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Lenovo Thinkstation P500
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Lenovo Thinkstation P500 4 Core Intel Xeon E5 V3 3.1GHz 8GB 1TB HDD

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4 Intel Xeon E5 V3 3.1GHz 8GB 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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16 Reasons For

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

The Lenovo Thinkstation P500 is a eight USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity computer.

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Very Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The maximum internal memory supported by processors of medium processor cores personal computers that have been available for around the same time as the Thinkstation P500 range from 2GB to 770GB, and the average maximum internal memory supported by processor is 64GB. With a maximum internal memory supported by processor of 768 gigabytes, the Thinkstation P500's maximum internal memory supported by processor is one of the biggest amongst similar spec desktop computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the Thinkstation P500.

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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 Thinkstation P500 has a very fast memory bandwidth supported by processor (max) compared to most of the other PCs that have been on the market for more than a year. Computers of a similar type and age to the Thinkstation P500 have memory bandwidth supported by processor (max)s of between 10GB/s and 68GB/s.

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Lenovo Has Good Computer Reviews

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

Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

Across all the medium processor cores personal computers that have been available for around the same time as the Thinkstation P500 the total storage capacitys range from 4GB to 3.6TB. The Lenovo Thinkstation P500 has one of the bigger total storage capacitys (1,000 gigabyte) amongst medium processor cores personal computers of this age.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

Across all the similar spec computers that have been around for around the same time as the Thinkstation P500 the internal memorys range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average internal memory is 7.6GB. The Thinkstation P500 has one of the bigger internal memorys (8 gigabytes) amongst desktop computers of this age.

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3 PCI Express Slots Version

This personal computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is typical of many personal computers of a similar age and spec to it.

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Fairly Fast Memory Clock Speed

The Lenovo Thinkstation P500 has a quite fast memory clock speed (2,133 megahertz) compared to most of the other PCs of this age and spec. The average memory clock speed of medium processor cores personal computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Thinkstation P500 is 1,800MHz.

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Two PCI Express X16 Slotss

The Thinkstation P500 has more PCI Express x16 slotss than most of the personal computers of this age and spec. Most of the comparable spec computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the Thinkstation P500 only have one PCI Express x16 slots, however this computer has two PCI Express x16 slotss.

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Ten Number of 2.5" Bayss

The Lenovo Thinkstation P500 has more number of 2.5" bayss than most of the PCs of a similar spec and age to the Thinkstation P500. This PC is a ten number of 2.5" bays personal computer compared to most of the medium processor cores personal computers that are a comparable age to the Thinkstation P500 which only have between one and nine number of 2.5" bayss.

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Gold EPEAT Compliance

This computer has a Gold EPEAT compliance, which is typical of many computers of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Four Number of 3.5" Bayss

Most computers of a similar age and type to the Thinkstation P500 have between one and six number of 3.5" bayss, including the Lenovo Thinkstation P500 which has four number of 3.5" bayss.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

The average maximum internal memory of medium processor cores personal computers that have been available for a comparable time to the Thinkstation P500 is 33GB. When compared to other computers of this type and age that we have assessed, the Lenovo Thinkstation P500's maximum internal memory of 128 gigabytes is one of the biggest.

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Two Number of 5.25" Bayss

Most PCs of this spec and age have between one and three number of 5.25" bayss, including the Lenovo Thinkstation P500 which has two number of 5.25" bayss.

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Very Big Processor Cache

Medium processor cores personal computers that have been available for more than a year have processor caches of between 2MB and 10MB. When compared to other medium processor cores personal computers that are a comparable age to the Thinkstation P500 that we have assessed the processor cache of, the Thinkstation P500's processor cache of 10 megabytes is one of the biggest.

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Has One Memory Slots

The number of memory slots found on the Thinkstation P500 is more than most PCs of a comparable age and type to it. The most frequently found memory slots is 4x DIMM, but this memory slots is not found on this PC. The memory slotss 8x DIMM are also found on this personal computer.

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5 Reasons Against

Only HDD Storage Media

The storage speed of this desktop computer is HDD, which is the most frequently found storage media on PCs of a comparable spec and age to it. 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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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speeds Supported by Processor

At only 1,333 megahertz, the Thinkstation P500 has a fairly slow memory clock speeds supported by processor compared to most of the other medium processor cores personal computers that have been available for a similar time to the Thinkstation P500. Across all the medium processor cores personal computers that were released one year ago the memory clock speeds supported by processors range from 800MHz to 2,200MHz.

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Only One PCI Express X1 Slots

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

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Only Four Processor Threadss

The Lenovo Thinkstation P500 is a four processor threads PC. Most of the other computers that have been available for around the same time as the Thinkstation P500 have between four and seven processor threadss.

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Heavy

The average weight of desktop computers of this spec and age is 7.5kg. When compared to other comparable spec computers that came out around the same time as the Thinkstation P500, the weight of the Thinkstation P500 of 22.2 kilograms is one of the heaviest.

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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 this medium processor cores desktop computer was released.

Average Processor Frequency

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

If this personal computer processor frequency is too slow for you then you might also want to consider the Lenovo P310[plb_3191099_price] (3.2GHz).

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Average Hard Drive Capacity

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

Computers with a bigger hard drive capacity that might be worth looking at include the DELL 8900[plb_3251718_price] (2TB) which also has a higher rating.

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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
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
Number of 2.5" Bays
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® 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 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
Display Included
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 30a7, lenovo 30a7000, lenovo 30a7000f, lenovo e51650v3, lenovo 30a7000fu, lenovo 30a7000fuk
Barcodes 00888965301826, 00889233883273

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