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Lenovo Thinkstation P500
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Lenovo Thinkstation P500 4 Core Intel Xeon E5 V3 3.5GHz 8GB 1TB Hybrid-HDD

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4 Intel Xeon E5 V3 3.5GHz 8GB Aug 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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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This personal computer supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many similar spec personal computers that came out 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 personal computer. Most of the other medium processor core PCs that are a comparable age to the Thinkstation P500 only have between one and seven USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Very Fast Max Memory Bandwidth Supported Processor

The max memory bandwidth supported processor of PCs of a similar age and type to the Thinkstation P500 range from 10GB/s to 68GB/s, and the average max memory bandwidth supported processor is 29GB/s. The max memory bandwidth supported processor of the Lenovo Thinkstation P500 of 68 gigabytes per second is one of the fastest amongst similar spec PCs that are a comparable age to the Thinkstation P500.

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Very Big Max Internal Memory Supported Processor

When compared to other computers of a comparable age and spec to the Thinkstation P500 that we have checked, the max internal memory supported processor of the Thinkstation P500 of 768 gigabytes is one of the biggest. The smallest max internal memory supported processor of desktop computers of this spec and age is 2GB, the biggest is 770GB, and the average max internal memory supported processor is 64GB.

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Quite Big Hard Drive Capacity

Medium processor core PCs that were launched around the same time as the Thinkstation P500 have hard drive capacity of between 1GB and 3TB. The Lenovo Thinkstation P500 has a quite big hard drive capacity (1,000 gigabyte) compared to most of the other personal computers that were released around the same time as the Thinkstation P500.

We compared this PC to all the other 1TB hard drive capacity personal computers and we think the Lenovo ThinkCentre E73 SFF[plb_2366941_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.

If this medium processor core personal computer hard drive capacity is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the DELL 8900[plb_3061374_price] (2TB and cheaper).

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Lenovo Has Good Desktop Computer Reviews

On average Lenovo medium processor core PCs have good reviews compared to other brands as do all personal computers manufactured by Lenovo.

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Very Big Maximum Internal Memory

Medium processor core PCs that were released more than a year ago have maximum internal memory of between 2GB and 790GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 72GB. When compared to other medium processor core PCs that are a similar age to the Thinkstation P500, the maximum internal memory of the Thinkstation P500 of 786,432 megabytes is one of the biggest.

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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 medium processor core PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Gold EPEAT Compliance

This personal computer has a Gold EPEAT compliance, which is the most commonly found EPEAT compliance on personal computers that have been available for more than a year.

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Ten 2.5" Bays

The Lenovo Thinkstation P500 has more 2.5" bays than most of the similar spec computers that were launched around the same time as the Thinkstation P500. This desktop computer is a ten 2.5" bay PC compared to most of the medium processor core PCs that were released around the same time as the Thinkstation P500 which only have between one and nine 2.5" bays.

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L3 Processor Cache Level

This personal computer has a L3 processor cache level, which is typical of many computers of a similar age and type to it.

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Eight USB 3.0 Ports

The Thinkstation P500 is a eight USB 3.0 port 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 medium processor core PCs that have been around for a similar time to it.

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DDR4-SDRAM Internal Memory Type

The Thinkstation P500 has a DDR4-SDRAM internal memory type which is newer than most personal computers that have been on the market for a similar time to it. Most comparable spec PCs that were released one year ago have a DDR3-SDRAM internal memory type.

A DDR4-SDRAM internal memory type is in fact the best internal memory type amongst all personal computers of this spec and age.

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

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Quite Fast Memory Clock Speed

With a memory clock speed of 2,133 megahertz, the Thinkstation P500 has one of the faster memory clock speeds amongst medium processor core PCs of this age. The memory clock speeds of desktop computers that were released around the same time as the Thinkstation P500 range from 1,000MHz to 2,400MHz, and the average memory clock speed is 1,700MHz.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

When compared to other computers that are a similar age to the Thinkstation P500, the Thinkstation P500's maximum internal memory of 128 gigabytes is one of the biggest. The maximum internal memory of medium processor core PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Thinkstation P500 range from 2GB to 520GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 32GB.

