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Lenovo Thinkstation P500 6 Core Intel Xeon E5 V3 3.5GHz 8GB 1TB HDD

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6 Intel Xeon E5 V3 3.5GHz 8GB Jul 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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6 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 computer.

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Quite Fast Memory Bandwidth Supported by Processor (max)

Desktop computers that have been available for a comparable time to the Thinkstation P500 have memory bandwidth supported by processor (max)s of between 51GB/s and 68GB/s. At 68 gigabytes per second, the Lenovo Thinkstation P500 has a quite fast memory bandwidth supported by processor (max) compared to most of the other many processor cores PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Thinkstation P500.

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Good Brand

Lenovo is one of the superior personal computer manufacturers according to average owner and expert review score data that we have collected for all desktop computers.

Quite Fast Processor Frequency

Across all the desktop computers of a similar spec and age to the Thinkstation P500 the processor frequencys range from 1.6GHz to 3.5GHz, and the average processor frequency is 3GHz. The Thinkstation P500 has a fairly fast processor frequency (3.5 gigahertz) compared to most of the other comparable spec PCs that were released one year ago.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 3.5GHz processor clock speed personal computers currently available including the DELL Precision T5810[plb_3433476_price] which has better reviews.

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Two Number of 5.25" Bayss

Most PCs that were launched around the same time as the Thinkstation P500 have between one and three number of 5.25" bayss, including the Lenovo Thinkstation P500 which has two number of 5.25" bayss.

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Has One Memory Slots

The number of memory slots found on the Thinkstation P500 is more than most desktop computers of a comparable type and age to it. This computer has an 8x DIMM memory slots, which is the most frequently found memory slots found on many processor cores PCs that came out around the same time as the Thinkstation P500.

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Very Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

At only 4 gigabytes, the Lenovo Thinkstation P500 has a fairly small discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other computers of this age and spec. Many processor cores PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Thinkstation P500 have discrete graphics adapter memorys of between 2GB and 8.2TB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 2.7TB.

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Heavy

The lightest many processor cores desktop computer that is a comparable age to the Thinkstation P500 is 5kg heavy and the heaviest is 30kg. At 22.2 kilograms, the Lenovo Thinkstation P500 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other many processor cores PCs that have been on the market for more than a year.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo Thinkstation P500

Released Over a Year Ago

This computer has been on the market for over a year.

Average Hard Drive Capacity

With a hard drive capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the Thinkstation P500 has a pretty typical hard drive capacity compared to most of the other many processor cores PCs that were launched around the same time as the Thinkstation P500.

Other 1TB hard drive capacity desktop computers currently available which you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the HP Z420[plb_2498184_price].

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 1,000 gigabyte, the Thinkstation P500 has a pretty standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other computers of a comparable age and type to the Thinkstation P500.

Alternative 1TB total storage capacity desktop computers currently available that you might want to look at include because of it's better review score, the HP Z420[plb_2498184_price].

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Average Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the Thinkstation P500 has a pretty average internal memory compared to most of the other personal computers of a comparable type and age to the Thinkstation P500.

We compared all the other 8GB memory PCs to this PC and we think because of it's better review score, the HP Z420[plb_2498184_price] is also worth considering.

If you would prefer a bigger internal memory then you might also want to look at the Apple ME253[plb_3040912_price] (12GB).

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HDD Storage Media

The Lenovo Thinkstation P500 has a faster storage speed than most personal computers of this spec and age. This computer has an HDD storage media, whereas most many processor cores PCs that were released around the same time as it have an SSD 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.

We compared all the other HDD PCs to this desktop computer and we think the HP Z420[plb_2498184_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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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
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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
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Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
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AC Adapter Included
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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 w10, lenovo 30a7, lenovo w10p, lenovo 1620v3, lenovo p236714, lenovo 30a7003, lenovo 30a7000, lenovo 30a7000a, lenovo e51620v3, lenovo e51650v3, lenovo p236714p, lenovo 30a7003v, lenovo 30a70035, lenovo 30a7003vu, lenovo 30a70035u, lenovo 30a7000au, lenovo 30a7000auk, lenovo 30a7003vus, lenovo 30a70035uk
Barcodes 00888965291387, 00888965292896, 00888965293626, 00888965300058, 00889233976326, 00889233977163

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