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Lenovo Thinkstation P500

Lenovo Thinkstation P500 6 Core Intel Xeon E5 V3 3.5GHz 4GB 1TB HDD

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6 Intel Xeon E5 V3 3.5GHz 4GB Sep 2014
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ThinkStation P500 delivers power and flexibility with more I/O slots and the highest storage capacity in the industry for a 1P workstation. Certified for all major ISV applications; perfect for... More
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12 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This personal computer supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on similar spec personal computers that have been available for around the same time as it.

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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. Most of the other computers of a similar age and spec to the Thinkstation P500 have between two and eight USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Quite Fast Max Memory Bandwidth Supported Processor

At 68 gigabytes per second, the Lenovo Thinkstation P500 has a fairly fast max memory bandwidth supported processor compared to most of the other personal computers that are a similar age to the Thinkstation P500. Across all the similar spec PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Thinkstation P500 the max memory bandwidth supported processor range from 32GB/s to 68GB/s, and the average max memory bandwidth supported processor is 60GB/s.

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Good Brand

Lenovo is one of the superior PC brands according to average expert and user review score data that we have collected for all personal computers.

Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed

The Thinkstation P500 has one of the faster processor clock speeds (3.5 gigahertz) amongst many processor core personal computers of this age. The average processor clock speed of comparable spec computers that have been around for more than two years is 2.9GHz, and the processor clock speeds range from 1.6GHz to 3.7GHz.

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Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

The smallest total storage capacity of computers of this spec and age is 180GB and the biggest is 8.3TB. The Thinkstation P500 has a quite big total storage capacity (1,000 gigabyte) compared to most of the other PCs that were released more than two years ago.

If you want a desktop computer with a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to consider the Lenovo P700 (£1,851.60) (2TB).

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Very Fast Memory Clock Speed

With a memory clock speed of 2,133 megahertz, the Thinkstation P500 has a very fast memory clock speed compared to most of the other many processor core personal computers that were launched around the same time as the Thinkstation P500. The average memory clock speed of many processor core personal computers that have been on the market for a similar time to the Thinkstation P500 is 1,900MHz.

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DDR4-SDRAM Internal Memory Type

The Thinkstation P500 has a newer internal memory type than most PCs that have been around for around the same time as it. This desktop computer has a DDR4-SDRAM internal memory type, whereas most computers of a comparable spec and age to it have a DDR3-SDRAM internal memory type.

This PC's internal memory type (DDR4-SDRAM) is actually the best internal memory type amongst all many processor core personal computers that were released more than two years ago.

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

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Eight USB 3.0 Ports

Most computers of a similar age and type to the Thinkstation P500 have between two and eight USB 3.0 ports, including the Lenovo Thinkstation P500 which has eight USB 3.0 ports.

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Four 3.5" Bays

The Thinkstation P500 is a four 3.5" bay computer.

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Has One Memory Slot

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

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Supports One Case Placement

The Lenovo Thinkstation P500 has a greater number of placements than most comparable spec PCs that have been around for around the same time as it. This desktop computer supports a Vertical case placement, which is the most frequently supported case placement supported by many processor core personal computers that were released around the same time as the Thinkstation P500.

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8 Reasons Against

Quite Small Internal Memory

Across all the PCs of this age and type the internal memory range from 4GB to 64GB. With an internal memory of only 4 gigabytes, the Lenovo Thinkstation P500 has a very small internal memory compared to most of the other many processor core personal computers that were launched around the same time as the Thinkstation P500.

Personal computers with a bigger internal memory that might also be worth looking at include the DELL Precision T5610 (£1,318.80) (8GB).

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Only One CPU Configuration (max)

The Lenovo Thinkstation P500 is a desktop computer that takes one CPUs configuration (max).

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Only Two PCI Express X16 (Gen 3.x) Slots

Most many processor core personal computers that were launched more than two years ago have between two and three PCI Express x16 (Gen 3.x) slots, including the Thinkstation P500 which has two PCI Express x16 (Gen 3.x) slots.

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Only One Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port

The Thinkstation P500 is a one Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) port desktop computer.

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Only Two 5.25" Bays

The Thinkstation P500 is a two 5.25" bay desktop computer.

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Only 12 Processor Threads

Most personal computers of a similar age and type to the Thinkstation P500 have between 6 and 23 processor threads, including the Thinkstation P500 which has 12 processor threads.

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Very Small Processor Cache

The average processor cache of many processor core personal computers that have been available for a comparable time to the Thinkstation P500 is 20MB, and the processor caches range from 12MB to 30MB. At only 15 megabytes, the Lenovo Thinkstation P500 has a quite small processor cache compared to most of the other desktop computers that have been available for a comparable time to the Thinkstation P500.

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Heavy

The Thinkstation P500 is quite heavy (22.2 kilograms) compared to most of the other computers of this spec and age. The weights of computers of this spec and age range from 250g to 30kg.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo Thinkstation P500

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this desktop computer was released.

Average Hard Drive Capacity

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

If this desktop computer hard drive capacity is too small for you then you might also want to look at the Lenovo P700 (£1,851.60) (2TB).

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HDD Storage Medium

The Lenovo Thinkstation P500 has an HDD storage medium which is faster than the Flash storage medium found on most PCs that came out 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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Specification

Features
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
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
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
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
DVI 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
Case Placement
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
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Smart Cache
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Display
Power
Power Supply
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Operational Conditions
Storage Relative Humidity Range
Storage Temperature Range
Operating Altitude
Relative Humidity Operating Range
Operating Temperature Range
Certificates
Packaging Content
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...

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo 30a7, lenovo 30a7000, lenovo 30a7004, lenovo 30a7000h, lenovo 30a7004s, lenovo 30a7000q, lenovo e51650v3, lenovo e51620v3, lenovo 30a7000qu, lenovo 30a7000hu, lenovo 30a7004su, lenovo 30a7000huk, lenovo 30a7004sus, lenovo 30a7000qus
Barcodes 00888965288967, 08889652889674

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