Features
Intel Virtualization Technology
Maximum Internal Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Technical Details
Intel Visual Technology

1 Award

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Expert Reviews

(1)
3 October 2014

The inexorable march of technology pays off for Lenovo with the ThinkStation P300 SFF, a workstation that does the work of a system that usually costs twice as much...

PC Mag

Xeon CPU and Quadro graphics for the same price as a midrange PC
Easy-to-service chassis
Lots of IO ports
Excellent price
Half-height PCIe slots

User Reviews

(1)
Reviewed 4 June 2015 by Anonymous
Anonymous would recommend the Lenovo ThinkStation P300 SFF

I have purchased 10 of these P300 towers over the last 6 months. With i7 processor, windows 8 professional, and SSD the machines are very fast. All are driving 4 monitors without a problem. Fans... Read more…

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