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Lenovo Thinkstation P500 6 Core Intel Xeon E5 V3 3.5GHz 8GB 512GB SSD

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6 Intel Xeon E5 V3 3.5GHz 8GB Sep 2015
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13 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This personal computer supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many desktop computers of a comparable age and spec to 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.

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Quite Fast Max Memory Bandwidth Supported Processor

The max memory bandwidth supported processor of many processor core personal computers that have been available for more than a year range from 51GB/s to 68GB/s, and the average max memory bandwidth supported processor is 61GB/s. With a max memory bandwidth supported processor of 68 gigabytes per second, the Lenovo Thinkstation P500 has one of the faster max memory bandwidth supported processor amongst many processor core personal computers of this age.

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Very Big Max Internal Memory Supported Processor

When compared to other computers of a similar type and age to the Thinkstation P500, the max internal memory supported processor of the Lenovo Thinkstation P500 of 768 gigabytes is one of the biggest. The max internal memory supported processors of personal computers that were released one year ago range from 64GB to 770GB, and the average max internal memory supported processor is 580GB.

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Lenovo Has Good PC Reviews

Computers manufactured by Lenovo have an average rating of 74%, which is in the top 75% of all PC manufacturers that we have looked at.

Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 3.5 gigahertz, the Thinkstation P500 has one of the faster processor clock speeds amongst personal computers of this age. Across all the computers that have been available for more than a year the processor clock speeds range from 1.6GHz to 3.5GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 3GHz.

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SSD Storage Medium

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.

This PC's storage speed (SSD) is in fact the best storage speed across all PCs of a comparable type and age to the Thinkstation P500.

An HDD storage medium is the worst storage speed across comparable types of PC.

We compared this desktop computer to all the other SSD personal computers and we think the Lenovo P700[plb_3007701_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Quite Fast Memory Clock Speed

At 2,133 megahertz, the Thinkstation P500 has a fairly fast memory clock speed compared to most of the other comparable spec PCs that were launched around the same time as the Thinkstation P500. Across all the desktop computers of this age and spec the memory clock speeds range from 1,600MHz to 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 most similar spec desktop computers that were launched more than a year ago. Most comparable spec 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 many processor core personal computers that were released more than a year ago.

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

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Eight USB 3.0 Ports

The Lenovo Thinkstation P500 is a eight USB 3.0 port personal computer. Most of the other many processor core personal computers that came out around the same time as the Thinkstation P500 have between four and eight USB 3.0 ports.

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Four 3.5" Bays

The Thinkstation P500 is a four 3.5" bay personal computer. Most of the other similar spec personal computers that have been available for more than a year have between two and nine 3.5" bays.

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Two 5.25" Bays

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

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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 spec and age to it. The most frequently found memory slot is 4x DIMM, but this memory slot is not found on this Lenovo desktop computer. The memory slots 8x DIMM are also found on this Lenovo personal computer.

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5 Reasons Against

Very Small Internal Memory

The average internal memory of PCs that are a comparable age to the Thinkstation P500 is 24GB, and the internal memory range from 8GB to 64GB. At only 8 gigabytes, the Thinkstation P500 has a quite small internal memory compared to most of the other comparable spec computers that are a similar age to the Thinkstation P500.

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Only One PCI Express X1 Slot

The Thinkstation P500 is a one PCI Express x1 slot computer. Most of the other many processor core personal computers that were launched around the same time as the Thinkstation P500 have one PCI Express x1 slot.

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Only One Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port

Most PCs of this type and age have one Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) port, including the Lenovo Thinkstation P500 which has one Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) port.

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Only Two PCI Express X16 Slots

The Lenovo Thinkstation P500 is a two PCI Express x16 slot desktop computer. Most of the other comparable spec computers that were launched more than a year ago have between two and three PCI Express x16 slots.

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Heavy

At 22.2 kilograms, the Thinkstation P500 is quite heavy compared to most of the other many processor core personal computers that have been on the market for a similar time to the Thinkstation P500. Similar spec PCs that were released around the same time as the Thinkstation P500 have weights of between 5kg and 30kg, and the average weight is 11kg.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo Thinkstation P500

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when Lenovo released the Thinkstation P500.

Price Has Increased by £26.37

The Thinkstation P500 has increased in price by £26.37 in the last 2 days.

Average Total Storage Capacity

At 512 gigabytes, the Thinkstation P500 has a fairly average total storage capacity compared to most of the other many processor core personal computers that are a comparable age 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 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
RAID Level
RAID File Storage
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Solid State Drive Installed
Hard Drive Speed
Integrated Card Reader
Optical Drive
Optical Drive
Optical Drive Type
Graphics
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
DVI 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
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
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 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
Mouse Included
Display Included
Keyboard Supplied
Other Features
Intel Virtualization Technology
Technical Details

2 Awards

tweaktown.com Best Value Award

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 30a7, lenovo 30a7002, lenovo 30a7002p, lenovo e51650v3, lenovo 30a7002pu, lenovo 30a7002puk
Barcodes 00889233527269, 00889233771464, 00889233884386

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