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Lenovo Thinkstation P500 4 Core Intel Xeon E5 V3 3.5GHz 8GB 1.3TB HDD+SSD

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4 Intel Xeon E5 V3 3.5GHz 8GB Oct 2015
Processor Cores Processor Family Processor Frequency Internal Memory Release Date
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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24 Reasons For

Two Industry Awards

Two expert review sites both endorsed this Lenovo PC. This desktop computer received a "Best Power Consumption" award from Reviewstudio.net and the reviewer at Tweaktown.com concluded that it was good value for money and gave it a "Best Value Award".

Expert Reviews Are Excellent

Based on two expert reviews from sites including tweaktown.com and reviewstudio.net the average expert rating of this personal computer is 93 out of 100. If all the desktop computers of this age and spec are ranked by average expert review score then this Lenovo personal computer is in the top 8%.

Good Value for Money

Tweaktown.com highlighted in their review that this Lenovo computer was good value for money.

Environmentally Friendly

Expert review site Reviewstudio.net highlighted in their review that this desktop computer was environmentally friendly.

Easy to Use

One customer who reviewed the Lenovo Thinkstation P500 said that it was easy to handle. Reviewstudio.net gave it a rating of 5 stars and said in their review of this PC “The 20011-E haswell processor is capable of handling most heavy-duty media encoding”.

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This PC supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is the most commonly supported processor operating modes on desktop computers that came out more than a year ago.

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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 PC. Most of the other PCs of this age and type only have between one and seven USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantitys.

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Very Fast Memory Bandwidth Supported by Processor (max)

Across all the PCs that were released more than a year ago 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 desktop computers of this age and spec.

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Very Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

With a maximum internal memory supported by processor of 768 gigabytes, the Lenovo Thinkstation P500 has one of the biggest maximum internal memory supported by processors amongst medium processor cores computers of this age. Comparable spec computers that have been available for a similar time to the Thinkstation P500 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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Quite Fast Processor Frequency

The Thinkstation P500 has a quite fast processor frequency (3.5 gigahertz) compared to most of the other medium processor cores computers that are a similar age to the Thinkstation P500. The average processor frequency of computers of a similar type and age to the Thinkstation P500 is 3.1GHz.

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Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

The Thinkstation P500 has one of the bigger total storage capacitys (1,256 gigabyte) amongst comparable spec personal computers of this age. Desktop computers that were launched around the same time as the Thinkstation P500 have total storage capacitys of between 4GB and 3.6TB.

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Good Brand

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

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Quite Fast Memory Clock Speed

The average memory clock speed of PCs of this age and spec is 1,800MHz. The Thinkstation P500 has one of the faster memory clock speeds (2,133 megahertz) amongst medium processor cores computers of this age.

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DDR4-SDRAM Internal Memory Type

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

This PC's internal memory type (DDR4-SDRAM) is in fact the best internal memory type amongst all personal computers that have been available for a comparable time to the Thinkstation P500.

The worst internal memory type across comparable types of PC is DDR3-SDRAM.

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Two Number of Storage Drives Installeds

The Lenovo Thinkstation P500 has more number of storage drives installeds than most of the PCs of a comparable age and type to the Thinkstation P500. This computer is a two number of storage drives installed personal computer compared to most of the personal computers that are a comparable age to the Thinkstation P500 which only have one number of storage drives installed.

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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 similar spec computers that were launched more than a year ago.

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3 PCI Express Slots Version

This PC supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is typical of many PCs of this type and age.

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Gold EPEAT Compliance

This PC has a Gold EPEAT compliance, which is typical of many medium processor cores computers that have been around for a similar time to it.

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Four Number of 3.5" Bayss

Most medium processor cores computers that were released 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

The maximum internal memorys of medium processor cores computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Thinkstation P500 range from 2GB to 260GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 32GB. When compared to other desktop computers of this age and spec that we have assessed the maximum internal memory of, the Thinkstation P500's maximum internal memory of 128 gigabytes is one of the biggest.

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Eight Processor Threadss

The Lenovo Thinkstation P500 has more processor threadss than most of the medium processor cores computers that have been on the market for more than a year. This computer is a eight processor threads PC compared to most of the PCs of a comparable type and age to the Thinkstation P500 which only have between four and seven processor threadss.

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Very Big Processor Cache

The processor caches of PCs that were launched around the same time as the Thinkstation P500 range from 2MB to 10MB, and the average processor cache is 6.5MB. With a processor cache of 10 megabytes, the Lenovo Thinkstation P500's processor cache is one of the biggest amongst comparable spec computers that have been available for around the same time as the Thinkstation P500.

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Two PCI Express X16 (Gen 3.x) Slotss

Most comparable spec desktop computers that have been on the market for a similar time 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 Thinkstation P500 has a greater number of memory slots than most desktop computers of this spec and age. 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 computer.

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5 Reasons Against

Unacceptable Noise Level

One person said in their reviews that this PC was not quiet. Crn.com.au said in their Lenovo Thinkstation P500 review two years ago “Not the most quiet”.

Not Good in Terms of Size

One customer who reviewed it thought it was not heavy and bulky. Crn.com.au mentioned in their review of this PC “Stays cool under heavy workloads” .

Only HDD Storage Media

The storage speed of this desktop computer is HDD+SSD, which is the most frequently found storage media on personal computers of a similar age and spec 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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Only One PCI Express X4 (Gen 3.x) Slots

The Thinkstation P500 is a one PCI Express x4 (Gen 3.x) slots desktop computer. Most of the other PCs that have been around for more than a year have one PCI Express x4 (Gen 3.x) slots.

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Heavy

With a weight of 22.2 kilograms, the Thinkstation P500 is one of the heaviest desktop computers of a similar age and type to the Thinkstation P500 amongst personal computers of this age. The lightest medium processor cores computer that has been around for around the same time as the Thinkstation P500 is 38g heavy, the heaviest is 100kg, and the average weight is 7.7kg.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo Thinkstation P500

Released Over a Year Ago

Lenovo released the Thinkstation P500 over a year ago.

Average Hard Drive Capacity

At 1,000 gigabyte, the Lenovo Thinkstation P500 has a relatively average hard drive capacity compared to most of the other similar spec personal computers that have been available for more than a year.

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Average Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the Thinkstation P500 has a relatively typical internal memory compared to most of the other comparable spec personal computers that were launched more than a year ago.

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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
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Hard Drive Capacity
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Number of SSDs Installed
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
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 (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
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® 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
Certificates
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Packaging Content
Display Included

2 Awards

tweaktown.com Best Value Award reviewstudio.net Best Power Consumption

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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