This PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many personal computers of this spec and age.
Six USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports
The Lenovo P300 SFF is a six USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port personal computer.
Lenovo Has Good Reviews for Its Personal Computers
Medium processor core computers manufactured by Lenovo have good reviews on average compared to other manufacturers. We also checked the reviews for all computers (not just medium processor core computers) and found that Lenovo also has good reviews across its entire range.
Fairly Big Hard Drive Capacity
The smallest hard drive capacity of medium processor core computers that have been around for a similar time to the P300 SFF is 1GB and the biggest is 3TB. At 1,000 gigabyte, the P300 SFF has a fairly big hard drive capacity compared to most of the other PCs of a similar age and spec to the P300 SFF.
Computers with a bigger hard drive capacity that might be worth looking at include the Predator G3-710 (£651.82) (2TB), the Aspire X3-710 (£489.12) (2TB), or the Aspire T3-710 (£461.98) (2TB) all from Acer.
Gold EPEAT Compliance
This PC has a Gold EPEAT compliance, which is the most commonly found EPEAT compliance on desktop computers of a comparable age and type to it.
3 PCI Express Slots Version
This PC supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is the most frequently supported PCI Express slots version on medium processor core computers that were launched more than a year ago.
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10/100/1000Base-T(X) Cabling Technology
This desktop computer has a 10/100/1000Base-T(X) cabling technology, which is typical of many medium processor core computers that are a similar age to it.
L3 Processor Cache Level
This PC has a L3 processor cache level, which is the most frequently found processor cache level on medium processor core computers that have been available for more than a year.
Six USB 3.0 Ports
The P300 SFF is a six USB 3.0 port computer.
Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory
Across all the comparable spec PCs that have been around for around the same time as the P300 SFF the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 520GB. With a maximum internal memory of 32 gigabytes, the P300 SFF has a fairly big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other computers of a comparable spec and age to the P300 SFF.
Has One Memory Slot
The number of memory slots found on the P300 SFF is more than most medium processor core computers that have been available for around the same time as it. This Lenovo PC has a 4x DIMM memory slot, which is the most frequently found memory slot found on comparable spec PCs that have been on the market for more than a year.
GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type
This computer supports a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most frequently supported discrete graphics memory type on PCs of a similar spec and age to it.
Computers of a comparable age and spec to the P300 SFF have heights of between 9.8mm and 560mm, and the average height is 290mm. At only 102 millimeters, the P300 SFF is quite short compared to most of the other similar spec desktop computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the P300 SFF.
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Only HDD Storage Medium
The storage speed of this PC is Hybrid-HDD, which is typical of many medium processor core computers that have been available for around the same time as 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.
Only 11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
This PC supports a 11.1 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is the most commonly supported on-board graphics adapter DirectX version on medium processor core computers that are a similar age to it.
Only Two USB 2.0 Ports
The Lenovo P300 SFF is a two USB 2.0 port computer.
Only One 3.5" Bay
Most personal computers that have been available for more than a year have between one and seven 3.5" bays, including the P300 SFF which has one 3.5" bay.
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Only One 5.25" Bay
The P300 SFF is a one 5.25" bay computer. Most of the other comparable spec desktop computers that have been available for around the same time as the P300 SFF have between one and two 5.25" bays.
Quite Small Processor Cache
The processor caches of medium processor core computers that were released more than a year ago range from 2MB to 10MB, and the average processor cache is 6.6MB. With a processor cache of only 6 megabytes, the Lenovo P300 SFF has one of the smaller processor caches amongst similar spec desktop computers of this age.
Only Four Processor Threads
Most medium processor core computers that were launched more than a year ago have between four and seven processor threads, including the P300 SFF which has four processor threads.
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Released Over a Year Ago
It was over a year ago when this medium processor core computer was released.
Average Processor Clock Speed
The Lenovo P300 SFF has a relatively average processor clock speed (3.3 gigahertz) compared to most of the other personal computers of this age and spec.
If you would prefer a faster processor clock speed then you might want to look at the Fujitsu W550 (£891.25) (3.4GHz).
Average Total Storage Capacity
With a total storage capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the P300 SFF has a pretty average total storage capacity compared to most of the other similar spec personal computers that are a comparable age to the P300 SFF.
We compared this desktop computer to all the other 1TB total storage capacity desktop computers and we think because of it's better review score, the MSI Nightblade B85C is also worth considering.
If this Lenovo computer total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the Asus G20AJ (£775.98) (1TB).
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Average Internal Memory
At 8 gigabytes, the Lenovo P300 SFF has a pretty standard internal memory compared to most of the other comparable spec computers that are a similar age to the P300 SFF.
We compared all the other 8GB memory PCs to this computer and we think the Acer Aspire XC-703 which has better reviews is also worth considering.
Personal computers with a bigger internal memory that might be worth looking at include the Asus K31AD (£722.38) (12GB).
Intel Core i5, Intel Core i5-4xxx
Processor Clock Speed
PCI Express Slots Version
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Cache Level
LGA1150, Socket H3 (LGA 1150)
Maximum Turbo Frequency
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
PCI Express Lane (maximum)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Configuration
1x1, 1x16, 2x8, 1x8, 1x8+2x4, 2x4
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Processor Cache Type
Smart Cache, L3
Memory Clock Speed
1 x 8
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Total Storage Capacity
Hard Drive Capacity
1, 5, 1, 10
RAID File Storage
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Serial ATA, Serial ATA II, Serial ATA III
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache Memory
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Capacity
Storage Drive Installed
Integrated Card Reader
Optical Drive Type
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 4600
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
NVIDIA Quadro K620
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
Windows 7 Professional
Recovery Operating System
Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 8.1 Pro
Operating System Architecture
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
10, 10, 100, 10, 100, 1000
Ethernet LAN Connection
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Out Port
Microphone in Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
PCI Express X16 (Gen 3.x) Slot
PCI Express X16 (Gen 2.x) Slot
PCI Express X1 (Gen 2.x) Slot
Horizontal, Horizontal/Vertical, Vertical
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
Water Cooling System
Compatible Processor Series
Core i3, Core i5, Core i7, Xeon
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
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 Built-In Visuals Technology
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)
AVX, AVX 2.0, SSE, SSE4.1, SSE, SSE4.2
Intel Enhanced Halt State
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 Supply Input Voltage
100 - 240
Power Supply Input Frequency
Weight & Dimensions
Energy Star Certified
Intel Virtualization Technology
Maximum Internal Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
Anonymous would recommend the Lenovo ThinkStation P300 SFF
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