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Lenovo P300 Tower

Lenovo P300 Tower 4 Core Intel Xeon E3 V3 3.5GHz 4GB 1TB HDD

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4 Intel Xeon E3 V3 3.5GHz 4GB Nov 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 desktop computers of this spec and age.

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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 computer. 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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Quite Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

With a discrete graphics adapter memory of 4,096 gigabytes, the P300 Tower has a quite big discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other PCs of a comparable type and age to the P300 Tower. The average discrete graphics adapter memory of comparable spec PCs that were released more than two years ago is 2TB.

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Fairly Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

Across all the medium processor core personal computers that have been available for around the same time as the P300 Tower the maximum on-board graphics adapter memories range from 1GB to 2GB. With a maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of 1.74 gigabytes, the P300 Tower has a fairly big maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other desktop computers that are a comparable age to the P300 Tower.

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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 frequently supported on-board graphics adapter DirectX version on desktop computers of this type and age.

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Lenovo Has Good Desktop Computer Reviews

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

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Quite Big Hard Drive Capacity

The average hard drive capacity of medium processor core personal computers that have been available for around the same time as the P300 Tower is 800GB, and the hard drive capacity range from 320GB to 3TB. At 1,000 gigabyte, the P300 Tower has a quite big hard drive capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that were released more than two years ago.

If this computer hard drive capacity is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the Lenovo P300 Tower (£771.89) (2TB).

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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

The total storage capacity of medium processor core personal computers that are a comparable age to the P300 Tower range from 32GB to 3TB, and the average total storage capacity is 710GB. With a total storage capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the Lenovo P300 Tower has a quite big total storage capacity compared to most of the other desktop computers that have been on the market for a similar time to the P300 Tower.

Desktop computers with a bigger total storage capacity that might also be worth looking at include the Lenovo P300 Tower (£771.89) (2TB).

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L3 Processor Cache Level

This PC has a L3 processor cache level, which is typical of many PCs 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 typical of many medium processor core personal computers that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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3 PCI Express Slots Version

This personal computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is typical of many medium processor core personal computers that came out 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 desktop computers that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Six USB 3.0 Ports

The P300 Tower is a six USB 3.0 port computer.

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Eight Processor Threads

The P300 Tower has more processor threads than most of the personal computers that came out around the same time as the P300 Tower. Most of the comparable spec computers that were released more than two years ago only have between four and seven processor threads, however this computer has eight processor threads.

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Fairly Big Processor Cache

The smallest processor cache of desktop computers of this spec and age is 0.51MB, the biggest is 10MB, and the average processor cache is 6.8MB. With a processor cache of 8 megabytes, the P300 Tower has one of the bigger processor caches amongst similar spec personal computers of this age.

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Quite Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

Desktop computers of this type and age have maximum turbo frequencies of between 1.3GHz and 4.4GHz. With a maximum turbo frequency of 3.9 gigahertz, the P300 Tower has one of the faster maximum turbo frequencies amongst medium processor core personal computers of this age.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

Across all the comparable spec PCs that are a similar age to the P300 Tower the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 260GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 32GB. With a maximum internal memory of 32 gigabytes, the Lenovo P300 Tower has a fairly big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other comparable spec desktop computers that have been on the market for a similar 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 medium processor core personal computers that were launched more than two years ago. This PC supports a Vertical case placement, which is the most frequently supported case placement supported by computers of a similar age and type to the P300 Tower.

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Quite Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

At 2,048 megabytes, the P300 Tower has a fairly big discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that were released around the same time as the P300 Tower. Medium processor core personal computers that have been around for around the same time as the P300 Tower have discrete graphics adapter memory of between 510MB and 6.2GB.

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Has One Memory Slot

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

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This desktop computer supports a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most commonly supported discrete graphics memory type on medium processor core personal computers that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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4 Reasons Against

Only HDD Storage Medium

The storage speed of this PC is HDD, which is the most commonly found storage medium on desktop computers of a comparable age and type 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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Very Small Internal Memory

Medium processor core personal computers that were released around the same time as the P300 Tower have internal memory of between 2GB and 64GB. At only 4 gigabytes, the P300 Tower has a quite small internal memory compared to most of the other personal computers that came out around the same time as the P300 Tower.

If this medium processor core desktop computer internal memory is too small for you then you might also want to consider the DELL OptiPlex 3020 (8GB), the HP EliteDesk 800 G1 Mini (8GB), or the Fujitsu Esprimo Q920 (£747.97) (8GB).

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Only Two USB 2.0 Ports

The P300 Tower is a two USB 2.0 port personal computer. Most of the other similar spec desktop computers that are a comparable age to the P300 Tower have between one and nine USB 2.0 ports.

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Heavy

The average weight of computers of this type and age is 8.2kg, and the weights range from 250g to 24kg. With a weight of 13 kilograms, the P300 Tower is one of the heavier medium processor core personal computers that are a comparable age to the P300 Tower amongst medium processor core personal computers of this age.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo P300 Tower

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this computer was released.

Average Processor Clock Speed

The P300 Tower has a relatively standard processor clock speed (3.5 gigahertz) compared to most of the other comparable spec computers that were launched more than two years ago.

If this Lenovo desktop computer processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might also want to consider the Fujitsu CELSIUS W530 (3.6GHz).

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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
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Open GL Graphics Adapter
Graphics Adapter DVI Port
Graphics Adapter DisplayPort
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
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
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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Barcodes 00888772115630, 00888772117436, 04053162455399

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