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Lenovo P300 Tower

Lenovo P300 Tower 4 Core Intel Xeon E3 V3 3.6GHz 8GB 256GB SSD

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4 Intel Xeon E3 V3 3.6GHz 8GB Jun 2015
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Tower workstations provide the ultimate performance with full-featured scalability, yet are sized at just 25 liters. The innovative Flex Module lets you customize I/O ports, so you add only what... More
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64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

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

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Very Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)

At 1,250 megahertz, the P300 Tower has a very fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) compared to most of the other desktop computers of a comparable type and age to the P300 Tower. Across all the computers of a similar spec and age to the P300 Tower the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s range from 500MHz to 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) is 1,100MHz.

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Six USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantitys

The P300 Tower is a six USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity PC. Most of the other computers that were launched around the same time as the P300 Tower have between one and seven USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantitys.

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Quite Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The smallest maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of desktop computers of this type and age is 1GB and the biggest is 64GB. With a maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of 1.74 gigabytes, the P300 Tower has a fairly big maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other medium processor cores computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the P300 Tower.

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Quite Fast Processor Frequency

At 3.6 gigahertz, the P300 Tower has a fairly fast processor frequency compared to most of the other medium processor cores computers that were launched around the same time as the P300 Tower. Across all the medium processor cores computers that were released one year ago the processor frequencys range from 1.3GHz to 4GHz, and the average processor frequency is 3.1GHz.

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SSD Storage Media

The P300 Tower has an SSD storage media which is faster than most medium processor cores computers that have been available for more than a year. Most comparable spec computers that were released one year ago have an HDD storage media. 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 personal computer's storage speed (SSD) is actually the best storage speed amongst all medium processor cores computers that were released around the same time as the P300 Tower.

The worst storage speed across similar types of personal computer is HDD.

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Good Brand

We calculated the average reviews for all Lenovo computers and also specifically for Lenovo medium processor cores computers and found that in both cases Lenovo had good reviews compared to other brands.

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10/100/1000Base-T(X) Cabling Technology

This computer has a 10/100/1000Base-T(X) cabling technology, which is typical of many personal computers of a similar age and spec to it.

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Gold EPEAT Compliance

This personal computer has a Gold EPEAT compliance, which is the most commonly found EPEAT compliance on computers of a similar type and age to it.

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Quite Fast Processor Boost Frequency

The Lenovo P300 Tower has a quite fast processor boost frequency (4 gigahertz) compared to most of the other medium processor cores computers that have been available for a comparable time to the P300 Tower. The slowest processor boost frequency of medium processor cores computers that have been around for a comparable time to the P300 Tower is 1.8GHz and the fastest is 4.4GHz.

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L3 Processor Cache Level

This personal computer has a L3 processor cache level, which is typical of many similar spec personal computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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3 PCI Express Slots Version

This PC supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is the most commonly supported PCI Express slots version on personal computers of this age and type.

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Two DisplayPorts Quantitys

The P300 Tower is a two displayPorts quantity personal computer. Most of the other PCs of this age and spec have between one and three displayPorts quantitys.

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Six USB 3.0 Ports

The P300 Tower is a six USB 3.0 port computer.

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Fairly Big Solid-State Drive Capacity

At 256 gigabytes, the P300 Tower has a fairly big solid-state drive capacity compared to most of the other desktop computers that have been around for around the same time as the P300 Tower. The solid-state drive capacitys of comparable spec PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the P300 Tower range from 8GB to 520GB.

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Eight Processor Threadss

The P300 Tower has more processor threadss than most of the computers of a comparable age and type to the P300 Tower. Most of the comparable spec desktop computers that were released one year ago only have between four and seven processor threadss, however this personal computer has eight processor threadss.

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Quite Big Processor Cache

The P300 Tower has one of the bigger processor caches (8 megabytes) amongst similar spec computers of this age. Comparable spec desktop computers that were released around the same time as the P300 Tower have processor caches of between 2MB and 10MB.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

The smallest maximum internal memory of similar spec personal computers that came out more than a year ago is 2GB and the biggest is 260GB. The Lenovo P300 Tower has one of the bigger maximum internal memorys (32 gigabytes) amongst similar spec personal computers of this age.

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Supports One Placement Supported

The Lenovo P300 Tower has a greater number of placements than most PCs of a similar type and age to it. This personal computer supports a Vertical placement supported, which is the most frequently supported placement supported supported by medium processor cores computers that are a comparable age to the P300 Tower.

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Has One Memory Slots

The number of memory slots found on the P300 Tower is more than most desktop computers that were released more than a year ago. This desktop computer has a 4x DIMM memory slots, which is the most commonly found memory slots found on desktop computers of a comparable age and spec to the P300 Tower.

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DVD Super Multi Optical Drive Type

The optical drive type of this computer is DVD Super Multi DL, which is the most commonly found optical drive type on comparable spec PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

The P300 Tower has a quite small total storage capacity (only 256 gigabytes) compared to most of the other comparable spec personal computers that have been on the market for a similar time to the P300 Tower. The total storage capacitys of similar spec desktop computers that have been around for around the same time as the P300 Tower range from 4GB to 3.6TB, and the average total storage capacity is 820GB.

