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Lenovo Thinkstation P500
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Lenovo Thinkstation P500 6 Core Intel Xeon E5 V3 3.5GHz 4GB 1TB HDD

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6 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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11 Reasons For

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 desktop computers that came out around the same time as the Thinkstation P500 have between two and eight USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantitys.

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Quite Fast Memory Bandwidth Supported by Processor (max)

Personal computers of a similar type and age to the Thinkstation P500 have memory bandwidth supported by processor (max)s of between 32GB/s and 68GB/s. With a memory bandwidth supported by processor (max) of 68 gigabytes per second, the Thinkstation P500 has a fairly fast memory bandwidth supported by processor (max) compared to most of the other PCs of this age and type.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

Many processor cores PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Thinkstation P500 have maximum internal memory supported by processors of between 64GB and 770GB. At 768 gigabytes, the Thinkstation P500 has a quite big maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other computers of a similar spec and age to the Thinkstation P500.

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Lenovo Personal Computers Have Good Reviews

Computers built by Lenovo generally have good ratings.

Quite Fast Processor Frequency

The Lenovo Thinkstation P500 has one of the faster processor frequencys (3.5 gigahertz) amongst many processor cores PCs of this age. The average processor frequency of many processor cores PCs that have been available for more than two years is 2.9GHz, and the processor frequencys range from 1.6GHz to 3.7GHz.

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Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

The Thinkstation P500 has a quite big total storage capacity (1,000 gigabyte) compared to most of the other PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Thinkstation P500. Many processor cores PCs that are a comparable age to the Thinkstation P500 have total storage capacitys of between 180GB and 8.3TB, and the average total storage capacity is 760GB.

If this computer total storage capacity is too small for you then you might also want to look at the Lenovo P700[plb_2552850_price] (2TB).

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Quite Fast Memory Clock Speed

With a memory clock speed of 2,133 megahertz, the Lenovo Thinkstation P500 has a fairly fast memory clock speed compared to most of the other PCs of this spec and age. The average memory clock speed of PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Thinkstation P500 is 1,900MHz.

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Four Number of 3.5" Bayss

The Thinkstation P500 is a four number of 3.5" bays PC. Most of the other comparable spec PCs that were released more than two years ago have between two and five number of 3.5" bayss.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

The Thinkstation P500 has one of the bigger maximum internal memorys (128 gigabytes) amongst many processor cores PCs of this age. The maximum internal memorys of computers of a similar spec and age to the Thinkstation P500 range from 32GB to 520GB.

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Has One Memory Slots

The number of memory slots found on the Thinkstation P500 is more than most PCs of a comparable age and spec to it. The most frequently 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 computer.

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Supports One Placement Supported

The number of placements supported by the Lenovo Thinkstation P500 is more than most comparable spec computers that have been available for a similar time to it. This computer supports a Vertical placement supported, which is the most commonly supported placement supported supported by PCs of this type and age.

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9 Reasons Against

Only HDD Storage Media

The Thinkstation P500 has a faster storage speed than most computers of this spec and age. This PC has an HDD storage media, whereas most many processor cores PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it have a Flash storage media. 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.

An HDD storage media is in fact the worst storage speed across all desktop computers of this spec and age.

An SSD storage media is the best storage speed amongst similar types of personal computer.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

The Thinkstation P500 has one of the smallest internal memorys (only 4 gigabytes) amongst many processor cores PCs of this age. The internal memorys of similar spec personal computers that are a comparable age to the Thinkstation P500 range from 4GB to 64GB.

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Only One CPU Configuration (max)

Most desktop computers that have been on the market for more than two years take one CPU configuration (max), including the Thinkstation P500 which takes one CPU configuration (max).

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Only Four USB 2.0 Ports Quantitys

The Lenovo Thinkstation P500 is a four USB 2.0 ports quantity desktop computer. Most of the other desktop computers of a comparable type and age to the Thinkstation P500 have between two and nine USB 2.0 ports quantitys.

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Only Two PCI Express X16 (Gen 3.x) Slotss

Most PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Thinkstation P500 have between two and three PCI Express x16 (Gen 3.x) slotss, including the Thinkstation P500 which has two PCI Express x16 (Gen 3.x) slotss.

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Only One Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports

Most PCs of a comparable age and type to the Thinkstation P500 have between one and two ethernet LAN (RJ-45) portss, including the Thinkstation P500 which has one ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports.

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Only Two Number of 5.25" Bayss

Most PCs of a similar type and age to the Thinkstation P500 have between one and two number of 5.25" bayss, including the Thinkstation P500 which has two number of 5.25" bayss.

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Only 12 Processor Threadss

The Thinkstation P500 is a 12 processor threads computer.

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Heavy

Computers that have been on the market for more than two years have weights of between 5kg and 30kg. At 22.2 kilograms, the Lenovo Thinkstation P500 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other comparable spec desktop computers that were released more than two years ago.

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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 desktop computer was released.

Average Hard Drive Capacity

With a hard drive capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the Thinkstation P500 has a fairly average hard drive capacity compared to most of the other computers of a comparable age and type to the Thinkstation P500.

Personal computers with a bigger hard drive capacity that might also be worth considering include the Lenovo P700[plb_2552850_price] (2TB).

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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
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
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
Graphics & IMC Lithography
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)

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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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo 30a7, lenovo 30a7000, lenovo 30a7004, lenovo 30a7000h, lenovo 30a7004s, lenovo 30a7000q, lenovo e51650v3, lenovo e51620v3, lenovo 30a7000qu, lenovo 30a7000hu, lenovo 30a7004su, lenovo 30a7000huk, lenovo 30a7004sus, lenovo 30a7000qus
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