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Lenovo P300 Tower

Lenovo P300 Tower 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 3.6GHz 4GB 2TB HDD

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4 Intel Core I7-4xxx 3.6GHz 4GB Sep 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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20 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many personal computers of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of 1,200 megahertz, the P300 Tower's on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is one of the fastest amongst medium processor core personal computers that were launched around the same time as the P300 Tower. The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of personal computers of a comparable age and spec to the P300 Tower is 3,200MHz.

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

Most PCs that are a comparable age to the P300 Tower 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 computer supports a 11.1 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is typical of many medium processor core personal computers that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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Lenovo Has Good Reviews for Its Computers

Based on 253 owner and expert reviews, Lenovo has good ratings for its PCs. Lenovo also has good ratings specifically within its medium processor core personal computers range.

Very Big Hard Drive Capacity

Personal computers of this age and spec have hard drive capacity of between 320GB and 3TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 800GB. With a hard drive capacity of 2,000 gigabytes, the P300 Tower has a very big hard drive capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that have been available for a similar time to the P300 Tower.

If you want a bigger hard drive capacity then you might want to look at the Asus M32AD[plb_2702522_price] (3TB).

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Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed

At 3.6 gigahertz, the P300 Tower has a quite fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other desktop computers of this age and type. Across all the PCs of a comparable spec and age to the P300 Tower the processor clock speeds range from 1GHz to 4.1GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 3.1GHz.

If you would prefer a faster processor clock speed then you might want to look at the HP Z440[plb_2520406_price] (3.7GHz).

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Very Big Total Storage Capacity

The total storage capacity of computers of this type and age range from 32GB to 3TB. The Lenovo P300 Tower has one of the biggest total storage capacity (2,000 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core personal computers of this age.

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Fairly Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

With a maximum turbo frequency of 4 gigahertz, the P300 Tower has a quite fast maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other personal computers of this spec and age. The average maximum turbo frequency of computers that were released more than two years ago is 3.6GHz.

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L3 Processor Cache Level

This desktop computer has a L3 processor cache level, which is the most frequently found processor cache level on personal computers of a similar age and spec to it.

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3 PCI Express Slots Version

This PC supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is typical of many personal computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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

This computer has a 10/100/1000Base-T(X) cabling technology, which is the most commonly found cabling technology on medium processor core personal computers that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Gold EPEAT Compliance

This computer has a Gold EPEAT compliance, which is typical of many medium processor core personal computers that were launched more than two years ago.

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Two DisplayPorts

Most medium processor core personal computers that were released around the same time as the P300 Tower have between one and three DisplayPorts, including the Lenovo P300 Tower which has two DisplayPorts.

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Six USB 3.0 Ports

Most medium processor core personal computers that have been available for more than two years have between one and eight USB 3.0 ports, including the P300 Tower which has six USB 3.0 ports.

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Two 5.25" Bays

Most personal computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the P300 Tower have between one and two 5.25" bays, including the Lenovo P300 Tower which has two 5.25" bays.

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Eight Processor Threads

The P300 Tower is a eight processor thread PC.

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Fairly Big Processor Cache

The processor caches of similar spec desktop computers that have been available for a comparable time to the P300 Tower range from 0.51MB to 10MB, and the average processor cache is 6.8MB. At 8 megabytes, the P300 Tower has a quite big processor cache compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that came out around the same time as the P300 Tower.

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Supports One Case Placement

The P300 Tower has a greater number of placements than most similar spec personal computers that were released around the same time as it. This computer supports a Vertical case placement, which is the most frequently supported case placement supported by desktop computers of this age and type.

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Has One Memory Slot

The P300 Tower has a greater number of memory slots than most PCs of this age and type. This desktop computer has a 4x DIMM memory slot, which is the most frequently found memory slot found on personal computers of this age and spec.

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9 Reasons Against

Quite Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The discrete graphics adapter memory capacities of PCs of this age and type range from 1GB to 6.2TB. The P300 Tower has one of the smaller discrete graphics adapter memory capacities (only 1,024 gigabyte) amongst comparable spec PCs of this age.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

The storage speed of this computer is HDD, which is typical of many desktop computers that came out more than two years ago. 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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Very Small Internal Memory

The internal memory of similar spec computers that were launched more than two years ago range from 2GB to 64GB, and the average internal memory is 7.5GB. With an internal memory of only 4 gigabytes, the P300 Tower has one of the smaller internal memory amongst medium processor core personal computers of this age.

Computers with a bigger internal memory that might be worth looking at include the DELL OptiPlex 7020 SFF[plb_2501851_price] (8GB).

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Very Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The maximum on-board graphics adapter memories of personal computers that have been available for more than two years range from 1GB to 2GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 1.4GB. With a maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of only 1.024 gigabytes, the P300 Tower has one of the smaller maximum on-board graphics adapter memories amongst personal computers of this age.

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Very Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

At only 1,024 megabyte, the Lenovo P300 Tower has a quite small discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other computers of this type and age. Across all the medium processor core personal computers that have been available for a similar time to the P300 Tower the discrete graphics adapter memory range from 510MB to 6.2GB.

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Only Two USB 2.0 Ports

The P300 Tower is a two USB 2.0 port personal computer.

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

The P300 Tower is a one PCI Express x1 (Gen 2.x) slot personal computer. Most of the other comparable spec desktop computers that are a similar age to the P300 Tower have between one and two PCI Express x1 (Gen 2.x) slots.

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Only Two 3.5" Bays

The Lenovo P300 Tower is a two 3.5" bay personal computer. Most of the other medium processor core personal computers that have been available for a similar time to the P300 Tower have between one and eight 3.5" bays.

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Heavy

The weights of comparable spec PCs that have been available for a similar time to the P300 Tower range from 250g to 24kg. With a weight of 13 kilograms, the P300 Tower is quite heavy compared to most of the other comparable spec desktop computers that are a similar age to the P300 Tower.

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1 Other reason to consider the Lenovo P300 Tower

Released Over Two Years Ago

This Lenovo PC was released over two years ago.

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
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
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
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
5.25" Bay
3.5" Bay
Case Colour
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 Turbo Boost Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Intel 64
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
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 Input Voltage
Power Supply Input Frequency
Power Supply
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Certificates
RoHS Compliant
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Packaging Content
Display Included
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

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo 30ah001, lenovo 30ah001j, lenovo 30ah001ji, lenovo 30ah001jix, lenovo i747904gb2tb7mbw7pw8, lenovo i747904gb2tb7mbw7pw8p
Barcodes 00888772116149, 00888772116248, 00888772119041, 00888772119201, 00888772120115, 04053162455863, 04053162787827

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