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Lenovo Thinkstation P500 4 Core Intel Xeon E5 V3 3.1GHz 4GB 1TB HDD

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4 Intel Xeon E5 V3 3.1GHz 4GB Oct 2014
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Patented tri-channel cooling with just 3 system fans as opposed to 10 that other workstations typically rely on and a direct cooling air baffle directs fresh air into the CPU and memory.... More
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17 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This computer supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many similar spec PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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Eight USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports

The Thinkstation P500 is a eight USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port computer.

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Very Big Max Internal Memory Supported Processor

The average max internal memory supported processor of medium processor core personal computers that have been around for more than two years is 88GB. When compared to other PCs that are a comparable age to the Thinkstation P500, the max internal memory supported processor of the Lenovo Thinkstation P500 of 768 gigabytes is one of the biggest.

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Fairly Fast Max Memory Bandwidth Supported Processor

Computers of a comparable age and type to the Thinkstation P500 have max memory bandwidth supported processor of between 10GB/s and 68GB/s. The Lenovo Thinkstation P500 has one of the faster max memory bandwidth supported processor (59 gigabytes per second) amongst similar spec personal computers of this age.

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Lenovo Has Good Personal Computer Reviews

Lenovo medium processor core personal computers have good reviews on average and across all PCs Lenovo is one of the superior brands.

DDR4-SDRAM Internal Memory Type

The Thinkstation P500 has a DDR4-SDRAM internal memory type which is newer than the DDR3-SDRAM internal memory type found on most PCs of a comparable type and age to it.

This computer's internal memory type (DDR4-SDRAM) is in fact the best internal memory type across all similar spec desktop computers that are a comparable age to the Thinkstation P500.

The worst internal memory type amongst comparable types of computer is DDR3-SDRAM.

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Gold EPEAT Compliance

This computer has a Gold EPEAT compliance, which is the most commonly found EPEAT compliance on medium processor core personal computers that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Eight USB 3.0 Ports

The Lenovo Thinkstation P500 is a eight USB 3.0 port personal computer.

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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 came out around the same time as it.

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Very Big Maximum Internal Memory

Across all the comparable spec computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the Thinkstation P500 the maximum internal memory range from 8.1GB to 790GB. When compared to other comparable spec PCs that were released more than two years ago, the maximum internal memory of the Thinkstation P500 of 786,432 megabytes is one of the biggest.

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3 PCI Express Slots Version

This computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is the most frequently supported PCI Express slots version on computers of this type and age.

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Very Fast Memory Clock Speed

The Thinkstation P500 has one of the fastest memory clock speeds (2,133 megahertz) amongst medium processor core personal computers of this age. Across all the PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Thinkstation P500 the memory clock speeds range from 1,000MHz to 2,200MHz.

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L3 Processor Cache Level

This PC has a L3 processor cache level, which is typical of many desktop computers that are a similar age to it.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

The average maximum internal memory of comparable spec desktop computers that were released more than two years ago is 32GB, and the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 260GB. The maximum internal memory of the Thinkstation P500 of 128 gigabytes is one of the biggest amongst computers of this age and spec.

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Four 3.5" Bays

Most medium processor core personal computers that came out more than two years ago have between one and eight 3.5" bays, including the Thinkstation P500 which has four 3.5" bays.

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Very Big Processor Cache

Comparable spec PCs that are a similar age to the Thinkstation P500 have processor caches of between 0.51MB and 10MB. The Thinkstation P500 has one of the biggest processor caches (10 megabytes) amongst comparable spec personal computers of this age.

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Has One Memory Slot

The number of memory slots found on the Lenovo Thinkstation P500 is more than most PCs of this age and spec. The most frequently found memory slot is 4x DIMM, but this memory slot is not found on this computer. The memory slots 8x DIMM are also found on this personal computer.

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4 Reasons Against

Only One Graphics Adapter DisplayPort

Most PCs that came out more than two years ago have between one and three graphics adapter DisplayPorts, including the Thinkstation P500 which has one graphics adapter DisplayPort.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

The storage speed of this desktop computer is HDD, which is the most commonly found storage medium on computers of a similar spec and age 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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Only One PCI Express X1 Slot

The Thinkstation P500 is a one PCI Express x1 slot desktop computer.