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Only 11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version

This personal computer supports a 11.2 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is typical of many similar spec desktop computers that are a comparable age to it.

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Only Two USB 2.0 Ports Quantitys

Most medium processor cores computers that were released more than a year ago have between one and nine USB 2.0 ports quantitys, including the Lenovo P300 Tower which has two USB 2.0 ports quantitys.

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Only One PCI Express X1 (Gen 2.x) Slots

The P300 Tower is a one PCI Express x1 (Gen 2.x) slots desktop computer. Most of the other PCs of this spec and age have between one and two PCI Express x1 (Gen 2.x) slotss.

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Heavy

The P300 Tower is quite heavy (13 kilograms) compared to most of the other medium processor cores computers that have been available for a similar time to the P300 Tower. Across all the comparable spec computers that are a similar age to the P300 Tower the weights range from 38g to 100kg.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo P300 Tower

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when this Lenovo PC was released.

Average Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the P300 Tower has a pretty average internal memory compared to most of the other PCs of a comparable age and type to the P300 Tower.

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Specification

Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
PCI Express Slots Version
Processor Threads
System Bus Rate
Processor Cache Level
Processor Cache
Processor Socket
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Model
ECC Supported by Processor
Memory Channels Supported by Processor
Memory Bandwidth Supported by Processor (max)
Memory Clock Speeds Supported by Processor
Memory Types Supported by Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Conflict Free Processor
Processor Series
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Stepping
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Configurations
Processor Codename
Processor Lithography
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Bus Type
Processor Cache Type
Number of Processors Installed
Memory
Internal Memory
Non-ECC
Memory Clock Speed
Memory Slots
Memory Layout (slots X Size)
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
RAID Levels
RAID Support
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Number of SSDs Installed
Card Reader Integrated
Optical Drive
Optical Drives Quantity
Optical Drive Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Number of Execution Units
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Family
Software
Operating System Installed
Recovery Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Networking
Wi-Fi
Cabling Technology
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Ports & Interfaces
Serial Ports Quantity
Headphone Outputs
Microphone in
Line-Out
Line-in
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
DisplayPorts Quantity
DVI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Expansion Slots
PCI Slots
PCI Express X16 (Gen 3.x) Slots
PCI Express X16 (Gen 2.x) Slots
PCI Express X1 (Gen 2.x) Slots
Design
Chassis Type
Placement Supported
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
Number of 5.25" Bays
Number of 3.5" Bays
Colour of Product
Water Cooling System
Performance
Audio System
Motherboard Chipset
Product Type
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Intel 64
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel® Secure Key
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
Intel FDI Technology
Idle States
Intel® Insider™
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
Execute Disable Bit
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Supported Instruction Sets
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel I/O Acceleration Technology
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Scalability
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Thermal Solution Specification
Processor Package Size
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) Version
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel TSX-NI Version
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
Certificates
RoHS Compliance
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Packaging Content
Display Included
Other Features
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)
Technical Details
Intel Visual Technology

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Expert Reviews

(3)
11 November 2014

However, there are certainly a few critiques to level at the feet of the P300. First of which is the DRAM situation. In 2014 it is difficult to imagine a dual-channel capable system being shipped...

10 November 2014

Lenovo is making a name for itself in the high-end PC workstation market.The company in August added three models to its ThinkStation P Series line, supplementing the entry-level ThinkStation P300... Read more…

9 October 2014

We ran the P300 through all our tests, and found the performance to be quite high for a computer of this type...

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User Reviews

(5)
Reviewed 11 September 2015 by Mitch
Mitch would recommend the Lenovo ThinkStation P300 Tower (Verified Purchase)

Great machine with great pricing and service...

Reviewed 30 June 2015 by Nessa

It finally came in one week after purchasing and did not have all of the features I expected and I requested to return it but they ordered the item directly from lenovo and I have been waiting... Read more…

Reviewed 4 June 2015 by Anonymous
Anonymous would recommend the Lenovo ThinkStation P300 Tower

I have purchased 10 of these P300 towers over the last 6 months. With i7 processor, windows 8 professional, and SSD the machines are very fast. All are driving 4 monitors without a problem. Fans... Read more…

Reviewed 5 January 2015 by Drdean38

Purchased two of these and both of them were spot on...

Reviewed 9 December 2014 by Adam S.
(Verified Purchase)

Levovo's start up utilities better than HP's...

Great deal on a computer that been getting great reviews already
Window 7
Win 7 - I wanted nothing to with another Windows 8 running that new BIOS. Essentially walked away from fairly new HP that probably could have been fixed out of frustration
Easy To Set Up
Easy To Use
Win 7 - some people that's gonna be a non-starter. For me, I guess it's an old dog who's fleas I grown accustomed to. Back to the Future

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo 30ah005, lenovo 30ah005k, lenovo 30ah005km, lenovo 30ah005kmh
Barcodes 00889233970768, 00889233972724

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