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Lenovo Thinkstation P500
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Lenovo Thinkstation P500 6 Core Intel Xeon E5 V3 3.5GHz 8GB 1TB HDD

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6 Intel Xeon E5 V3 3.5GHz 8GB 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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13 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 around 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 desktop computer. Most of the other many processor core personal computers that were launched more than two years ago 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

At 68 gigabytes per second, the Thinkstation P500 has a quite fast max memory bandwidth supported processor compared to most of the other many processor core personal computers that were released around the same time as the Thinkstation P500. The max memory bandwidth supported processor of many processor core personal computers that were released more than two years ago range from 32GB/s to 68GB/s.

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Good Brand

PCs manufactured by Lenovo have an average rating of 74%, which is in the top 75% of all computer manufacturers that we have analysed.

Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed

Across all the PCs of a similar age and type to the Thinkstation P500 the processor clock speeds range from 1.6GHz to 3.7GHz. The Lenovo Thinkstation P500 has one of the faster processor clock speeds (3.5 gigahertz) amongst many processor core personal computers of this age.

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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

The total storage capacity of personal computers of this type and age range from 180GB to 8.3TB. With a total storage capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the Thinkstation P500 has a fairly big total storage capacity compared to most of the other PCs of this spec and age.

If you are looking for a desktop computer with a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to look at the Lenovo P700[plb_2552850_price] (2TB).

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Very Fast Memory Clock Speed

The average memory clock speed of personal computers of this spec and age is 1,900MHz. The memory clock speed of the Thinkstation P500 of 2,133 megahertz is one of the fastest amongst PCs of this age and spec.

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DDR4-SDRAM Internal Memory Type

The Thinkstation P500 has a newer internal memory type than most desktop computers of this spec and age. This desktop computer has a DDR4-SDRAM internal memory type, whereas most similar spec personal computers that were released around the same time as it have a DDR3-SDRAM internal memory type.

A DDR4-SDRAM internal memory type is actually the best internal memory type across all similar spec computers that have been around for a comparable time to the Thinkstation P500.

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

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Eight USB 3.0 Ports

The Thinkstation P500 is a eight USB 3.0 port PC.

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Gold EPEAT Compliance

This desktop computer has a Gold EPEAT compliance, which is typical of many similar spec PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Four 3.5" Bays

The Thinkstation P500 is a four 3.5" bay PC.

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Has One Memory Slot

The Lenovo Thinkstation P500 has a greater number of memory slots than most comparable spec PCs that have been available for around the same time as 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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Supports One Case Placement

The number of placements supported by the Thinkstation P500 is more than most personal computers of a comparable age and spec to it. This computer supports a Vertical case placement, which is the most commonly supported case placement supported by computers that are a comparable age to the Thinkstation P500.

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9 Reasons Against

Very Small Internal Memory

Many processor core personal computers that are a similar age to the Thinkstation P500 have internal memory of between 4GB and 64GB. At only 8 gigabytes, the Thinkstation P500 has a fairly small internal memory compared to most of the other desktop computers of a similar spec and age to the Thinkstation P500.

Desktop computers with a bigger internal memory that might also be worth looking at include the Apple Mac Pro[plb_3817139_price] (12GB).

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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 One Discrete Graphics Adapter

The Thinkstation P500 is a one discrete graphics adapter desktop computer.

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

The Lenovo Thinkstation P500 is a two PCI Express x16 (Gen 3.x) slot PC. Most of the other desktop computers of this age and spec have between two and three 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 computer.

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Only Two 5.25" Bays

Most many processor core personal computers that came out more than two years ago 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 Lenovo Thinkstation P500 is a 12 processor thread computer. Most of the other desktop computers of this age and spec have between 6 and 23 processor threads.

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Very Small Processor Cache

The smallest processor cache of many processor core personal computers that have been on the market for a similar time to the Thinkstation P500 is 12MB and the biggest is 30MB. With a processor cache of only 15 megabytes, the Lenovo Thinkstation P500 has one of the smaller processor caches amongst computers of this age.

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Heavy

At 22.2 kilograms, the Thinkstation P500 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other personal computers that are a comparable age to the Thinkstation P500. The lightest many processor core personal computer that has been around for more than two years is 250g heavy and the heaviest is 30kg.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo Thinkstation P500

Released Over Two Years Ago

This personal computer was released over two years ago.

Average Hard Drive Capacity

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

If you are looking for a PC with a bigger hard drive capacity then you might also want to consider the Lenovo P700[plb_2552850_price] (2TB).

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HDD Storage Medium

The Thinkstation P500 has an HDD storage medium which is faster than the Flash storage medium found on most comparable spec PCs that came out more than two years ago. 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

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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 w10, lenovo 30a7, lenovo w10p, lenovo 1620v3, lenovo p236714, lenovo 30a7003, lenovo 30a7000, lenovo 30a7000a, lenovo e51620v3, lenovo e51650v3, lenovo p236714p, lenovo 30a7003v, lenovo 30a70035, lenovo 30a7003vu, lenovo 30a70035u, lenovo 30a7000au, lenovo 30a7000auk, lenovo 30a7003vus, lenovo 30a70035uk
Barcodes 00888965291387, 00888965292896, 00888965293626, 00888965300058, 00889233976326, 00889233977163

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