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Lenovo P300 Tower

Lenovo P300 Tower 4 Core Intel Xeon E3 V3 3.3GHz 4GB 1TB HDD

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4 Intel Xeon E3 V3 3.3GHz 4GB Jun 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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17 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This personal computer supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on PCs of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The P300 Tower has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies (1,200 megahertz) amongst personal computers of this age. The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of medium processor core personal computers that are a similar age to the P300 Tower is 850MHz and the fastest is 860,000MHz.

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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 PC. Most of the other computers of this age and spec have between one and eight USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Fairly Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The P300 Tower has one of the bigger maximum on-board graphics adapter memories (1.74 gigabytes) amongst comparable spec computers of this age. Computers of a similar age and spec to the P300 Tower have maximum on-board graphics adapter memories of between 1GB and 2GB.

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11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version

This PC supports a 11.2 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is the most commonly supported on-board graphics adapter DirectX version on medium processor core personal computers that have been available for more than two years.

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Lenovo Has Good PC Reviews

Lenovo has good average ratings for its medium processor core personal computers as well as across its entire computer range compared to other brands.

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Quite Big Hard Drive Capacity

Medium processor core personal computers that came out around the same time as the P300 Tower have hard drive capacity of between 320GB and 3TB. At 1,000 gigabyte, the Lenovo P300 Tower has a fairly big hard drive capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec personal computers that are a similar age to the P300 Tower.

If you want a personal computer with a bigger hard drive capacity then you might also want to look at the Lenovo P300 Tower (2TB).

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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

Across all the similar spec personal computers that are a comparable age to the P300 Tower the total storage capacity range from 32GB to 3TB. With a total storage capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the P300 Tower has one of the bigger total storage capacity amongst personal computers of this age.

If you are looking for a desktop computer with a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to consider the Lenovo P300 Tower (2TB).

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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 medium processor core personal computers that have been available for more than two years.

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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 frequently found cabling technology on comparable spec desktop computers that came out more than two years ago.

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3 PCI Express Slots Version

This computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is the most commonly supported PCI Express slots version on PCs of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Gold EPEAT Compliance

This computer has a Gold EPEAT compliance, which is the most frequently found EPEAT compliance on comparable spec computers that have been available for more than two years.

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Six USB 3.0 Ports

Most computers that are a comparable age to the P300 Tower have between one and eight USB 3.0 ports, including the P300 Tower which has six USB 3.0 ports.

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Fairly Big Processor Cache

At 8 megabytes, the P300 Tower has a quite big processor cache compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that were released more than two years ago. The smallest processor cache of medium processor core personal computers that were released more than two years ago is 0.51MB, the biggest is 10MB, and the average processor cache is 6.8MB.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

The average maximum internal memory of PCs of this age and type is 32GB, and the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 260GB. At 32 gigabytes, the P300 Tower has a quite big maximum internal memory 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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Supports One Case Placement

The number of placements supported by the P300 Tower is more than most similar spec desktop computers that came out around the same time as it. This personal computer supports a Vertical case placement, which is the most commonly supported case placement supported by medium processor core personal computers that came out more than two years ago.

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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 were released around the same time as the P300 Tower.

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5 Reasons Against

Only HDD Storage Medium

The storage speed of this desktop computer is HDD, which is typical of many medium processor core personal 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.

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Very Small Internal Memory

Across all the PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the P300 Tower the internal memory range from 2GB to 64GB, and the average internal memory is 7.5GB. At only 4 gigabytes, the P300 Tower has a quite small internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that are a comparable age to the P300 Tower.

If you are looking for a bigger internal memory then you might want to look at the DELL OptiPlex 3020 (8GB), the HP EliteDesk 800 G1 Mini (8GB), or the Fujitsu Esprimo Q920 (8GB).

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Only Two USB 2.0 Ports

Most medium processor core personal computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the P300 Tower have between one and nine USB 2.0 ports, including the Lenovo P300 Tower which has two USB 2.0 ports.

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Only Four Processor Threads

Most computers of this type and age have between four and seven processor threads, including the Lenovo P300 Tower which has four processor threads.

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Heavy

The Lenovo P300 Tower is fairly heavy (13 kilograms) compared to most of the other comparable spec personal computers that have been available for a similar time to the P300 Tower. Across all the PCs that were released more than two years ago 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

Lenovo released the P300 Tower over two years ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 3.3 gigahertz, the Lenovo P300 Tower has a pretty typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other computers of a similar type and age to the P300 Tower.

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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
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
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
Execution Unit
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 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
Idle States
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 Fast Memory Access
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Instruction Set
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel I/O Acceleration Technology
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 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

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo 30ah0015, lenovo 30ah0015g, lenovo 30ah0015ge
Barcodes 00888772114893, 00888772115746, 00888772117146, 00888772118082, 00888772118174, 00888772118945, 04053162454965

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