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Lenovo P300 Tower 4 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 3.5GHz 16GB 1TB Hybrid-HDD

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4 Intel Core I5-4xxx 3.5GHz 16GB Dec 2014
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Tower workstations provide the ultimate performance with full-featured scalability, yet are sized at just 25 liters. The innovative Flex Module lets you customize I/O ports, so you add only what... More
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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This computer supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many medium processor core personal computers that came out around the same time as it.

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

Most PCs of this spec and age have between one and eight USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the P300 Tower which has six USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version

This desktop computer supports a 11.1 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is typical of many computers of this spec and age.

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Good Brand

Lenovo medium processor core personal computers have good ratings on average and across all personal computers Lenovo is one of the superior brands.

Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed

Across all the PCs of this type and age the processor clock speeds range from 1GHz to 4.1GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 3.1GHz. With a processor clock speed of 3.5 gigahertz, the P300 Tower has a fairly fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other computers of a comparable type and age to the P300 Tower.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

The average internal memory of PCs that have been on the market for more than two years is 7.5GB, and the internal memory range from 2GB to 64GB. The Lenovo P300 Tower has a fairly big internal memory (16 gigabytes) compared to most of the other PCs of a similar age and type to the P300 Tower.

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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the P300 Tower has one of the bigger total storage capacity amongst medium processor core personal computers of this age. The total storage capacity of computers of this age and spec range from 32GB to 3TB, and the average total storage capacity is 710GB.

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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 personal computers of this age and spec.

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L3 Processor Cache Level

This personal computer has a L3 processor cache level, which is the most frequently found processor cache level on personal computers that were released more than two years ago.

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

This PC has a 10/100/1000Base-T(X) cabling technology, which is typical of many medium processor core personal computers that were released more than two years ago.

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Gold EPEAT Compliance

This desktop computer has a Gold EPEAT compliance, which is typical of many comparable spec computers that were released around the same time as it.

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Six USB 3.0 Ports

The Lenovo P300 Tower is a six USB 3.0 port personal computer. Most of the other desktop computers that have been available for around the same time as the P300 Tower have between one and eight USB 3.0 ports.

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Supports One Compatible Memory Card

The Lenovo P300 Tower has a greater number of compatible memory card than most personal computers that have been around for around the same time as it. This computer supports an SD compatible memory card, which is the most commonly supported compatible memory card supported by personal computers of a similar spec and age to the P300 Tower.

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Quite Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

At 3.9 gigahertz, the P300 Tower has a quite fast maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other desktop computers of a similar spec and age to the P300 Tower. The maximum turbo frequencies of comparable spec PCs that were released around the same time as the P300 Tower range from 1.3GHz to 4.4GHz.

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Supports One Case Placement

The number of placements supported by the P300 Tower is more than most desktop computers of this age and spec. This Lenovo computer supports a Vertical case placement, which is the most frequently supported case placement supported by medium processor core personal computers that are a similar age to the P300 Tower.

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Has One Memory Slot

The Lenovo P300 Tower has a greater number of memory slots than most medium processor core personal computers that are a comparable age to it. This personal computer has a 4x DIMM memory slot, which is the most commonly found memory slot found on comparable spec desktop computers that were launched around the same time as the P300 Tower.

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8 Reasons Against

Quite Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The average discrete graphics adapter memory of medium processor core personal computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the P300 Tower is 2TB, and the discrete graphics adapter memory capacities range from 1GB to 6.2TB. With a discrete graphics adapter memory of only 1,024 gigabyte, the P300 Tower has a quite small discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other comparable spec personal computers that are a similar age to the P300 Tower.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

The storage speed of this personal computer is Hybrid-HDD, which is typical of many comparable spec personal computers that have been around for a similar time 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.

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Quite Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The smallest maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of medium processor core personal computers that came out around the same time as the P300 Tower is 1GB and the biggest is 2GB. The P300 Tower has one of the smallest maximum on-board graphics adapter memories (only 1.024 gigabytes) amongst personal computers of this age.

