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Lenovo S500 SFF 4 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.9GHz 8GB 1TB HDD

4 Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.9GHz 8GB Aug 2015
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6 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many recently released similar spec personal computers.

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Lenovo Has Good Computer Reviews

We calculated the average reviews for all Lenovo desktop computers and also specifically for Lenovo medium processor core personal computers and found that in both cases Lenovo had good reviews compared to other brands.

Quite Big Hard Drive Capacity

At 1,000 gigabyte, the S500 SFF has a quite big hard drive capacity compared to most of the other computers that were released in the last 12 months. Across all the new medium processor core personal computers the hard drive capacity range from 250GB to 3TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 910GB.

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3 PCI Express Slots Version

This desktop computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is the most commonly supported PCI Express slots version on latest comparable spec personal computers.

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Light

With a weight of only 4.1 kilograms, the S500 SFF is one of the lighter similar spec desktop computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the S500 SFF amongst computers of this age. The average weight of latest comparable spec computers is 6.4kg, and the weights range from 38g to 16kg.

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Very Short

The S500 SFF is one of the shorter latest medium processor core personal computers (only 90 millimeters) amongst medium processor core personal computers of this age. Medium processor core personal computers that are a similar age to the S500 SFF have heights of between 10mm and 560mm, and the average height is 280mm.

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10 Reasons Against

Only Two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports

Most PCs that are a similar age to the S500 SFF have between one and seven USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the S500 SFF which has two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Quite Slow Max Memory Bandwidth Supported Processor

With a max memory bandwidth supported processor of only 25.6 gigabytes per second, the S500 SFF has a fairly slow max memory bandwidth supported processor compared to most of the other new personal computers. The slowest max memory bandwidth supported processor of medium processor core personal computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the S500 SFF is 10GB/s, the fastest is 77GB/s, and the average max memory bandwidth supported processor is 34GB/s.

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Very Small Max Internal Memory Supported Processor

The max internal memory supported processors of new medium processor core personal computers range from 2GB to 1.6TB. The Lenovo S500 SFF has a fairly small max internal memory supported processor (only 32 gigabytes) compared to most of the other newly released comparable spec personal computers.

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Only 11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version

The Lenovo S500 SFF supports an 11 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version which is better than most medium processor core personal computers that have been around for the last year. Most medium processor core personal computers that have been on the market for around the same time as it support a 12 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version. The best on-board graphics adapter DirectX version of all medium processor core personal computers that are a comparable age to the S500 SFF is 12 and the worst is 11.2/12.

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Only 4.3 On-Board Graphics Adapter OpenGL Version

The S500 SFF supports a 4.3 on-board graphics adapter OpenGL version which is better than the 4.4 on-board graphics adapter OpenGL version supported by most new desktop computers. Across all medium processor core personal computers that have been on the market for the last year the on-board graphics adapter OpenGL version ranges from 4 (worst) to 4.4 (best).

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Only Has One Memory Slot

The S500 SFF has a greater number of memory slots than most medium processor core personal computers that were released in the last year. The most frequently found memory slot is 4x DIMM, but this memory slot is not found on this Lenovo PC. The memory slots 2x DIMM are also found on this Lenovo computer.

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Only Two USB 3.0 Ports

Most similar spec PCs that came out around the same time as the S500 SFF have between one and seven USB 3.0 ports, including the Lenovo S500 SFF which has two USB 3.0 ports.

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Only DDR3-SDRAM Internal Memory Type

The S500 SFF has a newer internal memory type than most new similar spec personal computers. This computer has a DDR3-SDRAM internal memory type, whereas most recently released comparable spec desktop computers have a DDR4-SDRAM internal memory type.

This computer's internal memory type (DDR3-SDRAM) is actually the worst internal memory type across all latest medium processor core personal computers.

Across similar types of computer the best internal memory type is DDR4-SDRAM.

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Very Slow Memory Clock Speed

With a memory clock speed of only 1,600 megahertz, the Lenovo S500 SFF has one of the slower memory clock speeds amongst personal computers of this age. Across all the PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the S500 SFF the memory clock speeds range from 1,600MHz to 2,400MHz, and the average memory clock speed is 2,000MHz.

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Quite Low System Bus Data Transfer Rate

Medium processor core personal computers that were launched in the last 12 months have system bus data transfer rates of between 5GT/s and 8GT/s. At only 5 Gigatransfers per second, the S500 SFF has a fairly low system bus data transfer rate compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that came out around the same time as the S500 SFF.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo S500 SFF

Released Eleven Months Ago

It was eleven months ago when Lenovo released the S500 SFF.

Average Total Storage Capacity

At 1,000 gigabyte, the Lenovo S500 SFF has a relatively average total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that were launched in the last 12 months.

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Average Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the S500 SFF has a pretty typical internal memory compared to most of the other personal computers that came out in the last 12 months.

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HDD Storage Medium

The storage speed of this PC is HDD, which is the most frequently found storage medium on computers that have been around 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.

If the storage speed of this personal computer is not fast enough for you then you might want to consider the HP 400 G2[plb_3768564_price] (SSD).

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Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2.9 gigahertz, the S500 SFF has a fairly average processor clock speed compared to most of the other PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the S500 SFF.

If you would prefer a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to look at the HP 400 G2.5[plb_3288096_price] (3GHz), or the DELL Precision T3610[plb_3364974_price] (3GHz).

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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 Memory Voltage
Memory Channel Supported Processor
Max Memory Bandwidth Supported Processor
Memory Clock Speed Supported by Processor
Memory Type Supported Processor
Max Internal Memory Supported Processor
Conflict Free Processor
Processor Series
Tcase
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
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
Optical Drive
Optical Drive
Optical Drive Type
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
On-Board Graphics Adapter OpenGL Version
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
Cabling Technology
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
Ports & Interfaces
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
Design
Chassis Type
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
Case Colour
Performance
Product Type
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intell Identity Protection Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Quick Sync Videotechnology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Intel 64
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel HD Graphics
Intel Secure Key
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel AES New Instructions
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 VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Instruction Set
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Processor Code
Scalability
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O
Thermal Solution Specification
Processor Package Size
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Smart Cache
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Display
Power
Power Supply Input Voltage
Power Supply Input Frequency
Power Supply
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Operational Conditions
Certificates
Certification
RoHS Compliant
Energy Star Certified
Packaging Content
Other Features
Intel Virtualization Technology
Technical Details
Technical Details
Management Features

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo i54460, lenovo 10hs002, lenovo i54460s, lenovo 10hs002w, lenovo 10hs002wu, lenovo 10hs002wuk
Barcodes 00190151389014, 00889955406552

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4 core Intel Core i5-4xxx 2.9GHz 8GB 1TB HDD
£ 695.00
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4 core Intel Core i5-4xxx 2.9GHz 8GB 1TB HDD
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