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Lenovo Thinkstation P500
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Lenovo Thinkstation P500 4 Core Intel Xeon E5 V3 3.5GHz 4GB

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4 Intel Xeon E5 V3 3.5GHz 4GB Jul 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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64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This computer supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is the most frequently supported processor operating modes on comparable spec computers that have been available for around the same time as it.

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

The Lenovo Thinkstation P500 has more USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantitys than most of the similar spec PCs that were launched around the same time as the Thinkstation P500. Most of the medium processor cores computers that came out around the same time as the Thinkstation P500 only have between one and seven USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantitys, however this computer has eight USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantitys.

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Very Fast Memory Bandwidth Supported by Processor (max)

The Thinkstation P500 has one of the fastest memory bandwidth supported by processor (max)s (68 gigabytes per second) amongst PCs of this age. Similar spec desktop computers that are a comparable age to the Thinkstation P500 have memory bandwidth supported by processor (max)s of between 10GB/s and 68GB/s, and the average memory bandwidth supported by processor (max) is 30GB/s.

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Very Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The Lenovo Thinkstation P500 has one of the biggest maximum internal memory supported by processors (768 gigabytes) amongst comparable spec PCs of this age. Medium processor cores computers that were released more than a year ago have maximum internal memory supported by processors of between 2GB and 770GB, and the average maximum internal memory supported by processor is 64GB.

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Fairly Fast Processor Frequency

At 3.5 gigahertz, the Thinkstation P500 has a fairly fast processor frequency compared to most of the other medium processor cores computers that have been available for more than a year. The slowest processor frequency of comparable spec desktop computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the Thinkstation P500 is 1.3GHz and the fastest is 4GHz.

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Lenovo Has Good Computer Reviews

We checked 225 expert and owner reviews for Lenovo desktop computers and found that on average Lenovo has good reviews. We also found that Lenovo has good reviews specifically within its medium processor cores computers range.

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

This PC has a 10/100/1000Base-T(X) cabling technology, which is the most commonly found cabling technology on medium processor cores computers that came out more than a year ago.

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Gold EPEAT Compliance

This desktop computer has a Gold EPEAT compliance, which is the most commonly found EPEAT compliance on computers of this age and type.

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Two PCI Express X16 Slotss

The Thinkstation P500 has more PCI Express x16 slotss than most of the similar spec computers that have been available for more than a year. This personal computer is a two PCI Express x16 slots computer compared to most of the personal computers that have been available for around the same time as the Thinkstation P500 which only have one PCI Express x16 slots.

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Eight USB 3.0 Ports

The Thinkstation P500 is a eight USB 3.0 port computer.

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Very Big Maximum Internal Memory

With a maximum internal memory of 786,432 megabytes, the Thinkstation P500's maximum internal memory is one of the biggest amongst medium processor cores computers that were released more than a year ago. Across all the similar spec desktop computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Thinkstation P500 the maximum internal memorys range from 2GB to 790GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 75GB.

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DDR4-SDRAM Internal Memory Type

The Thinkstation P500 has a DDR4-SDRAM internal memory type which is newer than most computers of a similar age and type to it. Most desktop computers that have been around for 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 amongst all medium processor cores computers that have been around for a similar time to the Thinkstation P500.

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

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Very Fast Memory Clock Speed

With a memory clock speed of 2,133 megahertz, the Thinkstation P500's memory clock speed is one of the fastest amongst personal computers of a comparable age and type to the Thinkstation P500. The memory clock speeds of similar spec desktop computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the Thinkstation P500 range from 1,000MHz to 2,400MHz, and the average memory clock speed is 1,800MHz.

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3 PCI Express Slots Version

This personal computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is typical of many medium processor cores computers that came out more than a year ago.

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Four Number of 3.5" Bayss

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

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

When compared to other PCs that are a similar age to the Thinkstation P500 that we have assessed the maximum internal memory of, the Thinkstation P500's maximum internal memory of 128 gigabytes is one of the biggest. The smallest maximum internal memory of medium processor cores computers that were released one year ago is 2GB, the biggest is 260GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 32GB.

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Eight Processor Threadss

Most of the other medium processor cores computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Thinkstation P500 only have between four and seven processor threadss, however the Thinkstation P500 has eight processor threadss.

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Very Big Processor Cache

Across all the personal computers that were launched around the same time as the Thinkstation P500 the processor caches range from 2MB to 10MB, and the average processor cache is 6.5MB. When compared to other similar spec PCs that were launched around the same time as the Thinkstation P500 that we have checked 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 Thinkstation P500 has a greater number of memory slots than most computers that have been on the market for around the same time as it. The most frequently found memory slots is 4x DIMM, but this memory slots is not found on this Lenovo PC. The memory slotss 8x DIMM are also found on this personal computer.

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2 Reasons Against

Only One PCI Express X1 Slots

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

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Heavy

Computers that were released around the same time as the Thinkstation P500 have weights of between 38g and 100kg, and the average weight is 7.7kg. When compared to other medium processor cores computers that were released around the same time as the Thinkstation P500 that we have checked, the Thinkstation P500's weight of 22.2 kilograms is one of the heaviest.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo Thinkstation P500

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when this desktop computer was released.

Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the Thinkstation P500 has a relatively standard internal memory compared to most of the other PCs of this age and type.

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Specification

Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
PCI Express Slots Version
Processor Threads
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
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
Memory Clock Speed
Memory Slots
Memory Layout (slots X Size)
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Storage
RAID Support
Card Reader Integrated
Optical Drive
Optical Drives Quantity
Optical Drive Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Software
Operating System Installed
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
PS/2 Ports Quantity
DVI Port
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 Slots
PCI Express X4 Slots
PCI Express X1 Slots
Design
Chassis Type
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)
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® 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)
Maximum Internal Memory

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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 30a6003, lenovo p234808, lenovo 30a7000, lenovo e51650v3, lenovo 30a7000h, lenovo 30a7000g, lenovo 30a6003l, lenovo 30a70009, lenovo p234808p, lenovo 30a7000gu, lenovo 30a6003lu, lenovo 30a70009u, lenovo 30a7000hu, lenovo 30a70009uk, lenovo 30a7000huk, lenovo 30a7000guk, lenovo 30a6003luk
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