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Lenovo Thinkstation P500

Lenovo Thinkstation P500 8 Core Intel Xeon E5 V3 3GHz 8GB 512GB SSD

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8 Intel Xeon E5 V3 3GHz 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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9 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This personal computer supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on many processor core personal computers that were launched 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 computers of this type and age 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

Comparable spec computers that came out more than two years ago have max memory bandwidth supported processor of between 32GB/s and 68GB/s, and the average max memory bandwidth supported processor is 60GB/s. With a max memory bandwidth supported processor of 68 gigabytes per second, the Thinkstation P500 has a quite fast max memory bandwidth supported processor compared to most of the other PCs of this age and spec.

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Lenovo Has Good PC Reviews

Computers built by Lenovo are some of the better computers according to average reviews from users and experts.

DDR4-SDRAM Internal Memory Type

The Lenovo Thinkstation P500 has a DDR4-SDRAM internal memory type which is newer than most personal computers that came out around the same time as it. Most comparable spec personal computers that are a similar age to it have a DDR3-SDRAM internal memory type.

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

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

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Eight USB 3.0 Ports

The Thinkstation P500 is a eight USB 3.0 port personal computer. Most of the other PCs of a similar spec and age to the Thinkstation P500 have between two and eight USB 3.0 ports.

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Fairly Big Solid-State Drive Capacity

The Thinkstation P500 has one of the bigger solid-state drive capacities (512 gigabytes) amongst comparable spec desktop computers of this age. Across all the desktop computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the Thinkstation P500 the solid-state drive capacities range from 120GB to 1TB.

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Has One Memory Slot

The number of memory slots found on the Thinkstation P500 is more than most personal computers of this type and age. The most commonly 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 computer.

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Supports One Case Placement

The number of placements supported by the Thinkstation P500 is more than most many processor core personal computers that are a comparable age to it. This personal computer supports a Vertical case placement, which is the most commonly supported case placement supported by many processor core personal computers that have been around for around the same time as the Thinkstation P500.

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6 Reasons Against

Very Small Internal Memory

Across all the desktop computers of a similar type and age to the Thinkstation P500 the internal memory range from 4GB to 64GB. At only 8 gigabytes, the Thinkstation P500 has a fairly small internal memory compared to most of the other many processor core personal computers that were released more than two years ago.

If this personal computer internal memory is too small for you then you might want to look at the Apple Mac Pro (£2,199.00) (12GB).

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Only One CPU Configuration (max)

Most computers of a comparable spec and age to the Thinkstation P500 take one CPU configuration (max), including the Thinkstation P500 which takes one CPU configuration (max).

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

Most similar spec computers that came out 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 computer.

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Only Two 5.25" Bays

The Thinkstation P500 is a two 5.25" bay PC.

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Heavy

Across all the computers that have been around for around the same time as the Thinkstation P500 the weights range from 250g to 30kg, and the average weight is 12kg. At 22.2 kilograms, the Lenovo Thinkstation P500 is quite heavy compared to most of the other many processor core personal computers that are a similar age to the Thinkstation P500.

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4 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.

Average Processor Clock Speed

The Lenovo Thinkstation P500 has a pretty typical processor clock speed (3 gigahertz) compared to most of the other PCs of a similar age and type to the Thinkstation P500.

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SSD Storage Medium

The storage speed of this personal computer is SSD, which is the most commonly found storage medium on desktop computers of this spec and age. 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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Average Total Storage Capacity

The Lenovo Thinkstation P500 has a fairly average total storage capacity (512 gigabytes) compared to most of the other similar spec personal computers that have been around for more than two years.

Computers with a bigger total storage capacity that might also be worth considering include the Lenovo P900 (£3,366.71) (1TB), or the HP Z440 (1TB).

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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
Storage Drive Installed
Integrated Card Reader
Optical Drive
Optical Drive
Optical Drive Type
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
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
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...

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

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