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Lenovo Thinkstation P500 6 Core Intel Xeon E5 V3 3.5GHz 4GB 256GB SSD

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6 Intel Xeon E5 V3 3.5GHz 4GB Feb 2015
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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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8 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 desktop computer.

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Quite Fast Memory Bandwidth Supported by Processor (max)

With a memory bandwidth supported by processor (max) of 68 gigabytes per second, the Lenovo Thinkstation P500 has one of the faster memory bandwidth supported by processor (max)s amongst computers of this age. Comparable spec desktop computers that have been around for a similar time to the Thinkstation P500 have memory bandwidth supported by processor (max)s of between 51GB/s and 68GB/s.

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Lenovo Desktop Computers Have Good Reviews

Computers produced by Lenovo are some of the better computers according to average reviews from owners and experts.

Fairly Fast Processor Frequency

The Thinkstation P500 has one of the faster processor frequencys (3.5 gigahertz) amongst comparable spec personal computers of this age. The average processor frequency of many processor cores PCs that have been available for more than a year is 3GHz, and the processor frequencys range from 1.6GHz to 3.5GHz.

We compared all the other 3.5GHz processor clock speed desktop computers to this personal computer and we think because of it's better review score, the DELL Precision T5810[plb_3433476_price] is also worth considering.

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SSD Storage Media

The storage speed of this personal computer is SSD, which is the most frequently found storage media on personal computers of a comparable spec and age to it. 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.

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Ten Number of 2.5" Bayss

The Thinkstation P500 has more number of 2.5" bayss than most of the similar spec personal computers that were released more than a year ago. Most of the PCs of a similar age and spec to the Thinkstation P500 only have between two and nine number of 2.5" bayss, however this Lenovo computer has ten number of 2.5" bayss.

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Two Number of 5.25" Bayss

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

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Has One Memory Slots

The Lenovo Thinkstation P500 has a greater number of memory slots than most computers that are a similar age to it. This personal computer has an 8x DIMM memory slots, which is the most commonly found memory slots found on computers of a comparable age and spec to the Thinkstation P500.

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3 Reasons Against

Very Small Total Storage Capacity

At only 256 gigabytes, the Lenovo Thinkstation P500 has a fairly small total storage capacity compared to most of the other personal computers of a comparable age and type to the Thinkstation P500. The average total storage capacity of many processor cores PCs that were released around the same time as the Thinkstation P500 is 900GB.

If this computer total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the DELL Precision T5810[plb_3433476_price] (500GB and higher rated).

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Only Two Graphics Adapter DisplayPorts Quantitys

The Thinkstation P500 is a two graphics adapter DisplayPorts quantity PC.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

PCs of this age and spec have internal memorys of between 4GB and 64GB, and the average internal memory is 17GB. At only 4 gigabytes, the Thinkstation P500 has a very small internal memory compared to most of the other personal computers that are a similar age to the Thinkstation P500.

If this personal computer internal memory is too small for you then you might want to consider the DELL Precision T5810[plb_3433476_price] (8GB) which also has a higher rating.

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1 Other reason to consider the Lenovo Thinkstation P500

Released Over Two Years Ago

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

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 Interface
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
Number of Discrete Graphics Adapters
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
DisplayPorts 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
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel® Smart Cache
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Power
Power Supply Input Voltage
Power Supply Input Frequency
Weight & Dimensions
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...

Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo 30a7000, lenovo bxq5za00, lenovo 30a7000g, lenovo bxq5zs00, lenovo 30a7000gu, lenovo 30a7000guk
Barcodes 00888965300089, 00888965300911, 00888965301659, 00888965302489, 04056572488636

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