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Lenovo Thinkstation P500

Lenovo Thinkstation P500 4 Core Intel Xeon E5 V3 3.5GHz 4GB

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4 Intel Xeon E5 V3 3.5GHz 4GB Jul 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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17 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This personal computer supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many medium processor core PCs that were launched around the same time as it.

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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.

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Very Fast Max Memory Bandwidth Supported Processor

The slowest max memory bandwidth supported processor of medium processor core PCs that are a comparable age to the Thinkstation P500 is 10GB/s and the fastest is 68GB/s. The Lenovo Thinkstation P500 has one of the fastest max memory bandwidth supported processor (68 gigabytes per second) amongst medium processor core PCs of this age.

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Very Big Max Internal Memory Supported Processor

When compared to other desktop computers of this type and age that we have assessed the max internal memory supported processor of, the Lenovo Thinkstation P500's max internal memory supported processor of 768 gigabytes is one of the biggest. Across all the comparable spec personal computers that were launched around the same time as the Thinkstation P500 the max internal memory supported processors range from 2GB to 770GB, and the average max internal memory supported processor is 64GB.

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Lenovo Personal Computers Have Good Reviews

Lenovo medium processor core PCs have good ratings on average and across all computers Lenovo is one of the superior brands.

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

This personal computer has a 10/100/1000Base-T(X) cabling technology, which is the most commonly found cabling technology on personal computers of this spec and age.

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Gold EPEAT Compliance

This PC has a Gold EPEAT compliance, which is the most frequently found EPEAT compliance on comparable spec personal computers that have been around for more than a year.

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Eight USB 3.0 Ports

Most of the other medium processor core PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Thinkstation P500 only have between one and seven USB 3.0 ports, however the Thinkstation P500 has eight USB 3.0 ports.

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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 that have been around for more than a year. Across all the medium processor core PCs that were launched around the same time as the Thinkstation P500 the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 790GB.

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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 PCs that have been available for a similar time to it.

This personal computer's internal memory type (DDR4-SDRAM) is actually the best internal memory type across all computers of a comparable spec and age to the Thinkstation P500.

The worst internal memory type across similar types of personal computer is DDR3-SDRAM.

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3 PCI Express Slots Version

This computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is the most commonly supported PCI Express slots version on computers that were released around the same time as it.

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Quite Fast Memory Clock Speed

Across all the desktop computers that were released more than a year ago the memory clock speeds range from 1,000MHz to 2,400MHz. At 2,133 megahertz, the Lenovo Thinkstation P500 has a fairly fast memory clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Thinkstation P500.

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Two PCI Express X16 Slots

The Thinkstation P500 has more PCI Express x16 slots than most of the medium processor core PCs that were launched around the same time as the Thinkstation P500. This personal computer is a two PCI Express x16 slot computer compared to most of the PCs that are a comparable age to the Thinkstation P500 which only have one PCI Express x16 slot.

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Four 3.5" Bays

The Thinkstation P500 is a four 3.5" bay desktop computer.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

With a maximum internal memory of 128 gigabytes, the Thinkstation P500 has one of the biggest maximum internal memory amongst similar spec personal computers of this age. The average maximum internal memory of medium processor core PCs that have been around for more than a year is 32GB.

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Very Big Processor Cache

The average processor cache of medium processor core PCs that have been around for more than a year is 6.6MB. At 10 megabytes, the Thinkstation P500 has a quite big processor cache compared to most of the other medium processor core PCs that were released one year ago.

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Has One Memory Slot

The Thinkstation P500 has a greater number of memory slots than most medium processor core PCs that have been available for a similar time to it. The most frequently found memory slot is 4x DIMM, but this memory slot is not found on this desktop computer. The memory slots 8x DIMM are also found on this personal computer.

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3 Reasons Against

Very Small Internal Memory

At only 4 gigabytes, the Thinkstation P500 has a quite small internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Thinkstation P500. Across all the PCs that were released one year ago the internal memory range from 2GB to 64GB, and the average internal memory is 8GB.

Alternative 4GB memory PCs currently available which you might also want to look at include the Lenovo ThinkCentre E73 which has better reviews.

If this desktop computer internal memory is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the HP 800 G2 (8GB and cheaper).

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Only One PCI Express X1 Slot

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

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Heavy

With a weight of 22.2 kilograms, the Lenovo Thinkstation P500's weight is one of the heaviest amongst computers of this age and spec. The average weight of comparable spec desktop computers that came out around the same time as the Thinkstation P500 is 7.7kg.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo Thinkstation P500

Released Over a Year Ago

This desktop computer has been on the market for over a year.

Average Processor Clock Speed

The Thinkstation P500 has a relatively average processor clock speed (3.5 gigahertz) compared to most of the other desktop computers of this spec and age.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 3.5GHz processor clock speed desktop computers currently available including cheaper personal computers such as the HP Z440, or the Lenovo Thinkstation P500.

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Specification

Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
PCI Express Slots Version
Processor Thread
Processor Cache
Processor Socket
Maximum Turbo Frequency
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
Processor Series
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
Optical Drive
Optical Drive
Optical Drive Type
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
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
Cable Lock Slot Type
5.25" Bay
3.5" Bay
Case Colour
Performance
Audio System
Motherboard Chipset
Product Type
Processor Special Features
Physical Address Extension (PAE)
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
Other Features
Intel Virtualization Technology
Maximum Internal Memory

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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