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Lenovo Thinkstation P500

Lenovo Thinkstation P500 4 Core Intel Xeon E5 V3 3.1GHz 4GB 500GB HDD

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4 Intel Xeon E5 V3 3.1GHz 4GB 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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17 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This personal computer supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on PCs of this age and type.

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

The Thinkstation P500 is a eight USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port computer. Most of the other medium processor core PCs that have been on the market for more than two years have between one and 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 bigger max internal memory supported processors (768 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core PCs of this age. The average max internal memory supported processor of medium processor core PCs that came out more than two years ago is 86GB, and the max internal memory supported processors range from 2GB to 770GB.

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Fairly Fast Max Memory Bandwidth Supported Processor

At 59 gigabytes per second, the Thinkstation P500 has a quite fast max memory bandwidth supported processor compared to most of the other medium processor core PCs that have been on the market for more than two years. Across all the comparable spec PCs that were released more than two years ago the max memory bandwidth supported processor range from 10GB/s to 68GB/s, and the average max memory bandwidth supported processor is 30GB/s.

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Good Brand

We calculated the average ratings for all Lenovo personal computers and also specifically for Lenovo medium processor core PCs and found that in both cases Lenovo had good ratings compared to other manufacturers.

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 have been around for around the same time as it. Most desktop computers of a comparable spec and age to it have a DDR3-SDRAM internal memory type.

This computer's internal memory type (DDR4-SDRAM) is in fact the best internal memory type amongst all personal computers of a similar spec and age to the Thinkstation P500.

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

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Eight USB 3.0 Ports

Most desktop computers that are a comparable age to the Thinkstation P500 have between one and eight USB 3.0 ports, including the Lenovo Thinkstation P500 which has eight USB 3.0 ports.

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

This computer has a 10/100/1000Base-T(X) cabling technology, which is the most commonly found cabling technology on comparable spec desktop computers that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Very Big Maximum Internal Memory

At 786,432 megabytes, the Thinkstation P500 has a fairly big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other PCs of a comparable age and type to the Thinkstation P500. The average maximum internal memory of comparable spec desktop computers that were released more than two years ago is 92GB.

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3 PCI Express Slots Version

This desktop computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is the most commonly supported PCI Express slots version on computers of this age and type.

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Very Fast Memory Clock Speed

The average memory clock speed of medium processor core PCs that were launched more than two years ago is 1,600MHz, and the memory clock speeds range from 1,000MHz to 2,200MHz. At 2,133 megahertz, the Thinkstation P500 has a very fast memory clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Four 3.5" Bays

Most computers of this spec and age have between one and eight 3.5" bays, including the Lenovo Thinkstation P500 which has four 3.5" bays.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

The average maximum internal memory of medium processor core PCs that have been around for more than two years is 32GB. The Lenovo Thinkstation P500 has one of the bigger maximum internal memory (128 gigabytes) amongst desktop computers of this age.

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Quite Big Processor Cache

Across all the computers of this spec and age the processor caches range from 0.51MB to 10MB, and the average processor cache is 6.8MB. The Lenovo Thinkstation P500 has a fairly big processor cache (10 megabytes) 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 (Gen 3.x) Slots

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

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Has One Memory Slot

The Thinkstation P500 has a greater number of memory slots than most computers of this age and spec. The most frequently found memory slot is 4x DIMM, but this memory slot is not found on this Lenovo desktop computer. The memory slots 8x DIMM are also found on this Lenovo personal computer.

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Supports One Case Placement

The Lenovo Thinkstation P500 has a greater number of placements than most medium processor core PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it. This personal computer supports a Vertical case placement, which is the most frequently supported case placement supported by personal computers that came out more than two years ago.

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4 Reasons Against

Only HDD Storage Medium

The storage speed of this PC is HDD, which is typical of many personal computers of a comparable age and spec to it. 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

Across all the PCs that are a comparable age to the Thinkstation P500 the internal memory range from 2GB to 64GB, and the average internal memory is 7.9GB. The Thinkstation P500 has a quite small internal memory (only 4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other comparable spec PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Only One PCI Express X1 (Gen 2.x) Slot

The Thinkstation P500 is a one PCI Express x1 (Gen 2.x) slot computer. Most of the other PCs of this spec and age have between one and two PCI Express x1 (Gen 2.x) slots.

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Very Heavy

When compared to other similar spec computers that have been available for a comparable time to the Thinkstation P500, the weight of the Lenovo Thinkstation P500 of 22.2 kilograms is one of the heaviest. Computers that were released around the same time as the Thinkstation P500 have weights of between 250g and 24kg.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo Thinkstation P500

Released Over Two Years Ago

This personal computer was released over two years ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 3.1 gigahertz, the Thinkstation P500 has a pretty standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other computers of this age and spec.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 500 gigabytes, the Lenovo Thinkstation P500 has a relatively average total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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Average Hard Drive Capacity

With a hard drive capacity of 500 gigabytes, the Thinkstation P500 has a fairly average hard drive capacity compared to most of the other personal 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
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 Memory
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Operating System/software
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 (Gen 3.x) Slot
PCI Express X4 (Gen 3.x) Slot
PCI Express X4 (Gen 2.x) Slot
PCI Express X1 (Gen 2.x) Slot
Design
Chassis Type
Case Placement
5.25" Bay
3.5" Bay
Case Colour
Performance
Audio System
Motherboard Chipset
Product Type
Processor Special Features
Physical Address Extension (PAE)
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
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
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Operational Conditions
Storage Relative Humidity Range
Storage Temperature Range
Operating Altitude
Relative Humidity Operating Range
Operating Temperature Range
Other Features
Intel Virtualization Technology
Maximum Internal Memory

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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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