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Lenovo Thinkstation P500 6 Core Intel Xeon E5 V3 3.5GHz 4GB 256GB SSD

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6 Intel Xeon E5 V3 3.5GHz 4GB Oct 2014
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12 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This computer supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on many processor core personal computers that came out around the same time as it.

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

The Lenovo Thinkstation P500 is a eight USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port computer. Most of the other PCs of a comparable age and type to the Thinkstation P500 have between two and eight USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Fairly Fast Max Memory Bandwidth Supported Processor

The max memory bandwidth supported processor of desktop computers of a comparable type and age to the Thinkstation P500 range from 32GB/s to 68GB/s, and the average max memory bandwidth supported processor is 60GB/s. At 68 gigabytes per second, the Thinkstation P500 has a fairly fast max memory bandwidth supported processor compared to most of the other computers that were released more than two years ago.

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Lenovo Has Good Reviews for Its Desktop Computers

Computers produced by Lenovo generally have good ratings compared to other manufacturers.

Very Fast Processor Clock Speed

The average processor clock speed of desktop computers of a comparable age and spec to the Thinkstation P500 is 2.9GHz. The Lenovo Thinkstation P500 has one of the fastest processor clock speeds (3.5 gigahertz) amongst many processor core personal computers of this age.

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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 many processor core personal computers that were released around the same time as the Thinkstation P500. Personal computers of this age and spec have memory clock speeds of between 1,300MHz and 2,200MHz.

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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 comparable spec computers that were launched around the same time as it.

This personal computer's internal memory type (DDR4-SDRAM) is actually the best internal memory type across all personal computers of a comparable age and type to the Thinkstation P500.

A DDR3-SDRAM internal memory type is the worst internal memory type across comparable types of personal computer.

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Eight USB 3.0 Ports

Most PCs of this spec and age have between two and eight USB 3.0 ports, including the Thinkstation P500 which has eight USB 3.0 ports.

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Ten 2.5" Bays

Most of the other desktop computers of this type and age only have between four and nine 2.5" bays, however the Lenovo Thinkstation P500 has ten 2.5" bays.

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Gold EPEAT Compliance

This personal computer has a Gold EPEAT compliance, which is the most frequently found EPEAT compliance on PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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Has One Memory Slot

The Thinkstation P500 has a greater number of memory slots than most computers of a comparable age and type to it. The most frequently found memory slot is 4x DIMM, but this memory slot is not found on this desktop computer. The memory slots 8x DIMM are also found on this PC.

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Supports One Case Placement

The number of placements supported by the Thinkstation P500 is more than most personal computers of this age and type. This desktop computer supports a Vertical case placement, which is the most commonly supported case placement supported by many processor core personal computers that have been available for more than two years.

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7 Reasons Against

Very Small Total Storage Capacity

The smallest total storage capacity of PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Thinkstation P500 is 180GB, the biggest is 8.3TB, and the average total storage capacity is 800GB. The Thinkstation P500 has one of the smaller total storage capacity (only 256 gigabytes) amongst many processor core personal computers of this age.

Computers with a bigger total storage capacity that might be worth considering include the DELL Precision T5610[plb_3364976_price] (500GB).

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Quite Small Internal Memory

When compared to other similar spec desktop computers that were launched around the same time as the Thinkstation P500 that we have checked the internal memory of, the Lenovo Thinkstation P500's internal memory of only 4 gigabytes is one of the smallest. Many processor core personal computers that are a comparable age to the Thinkstation P500 have internal memory of between 4GB and 64GB, and the average internal memory is 22GB.

If you would prefer a bigger internal memory then you might also want to look at the P700[pl_2552838_price] (8GB), the P700[pl_2552850_price] (8GB), or the P900[pl_2556129_price] (8GB) all from Lenovo.

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Only One CPU Configuration (max)

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

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Only One Discrete Graphics Adapter

Most desktop computers of a similar age and spec to the Thinkstation P500 have one discrete graphics adapter, including the Lenovo Thinkstation P500 which has one discrete graphics adapter.

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Only One Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port

The Thinkstation P500 is a one Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) port computer. Most of the other similar spec personal computers that have been around for around the same time as the Thinkstation P500 have one Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) port.

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Only Two 5.25" Bays

Most desktop computers of a similar age and spec to the Thinkstation P500 have between one and two 5.25" bays, including the Thinkstation P500 which has two 5.25" bays.

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Only 12 Processor Threads

The Thinkstation P500 is a 12 processor thread personal computer. Most of the other computers that have been available for around the same time as the Thinkstation P500 have between 6 and 23 processor threads.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo Thinkstation P500

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when Lenovo released the Thinkstation P500.

SSD Storage Medium

The storage speed of this PC is SSD, which is typical of many desktop computers of a comparable type and age to it. Solid State Drives (SSD) store information in transistors on a circuit board rather than on optical or magnetic media. This has the advantage of being much faster than a traditional HDD drive.

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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
RAID Level
RAID File Storage
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Solid State Drive Installed
Integrated Card Reader
Optical Drive
Optical Drive
Optical Drive Type
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete 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
Serial Port
Headphone Out Port
Microphone in Port
Line-Out Port
Line-In Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
PS/2 Port
DisplayPort
DVI 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
Case Placement
5.25" Bay
3.5" Bay
Case Colour
Water Cooling System
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 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
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 Input Voltage
Power Supply Input Frequency
Weight & Dimensions
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
Mouse Included
Display Included
Keyboard Supplied
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 bxq5za00, lenovo 30a7000g, lenovo bxq5zs00, lenovo 30a7000gu, lenovo 30a7000guk
Barcodes 00888965300089, 00888965300911, 00888965301659, 00888965302489, 04056572488636

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