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Lenovo Thinkstation P500
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Lenovo Thinkstation P500 4 Core Intel Xeon E5 V3 3.1GHz 4GB 1TB HDD

tweaktown.com Best Value Award reviewstudio.net Best Power Consumption
4 Intel Xeon E5 V3 3.1GHz 4GB Apr 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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25 Reasons For

Two Industry Awards

Two expert review sites both endorsed this Lenovo computer. The reviewer at Reviewstudio.net gave this personal computer a "Best Power Consumption" award and wrote it was ecologically sound and it received a "Best Value Award" from Tweaktown.com.

Excellent Expert Reviews

Two experts from sites including tweaktown.com and reviewstudio.net have rated this Lenovo PC on average 93 out of 100. This puts this medium processor core personal computer in the top 4% of all the medium processor core PCs that have been on the market for more than a year when ranked by average expert review score.

Good Value for Money

Expert review site Tweaktown.com highlighted in their review that this desktop computer was good value for money.

Environmentally Friendly

Reviewstudio.net highlighted in their review that this desktop computer was environmentally friendly.

Easy to Use

One Lenovo Thinkstation P500 reviewer mentioned in their reviews that it was easy to handle. Expert website Reviewstudio.net said “The 20011-E haswell processor is capable of handling most heavy-duty media encoding” and rated the product 5 stars.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This desktop computer supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on medium processor core PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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Eight USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports

Most of the other personal computers of a comparable type and age to the Thinkstation P500 only have between one and seven USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, however the Lenovo Thinkstation P500 has eight USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Very Big Max Internal Memory Supported Processor

The Thinkstation P500 has one of the biggest max internal memory supported processors (768 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core PCs of this age. Across all the medium processor core PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Thinkstation P500 the max internal memory supported processors range from 2GB to 770GB.

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Very Fast Max Memory Bandwidth Supported Processor

At 59 gigabytes per second, the Thinkstation P500 has a fairly fast max memory bandwidth supported processor compared to most of the other medium processor core PCs that were released around the same time as the Thinkstation P500. The average max memory bandwidth supported processor of medium processor core PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Thinkstation P500 is 29GB/s, and the max memory bandwidth supported processor range from 10GB/s to 68GB/s.

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Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

The average total storage capacity of desktop computers of a similar age and type to the Thinkstation P500 is 820GB, and the total storage capacity range from 4GB to 3.6TB. At 1,000 gigabyte, the Thinkstation P500 has a quite big total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core PCs that were released one year ago.

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Lenovo Has Good Reviews for Its Desktop Computers

Lenovo is one of the superior personal computer manufacturers according to average reviews from experts and users, and Lenovo also has good reviews for its medium processor core PCs.

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10/100/1000Base-T(X) Cabling Technology

This personal computer has a 10/100/1000Base-T(X) cabling technology, which is the most frequently found cabling technology on medium processor core PCs that have been around for a similar time to it.

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Very Big Maximum Internal Memory

At 786,432 megabytes, the Thinkstation P500 has a very big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other PCs of a similar age and type to the Thinkstation P500. Similar spec personal computers that were released one year ago have maximum internal memory of between 2GB and 790GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 72GB.

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Gold EPEAT Compliance

This desktop computer has a Gold EPEAT compliance, which is typical of many computers of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Eight USB 3.0 Ports

The Thinkstation P500 has more USB 3.0 ports than most of the desktop computers of this age and spec. This desktop computer is a eight USB 3.0 port desktop computer compared to most of the comparable spec computers that were released one year ago which only have between one and seven USB 3.0 ports.

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DDR4-SDRAM Internal Memory Type

The Thinkstation P500 has a DDR4-SDRAM internal memory type which is newer than most medium processor core PCs that were released around the same time as it. Most personal computers of a comparable spec and age to it have a DDR3-SDRAM internal memory type.

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

A DDR3-SDRAM internal memory type is the worst internal memory type amongst similar types of PC.

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3 PCI Express Slots Version

This computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is the most frequently supported PCI Express slots version on medium processor core PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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L3 Processor Cache Level

This computer has a L3 processor cache level, which is the most commonly found processor cache level on medium processor core PCs that were released more than a year ago.

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Fairly Fast Memory Clock Speed

Similar spec desktop computers that have been around for a comparable time to the Thinkstation P500 have memory clock speeds of between 1,000MHz and 2,400MHz, and the average memory clock speed is 1,700MHz. The Lenovo Thinkstation P500 has one of the faster memory clock speeds (2,133 megahertz) amongst medium processor core PCs of this age.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

The maximum internal memory of personal computers of this age and type range from 2GB to 520GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 32GB. At 128 gigabytes, the Lenovo Thinkstation P500 has a very big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core PCs that are a similar age to the Thinkstation P500.

