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Lenovo Thinkstation P500

Lenovo Thinkstation P500 4 Core Intel Xeon E5 V3 3.5GHz 8GB 1.3TB HDD+SSD

tweaktown.com Best Value Award reviewstudio.net Best Power Consumption
4 Intel Xeon E5 V3 3.5GHz 8GB Oct 2015
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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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23 Reasons For

Two Industry Awards

This computer received a "Best Power Consumption" award from Reviewstudio.net who said it was ecologically sound and the expert at Tweaktown.com said that it was good value for money and gave it a "Best Value Award".

Expert Reviews Are Excellent

On average, based on two expert reviews from sites including tweaktown.com and reviewstudio.net this medium processor core desktop computer has an overall expert rating of 93%. Experts think this personal computer is one of the very best personal computers of this type and age.

Good Value for Money

Tweaktown.com highlighted in their review that this desktop computer provided a good bang for your buck.

Environmentally Friendly

Expert review site Reviewstudio.net highlighted in their review that this medium processor core desktop computer was environmentally friendly.

Easy to Use

One Lenovo Thinkstation P500 reviewer who bought this PC thought it was easy to handle. Expert review site Reviewstudio.net wrote in their review of this PC in December last year “The 20011-E haswell processor is capable of handling most heavy-duty media encoding” .

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on personal computers that have been around for more than a year.

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

Most of the other medium processor core personal computers that came out more than a year ago only have between one and seven USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, however the Thinkstation P500 has eight USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Very Fast Max Memory Bandwidth Supported Processor

The max memory bandwidth supported processor of the Lenovo Thinkstation P500 of 68 gigabytes per second is one of the fastest amongst desktop computers of a similar type and age to the Thinkstation P500. Across all the medium processor core personal computers that were released one year ago the max memory bandwidth supported processor range from 10GB/s to 68GB/s.

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Very Big Max Internal Memory Supported Processor

When compared to other medium processor core personal computers that have been available for a similar time to the Thinkstation P500 that we have checked, the Thinkstation P500's max internal memory supported processor of 768 gigabytes is one of the biggest. The smallest max internal memory supported processor of medium processor core personal computers that have been available for a similar time to the Thinkstation P500 is 2GB, the biggest is 770GB, and the average max internal memory supported processor is 65GB.

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Good Brand

Lenovo has good average ratings for its medium processor core personal computers as well as across its entire personal computer range.

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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

The smallest total storage capacity of medium processor core personal computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the Thinkstation P500 is 4GB, the biggest is 3.6TB, and the average total storage capacity is 840GB. The Thinkstation P500 has a quite big total storage capacity (1,256 gigabyte) compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that have been around for a similar time to the Thinkstation P500.

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Fairly Fast Memory Clock Speed

At 2,133 megahertz, the Lenovo Thinkstation P500 has a quite fast memory clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that have been around for around the same time as the Thinkstation P500. The memory clock speeds of computers that were released around the same time as the Thinkstation P500 range from 1,000MHz to 2,400MHz, and the average memory clock speed is 1,800MHz.

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3 PCI Express Slots Version

This desktop computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, 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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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 computers of a comparable spec and age to it.

This computer's internal memory type (DDR4-SDRAM) is actually the best internal memory type across all desktop computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the Thinkstation P500.

A DDR3-SDRAM internal memory type is the worst internal memory type amongst similar types of computer.

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Two Storage Drives Installed

The Thinkstation P500 has more storage drives installed than most of the medium processor core personal computers that have been on the market for a similar time to the Thinkstation P500. This desktop computer is a two storage drive installed personal computer compared to most of the computers that were released one year ago which only have one storage drive installed.

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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 medium processor core personal computers that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Gold EPEAT Compliance

This desktop computer has a Gold EPEAT compliance, which is the most commonly found EPEAT compliance on desktop computers of a comparable type and age to it.

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Four 3.5" Bays

The Thinkstation P500 is a four 3.5" bay PC. Most of the other personal computers of this spec and age have between one and six 3.5" bays.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

The maximum internal memory of desktop computers that have been available for a similar time to the Thinkstation P500 range from 2GB to 260GB. At 128 gigabytes, the Lenovo Thinkstation P500 has a very big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that are a comparable age to the Thinkstation P500.

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Very Big Processor Cache

When compared to other medium processor core personal computers that came out around the same time as the Thinkstation P500, the Thinkstation P500's processor cache of 10 megabytes is one of the biggest. Across all the medium processor core personal computers that were released around the same time as the Thinkstation P500 the processor caches range from 2MB to 10MB, and the average processor cache is 6.6MB.

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Eight Processor Threads

The Thinkstation P500 is a eight processor thread computer.

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Two PCI Express X16 (Gen 3.x) Slots

Most medium processor core personal computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the Thinkstation P500 have between one and two PCI Express x16 (Gen 3.x) slots, including the Lenovo Thinkstation P500 which has two PCI Express x16 (Gen 3.x) slots.

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Has One Memory Slot

The Thinkstation P500 has a greater number of memory slots than most desktop computers of a similar age and type to it. 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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5 Reasons Against

Unacceptable Noise Level

One Lenovo Thinkstation P500 owner mentioned in their reviews that the product was not quiet. Crn.com.au mentioned in their review of this PC last year “Not the most quiet”.

Not Good in Terms of Size

One Lenovo Thinkstation P500 reviewer who purchased this PC reckoned that it was not heavy and bulky. Crn.com.au wrote in their review of this PC “Stays cool under heavy workloads”.

Only HDD Storage Medium

The storage speed of this personal computer is HDD+SSD, which is the most frequently found storage medium on PCs that have been on the market 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.

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Only One PCI Express X1 (Gen 2.x) Slot

The Thinkstation P500 is a one PCI Express x1 (Gen 2.x) slot personal computer. Most of the other personal computers of this spec and age have between one and two PCI Express x1 (Gen 2.x) slots.

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Heavy

When compared to other personal computers of this age and type, the weight of the Thinkstation P500 of 22.2 kilograms is one of the heaviest. The average weight of similar spec personal computers that are a comparable age to the Thinkstation P500 is 7.5kg, and the weights range from 38g to 100kg.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo Thinkstation P500

Released Over a Year Ago

This desktop computer has been on the market for over a year.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 3.5 gigahertz, the Thinkstation P500 has a fairly typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other personal computers of this spec and age.

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Average Hard Drive Capacity

At 1,000 gigabyte, the Lenovo Thinkstation P500 has a pretty average hard drive capacity compared to most of the other personal computers of a similar age and spec to the Thinkstation P500.

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Average Internal Memory

The Lenovo Thinkstation P500 has a relatively typical internal memory (8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other personal computers of a comparable age and spec to the Thinkstation P500.

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Specification

Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
PCI Express Slots Version
Processor Thread
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
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
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
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Solid State Drive Installed
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive
Storage Drive Installed
Integrated Card Reader
Optical Drive
Optical Drive
Optical Drive Type
Operating System/software
Operating System
Recovery 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 (Gen 3.x) Slot
PCI Express X4 (Gen 3.x) Slot
PCI Express X4 (Gen 2.x) Slot
PCI Express X1 (Gen 2.x) Slot
Design
Chassis Type
5.25" Bay
3.5" Bay
Case Colour
Performance
Audio System
Motherboard Chipset
Product Type
Processor Special Features
Physical Address Extension (PAE)
Intell Identity Protection Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel 64
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
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
Power
Power Supply Input Voltage
Power Supply Input Frequency
Power Supply
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Certificates
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified

2 Awards

tweaktown.com Best Value Award reviewstudio.net Best Power Consumption

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...

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