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Lenovo P300 Tower 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 3.6GHz 8GB 2TB HDD

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4 Intel Core I7-4xxx 3.6GHz 8GB Aug 2014
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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This personal computer supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on medium processor core personal computers that came out around the same time as 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 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other desktop computers of this spec and age. Medium processor core personal computers that are a similar age to the P300 Tower have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of between 850MHz and 860,000MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 3,200MHz.

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

The P300 Tower is a six USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port personal computer.

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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 similar spec PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Good Brand

Medium processor core personal computers produced by Lenovo have good ratings on average compared to other brands. We also checked the reviews for all personal computers (not just medium processor core personal computers) and found that Lenovo also has good ratings across its entire range.

Very Big Hard Drive Capacity

When compared to other computers that are a comparable age to the P300 Tower that we have checked, the P300 Tower's hard drive capacity of 2,000 gigabytes is one of the biggest. The smallest hard drive capacity of personal computers of this age and type is 320GB, the biggest is 3TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 800GB.

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Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed

At 3.6 gigahertz, the P300 Tower has a quite fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the P300 Tower. The processor clock speeds of desktop computers that are a comparable age to the P300 Tower range from 1GHz to 4.1GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 3.1GHz.

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Very Big Total Storage Capacity

Across all the computers that were released more than two years ago the total storage capacity range from 32GB to 3TB, and the average total storage capacity is 710GB. When compared to other medium processor core personal computers that have been available for around the same time as the P300 Tower that we have assessed the total storage capacity of, the Lenovo P300 Tower's total storage capacity of 2,000 gigabytes is one of the biggest.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

The P300 Tower has one of the bigger internal memory (8 gigabytes) amongst personal computers of this age. The internal memory of PCs of a comparable spec and age to the P300 Tower range from 2GB to 64GB, and the average internal memory is 7.5GB.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 8GB memory PCs currently available including cheaper desktop computers such as the Alienware X51[plb_2447209_price], or the Asus G10AC[plb_2379516_price].

If you want a bigger internal memory then you might want to look at the DELL XPS 8700[plb_2716106_price] (12GB).

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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 the most frequently found cabling technology on desktop computers of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Gold EPEAT Compliance

This personal computer has a Gold EPEAT compliance, which is typical of many computers of a comparable type and age to it.

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Very Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

At 4 gigahertz, the P300 Tower has a quite fast maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other personal computers of this type and age. The maximum turbo frequencies of similar spec desktop computers that are a comparable age to the P300 Tower range from 1.3GHz to 4.4GHz.

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L3 Processor Cache Level

This personal computer has a L3 processor cache level, which is the most commonly found processor cache level on similar spec desktop computers that were launched more than two years ago.

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3 PCI Express Slots Version

This personal computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is the most frequently supported PCI Express slots version on desktop computers of this spec and age.

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Two DisplayPorts

The P300 Tower is a two DisplayPort PC. Most of the other PCs that have been on the market for more than two years have between one and three DisplayPorts.

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Six USB 3.0 Ports

The P300 Tower is a six USB 3.0 port desktop computer. Most of the other computers that have been available for more than two years have between one and eight USB 3.0 ports.

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Two 5.25" Bays

Most personal computers of this age and type have between one and two 5.25" bays, including the P300 Tower which has two 5.25" bays.

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Eight Processor Threads

The P300 Tower is a eight processor thread desktop computer. Most of the other similar spec desktop computers that are a comparable age to the P300 Tower only have between four and seven processor threads.

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Fairly Big Processor Cache

The average processor cache of medium processor core personal computers that were released more than two years ago is 6.8MB. With a processor cache of 8 megabytes, the P300 Tower has a fairly big processor cache compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that have been available for a comparable time to the P300 Tower.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

At 32 gigabytes, the Lenovo P300 Tower has a quite big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other personal computers of a similar age and spec to the P300 Tower. The average maximum internal memory of medium processor core personal computers that were released more than two years ago is 32GB, and the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 260GB.

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Supports One Case Placement

The number of placements supported by the P300 Tower is more than most personal computers of a similar age and type to it. This Lenovo PC supports a Vertical case placement, which is the most commonly supported case placement supported by comparable spec PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Has One Memory Slot

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

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This personal computer supports a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many medium processor core personal computers that came out around the same time as it.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

The storage speed of this personal computer is HDD, which is typical of many PCs that were released 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.

Other HDD PCs currently available which you might also want to consider include cheaper PCs such as the Pro 3500[pl_2264500_price], the EliteDesk 800 G1[pl_2319092_price], or the EliteDesk 800 G1 SFF[pl_2323174_price] all from HP.

If you would prefer a computer with a faster storage speed then you might want to consider the Lenovo ThinkCentre E73 SFF[plb_2873106_price] (SSD and cheaper); or the DELL Precision T1700 SFF[plb_2676603_price] (SSD and higher rated).

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Very Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The P300 Tower has one of the smaller maximum on-board graphics adapter memories (only 1.024 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core personal computers of this age. The average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of comparable spec computers that came out more than two years ago is 1.4GB.

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Only Two USB 2.0 Ports

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

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

Most computers of this type and age have between one and two PCI Express x1 (Gen 2.x) slots, including the Lenovo P300 Tower which has one PCI Express x1 (Gen 2.x) slot.

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Heavy

The P300 Tower is one of the heavier personal computers that have been around for around the same time as the P300 Tower (13 kilograms) amongst comparable spec computers of this age. Medium processor core personal computers that were released more than two years ago have weights of between 250g and 24kg.

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Pricey

We think this computer looks expensive compared to other personal computers of a comparable spec and age. The cheapeast comparable spec desktop computer that has been around for more than two years that we found costs £206 and the most expensive costs £1,667.

1 Other reason to consider the Lenovo P300 Tower

Released Over Two Years Ago

Lenovo released the P300 Tower 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 Memory
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Open GL Graphics Adapter
Graphics Adapter DVI 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
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

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