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Two PCI Express X16 Slots

The Thinkstation P500 is a two PCI Express x16 slot computer.

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Four 3.5" Bays

Most similar spec personal computers that have been around for around the same time as the Thinkstation P500 have between one and six 3.5" bays, including the Thinkstation P500 which has four 3.5" bays.

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Two 5.25" Bays

Most medium processor core PCs that were released more than a year ago have between one and three 5.25" bays, including the Thinkstation P500 which has two 5.25" bays.

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Very Big Processor Cache

The Thinkstation P500 has a quite big processor cache (10 megabytes) compared to most of the other similar spec personal computers that have been around for more than a year. The average processor cache of similar spec computers that have been available for around the same time as the Thinkstation P500 is 6.6MB.

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Has One Memory Slot

The number of memory slots found on the Thinkstation P500 is more than most personal computers that have been on the market for a similar time to it. The most commonly found memory slot is 4x DIMM, but this memory slot is not found on this computer. The memory slots 8x DIMM are also found on this personal computer.

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7 Reasons Against

Unacceptable Noise Level

One customer who reviewed the Lenovo Thinkstation P500 concluded that it was not quiet. Crn.com.au said in their review of the Lenovo Thinkstation P500 “Not the most quiet”.

Not Good in Terms of Size

One customer mentioned that this PC was not heavy and bulky. Crn.com.au mentioned “Stays cool under heavy workloads” in their review of this PC.

Only HDD Storage Medium

The storage speed of this personal computer is HDD, which is typical of many computers of this spec and age. 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.

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Very Small Internal Memory

The smallest internal memory of personal computers that came out more than a year ago is 2GB and the biggest is 64GB. At only 4 gigabytes, the Lenovo Thinkstation P500 has a fairly small internal memory compared to most of the other comparable spec PCs that were released one year ago.

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Only One PCI Express X1 Slot

The Lenovo Thinkstation P500 is a one PCI Express x1 slot personal computer.

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Only Four Processor Threads

Most comparable spec computers that were launched around the same time as the Thinkstation P500 have between four and seven processor threads, including the Lenovo Thinkstation P500 which has four processor threads.

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Heavy

The lightest medium processor core personal computer that has been on the market for around the same time as the Thinkstation P500 is 38g heavy and the heaviest is 100kg. At 22.2 kilograms, the Thinkstation P500 is very heavy compared to most of the other personal computers that have been available for more than a year.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo Thinkstation P500

Released Over a Year Ago

This personal computer was released over a year ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 3.1 gigahertz, the Thinkstation P500 has a pretty standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core PCs that are a similar age to the Thinkstation P500.

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Average Hard Drive Capacity

At 1,000 gigabyte, the Thinkstation P500 has a fairly average hard drive capacity compared to most of the other computers of this age and type.

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Specification

Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
PCI Express Slots Version
Processor Thread
Processor Cache Level
Processor Cache
Processor Socket
Processor Model
Memory Channel Supported Processor
Max Memory Bandwidth Supported Processor
Memory Clock Speed Supported by Processor
Memory Type Supported Processor
Max Internal Memory Supported Processor
Tcase
PCI Express Lane (maximum)
Stepping
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Configuration
Processor Codename
Processor Lithography
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Bus Type
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Hard Drive Capacity
RAID Level
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive
Storage Drive Installed
Optical Drive
Optical Drive
Optical Drive Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Graphics Adapter DVI-I Port
Graphics Adapter DisplayPort
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Operating System/software
Operating System
Recovery Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Networking
Cabling Technology
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ports & Interfaces
Serial Port
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
PS/2 Port
DVI Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Expansion Slots
PCI Slot
PCI Express X16 Slot
PCI Express X4 Slot
PCI Express X1 Slot
Design
Chassis Type
5.25" Bay
3.5" Bay
Case Colour
Water Cooling System
Performance
Audio System
Motherboard Chipset
Product Type
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Physical Address Extension (PAE)
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Quick Sync Videotechnology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Idle States
Thermal Monitoring Technology
Instruction Set
Processor Code
Scalability
Processor Package Size
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
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 Range
Storage Temperature Range
Relative Humidity Operating Range
Operating Temperature Range
Certificates
EPEAT Compliance
Packaging Content
Display Included
Other Features
Intel Virtualization Technology
Maximum Internal Memory
Technical Details
Intel Visual Technology

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...

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo 30a7000, lenovo e51650v3, lenovo 30a7000h, lenovo 30a7000hu, lenovo 30a7000huk
Barcodes 00888965295712, 00888965298386, 00888965298645, 00888965299451, 04053162756540
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