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Lenovo Thinkstation P500 4 Core Intel Xeon E5 V3 3.1GHz 4GB 1TB HDD

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4 Intel Xeon E5 V3 3.1GHz 4GB Apr 2015
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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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17 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This desktop computer supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is the most commonly supported processor operating modes on similar spec personal computers that came out around the same time as it.

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

The Thinkstation P500 has more USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantitys than most of the medium processor cores computers that are a comparable age to the Thinkstation P500. This desktop computer is a eight USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity personal computer compared to most of the similar spec personal computers that have been around for a comparable time to the Thinkstation P500 which only have between one and seven USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantitys.

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Very Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

When compared to other comparable spec desktop computers that were launched around the same time as the Thinkstation P500, the maximum internal memory supported by processor of the Thinkstation P500 of 768 gigabytes is one of the biggest. The smallest maximum internal memory supported by processor of medium processor cores computers that have been available for a comparable time to the Thinkstation P500 is 2GB, the biggest is 770GB, and the average maximum internal memory supported by processor is 64GB.

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Very Fast Memory Bandwidth Supported by Processor (max)

With a memory bandwidth supported by processor (max) of 59 gigabytes per second, the Lenovo Thinkstation P500 has a very fast memory bandwidth supported by processor (max) compared to most of the other computers of a comparable type and age to the Thinkstation P500. The memory bandwidth supported by processor (max)s of similar spec desktop computers that came out around the same time as the Thinkstation P500 range from 10GB/s to 68GB/s.

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Fairly Big Hard Drive Capacity

With a hard drive capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the Thinkstation P500 has a quite big hard drive capacity compared to most of the other personal computers of this type and age. The smallest hard drive capacity of desktop computers of a similar age and type to the Thinkstation P500 is 1GB, the biggest is 3TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 920GB.

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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

At 1,000 gigabyte, the Thinkstation P500 has a fairly big total storage capacity compared to most of the other personal computers of a comparable type and age to the Thinkstation P500. Medium processor cores computers that have been available for a similar time to the Thinkstation P500 have total storage capacitys of between 4GB and 3.6TB.

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Lenovo Computers Have Good Reviews

Lenovo medium processor cores computers have good ratings on average and across all desktop computers Lenovo is one of the superior manufacturers.

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Two PCI Express X16 Slotss

The Thinkstation P500 has more PCI Express x16 slotss than most of the medium processor cores computers that are a similar age to the Thinkstation P500. This desktop computer is a two PCI Express x16 slots desktop computer compared to most of the computers of a similar age and type to the Thinkstation P500 which only have one PCI Express x16 slots.

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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 medium processor cores computers that came out around the same time as it.

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Gold EPEAT Compliance

This computer has a Gold EPEAT compliance, which is typical of many personal computers that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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DDR4-SDRAM Internal Memory Type

The Lenovo Thinkstation P500 has a DDR4-SDRAM internal memory type which is newer than most medium processor cores computers that are a comparable age to it. Most medium processor cores computers that have been available for a comparable time to it have a DDR3-SDRAM internal memory type.

This computer's internal memory type (DDR4-SDRAM) is in fact the best internal memory type amongst all medium processor cores computers that have been available for a comparable time to the Thinkstation P500.

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

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Fairly Fast Memory Clock Speed

The Thinkstation P500 has one of the faster memory clock speeds (2,133 megahertz) amongst similar spec desktop computers of this age. The slowest memory clock speed of comparable spec personal computers that were launched more than a year ago is 1,000MHz and the fastest is 2,400MHz.

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3 PCI Express Slots Version

This desktop computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is the most frequently supported PCI Express slots version on similar spec desktop computers that were launched more than a year ago.

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Four Number of 3.5" Bayss

The Thinkstation P500 is a four number of 3.5" bays PC.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

At 128 gigabytes, the Thinkstation P500 has a very big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other personal computers of this age and spec. The smallest maximum internal memory of medium processor cores computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the Thinkstation P500 is 2GB and the biggest is 260GB.

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Very Big Processor Cache

Comparable spec computers that were released around the same time as the Thinkstation P500 have processor caches of between 2MB and 10MB. The Thinkstation P500 has one of the biggest processor caches (10 megabytes) amongst personal computers of this age.

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Has One Memory Slots

The number of memory slots found on the Lenovo Thinkstation P500 is more than most medium processor cores computers that were released around the same time as it. The most commonly found memory slots is 4x DIMM, but this memory slots is not found on this personal computer. The memory slotss 8x DIMM are also found on this Lenovo PC.

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4 Reasons Against

Only HDD Storage Media

The storage speed of this personal computer is HDD, which is the most commonly found storage media on medium processor cores computers that came out more than a year 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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Very Small Internal Memory

The Thinkstation P500 has a quite small internal memory (only 4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other desktop computers that have been available for more than a year. Across all the comparable spec personal computers that are a similar age to the Thinkstation P500 the internal memorys range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average internal memory is 7.7GB.

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Only One PCI Express X1 Slots

The Thinkstation P500 is a one PCI Express x1 slots PC.

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Heavy

PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Thinkstation P500 have weights of between 38g and 100kg, and the average weight is 7.7kg. The weight of the Lenovo Thinkstation P500 of 22.2 kilograms is one of the heaviest amongst medium processor cores computers that are a comparable age to the Thinkstation P500.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo Thinkstation P500

Released Over a Year Ago

This medium processor cores computer has been on the market for over a year.

Average Processor Frequency

At 3.1 gigahertz, the Thinkstation P500 has a pretty standard processor frequency compared to most of the other personal computers of a similar age and spec to the Thinkstation P500.

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Specification

Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
PCI Express Slots Version
Processor Threads
Processor Cache
Processor Socket
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
Tcase
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
ECC
Memory Clock Speed
Memory Slots
Memory Layout (slots X Size)
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Hard Drive Capacity
RAID Levels
RAID Support
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Number of Storage Drives Installed
Card Reader Integrated
Optical Drive
Optical Drives Quantity
Optical Drive Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Number of Discrete Graphics Adapters
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Graphics Adapter DVI-I Ports Quantity
Graphics Adapter DisplayPorts Quantity
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Software
Operating System Installed
Recovery Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Networking
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
PS/2 Ports Quantity
DVI Port
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Expansion Slots
PCI Slots
PCI Express X16 Slots
PCI Express X4 Slots
PCI Express X1 Slots
Design
Chassis Type
Number of 5.25" Bays
Number of 3.5" Bays
Colour of Product
Water Cooling System
Performance
Password Protection
Audio System
Motherboard Chipset
Product Type
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Physical Address Extension (PAE)
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 Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Smart Response Technology
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Intel 64
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel® Rapid Start Technology
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® Secure Key
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel FDI Technology
Intel TSX-NI
Idle States
Intel® OS Guard
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
Processor Code
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Scalability
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Processor Package Size
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Physical Address Extension (PAE)
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Identity Protection Technology 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
Operational Conditions
Storage Relative Humidity (H-H)
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Certificates
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Packaging Content
Manual
Mouse Included
Display Included
Keyboard Supplied
Other Features
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

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

Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo 30a7000, lenovo e51650v3, lenovo 30a7000h, lenovo 30a7000hu, lenovo 30a7000huk
Barcodes 00888965295712, 00888965298386, 00888965298645, 00888965299451, 04053162756540

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