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Lenovo Thinkstation P500 4 Core Intel Xeon E5 V3 3.5GHz 4GB 1TB HDD

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4 Intel Xeon E5 V3 3.5GHz 4GB Feb 2015
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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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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This personal computer supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on similar spec computers that have been available for 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 PC.

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Very Fast Max Memory Bandwidth Supported Processor

Across all the PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Thinkstation P500 the max memory bandwidth supported processor range from 10GB/s to 68GB/s. The max memory bandwidth supported processor of the Lenovo Thinkstation P500 of 68 gigabytes per second is one of the fastest amongst medium processor core PCs that came out around the same time as the Thinkstation P500.

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Very Big Max Internal Memory Supported Processor

When compared to other PCs of this age and spec, the max internal memory supported processor of the Lenovo Thinkstation P500 of 768 gigabytes is one of the biggest. Across all the personal computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Thinkstation P500 the max internal memory supported processors range from 2GB to 770GB.

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Quite Big Hard Drive Capacity

With a hard drive capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the Lenovo Thinkstation P500 has one of the bigger hard drive capacity amongst medium processor core PCs of this age. Across all the medium processor core PCs that are a similar age to the Thinkstation P500 the hard drive capacity range from 1GB to 3TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 920GB.

If you are looking for a personal computer with a bigger hard drive capacity then you might also want to look at the Acer Aspire TC-705[plb_3095333_price] (2TB).

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Lenovo Desktop Computers Have Good Reviews

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

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Gold EPEAT Compliance

This personal computer has a Gold EPEAT compliance, which is typical of many personal computers of this spec and age.

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Eight USB 3.0 Ports

Most of the other medium processor core PCs that were released more than a year ago only have between one and seven USB 3.0 ports, however the Thinkstation P500 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 frequently found cabling technology on similar spec personal computers that came out more than a year ago.

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DDR4-SDRAM Internal Memory Type

The Thinkstation P500 has a newer internal memory type than most medium processor core PCs that were released more than a year ago. This computer has a DDR4-SDRAM internal memory type, whereas most desktop computers that have been available for around the same time as it have a DDR3-SDRAM internal memory type.

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

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

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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 type and age.

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Quite Fast Memory Clock Speed

With a memory clock speed of 2,133 megahertz, the Thinkstation P500 has a quite fast memory clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Thinkstation P500. The average memory clock speed of medium processor core PCs that were launched around the same time as the Thinkstation P500 is 1,700MHz, and the memory clock speeds range from 1,000MHz to 2,400MHz.

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Very Big Maximum Internal Memory

At 786,432 megabytes, the Lenovo Thinkstation P500 has a very big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other personal computers of a comparable spec and age to the Thinkstation P500. Across all the medium processor core PCs that are a comparable age to the Thinkstation P500 the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 790GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 72GB.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

The average maximum internal memory of medium processor core PCs that came out around the same time as the Thinkstation P500 is 32GB, and the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 520GB. The Thinkstation P500 has one of the biggest maximum internal memory (128 gigabytes) amongst personal computers of this age.

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Four 3.5" Bays

The Lenovo Thinkstation P500 is a four 3.5" bay computer. Most of the other medium processor core PCs that are a similar age to the Thinkstation P500 have between one and six 3.5" bays.

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Two 5.25" Bays

The Thinkstation P500 is a two 5.25" bay desktop computer.

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Very Big Processor Cache

The Thinkstation P500 has one of the biggest processor caches (10 megabytes) amongst medium processor core PCs of this age. The processor caches of computers that have been on the market for more than a year range from 2MB to 10MB, and the average processor cache is 6.6MB.

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Eight Processor Threads

The Lenovo Thinkstation P500 has more processor threads than most of the medium processor core PCs that have been on the market for more than a year. This desktop computer is a eight processor thread desktop computer compared to most of the desktop computers of this type and age which only have between four and seven processor threads.

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Two PCI Express X16 (Gen 3.x) Slots

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

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Has One Memory Slot

The number of memory slots found on the Thinkstation P500 is more than most medium processor core PCs that have been around for more than a year. The most frequently found memory slot is 4x DIMM, but this memory slot is not found on this personal computer. The memory slots 8x DIMM are also found on this Lenovo PC.

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Supports One Case Placement

The number of placements supported by the Thinkstation P500 is more than most computers of a comparable spec and age to it. This desktop computer supports a Vertical case placement, which is the most commonly supported case placement supported by desktop computers of this spec and age.

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3 Reasons Against

Only HDD Storage Medium

The storage speed of this computer is HDD, which is typical of many personal computers of a comparable age and type 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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Only One PCI Express X4 (Gen 3.x) Slot

Most PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Thinkstation P500 have one PCI Express x4 (Gen 3.x) slot, including the Thinkstation P500 which has one PCI Express x4 (Gen 3.x) slot.

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Heavy

When compared to other desktop computers of a similar spec and age to the Thinkstation P500 that we have checked the weight of, the Thinkstation P500's weight of 22.2 kilograms is one of the heaviest. The lightest computer of this age and type is 38g heavy, the heaviest is 100kg, and the average weight is 7.7kg.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo Thinkstation P500

Released Over a Year Ago

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

Average Processor Clock Speed

The Lenovo Thinkstation P500 has a fairly average processor clock speed (3.5 gigahertz) compared to most of the other medium processor core PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Thinkstation P500.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 1,000 gigabyte, the Thinkstation P500 has a fairly typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other personal computers of a similar age and type to the Thinkstation P500.

If you want a computer with a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to consider the Asus G20AJ[plb_2976890_price] (1TB).

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Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 4 gigabytes, the Thinkstation P500 has a relatively average internal memory compared to most of the other personal computers of a comparable age and type to the Thinkstation P500.

If you want a computer with a bigger internal memory then you might want to look at the DELL 270[plb_3068921_price] (6GB).

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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
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
Graphics Adapter DVI-I Port
Graphics Adapter DisplayPort
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Operating System/software
Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Networking
WiFi
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
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Physical Address Extension (PAE)
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Smart Connect 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
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Operational Conditions
Storage Relative Humidity Range
Storage Temperature Range
Operating Altitude
Relative Humidity Operating Range
Operating Temperature Range
Certificates
Certification
EPEAT Compliance
Packaging Content
Mouse Included
Display Included
Keyboard Supplied
Other Features
Intel Virtualization Technology
Maximum Internal Memory
Technical Details
Intel Visual Technology

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...

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo 30a7000, lenovo e51650v3, lenovo 30a7000h, lenovo 30a7000hu, lenovo 30a7000huk
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