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Lenovo Thinkstation P500

Lenovo Thinkstation P500 4 Core Intel Xeon E5 V3 3.7GHz 4GB 1TB HDD

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4 Intel Xeon E5 V3 3.7GHz 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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22 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This desktop computer supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on desktop computers of a similar spec and age to 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. Most of the other medium processor core PCs that came out more than two years ago have between one and eight USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Very Fast Max Memory Bandwidth Supported Processor

At 68 gigabytes per second, the Thinkstation P500 has a very fast max memory bandwidth supported processor compared to most of the other similar spec personal computers that came out more than two years ago. The max memory bandwidth supported processor of computers of this type and age range from 10GB/s to 68GB/s, and the average max memory bandwidth supported processor is 30GB/s.

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Very Big Max Internal Memory Supported Processor

The max internal memory supported processors of medium processor core PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Thinkstation P500 range from 2GB to 770GB. With a max internal memory supported processor of 768 gigabytes, the Thinkstation P500 has a fairly big max internal memory supported processor compared to most of the other personal computers of a similar age and spec to the Thinkstation P500.

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Quite Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

Computers of a comparable spec and age to the Thinkstation P500 have discrete graphics adapter memory capacities of between 1GB and 6.2TB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 2TB. At 4,096 gigabytes, the Lenovo Thinkstation P500 has a fairly big discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other personal computers of a similar spec and age to the Thinkstation P500.

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Very Fast Processor Clock Speed

Personal computers of a comparable type and age to the Thinkstation P500 have processor clock speeds of between 1GHz and 4.1GHz. With a processor clock speed of 3.7 gigahertz, the Thinkstation P500 has one of the fastest processor clock speeds amongst comparable spec personal computers of this age.

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Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

Across all the comparable spec personal computers that have been around for more than two years the total storage capacity range from 32GB to 3TB. At 1,000 gigabyte, the Lenovo Thinkstation P500 has a fairly big total storage capacity compared to most of the other similar spec PCs that came out around the same time as the Thinkstation P500.

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Lenovo Has Good PC Reviews

Lenovo is one of the superior PC manufacturers according to average user and expert reviews, and Lenovo also has good reviews for its medium processor core PCs.

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Eight USB 3.0 Ports

The Thinkstation P500 is a eight USB 3.0 port PC. Most of the other medium processor core PCs that were released around the same time as the Thinkstation P500 have between one and 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 medium processor core PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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DDR4-SDRAM Internal Memory Type

The Thinkstation P500 has a newer internal memory type than most comparable spec PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it. This computer has a DDR4-SDRAM internal memory type, whereas most medium processor core PCs that were released around the same time as 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 desktop computers of a similar age and spec to the Thinkstation P500.

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

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Very Big Maximum Internal Memory

With a maximum internal memory of 786,432 megabytes, the Thinkstation P500's maximum internal memory is one of the biggest amongst computers that are a comparable age to the Thinkstation P500. Across all the computers of this age and type the maximum internal memory range from 8.1GB to 790GB.

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Very Fast Memory Clock Speed

PCs of a similar age and type to the Thinkstation P500 have memory clock speeds of between 1,000MHz and 2,200MHz. When compared to other PCs that were released more than two years ago that we have checked, the memory clock speed of the Lenovo Thinkstation P500 of 2,133 megahertz is one of the fastest.

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3 PCI Express Slots Version

This PC supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is typical of many personal computers of this type and age.

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Four 3.5" Bays

The Thinkstation P500 is a four 3.5" bay personal computer. Most of the other personal computers that are a similar age to the Thinkstation P500 have between one and eight 3.5" bays.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

When compared to other similar spec personal computers that are a comparable age to the Thinkstation P500, the Lenovo Thinkstation P500's maximum internal memory of 128 gigabytes is one of the biggest. Across all the comparable spec computers that were released more than two years ago the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 260GB.

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Very Big Processor Cache

The Thinkstation P500 has a very big processor cache (10 megabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core PCs that have been around for more than two years. The average processor cache of desktop computers of a comparable spec and age to the Thinkstation P500 is 6.8MB.

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Eight Processor Threads

The Thinkstation P500 has more processor threads than most of the medium processor core PCs that came out more than two years ago. This computer is a eight processor thread PC compared to most of the medium processor core PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Thinkstation P500 which only have between four and seven processor threads.

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Quite Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Thinkstation P500 have discrete graphics adapter memory of between 510MB and 6.2GB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 2GB. At 4,096 megabytes, the Lenovo Thinkstation P500 has a quite big discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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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 PC. Most of the other comparable spec PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Thinkstation P500 have between one and two PCI Express x16 (Gen 3.x) slots.

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Has One Memory Slot

The number of memory slots found on the Thinkstation P500 is more than most desktop computers that are a similar age to it. The most commonly found memory slot is 4x DIMM, but this memory slot is not found on this Lenovo computer. The memory slots 8x DIMM are also found on this personal computer.

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Supports One Case Placement

The Thinkstation P500 has a greater number of placements than most medium processor core PCs that are a similar age to it. This Lenovo desktop computer supports a Vertical case placement, which is the most frequently supported case placement supported by PCs of a similar type and age to the Thinkstation P500.

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2 Reasons Against

Only HDD Storage Medium

The storage speed of this PC is HDD, which is the most commonly found storage medium on medium processor core PCs that were launched more than two years ago. 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 Heavy

When compared to other PCs of this age and spec, the Thinkstation P500's weight of 22.2 kilograms is one of the heaviest. The lightest similar spec personal computer that is a comparable age to the Thinkstation P500 is 250g heavy, the heaviest is 24kg, and the average weight is 8.1kg.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo Thinkstation P500

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when Lenovo released the Thinkstation P500.

Average Hard Drive Capacity

At 1,000 gigabyte, the Lenovo Thinkstation P500 has a relatively average hard drive capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core PCs that were released around the same time as the Thinkstation P500.

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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 this age and spec.

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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
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)
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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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo 30a7000, lenovo e51650v3, lenovo 30a7000h, lenovo 30a7000hu, lenovo 30a7000huk
Barcodes 00727298401424, 00888965295200, 00888965298607, 08889652952002
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