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Lenovo Thinkstation P500 6 Core Intel Xeon E5 V3 3.5GHz 8GB 512GB SSD

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6 Intel Xeon E5 V3 3.5GHz 8GB Sep 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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Eight USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantitys

The Thinkstation P500 has more USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantitys than most of the comparable spec computers that came out around the same time as the Thinkstation P500. This desktop computer is a eight USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity computer compared to most of the many processor cores PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Thinkstation P500 which only have between two and seven USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantitys.

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Fairly Fast Memory Bandwidth Supported by Processor (max)

With a memory bandwidth supported by processor (max) of 68 gigabytes per second, the Thinkstation P500 has a quite fast memory bandwidth supported by processor (max) compared to most of the other computers of a comparable age and spec to the Thinkstation P500. The memory bandwidth supported by processor (max)s of PCs of this age and spec range from 51GB/s to 68GB/s, and the average memory bandwidth supported by processor (max) is 63GB/s.

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Lenovo Has Good PC Reviews

PCs produced by Lenovo generally have good ratings compared to other manufacturers.

Quite Fast Processor Frequency

At 3.5 gigahertz, the Thinkstation P500 has a fairly fast processor frequency compared to most of the other personal computers that are a similar age to the Thinkstation P500. Personal computers of this age and spec have processor frequencys of between 1.6GHz and 3.5GHz.

There are a number of other 3.5GHz processor clock speed desktop computers currently available which you might want to consider including because of it's better review score, the DELL Precision T5810[plb_3433476_price].

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SSD Storage Media

The storage speed of this PC is SSD, which is typical of many comparable spec desktop computers that were released more than a year ago. 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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Quite Big Solid-State Drive Capacity

The average solid-state drive capacity of desktop computers that have been around for a comparable time to the Thinkstation P500 is 310GB, and the solid-state drive capacitys range from 120GB to 1TB. At 512 gigabytes, the Thinkstation P500 has a fairly big solid-state drive capacity compared to most of the other personal computers of a similar age and spec to the Thinkstation P500.

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Fairly Fast Processor Boost Frequency

The Thinkstation P500 has one of the faster processor boost frequencys (3.8 gigahertz) amongst personal computers of this age. The processor boost frequencys of personal computers that came out around the same time as the Thinkstation P500 range from 2.6GHz to 3.9GHz.

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Has One Memory Slots

The number of memory slots found on the Thinkstation P500 is more than most computers of a comparable type and age to it. This computer has an 8x DIMM memory slots, which is the most commonly found memory slots found on computers of a comparable age and type to the Thinkstation P500.

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2 Reasons Against

Very Small Internal Memory

The average internal memory of desktop computers that have been around for around the same time as the Thinkstation P500 is 17GB. The Thinkstation P500 has a fairly small internal memory (only 8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other computers that are a comparable age to the Thinkstation P500.

We compared this personal computer to all the other 8GB memory desktop computers and we think the HP Z420[plb_2498184_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

PCs with a bigger internal memory that might also be worth considering include the Apple ME253[plb_3040912_price] (12GB).

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Heavy

The lightest personal computer that has been on the market for more than a year is 5kg heavy, the heaviest is 30kg, and the average weight is 17kg. At 22.2 kilograms, the Thinkstation P500 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other comparable spec computers that are a similar age to the Thinkstation P500.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo Thinkstation P500

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when this desktop computer was released.

Average Total Storage Capacity

At 512 gigabytes, the Thinkstation P500 has a fairly average total storage capacity compared to most of the other similar spec computers that were launched around the same time as the Thinkstation P500.

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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
Hard Drive Speed
Card Reader Integrated
Optical Drive
Optical Drives Quantity
Optical Drive Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
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
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
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
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
Power Supply
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
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
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...

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo 30a7, lenovo 30a7002, lenovo 30a7002p, lenovo e51650v3, lenovo 30a7002pu, lenovo 30a7002puk
Barcodes 00889233527269, 00889233771464, 00889233884386

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17.2kg Lighter
2x Shallower
75% Shorter
One More Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
Four Less USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports
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