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Lenovo P300 Tower

Lenovo P300 Tower 4 Core Intel Xeon E3 V3 3.1GHz 8GB 500GB HDD

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4 Intel Xeon E3 V3 3.1GHz 8GB Nov 2015
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The ThinkStation P300 offers the ultimate in usability. It features integrated handles for easy access, as well as a modular design supporting Flex features. Flex features let you configure only... More
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9 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on computers of this spec and age.

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

The Lenovo P300 Tower is a six USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port personal computer. Most of the other comparable spec computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the P300 Tower have between one and seven USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Good Brand

Lenovo is one of the superior PC brands according to average expert and user reviews, and Lenovo also has good reviews for its medium processor core personal computers.

3 PCI Express Slots Version

This PC supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is typical of many personal computers of this type and age.

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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 personal computers of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Gold EPEAT Compliance

This PC has a Gold EPEAT compliance, which is the most commonly found EPEAT compliance on similar spec computers that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Supports One Case Placement

The number of placements supported by the P300 Tower is more than most medium processor core personal computers that have been available for more than a year. This computer supports a Vertical case placement, which is the most frequently supported case placement supported by computers of this age and spec.

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Has One Memory Slot

The number of memory slots found on the P300 Tower is more 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 frequently found memory slot found on medium processor core personal computers that are a similar age to the P300 Tower.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This computer supports a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many similar spec desktop computers that were released around the same time as it.

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10 Reasons Against

Very Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

Medium processor core personal computers that are a comparable age to the P300 Tower have discrete graphics adapter memory capacities of between 1GB and 8.2TB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 1.8TB. With a discrete graphics adapter memory of only 2 gigabytes, the P300 Tower has one of the smaller discrete graphics adapter memory capacities amongst medium processor core personal computers of this age.

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Quite Slow Max Memory Bandwidth Supported Processor

The P300 Tower has a quite slow max memory bandwidth supported processor (only 25.6 gigabytes per second) compared to most of the other comparable spec desktop computers that came out around the same time as the P300 Tower. Across all the computers of this spec and age the max memory bandwidth supported processor range from 10GB/s to 68GB/s.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

The storage speed of this computer is HDD, which is the most frequently found storage medium on medium processor core personal computers that have been on the market for a comparable 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.

If you want a personal computer with a faster storage speed then you might want to look at the HP EliteDesk 800 G2 Mini[plb_3078512_price] (SSD).

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

The smallest hard drive capacity of desktop computers of this spec and age is 1GB, the biggest is 3TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 930GB. With a hard drive capacity of only 500 gigabytes, the P300 Tower has a quite small hard drive capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that are a similar age to the P300 Tower.

There are a number of alternative 500GB hard drive capacity PCs currently available which you might also want to look at including the Acer Veriton X6630G[plb_2927959_price] which has better reviews.

If you want a bigger hard drive capacity then you might want to look at the 600 G2[pl_3791095_price] (1TB), or the 800 G2 SFF[pl_3768356_price] (1TB) both from HP.

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

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Only Four Processor Threads

Most personal computers of a comparable spec and age to the P300 Tower have between four and seven processor threads, including the Lenovo P300 Tower which has four processor threads.

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

At only 1,600 megahertz, the P300 Tower has a fairly slow memory clock speed compared to most of the other desktop computers of a comparable type and age to the P300 Tower. The slowest memory clock speed of medium processor core personal computers that are a similar age to the P300 Tower is 1,000MHz, the fastest is 2,400MHz, and the average memory clock speed is 1,800MHz.

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Very Low System Bus Data Transfer Rate

The system bus data transfer rates of medium processor core personal computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the P300 Tower range from 5GT/s to 8GT/s. The Lenovo P300 Tower has a quite low system bus data transfer rate (only 5 Gigatransfers per second) compared to most of the other comparable spec desktop computers that have been available for a similar time to the P300 Tower.

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Heavy

The P300 Tower is one of the heavier similar spec PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the P300 Tower (13 kilograms) amongst medium processor core personal computers of this age. Medium processor core personal computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the P300 Tower have weights of between 38g and 100kg.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo P300 Tower

Released Over a Year Ago

This personal computer has been on the market for over a year.

Average Processor Clock Speed

The P300 Tower has a relatively average processor clock speed (3.1 gigahertz) compared to most of the other comparable spec computers that have been around for more than a year.

If you are looking for a computer with a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to consider the HP 800 G2[plb_3256974_price] (3.2GHz).

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Average Internal Memory

The Lenovo P300 Tower has a pretty standard internal memory (8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other PCs of a similar type and age to the P300 Tower.

Computers with a bigger internal memory that might also be worth looking at include the Acer Aspire X3-710[plb_3192159_price] (12GB), or the HP 810-477na[plb_3402544_price] (12GB).

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the P300 Tower has a pretty average total storage capacity compared to most of the other PCs of a similar age and spec to the P300 Tower.

If you want a desktop computer with a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to consider the 800 G2[pl_3797297_price] (1TB), or the 600 G2[pl_3791095_price] (1TB) both from HP.

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Specification

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Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
PCI Express Slots Version
Processor Thread
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Cache
Processor Socket
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Processor That Supports ECC
Memory Channel Supported Processor
Max Memory Bandwidth Supported Processor
Memory Clock Speed Supported by Processor
Memory Type Supported Processor
Max Internal Memory Supported Processor
Processor Series
PCI Express Lane (maximum)
Stepping
QPI Link
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
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
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Operating System/software
Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Networking
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
VGA (D-Sub) 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
Performance
Audio System
Compatible Processor Series
Motherboard Chipset
Product Type
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intell Identity Protection Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel 64
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel Secure Key
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
Intel TSX-NI
Idle States
OS Guard
Thermal Monitoring Technology
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Instruction Set
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Scalability
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 TSX-NI Version
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
AC Adapter

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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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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo 30ah0018, lenovo e31246v3, lenovo 9tkcza00, lenovo 9tkczs00, lenovo 30ah0018u, lenovo 30ah0018uk

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