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Lenovo Thinkstation P500 4 Core Intel Xeon E5 V3 3.5GHz 4GB 240GB SSD

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4 Intel Xeon E5 V3 3.5GHz 4GB Feb 2015
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64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This personal computer supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is the most frequently supported processor operating modes on computers of this type and age.

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

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

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Very Fast Memory Bandwidth Supported by Processor (max)

The memory bandwidth supported by processor (max)s of PCs of a similar type and age to the Thinkstation P500 range from 10GB/s to 68GB/s, and the average memory bandwidth supported by processor (max) is 30GB/s. The Thinkstation P500 has one of the fastest memory bandwidth supported by processor (max)s (68 gigabytes per second) amongst medium processor cores computers of this age.

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Very Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

Desktop computers of this age and spec have maximum internal memory supported by processors of between 2GB and 770GB. When compared to other medium processor cores computers that have been on the market for 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.

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Quite Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The smallest discrete graphics adapter memory of medium processor cores computers that were released around the same time as the Thinkstation P500 is 1GB, the biggest is 8.2TB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 1.3TB. At 4,096 gigabytes, the Thinkstation P500 has a fairly big discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other desktop computers of this age and spec.

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Quite Fast Processor Frequency

With a processor frequency of 3.5 gigahertz, the Thinkstation P500 has a quite fast processor frequency compared to most of the other computers of this age and type. Across all the medium processor cores computers that are a comparable age to the Thinkstation P500 the processor frequencys range from 1.3GHz to 4GHz.

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SSD Storage Media

The Thinkstation P500 has an SSD storage media which is faster than most medium processor cores computers that were released more than a year ago. Most medium processor cores computers that were released around the same time as it 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.

An SSD storage media is in fact the best storage speed amongst all desktop computers of a similar age and spec to the Thinkstation P500.

An HDD storage media is the worst storage speed across similar types of desktop computer.

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Lenovo Has Good Reviews for Its Personal Computers

Lenovo medium processor cores computers have good reviews on average and across all personal computers Lenovo is one of the better rated brands.

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Ten Number of 2.5" Bayss

The Thinkstation P500 is a ten number of 2.5" bays PC.

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Two PCI Express X16 Slotss

The Lenovo Thinkstation P500 is a two PCI Express x16 slots desktop computer.

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

This desktop computer has a 10/100/1000Base-T(X) cabling technology, which is typical of many medium processor cores computers that were launched more than a year ago.

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Gold EPEAT Compliance

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

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DDR4-SDRAM Internal Memory Type

The Thinkstation P500 has a newer internal memory type than most desktop computers of a comparable age and spec to it. This personal computer has a DDR4-SDRAM internal memory type, whereas most personal computers of a similar age and spec to it have a DDR3-SDRAM internal memory type.

A DDR4-SDRAM internal memory type is actually the best internal memory type across all PCs of a comparable age and type to the Thinkstation P500.

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

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Fairly Fast Memory Clock Speed

With a memory clock speed of 2,133 megahertz, the Thinkstation P500 has a fairly fast memory clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor cores computers that were released more than a year ago. Medium processor cores computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the Thinkstation P500 have memory clock speeds of between 1,000MHz and 2,400MHz.

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3 PCI Express Slots Version

This desktop computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is typical of many medium processor cores computers that have been available for more than a year.

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Four Number of 3.5" Bayss

The Lenovo Thinkstation P500 is a four number of 3.5" bays computer. Most of the other desktop computers of this age and type have between one and six number of 3.5" bayss.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

When compared to other PCs that are a comparable age to the Thinkstation P500 that we have checked the maximum internal memory of, the Thinkstation P500's maximum internal memory of 128 gigabytes is one of the biggest. The average maximum internal memory of comparable spec personal computers that were launched around the same time as the Thinkstation P500 is 32GB, and the maximum internal memorys range from 2GB to 260GB.

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Eight Processor Threadss

The Lenovo Thinkstation P500 has more processor threadss than most of the PCs of this age and spec. This computer is a eight processor threads computer compared to most of the personal computers that came out around the same time as the Thinkstation P500 which only have between four and seven processor threadss.

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Very Big Processor Cache

The processor caches of similar spec computers that have been available for around the same time as the Thinkstation P500 range from 2MB to 10MB, and the average processor cache is 6.5MB. The Thinkstation P500 has one of the biggest processor caches (10 megabytes) amongst medium processor cores 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 PCs of this spec and age. The most commonly found memory slots is 4x DIMM, but this memory slots is not found on this desktop computer. The memory slotss 8x DIMM are also found on this Lenovo computer.

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Supports One Placement Supported

The Thinkstation P500 has a greater number of placements than most personal computers of a comparable type and age to it. This Lenovo computer supports a Vertical placement supported, which is the most commonly supported placement supported supported by medium processor cores computers that have been on the market for more than a year.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This desktop computer supports a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most commonly supported discrete graphics memory type on computers of this type and age.

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2 Reasons Against

Very Small Total Storage Capacity

The Lenovo Thinkstation P500 has one of the smaller total storage capacitys (only 240 gigabytes) amongst medium processor cores computers of this age. The smallest total storage capacity of computers of this type and age is 4GB, the biggest is 3.6TB, and the average total storage capacity is 820GB.

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Heavy

The weights of PCs of this type and age range from 38g to 100kg. When compared to other desktop computers of a similar spec and age to the Thinkstation P500 that we have checked the weight of, 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 Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this personal computer was released.

Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the Thinkstation P500 has a relatively average internal memory compared to most of the other similar spec desktop computers that have been around for more than a year.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 4GB memory desktop computers currently available including because of it's better review score, the HP ProDesk 405 G2[plb_2408929_price].

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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
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
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Graphics Adapter Open GL Support
Graphics Adapter DVI 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
Placement Supported
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 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
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
Cables Included
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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