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Lenovo Thinkstation P500
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Lenovo Thinkstation P500 6 Core Intel Xeon E5 V3 3.5GHz 8GB 256GB SSD

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6 Intel Xeon E5 V3 3.5GHz 8GB 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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9 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating modes, which is the most commonly supported processor operating modes on PCs of this age and spec.

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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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Quite Fast Memory Bandwidth Supported by Processor (max)

Across all the many processor cores desktop computers that were released around the same time as the Thinkstation P500 the memory bandwidth supported by processor (max)s range from 32GB/s to 68GB/s. The Lenovo Thinkstation P500 has a fairly fast memory bandwidth supported by processor (max) (68 gigabytes per second) compared to most of the other similar spec computers that were launched around the same time as the Thinkstation P500.

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Fairly Fast Processor Frequency

At 3.5 gigahertz, the Lenovo Thinkstation P500 has a quite fast processor frequency compared to most of the other many processor cores desktop computers that have been around for more than two years. The average processor frequency of many processor cores desktop computers that have been around for around the same time as the Thinkstation P500 is 2.9GHz.

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Lenovo Desktop Computers Have Good Reviews

On average personal computers from Lenovo are rated 76%, which is in the top 85% of all computer manufacturers that we have assessed.

Quite Fast Memory Clock Speed

At 2,133 megahertz, the Lenovo Thinkstation P500 has a quite fast memory clock speed compared to most of the other desktop computers that have been available for around the same time as the Thinkstation P500. The average memory clock speed of comparable spec desktop computers that have been available for a similar time to the Thinkstation P500 is 1,900MHz, and the memory clock speeds range from 1,300MHz to 2,200MHz.

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DDR4-SDRAM Internal Memory Type

The Thinkstation P500 has a DDR4-SDRAM internal memory type which is newer than the DDR3-SDRAM internal memory type found on most many processor cores desktop computers that have been around for around the same time as it.

This computer's internal memory type (DDR4-SDRAM) is actually the best internal memory type across all personal computers of this age and type.

Across comparable types of computer the worst internal memory type is DDR3-SDRAM.

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Has One Memory Slots

The number of memory slots found on the Thinkstation P500 is more than most comparable spec desktop computers that are a similar age to it. 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 desktop computer.

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Supports One Placement Supported

The number of placements supported by the Thinkstation P500 is more than most many processor cores desktop computers that came out around the same time as it. This computer supports a Vertical placement supported, which is the most frequently supported placement supported supported by similar spec personal computers that have been around for around the same time as the Thinkstation P500.

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8 Reasons Against

Very Small Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of only 256 gigabytes, the Thinkstation P500 has a quite small total storage capacity compared to most of the other many processor cores desktop computers that were launched more than two years ago. The smallest total storage capacity of similar spec computers that are a comparable age to the Thinkstation P500 is 180GB and the biggest is 8.3TB.

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Very Small Internal Memory

The average internal memory of many processor cores desktop computers that have been around for more than two years is 25GB. With an internal memory of only 8 gigabytes, the Thinkstation P500 has one of the smaller internal memorys amongst many processor cores desktop computers of this age.

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Only One CPU Configuration (max)

The Thinkstation P500 is a computer that takes one CPU configuration (max)s.

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

Most similar spec personal computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the Thinkstation P500 have between two and three 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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Only One Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports

The Thinkstation P500 is a one ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports computer. Most of the other many processor cores desktop computers that were launched more than two years ago have between one and two ethernet LAN (RJ-45) portss.

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Only Two Number of 5.25" Bayss

The Lenovo Thinkstation P500 is a two number of 5.25" bays computer. Most of the other computers of this type and age have between one and two number of 5.25" bayss.

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Only 12 Processor Threadss

The Lenovo Thinkstation P500 is a 12 processor threads desktop computer.

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Heavy

At 22.2 kilograms, the Thinkstation P500 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other PCs of a comparable type and age to the Thinkstation P500. The weights of PCs of this type and age range from 5kg to 30kg, and the average weight is 11kg.

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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 Lenovo personal computer was released.

SSD Storage Media

The storage speed of this PC is SSD, which is typical of many many processor cores desktop computers that have been on the market for around the same time as 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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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
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

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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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo 30a7, lenovo 30a7002, lenovo e51620v3, lenovo 30a7002n, lenovo 30a7002nu, lenovo 30a7002nuk
Barcodes 00888965291455, 00888965291820, 00888965292629, 00888965297501, 00888965302236, 00889233527283, 08889652918206, 08889652975018

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