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Lenovo P300 Tower
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Lenovo P300 Tower 4 Core Intel Xeon E3 V3 3.5GHz 8GB 256GB SSD

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4 Intel Xeon E3 V3 3.5GHz 8GB May 2014
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Power of a Workstation, Price of a Desktop. ThinkStation P300 tower leads provides superior reliability and powerful performance, with exceptional all-around value. In addition to ISV-certified... 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 computers of a comparable age and spec to it.

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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 desktop computer. Most of the other desktop computers of a similar spec and age to the P300 Tower have between one and eight 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 11.2 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is the most commonly supported on-board graphics adapter DirectX version on computers that have been available for a similar time to it.

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Fairly Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

With a discrete graphics adapter memory of 3,072 gigabytes, the Lenovo P300 Tower has one of the bigger discrete graphics adapter memory capacities amongst personal computers of this age. Across all the comparable spec computers that have been on the market for a similar time to the P300 Tower the discrete graphics adapter memory capacities range from 1GB to 6.2TB.

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Two Graphics Adapter DisplayPorts

The P300 Tower is a two graphics adapter DisplayPort desktop computer.

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Good Brand

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

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SSD Storage Medium

The P300 Tower has a faster storage speed than most medium processor core personal computers that came out around the same time as it. This computer has an SSD storage medium, whereas most PCs of this age and spec have an HDD storage medium. Solid State Drives (SSD) store information in transistors on a circuit board rather than on optical or magnetic media. This has the advantage of being much faster than a traditional HDD drive.

This computer's storage speed (SSD) is actually the best storage speed across all PCs of a comparable age and type to the P300 Tower.

Across similar types of computer the worst storage speed is HDD.

There are a number of alternative SSD computers currently available that you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the DELL Precision T1700 SFF.

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Four DisplayPorts

The P300 Tower is a four DisplayPort desktop computer. Most of the other desktop computers that have been available for a similar time to the P300 Tower only have between one and three DisplayPorts.

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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 commonly found cabling technology on PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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Gold EPEAT Compliance

This PC has a Gold EPEAT compliance, which is typical of many PCs of a comparable age and spec to it.

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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 desktop computers that have been available for around the same time as 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 of this spec and age.

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Six USB 3.0 Ports

The Lenovo P300 Tower is a six USB 3.0 port personal computer.

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Fairly Big Solid-State Drive Capacity

With a solid-state drive capacity of 256 gigabytes, the Lenovo P300 Tower has a quite big solid-state drive capacity compared to most of the other desktop computers of this spec and age. Across all the comparable spec desktop computers that are a similar age to the P300 Tower the solid-state drive capacities range from 8GB to 520GB.

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Fairly Big Processor Cache

The P300 Tower has a fairly big processor cache (8 megabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that have been on the market for a similar time to the P300 Tower. The smallest processor cache of similar spec computers that have been around for around the same time as the P300 Tower is 0.51MB and the biggest is 10MB.

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Fairly Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The smallest discrete graphics adapter memory of PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the P300 Tower is 510MB and the biggest is 6.2GB. At 4,096 megabytes, the P300 Tower has a quite big discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that are a similar age to the P300 Tower.

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Fairly Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

With a maximum turbo frequency of 3.9 gigahertz, the P300 Tower has a fairly fast maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that have been available for around the same time as the P300 Tower. Across all the personal computers of a similar type and age to the P300 Tower the maximum turbo frequencies range from 1.3GHz to 4.4GHz.

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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 a similar time to it. This computer supports a Vertical case placement, which is the most commonly supported case placement supported by comparable spec computers that were released more than two years ago.

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Has One Memory Slot

The number of memory slots found on the Lenovo P300 Tower is more than most computers that have been on the market for a similar time to it. This Lenovo computer has a 4x DIMM memory slot, which is the most frequently found memory slot found on computers of a similar age and type to the P300 Tower.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This PC supports a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many medium processor core personal computers that have been around for around the same time as it.

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4 Reasons Against

Very Small Total Storage Capacity

Computers that were launched more than two years ago have total storage capacity of between 32GB and 3TB, and the average total storage capacity is 710GB. At only 256 gigabytes, the P300 Tower has a fairly small total storage capacity compared to most of the other computers of a similar spec and age to the P300 Tower.

Desktop computers with a bigger total storage capacity that might also be worth considering include the DELL OptiPlex 3020 (500GB).

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Only One Graphics Adapter DVI Port

The Lenovo P300 Tower is a one graphics adapter DVI port personal computer. Most of the other computers of this spec and age have one graphics adapter DVI port.

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Only Two USB 2.0 Ports

Most computers of this age and type have between one and nine USB 2.0 ports, including the P300 Tower which has two USB 2.0 ports.

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Heavy

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

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3 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo P300 Tower

Released Over Two Years Ago

This computer has been on the market for over two years.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 3.5 gigahertz, the Lenovo P300 Tower has a relatively typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other computers that were released around the same time as the P300 Tower.

If you would prefer a faster processor clock speed then you might want to look at the HP EliteDesk 800 G1 (£629.97) (3.6GHz), or the Asus M32AD (£570.47) (3.6GHz).

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Average Internal Memory

The Lenovo P300 Tower has a relatively typical internal memory (8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that came out more than two years ago.

If this medium processor core desktop computer internal memory is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the Zoostorm Intel Core i7-4790 Mini Tower (12GB) which also has a higher rating.

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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
RAID Level
RAID File Storage
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Solid State Drive Installed
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
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
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
Recovery 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
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
5.25" Bay
3.5" Bay
Case Colour
Water Cooling System
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 Smart Connect Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Intel 64
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
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 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
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Certificates
RoHS Compliant
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Packaging Content
Mouse Included
Display Included
Keyboard Supplied
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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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo 30ah005, lenovo e31246v3, lenovo 30ah005f, lenovo 30ah005fu, lenovo 30ah005fuk
Barcodes 00888772440992, 00889233523810, 00889233524374, 00889233525630, 04053162649934, 08887724409928

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