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Lenovo Thinkstation P500

Lenovo Thinkstation P500 4 Core Intel Xeon E5 V3 3.5GHz 4GB 500GB HDD

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4 Intel Xeon E5 V3 3.5GHz 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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19 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This computer supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many desktop computers of this age and spec.

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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 similar spec personal computers that have been available for a comparable time to the Thinkstation P500 the max memory bandwidth supported processor range from 10GB/s to 68GB/s, and the average max memory bandwidth supported processor is 30GB/s. At 68 gigabytes per second, the Thinkstation P500 has a very fast max memory bandwidth supported processor compared to most of the other medium processor core PCs that were launched around the same time as the Thinkstation P500.

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Very Big Max Internal Memory Supported Processor

At 768 gigabytes, the Thinkstation P500 has a fairly big max internal memory supported processor compared to most of the other personal computers of this spec and age. Medium processor core PCs that were released more than two years ago have max internal memory supported processors of between 2GB and 770GB, and the average max internal memory supported processor is 86GB.

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Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed

At 3.5 gigahertz, the Thinkstation P500 has a fairly fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other comparable spec PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Thinkstation P500. The slowest processor clock speed of medium processor core PCs that are a comparable age to the Thinkstation P500 is 1GHz and the fastest is 4.1GHz.

If you would prefer a faster processor clock speed then you might want to consider the DELL XPS 8700 (3.6GHz).

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Lenovo Has Good Personal Computer Reviews

We checked 560 expert and user reviews for Lenovo PCs and found that on average Lenovo has good ratings. We also found that Lenovo has good ratings specifically within its medium processor core PCs range.

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Eight USB 3.0 Ports

Most medium processor core PCs that are a similar age to the Thinkstation P500 have between one and eight USB 3.0 ports, including the Thinkstation P500 which has eight USB 3.0 ports.

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

This desktop computer has a 10/100/1000Base-T(X) cabling technology, which is the most frequently found cabling technology on comparable spec computers that have been around for around the same time as it.

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DDR4-SDRAM Internal Memory Type

The Lenovo Thinkstation P500 has a newer internal memory type than most medium processor core PCs that were launched more than two years ago. This computer has a DDR4-SDRAM internal memory type, whereas most PCs of a comparable age and type to 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 PCs of a similar age and spec to the Thinkstation P500.

Across comparable types of personal computer the worst internal memory type is DDR3-SDRAM.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

The maximum internal memory of medium processor core PCs that were launched around the same time as the Thinkstation P500 range from 8.1GB to 790GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 92GB. At 786,432 megabytes, the Thinkstation P500 has a quite big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other PCs of a similar age and type to the Thinkstation P500.

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Very Fast Memory Clock Speed

When compared to other personal computers that came out more than two years ago, the memory clock speed of the Thinkstation P500 of 2,133 megahertz is one of the fastest. Medium processor core PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Thinkstation P500 have memory clock speeds of between 1,000MHz and 2,200MHz.

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3 PCI Express Slots Version

This PC supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is the most commonly supported PCI Express slots version on personal computers that are a comparable age to it.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

When compared to other comparable spec desktop computers that are a similar age to the Thinkstation P500 that we have checked the maximum internal memory of, the Thinkstation P500's maximum internal memory of 128 gigabytes is one of the biggest. Computers of a similar spec and age to the Thinkstation P500 have maximum internal memory of between 2GB and 260GB.

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Four 3.5" Bays

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

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Very Big Processor Cache

The processor caches of PCs of a similar type and age to the Thinkstation P500 range from 0.51MB to 10MB, and the average processor cache is 6.8MB. With a processor cache of 10 megabytes, the Thinkstation P500 has a very big processor cache compared to most of the other PCs that are a comparable age to the Thinkstation P500.

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Eight Processor Threads

The Lenovo Thinkstation P500 has more processor threads than most of the PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Thinkstation P500. This desktop computer is a eight processor thread desktop computer compared to most of the similar spec desktop computers that are a comparable age to the Thinkstation P500 which only have between four and seven processor threads.

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Two PCI Express X16 (Gen 3.x) Slots

Most desktop computers of a similar type and age to the Thinkstation P500 have between one and two PCI Express x16 (Gen 3.x) slots, including the Thinkstation P500 which has two PCI Express x16 (Gen 3.x) slots.

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Has One Memory Slot

The Lenovo Thinkstation P500 has a greater number of memory slots than most PCs of a comparable age and type to it. The most commonly 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 computer.

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Supports One Case Placement

The Thinkstation P500 has a greater number of placements than most computers of this age and type. This personal computer supports a Vertical case placement, which is the most frequently supported case placement supported by PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Thinkstation P500.

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3 Reasons Against

Only HDD Storage Medium

The storage speed of this computer is HDD, which is the most frequently found storage medium on comparable spec desktop computers that have been available for more than two years. 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

Similar spec PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Thinkstation P500 have internal memory of between 2GB and 64GB. At only 4 gigabytes, the Thinkstation P500 has a fairly small internal memory compared to most of the other PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Very Heavy

The weights of desktop computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the Thinkstation P500 range from 250g to 24kg, and the average weight is 8.1kg. At 22.2 kilograms, the Thinkstation P500 is very heavy 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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3 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo Thinkstation P500

Released Over Two Years Ago

This personal computer was released over two years ago.

Average Total Storage Capacity

The Thinkstation P500 has a relatively standard total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core PCs that were launched around the same time as the Thinkstation P500.

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Average Hard Drive Capacity

The Thinkstation P500 has a pretty typical hard drive capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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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 Model
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)
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

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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