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Lenovo Thinkstation P500 8 Core Intel Xeon E5 V3 3GHz 8GB 512GB SSD

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8 Intel Xeon E5 V3 3GHz 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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10 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This personal computer supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is typical of many personal computers of a similar age and type to it.

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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)

The Lenovo Thinkstation P500 has a fairly fast memory bandwidth supported by processor (max) (68 gigabytes per second) compared to most of the other many processor cores desktop computers that are a comparable age to the Thinkstation P500. Many processor cores desktop computers that have been available for around the same time as the Thinkstation P500 have memory bandwidth supported by processor (max)s of between 32GB/s and 68GB/s, and the average memory bandwidth supported by processor (max) is 60GB/s.

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Lenovo Has Good Reviews for Its PCs

On average personal computers from Lenovo are rated 76 out of 100, which is in the top 85% of all personal computer manufacturers that we have analysed.

Very Fast Memory Clock Speed

The Thinkstation P500 has one of the fastest memory clock speeds (2,133 megahertz) amongst many processor cores desktop computers of this age. Across all the computers of this spec and age the memory clock speeds range from 1,300MHz to 2,200MHz, and the average memory clock speed is 1,900MHz.

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DDR4-SDRAM Internal Memory Type

The Lenovo Thinkstation P500 has a newer internal memory type than most computers that have been available for around the same time as it. This computer has a DDR4-SDRAM internal memory type, whereas most comparable spec desktop computers that have been available for a similar time to it have a DDR3-SDRAM internal memory type.

A DDR4-SDRAM internal memory type is in fact the best internal memory type amongst all PCs of this age and type.

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

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Quite Big Solid-State Drive Capacity

The Thinkstation P500 has one of the bigger solid-state drive capacitys (512 gigabytes) amongst many processor cores desktop computers of this age. The average solid-state drive capacity of comparable spec PCs that have been around for more than two years is 360GB.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

With a maximum internal memory of 128 gigabytes, the Thinkstation P500 has one of the bigger maximum internal memorys amongst many processor cores desktop computers of this age. Across all the PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Thinkstation P500 the maximum internal memorys range from 32GB to 520GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 120GB.

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Has One Memory Slots

The Thinkstation P500 has a greater number of memory slots than most computers of a comparable age and type to it. The most commonly 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 Thinkstation P500 is more than most desktop computers of this type and age. This personal computer supports a Vertical placement supported, which is the most frequently supported placement supported supported by personal computers of this spec and age.

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7 Reasons Against

Very Small Internal Memory

The Lenovo Thinkstation P500 has a quite small internal memory (only 8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Thinkstation P500. PCs of a comparable age and type to the Thinkstation P500 have internal memorys of between 4GB and 64GB.

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Only One CPU Configuration (max)

The Lenovo Thinkstation P500 is a personal computer that takes one CPU configuration (max)s. Most of the other computers that have been around for more than two years take one CPU configuration (max).

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Only Four USB 2.0 Ports Quantitys

The Thinkstation P500 is a four USB 2.0 ports quantity PC. Most of the other personal computers of this age and spec have between two and nine USB 2.0 ports quantitys.

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

The Thinkstation P500 is a two PCI Express x16 (Gen 3.x) slots personal computer.

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Only One Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports

Most PCs that have been available for a comparable time 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

The Thinkstation P500 is a two number of 5.25" bays computer. Most of the other desktop computers that have been available for more than two years have between one and two number of 5.25" bayss.

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Heavy

At 22.2 kilograms, the Lenovo Thinkstation P500 is quite heavy compared to most of the other many processor cores desktop computers that were released more than two years ago. The weights of comparable spec PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Thinkstation P500 range from 5kg to 30kg, and the average weight is 11kg.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo Thinkstation P500

Released Over Two Years Ago

This Lenovo desktop computer has been on the market for over two years.

Average Processor Frequency

At 3 gigahertz, the Lenovo Thinkstation P500 has a relatively average processor frequency compared to most of the other many processor cores desktop computers that were released around the same time as the Thinkstation P500.

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SSD Storage Media

The storage speed of this personal computer is SSD, which is typical of many personal computers that have been around for more than two years. 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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Average Total Storage Capacity

The Thinkstation P500 has a pretty typical total storage capacity (512 gigabytes) compared to most of the other similar spec computers that have been around for more than two years.

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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
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
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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