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Lenovo Thinkstation P500
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Lenovo Thinkstation P500 4 Core Intel Xeon E5 V3 3.5GHz 4GB 1TB HDD

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4 Intel Xeon E5 V3 3.5GHz 4GB Feb 2015
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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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19 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This personal computer supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is typical of many desktop computers of this type and age.

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

Most of the other comparable spec PCs that have been around for more than a year only have between one and seven USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantitys, however the Thinkstation P500 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 slowest memory bandwidth supported by processor (max) of PCs that have been on the market for more than a year is 10GB/s and the fastest is 68GB/s. The memory bandwidth supported by processor (max) of the Lenovo Thinkstation P500 of 68 gigabytes per second is one of the fastest amongst medium processor cores computers that have been available for a comparable time to the Thinkstation P500.

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Very Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The Thinkstation P500 has a very big maximum internal memory supported by processor (768 gigabytes) compared to most of the other PCs of this age and spec. The average maximum internal memory supported by processor of personal computers of this type and age is 64GB, and the maximum internal memory supported by processors range from 2GB to 770GB.

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Fairly Fast Processor Frequency

The processor frequencys of PCs of a comparable type and age to the Thinkstation P500 range from 1.3GHz to 4GHz, and the average processor frequency is 3.1GHz. With a processor frequency of 3.5 gigahertz, the Thinkstation P500 has a quite fast processor frequency compared to most of the other medium processor cores computers that came out around the same time as the Thinkstation P500.

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Lenovo Computers Have Good Reviews

Medium processor cores computers manufactured by Lenovo have good reviews on average. We also checked the reviews for all desktop computers (not just medium processor cores computers) and found that Lenovo also has good reviews across its entire 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 personal computers of this age and type.

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DDR4-SDRAM Internal Memory Type

The Thinkstation P500 has a DDR4-SDRAM internal memory type which is newer than the DDR3-SDRAM internal memory type found on most personal computers of a comparable type and age to it.

A DDR4-SDRAM internal memory type is in fact the best internal memory type amongst all medium processor cores computers that are a similar age to the Thinkstation P500.

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

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Gold EPEAT Compliance

This computer has a Gold EPEAT compliance, which is typical of many similar spec personal computers that were launched around the same time as it.

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Fairly Fast Memory Clock Speed

Across all the personal computers that are a similar age to the Thinkstation P500 the memory clock speeds range from 1,000MHz to 2,400MHz. At 2,133 megahertz, the Thinkstation P500 has a fairly fast memory clock speed compared to most of the other computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the Thinkstation P500.

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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 around the same time as it.

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Four Number of 3.5" Bayss

Most personal computers that were launched around the same time as 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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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

Across all the medium processor cores computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the Thinkstation P500 the maximum internal memorys range from 2GB to 260GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 32GB. When compared to other comparable spec PCs that were released one year ago, the maximum internal memory of the Thinkstation P500 of 128 gigabytes is one of the biggest.

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Two Number of 5.25" Bayss

The Thinkstation P500 is a two number of 5.25" bays desktop computer.

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Eight Processor Threadss

The Thinkstation P500 is a eight processor threads personal computer.

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Very Big Processor Cache

Across all the medium processor cores computers that were launched around the same time as the Thinkstation P500 the processor caches range from 2MB to 10MB. The Thinkstation P500 has one of the biggest processor caches (10 megabytes) amongst medium processor cores computers of this age.

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Two PCI Express X16 (Gen 3.x) Slotss

The Lenovo Thinkstation P500 is a two PCI Express x16 (Gen 3.x) slots desktop computer. Most of the other personal computers of this spec and age have between one and two PCI Express x16 (Gen 3.x) slotss.

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Has One Memory Slots

The number of memory slots found on the Lenovo Thinkstation P500 is more than most desktop computers of a similar age and type to 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 personal computer.

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Supports One Placement Supported

The number of placements supported by the Thinkstation P500 is more than most medium processor cores computers that have been available for around the same time as it. This personal computer supports a Vertical placement supported, which is the most commonly supported placement supported supported by computers that have been around for around the same time as the Thinkstation P500.

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2 Reasons Against

Only HDD Storage Media

The storage speed of this computer is HDD, which is the most frequently found storage media on computers of this age and type. 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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Heavy

The average weight of medium processor cores computers that were released around the same time as the Thinkstation P500 is 7.7kg. At 22.2 kilograms, the Lenovo Thinkstation P500 is very heavy compared to most of the other comparable spec computers that were launched around the same time as the Thinkstation P500.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo Thinkstation P500

Released Over Two Years Ago

This PC has been on the market for over two years.

Average Hard Drive Capacity

At 1,000 gigabyte, the Lenovo Thinkstation P500 has a relatively typical hard drive capacity compared to most of the other PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Thinkstation P500.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the Lenovo Thinkstation P500 has a fairly typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor cores computers that have been around for around the same time as the Thinkstation P500.

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Average Internal Memory

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

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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
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
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
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 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 X4 (Gen 3.x) Slots
PCI Express X4 (Gen 2.x) Slots
PCI Express X1 (Gen 2.x) Slots
Design
Chassis Type
Placement Supported
Number of 5.25" Bays
Number of 3.5" Bays
Colour of Product
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® 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
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Operational Conditions
Storage Relative Humidity (H-H)
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Operating Altitude
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Certificates
Certification
RoHS Compliance
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Packaging Content
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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