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Lenovo Thinkstation P500
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Lenovo Thinkstation P500 4 Core Intel Xeon E5 V3 3.5GHz 4GB 500GB HDD

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4 Intel Xeon E5 V3 3.5GHz 4GB Sep 2014
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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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13 Reasons For

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 PC.

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Very Fast Memory Bandwidth Supported by Processor (max)

Across all the PCs that are a comparable age to the Thinkstation P500 the memory bandwidth supported by processor (max)s range from 10GB/s to 68GB/s. The memory bandwidth supported by processor (max) of the Thinkstation P500 of 68 gigabytes per second is one of the fastest amongst comparable spec desktop computers that were released more than two years ago.

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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 a comparable time to the Thinkstation P500 range from 2GB to 770GB, and the average maximum internal memory supported by processor is 90GB. The maximum internal memory supported by processor of the Thinkstation P500 of 768 gigabytes is one of the biggest amongst medium processor cores personal computers that were released more than two years ago.

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Lenovo Has Good PC Reviews

Lenovo has good average ratings for its medium processor cores personal computers as well as across its entire computer range compared to other brands.

3 PCI Express Slots Version

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

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Very Fast Memory Clock Speed

With a memory clock speed of 2,133 megahertz, the Lenovo Thinkstation P500 has a very fast memory clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor cores personal computers that have been available for a comparable time to the Thinkstation P500. Personal computers of this type and age have memory clock speeds of between 1,000MHz and 2,200MHz.

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Four Number of 3.5" Bayss

Most medium processor cores personal computers that were released around the same time as the Thinkstation P500 have between one and eight 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

When compared to other medium processor cores personal computers that have been around for around the same time as the Thinkstation P500 that we have assessed the maximum internal memory of, the Lenovo Thinkstation P500's maximum internal memory of 128 gigabytes is one of the biggest. The average maximum internal memory of medium processor cores personal computers that are a similar age to the Thinkstation P500 is 32GB, and the maximum internal memorys range from 2GB to 260GB.

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Eight Processor Threadss

The Thinkstation P500 has more processor threadss than most of the desktop computers of this age and spec. This personal computer is a eight processor threads computer compared to most of the computers of this spec and age which only have between four and seven processor threadss.

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Quite Big Processor Cache

The smallest processor cache of medium processor cores personal computers that have been around for around the same time as the Thinkstation P500 is 0.51MB, the biggest is 10MB, and the average processor cache is 6.9MB. The Thinkstation P500 has a quite big processor cache (10 megabytes) compared to most of the other similar spec PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Two PCI Express X16 (Gen 3.x) Slotss

Most medium processor cores personal computers that are a similar age to the Thinkstation P500 have between one and two PCI Express x16 (Gen 3.x) slotss, including the Lenovo Thinkstation P500 which has two PCI Express x16 (Gen 3.x) slotss.

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Has One Memory Slots

The number of memory slots found on the Thinkstation P500 is more than most medium processor cores personal computers that have been around for more than two years. The most frequently 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 PCs of this type and age. This Lenovo computer supports a Vertical placement supported, which is the most frequently supported placement supported supported by computers of this type and age.

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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 medium processor cores personal computers that are a comparable 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 Small Internal Memory

When compared to other medium processor cores personal computers that have been available for a comparable time to the Thinkstation P500, the Thinkstation P500's internal memory of only 4 gigabytes is one of the smallest. The smallest internal memory of medium processor cores personal computers that have been around for around the same time as the Thinkstation P500 is 2GB and the biggest is 64GB.

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Only One PCI Express X1 (Gen 2.x) Slots

Most medium processor cores personal computers that have been around for around the same time as the Thinkstation P500 have between one and two PCI Express x1 (Gen 2.x) slotss, including the Thinkstation P500 which has one PCI Express x1 (Gen 2.x) slots.

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Only Four USB 2.0 Ports Quantitys

The Thinkstation P500 is a four USB 2.0 ports quantity desktop computer.

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Very Heavy

The weights of PCs of a comparable age and type to the Thinkstation P500 range from 250g to 24kg. When compared to other medium processor cores personal computers that were released more than two years ago that we have assessed the weight of, the Thinkstation P500's weight of 22.2 kilograms is one of the heaviest.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo Thinkstation P500

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when Lenovo released the Thinkstation P500.

Average Processor Frequency

The Thinkstation P500 has a relatively typical processor frequency (3.5 gigahertz) compared to most of the other personal computers of a similar age and spec to the Thinkstation P500.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the Lenovo Thinkstation P500 has a relatively standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other computers of a comparable type and age to the Thinkstation P500.

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Average Hard Drive Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the Lenovo Thinkstation P500 has a pretty average hard drive capacity compared to most of the other desktop computers that were launched around the same time as 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 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
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Software
Operating System Installed
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 (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® 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
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)
Other Features
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

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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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Manufacturer Part Numbers visipax 30a7004, visipax e51607v3, visipax 30a7004u, visipax 30a7004uu, visipax pr30a7004, visipax pr30a7004u, visipax 30a7004uus, visipax pr30a7004uu, visipax pr30a7004uus
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