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Two PCI Express X16 Slots

The Thinkstation P500 is a two PCI Express x16 slot PC. Most of the other comparable spec PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Thinkstation P500 only have one PCI Express x16 slot.

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Four 3.5" Bays

The Thinkstation P500 is a four 3.5" bay PC. Most of the other PCs of this age and spec have between one and six 3.5" bays.

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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 a similar time to the Thinkstation P500. This personal computer is a eight processor thread desktop computer compared to most of the PCs of a comparable type and age to the Thinkstation P500 which only have between four and seven processor threads.

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Very Big Processor Cache

Desktop computers of this spec and age have processor caches of between 2MB and 10MB. When compared to other medium processor core PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Thinkstation P500, the processor cache of the Thinkstation P500 of 10 megabytes is one of the biggest.

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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 number of memory slots found on the Lenovo Thinkstation P500 is more than most PCs of a comparable spec and age 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 computer.

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Supports One Case Placement

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

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This personal computer supports a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most frequently supported discrete graphics memory type on medium processor core PCs that have been around for more than a year.

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4 Reasons Against

Very Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The average discrete graphics adapter memory of desktop computers of this type and age is 2TB, and the discrete graphics adapter memory capacities range from 1GB to 8.2TB. At only 2 gigabytes, the Lenovo Thinkstation P500 has a quite small discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other comparable spec desktop computers that have been available for a similar time to the Thinkstation P500.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

The storage speed of this personal computer is Hybrid-HDD, which is the most commonly found storage medium on similar spec personal computers that are a comparable age 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

The Lenovo Thinkstation P500 is a one PCI Express x4 (Gen 3.x) slot computer.

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Heavy

The average weight of comparable spec computers that have been around for around the same time as the Thinkstation P500 is 7.7kg. The weight of the Thinkstation P500 of 22.2 kilograms is one of the heaviest amongst medium processor core PCs that are a comparable age to the Thinkstation P500.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo Thinkstation P500

Released Over a Year Ago

This computer was released over a year ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 3.5 gigahertz, the Lenovo Thinkstation P500 has a fairly standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other personal computers of this type and age.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 1,000 gigabyte, the Thinkstation P500 has a relatively average total storage capacity compared to most of the other personal computers of this age and spec.

We compared this computer to all the other 1TB total storage capacity personal computers and we think cheaper PCs such as the Lenovo ThinkCentre E73 SFF[plb_2366941_price] is also worth considering.

If this medium processor core personal computer total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the DELL 8900[plb_3061374_price] (2TB) which is also cheaper.

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Average Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the Thinkstation P500 has a pretty typical internal memory compared to most of the other similar spec desktop computers that came out more than a year ago.

There are a number of alternative 8GB memory personal computers currently available that you might want to consider including cheaper desktop computers such as the HP ProDesk 600 SFF[plb_2363340_price], or the Lenovo ThinkCentre E73 SFF[plb_2366941_price].

If you are looking for a PC with a bigger internal memory then you might also want to consider the DELL 8900[plb_3061374_price] (24GB) which is also cheaper.

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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
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
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache Memory
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Capacity
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 Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Graphics Adapter DVI-I Port
Graphics Adapter DVI 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 (Gen 3.x) Slot
PCI Express X16 Slot
PCI Express X4 (Gen 3.x) Slot
PCI Express X4 (Gen 2.x) Slot
PCI Express X4 Slot
PCI Express X1 (Gen 2.x) Slot
PCI Express X1 Slot
Design
Chassis Type
Case Placement
Cable Lock Slot Type
2.5" Bay
5.25" Bay
3.5" Bay
Case Colour
Water Cooling System
Performance
Audio System
Compatible Processor Series
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 Input Voltage
Power Supply Input Frequency
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
EPEAT Compliance
Packaging Content
Display Included
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

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