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Very Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The Lenovo P300 Tower has one of the smaller discrete graphics adapter memory (only 1,024 megabyte) amongst medium processor core personal computers of this age. The smallest discrete graphics adapter memory of desktop computers of a similar age and spec to the P300 Tower is 510MB and the biggest is 6.2GB.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

With a processor cache of only 6 megabytes, the P300 Tower has a fairly small processor cache compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to the P300 Tower. Across all the similar spec personal computers that have been around for a comparable time to the P300 Tower the processor caches range from 0.51MB to 10MB.

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Only Four Processor Threads

Most comparable spec computers that are a similar age to the P300 Tower have between four and seven processor threads, including the P300 Tower which has four processor threads.

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Only One PCI Express X16 (Gen 1.x) Slot

Most medium processor core personal computers that came out around the same time as the P300 Tower have one PCI Express x16 (Gen 1.x) slot, including the Lenovo P300 Tower which has one PCI Express x16 (Gen 1.x) slot.

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Heavy

With a weight of 13 kilograms, the P300 Tower is quite heavy compared to most of the other personal computers of this age and spec. The average weight of medium processor core personal computers that have been on the market for a similar time to the P300 Tower is 8.2kg, and the weights range from 250g to 24kg.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo P300 Tower

Released Over Two Years Ago

This Lenovo computer has been on the market for over two years.

Average Hard Drive Capacity

At 1,000 gigabyte, the Lenovo P300 Tower has a relatively standard hard drive capacity compared to most of the other computers of this age and type.

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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
Compatible Memory Card
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 Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
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
PCI Express X1 Slot
PCI Express X16 (Gen 1.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
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 Smart Connect Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Intel 64
Embedded Options Available
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Secure Key
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
Intel FDI Technology
Intel TSX-NI
Idle States
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
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Certificates
RoHS Compliant
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Packaging Content
Mouse Included
Display Included
Keyboard Supplied
Other Features
Intel Virtualization Technology
Maximum Internal Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Technical Details
Intel Visual Technology

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Expert Reviews

(3)
11 November 2014

However, there are certainly a few critiques to level at the feet of the P300. First of which is the DRAM situation. In 2014 it is difficult to imagine a dual-channel capable system being shipped...

10 November 2014

Lenovo is making a name for itself in the high-end PC workstation market.The company in August added three models to its ThinkStation P Series line, supplementing the entry-level ThinkStation P300... Read more…

9 October 2014

We ran the P300 through all our tests, and found the performance to be quite high for a computer of this type...

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User Reviews

(5)
Reviewed 11 September 2015 by Mitch
Mitch would recommend the Lenovo ThinkStation P300 Tower (Verified Purchase)

Great machine with great pricing and service...

Reviewed 30 June 2015 by Nessa

It finally came in one week after purchasing and did not have all of the features I expected and I requested to return it but they ordered the item directly from lenovo and I have been waiting... Read more…

Reviewed 4 June 2015 by Anonymous
Anonymous would recommend the Lenovo ThinkStation P300 Tower

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…

Reviewed 5 January 2015 by Drdean38

Purchased two of these and both of them were spot on...

Reviewed 9 December 2014 by Adam S.
(Verified Purchase)

Levovo's start up utilities better than HP's...

Great deal on a computer that been getting great reviews already
Window 7
Win 7 - I wanted nothing to with another Windows 8 running that new BIOS. Essentially walked away from fairly new HP that probably could have been fixed out of frustration
Easy To Set Up
Easy To Use
Win 7 - some people that's gonna be a non-starter. For me, I guess it's an old dog who's fleas I grown accustomed to. Back to the Future

Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo 30ah0047, lenovo 30ah0047g, lenovo 30ah0047ge
Barcodes 00888965351371, 00888965352002, 00888965354037, 04053162519527

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