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Lenovo P300 Tower 4 Core Intel Xeon E3 V3 3.5GHz 8GB 500GB HDD

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4 Intel Xeon E3 V3 3.5GHz 8GB Jan 2015
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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This desktop computer supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many medium processor core personal computers that were released around the same time as it.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of medium processor core personal computers that were released around the same time as the P300 Tower is 3,200MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 850MHz to 860,000MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of 1,200 megahertz, the Lenovo P300 Tower has a very fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that are a similar age to the P300 Tower.

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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 medium processor core personal computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the P300 Tower have between one and eight USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Quite Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

Across all the medium processor core personal computers that have been around 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 medium processor core personal computers that are a comparable age to the P300 Tower.

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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 medium processor core personal computers that are a similar age to it.

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Lenovo Has Good PC Reviews

Lenovo is one of the superior PC manufacturers according to average reviews from experts and users, and Lenovo also has good reviews for its medium processor core personal computers.

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Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed

At 3.5 gigahertz, the P300 Tower has a fairly fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that have been around for more than two years. The slowest processor clock speed of medium processor core personal computers that are a similar age to the P300 Tower is 1GHz and the fastest is 4.1GHz.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

The Lenovo P300 Tower has one of the bigger internal memory (8 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core personal computers of this age. Across all the medium processor core personal computers that have been on the market for more than two years the internal memory range from 2GB to 64GB.

If you are looking for a bigger internal memory then you might also want to look at the Apple Mac Pro[plb_3816853_price] (12GB), or the DELL XPS 8700[plb_2716106_price] (12GB).

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3 PCI Express Slots Version

This PC supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is the most commonly supported PCI Express slots version on computers that have been around for around the same time as it.

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L3 Processor Cache Level

This computer has a L3 processor cache level, which is typical of many PCs of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Gold EPEAT Compliance

This personal computer has a Gold EPEAT compliance, which is typical of many desktop computers that have been around for a similar time to it.

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10/100/1000Base-T(X) Cabling Technology

This PC has a 10/100/1000Base-T(X) cabling technology, which is typical of many desktop computers that have been available for more than two years.

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Six USB 3.0 Ports

The P300 Tower is a six USB 3.0 port personal computer. Most of the other comparable spec personal computers that were launched more than two years ago have between one and eight USB 3.0 ports.

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Eight Processor Threads

The Lenovo P300 Tower is a eight processor thread desktop computer. Most of the other medium processor core personal computers that have been available for a comparable time to the P300 Tower only have between four and seven processor threads.

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Supports One Compatible Memory Card

The P300 Tower has a greater number of compatible memory card than most similar spec computers that were released more than two years ago. This Lenovo desktop computer supports an SD compatible memory card, which is the most commonly supported compatible memory card supported by personal computers of this age and spec.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

The Lenovo P300 Tower has a quite big maximum internal memory (32 gigabytes) compared to most of the other comparable spec computers that were launched around the same time as the P300 Tower. The smallest maximum internal memory of desktop computers of a similar spec and age to the P300 Tower is 2GB, the biggest is 260GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 32GB.

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Quite Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

The P300 Tower has a quite fast maximum turbo frequency (3.9 gigahertz) compared to most of the other PCs that have been around for more than two years. The slowest maximum turbo frequency of computers of this type and age is 1.3GHz, the fastest is 4.4GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 3.6GHz.

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Supports One Case Placement

The Lenovo P300 Tower has a greater number of placements than most comparable spec PCs that are a similar age to it. This personal computer supports a Vertical case placement, which is the most commonly supported case placement supported by personal computers that have been available for a comparable time to the P300 Tower.

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Has One Memory Slot

The P300 Tower has a greater number of memory slots than most computers of this spec and age. This desktop computer has a 4x DIMM memory slot, which is the most frequently found memory slot found on desktop computers of this type and age.

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Has One Cable Included

The number of included cables found on the P300 Tower is more than most personal computers of a comparable type and age to it. This computer has an AC cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included found on desktop computers of a comparable age and type 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 desktop computers of this spec and age.

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7 Reasons Against

Quite Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

At only 1,024 gigabyte, the P300 Tower has a quite small discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that have been around for around the same time as the P300 Tower. Across all the medium processor core personal computers that were launched around the same time as the P300 Tower the discrete graphics adapter memory capacities range from 1GB to 6.2TB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 2TB.

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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 personal computers of this age and type. 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 Hard Drive Capacity

With a hard drive capacity of only 500 gigabytes, the Lenovo P300 Tower has a fairly small hard drive capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that have been around for more than two years. The smallest hard drive capacity of medium processor core personal computers that have been available for a comparable time to the P300 Tower is 320GB, the biggest is 3TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 800GB.

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

The Lenovo P300 Tower has one of the smaller total storage capacity (only 500 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core personal computers of this age. Medium processor core personal computers that are a similar age to the P300 Tower have total storage capacity of between 32GB and 3TB.

If you want a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to look at the Apple Mac Pro[plb_3816853_price] (512GB).

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Very Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

With a discrete graphics adapter memory of only 1,024 megabyte, the P300 Tower has a quite small discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other comparable spec personal computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the P300 Tower. The discrete graphics adapter memory of medium processor core personal computers that were released around the same time as the P300 Tower range from 510MB to 6.2GB.

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Only Two USB 2.0 Ports

The Lenovo P300 Tower is a two USB 2.0 port computer. Most of the other medium processor core personal computers that came out more than two years ago have between one and nine USB 2.0 ports.

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Heavy

With a weight of 13 kilograms, the P300 Tower is quite heavy compared to most of the other PCs that have been around for around the same time as the P300 Tower. The lightest computer of this age and spec is 250g heavy, the heaviest is 24kg, and the average weight is 8.2kg.

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1 Other reason to consider the Lenovo P300 Tower

Released Over Two Years Ago

Lenovo released the P300 Tower over two years ago.

Specification

Features
Processor
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
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Configuration
Processor Codename
Processor Lithography
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Bus Type
Processor Cache Type
Processor Installed
Ergonomics
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
Compatible Memory Card
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
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete 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
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 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
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
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
Display
Power
Power Supply
Weight & Dimensions
Height
Depth
Width
Operational Conditions
Certificates
RoHS Compliant
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Packaging Content
Display Included
Other Features
Intel Virtualization Technology
Technical Details
Technical Details
Management Features

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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

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo 64, lenovo 64b, lenovo 64bi, lenovo 64bit, lenovo 30ah0018, lenovo e31246v3, lenovo 9tkcza00, lenovo 9tkczs00, lenovo 30ah0018u, lenovo 30ah0018uk
Barcodes 00888772115159, 00888772115319, 00888772118822, 00888772119225, 00888772119416, 00888965351838, 00888965352422, 00888965352484, 00888965354730, 00888965355089, 00888965355263, 04053162642096, 08887721194162

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