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Very Heavy

At 22.2 kilograms, the Thinkstation P500 is very heavy compared to most of the other similar spec personal computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Thinkstation P500. The lightest medium processor core desktop computer that has been on the market for more than two years is 250g heavy and the heaviest is 24kg.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo Thinkstation P500

Released Over Two Years Ago

Lenovo released the Thinkstation P500 over two years ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

The Lenovo Thinkstation P500 has a fairly typical processor clock speed (3.1 gigahertz) compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that were released around the same time as the Thinkstation P500.

If this desktop computer processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might want to look at the Lenovo ThinkCentre E73 SFF (£629.99) (3.2GHz).

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Average Hard Drive Capacity

With a hard drive capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the Thinkstation P500 has a pretty average hard drive capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that were launched more than two years ago.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 1,000 gigabyte, the Thinkstation P500 has a fairly standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other personal computers that have been available for a similar time to the Thinkstation P500.

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Average Internal Memory

The Thinkstation P500 has a pretty average internal memory (4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other computers of this type and age.

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Specification

Features
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
PCI Express Slots Version
Processor Thread
Processor Cache
Processor Socket
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
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
Error Checking and Correcting (ECC)
Memory Clock Speed
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Hard Drive Capacity
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
Operating System/software
Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Networking
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
PS/2 Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Expansion Slots
PCI Slot
PCI Express X16 Slot
PCI Express X4 Slot
PCI Express X1 Slot
Design
Chassis Type
5.25" Bay
3.5" Bay
Case Colour
Performance
Password Protection
Audio System
Motherboard Chipset
Product Type
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Physical Address Extension (PAE)
Intell Identity Protection Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Quick Sync Videotechnology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect 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
Idle States
OS Guard
Thermal Monitoring Technology
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Instruction Set
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Processor Code
Scalability
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O
Processor Package Size
CPU Configuration (max)
Physical Address Extension (PAE)
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
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
Storage Relative Humidity Range
Storage Temperature Range
Relative Humidity Operating Range
Operating Temperature Range
Certificates
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Packaging Content
Manual
Other Features
Intel Virtualization Technology
Technical Details
Technical Details
Management Features

2 Awards

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Expert Reviews

(5)
24 April 2015

IBM farmed off its server brands to Lenovo last year, but thankfully it's been business as usual in terms of quality.The ThinkStation P500 is evidence of this, rivalled only by the HP Z640 for... Read more…

Above average performance
Stays cool under heavy workloads
Excellent buildquality
Cable Management could be improved
Not the most quiet
5 March 2015

The cornerstone of the single-socket P500 is Intel's Xeon E5-1630 v3 CPU. A version of Intel's Haswell-E microarchitecture, the E5-1630 v3 SKU (or item number) delivers modestly more performance... Read more…

27 February 2015

P500 seems to meet most workstation demands, whilst embracing the new X99 platform happily. The 20011-E haswell processor is capable of handling most heavy-duty media encoding and advanced CAD...

Reviewstudio.net

30 January 2015

After running the P500 through our tests, we found it to be very capable for a system at this price point...

Tweaktown.com

25 August 2010

Big computers generally mean big performance, but does a PC need to be imposing in order to blitz through the benchmarks? Lenovo?s ThinkStation C20 is the baby of the range when it comes to... Read more…

User Reviews

(4)
Reviewed 1 December 2015 by Jeffbx
Jeffbx would recommend the Lenovo ThinkStation P500 Tower

This is a truly remarkable machine. Ridiculously fast, highly customizable, quiet, flexible... I'd easily recommend this to any power user...

Reviewed 27 November 2015 by Skydoyle
Skydoyle would recommend the Lenovo ThinkStation P500 Tower

After buying and returning 2 desktops, 3rd time was a charm after buying this product..but I had to uninstall mcafee to get the best performance...

Reviewed 29 May 2015 by Circuits

I bought this Lenovo as an engineering workstation. The CAD software required specific video cards and this unit had what I needed. This is one of the quietest workstations in the office and it... Read more…

Reviewed 6 October 2014 by Anonymous

Battery went bad one month after 1 yr warrenty. Also had to have dvd drive replaced...

Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo 30a7000, lenovo e51650v3, lenovo 30a7000h, lenovo 30a7000hu, lenovo 30a7000huk
Barcodes 00888965295712, 00888965298386, 00888965298645, 00888965299451, 04053162756540

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