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Lenovo Thinkstation P500 6 Core Intel Xeon E5 V3 3.5GHz 8GB 1.1TB HDD+SSD

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6 Intel Xeon E5 V3 3.5GHz 8GB 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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11 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This desktop computer supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many many processor core personal computers that have been on the market for 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 personal computer.

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Quite Fast Max Memory Bandwidth Supported Processor

The slowest max memory bandwidth supported processor of many processor core personal computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the Thinkstation P500 is 32GB/s and the fastest is 68GB/s. With a max memory bandwidth supported processor of 68 gigabytes per second, the Thinkstation P500 has one of the faster max memory bandwidth supported processor amongst personal computers of this age.

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Lenovo Has Good Personal Computer Reviews

Desktop computers manufactured by Lenovo generally have good ratings compared to other brands.

Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed

The slowest processor clock speed of comparable spec PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Thinkstation P500 is 1.6GHz and the fastest is 3.7GHz. With a processor clock speed of 3.5 gigahertz, the Lenovo Thinkstation P500 has one of the faster processor clock speeds amongst many processor core personal computers of this age.

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Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

At 1,128 gigabyte, the Thinkstation P500 has a quite big total storage capacity compared to most of the other similar spec desktop computers that have been around for more than two years. Many processor core personal computers that came out around the same time as the Thinkstation P500 have total storage capacity of between 180GB and 8.3TB, and the average total storage capacity is 800GB.

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Very Fast Memory Clock Speed

The Lenovo Thinkstation P500 has a fairly fast memory clock speed (2,133 megahertz) compared to most of the other personal computers of a comparable age and spec to the Thinkstation P500. The slowest memory clock speed of comparable spec desktop computers that have been around for a similar time to the Thinkstation P500 is 1,300MHz, the fastest is 2,200MHz, and the average memory clock speed is 1,900MHz.

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DDR4-SDRAM Internal Memory Type

The Thinkstation P500 has a DDR4-SDRAM internal memory type which is newer than most many processor core personal computers that came out more than two years ago. Most many processor core personal computers that were released more than two years ago have a DDR3-SDRAM internal memory type.

This desktop computer's internal memory type (DDR4-SDRAM) is actually the best internal memory type amongst all many processor core personal computers that were launched around the same time as the Thinkstation P500.

Amongst similar types of desktop computer the worst internal memory type is DDR3-SDRAM.

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Gold EPEAT Compliance

This personal computer has a Gold EPEAT compliance, which is typical of many many processor core personal computers that are a similar age to it.

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Has One Memory Slot

The number of memory slots found on the Thinkstation P500 is more than most computers of a comparable type and age to it. The most commonly found memory slot is 4x DIMM, but this memory slot is not found on this Lenovo computer. The memory slots 8x DIMM are also found on this personal computer.

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Supports One Case Placement

The number of placements supported by the Thinkstation P500 is more than most PCs of this age and spec. This desktop computer supports a Vertical case placement, which is the most frequently supported case placement supported by computers of this spec and age.

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6 Reasons Against

Very Small Internal Memory

With an internal memory of only 8 gigabytes, the Lenovo Thinkstation P500 has a fairly small internal memory compared to most of the other PCs of this spec and age. The average internal memory of many processor core personal computers that were released more than two years ago is 22GB, and the internal memory range from 4GB to 64GB.

If you want a PC with a bigger internal memory then you might also want to consider the Apple Mac Pro (£2,199.00) (12GB).

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Very Small Solid-State Drive Capacity

The Thinkstation P500 has a quite small solid-state drive capacity (only 128 gigabytes) compared to most of the other computers of a comparable type and age to the Thinkstation P500. The average solid-state drive capacity of many processor core personal computers that were released around the same time as the Thinkstation P500 is 320GB.

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Only One CPU Configuration (max)

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

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Only One Discrete Graphics Adapter

Most computers of a similar age and type to the Thinkstation P500 have one discrete graphics adapter, including the 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.

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Heavy

The lightest many processor core personal computer that was released around the same time as the Thinkstation P500 is 250g heavy and the heaviest is 30kg. At 22.2 kilograms, the Thinkstation P500 is quite heavy compared to most of the other similar spec desktop computers that were launched around the same time as the Thinkstation P500.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo Thinkstation P500

Released Over Two Years Ago

Lenovo released the Thinkstation P500 over two years ago.

Average Hard Drive Capacity

At 1,000 gigabyte, the Lenovo Thinkstation P500 has a pretty typical hard drive capacity compared to most of the other computers that have been around for more than two years.

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HDD Storage Medium

The Thinkstation P500 has a faster storage speed than most PCs of this spec and age. This desktop computer has an HDD storage medium, whereas most computers that have been on the market for around the same time as it have a Flash storage medium. 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

Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
PCI Express Slots Version
Processor Thread
Processor Cache Level
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
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
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Solid State Drive Installed
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive
Storage Drive Installed
Integrated Card Reader
Optical Drive
Optical Drive
Optical Drive Type
Graphics
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Open GL Graphics Adapter
Graphics Adapter DVI-I Port
Graphics Adapter DVI Port
Graphics Adapter DisplayPort
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
USB 3.0 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
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
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
Other Features
Intel Virtualization Technology
Maximum Internal Memory
Technical Details

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

Barcodes 00888965298010, 00888965298553, 00888965301826, 08889653018264

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