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Lenovo Thinkstation P500

Lenovo Thinkstation P500 6 Core Intel Xeon E5 V3 3.5GHz 4GB 1TB HDD

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6 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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11 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This personal computer supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on personal computers of a similar age and type 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 computer.

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Fairly Fast Max Memory Bandwidth Supported Processor

With a max memory bandwidth supported processor of 68 gigabytes per second, the Lenovo Thinkstation P500 has one of the faster max memory bandwidth supported processor amongst many processor core computers of this age. The slowest max memory bandwidth supported processor of PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Thinkstation P500 is 32GB/s, the fastest is 68GB/s, and the average max memory bandwidth supported processor is 60GB/s.

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Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed

Across all the PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Thinkstation P500 the processor clock speeds range from 1.6GHz to 3.7GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.9GHz. The Thinkstation P500 has a quite fast processor clock speed (3.5 gigahertz) compared to most of the other comparable spec desktop computers that have been on the market for a similar time to the Thinkstation P500.

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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

The smallest total storage capacity of personal computers that were launched more than two years ago is 180GB, the biggest is 8.3TB, and the average total storage capacity is 810GB. The Thinkstation P500 has one of the bigger total storage capacity (1,000 gigabyte) amongst PCs of this age.

If you would prefer a computer with a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to consider the Lenovo P700 (2TB).

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Lenovo Computers Have Good Reviews

On average Lenovo PCs are rated 76 out of 100, which is in the top 84% of all desktop computer brands that we have assessed.

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Quite Fast Memory Clock Speed

The average memory clock speed of many processor core computers that have been around for around the same time as the Thinkstation P500 is 1,900MHz. At 2,133 megahertz, the Thinkstation P500 has a fairly fast memory clock speed compared to most of the other many processor core computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Thinkstation P500.

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DDR4-SDRAM Internal Memory Type

The Thinkstation P500 has a DDR4-SDRAM internal memory type which is newer than most desktop computers that have been available for around the same time as it. Most desktop computers that were released more than two years ago have a DDR3-SDRAM internal memory type.

This PC's internal memory type (DDR4-SDRAM) is in fact the best internal memory type amongst all PCs of this spec and age.

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

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Eight USB 3.0 Ports

Most computers of a comparable spec and age to the Thinkstation P500 have between two and eight USB 3.0 ports, including the Thinkstation P500 which has eight USB 3.0 ports.

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Has One Memory Slot

The number of memory slots found on the Thinkstation P500 is more than most many processor core computers that have been available for more than two years. The most commonly 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 desktop computer.

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Supports One Case Placement

The Thinkstation P500 has a greater number of placements than most many processor core computers that are a similar age to it. This personal computer supports a Vertical case placement, which is the most frequently supported case placement supported by personal computers of a similar age and spec to the Thinkstation P500.

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7 Reasons Against

Quite Small Internal Memory

At only 4 gigabytes, the Thinkstation P500 has a very small internal memory compared to most of the other personal computers of a similar spec and age to the Thinkstation P500. The smallest internal memory of many processor core computers that are a comparable age to the Thinkstation P500 is 4GB and the biggest is 64GB.

If this personal computer internal memory is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the Lenovo Thinkstation P500 ($1,858.25) (8GB).

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Only One CPU Configuration (max)

The Thinkstation P500 is a desktop computer that takes one CPUs configuration (max).

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Only Two PCI Express X16 (Gen 3.x) Slots

Most PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Thinkstation P500 have between two and three 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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Only One Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port

The Thinkstation P500 is a one Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) port PC.

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Only Two 5.25" Bays

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

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Only 12 Processor Threads

Most similar spec PCs that came out around the same time as the Thinkstation P500 have between 6 and 23 processor threads, including the Lenovo Thinkstation P500 which has 12 processor threads.

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Heavy

The weights of many processor core computers that have been available for more than two years range from 250g to 30kg, and the average weight is 12kg. At 22.2 kilograms, the Thinkstation P500 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other many processor core computers that have been around for around the same time as the Thinkstation P500.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo Thinkstation P500

Released Over Two Years Ago

Lenovo released the Thinkstation P500 over two years ago.

Average Hard Drive Capacity

With a hard drive capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the Thinkstation P500 has a relatively typical hard drive capacity compared to most of the other many processor core computers that have been around for a similar time to the Thinkstation P500.

If this computer hard drive capacity is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the Lenovo P700 (2TB).

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HDD Storage Medium

The Lenovo Thinkstation P500 has a faster storage speed than most many processor core computers that were released around the same time as it. This personal computer has an HDD storage medium, whereas most many processor core computers that were released around the same time as it have a Flash storage medium. 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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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
Graphics & IMC Lithography
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 00888965288967, 08889652889674
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