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Lenovo Thinkstation P500 6 Core Intel Xeon E5 V3 3.5GHz 8GB 1TB HDD

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6 Intel Xeon E5 V3 3.5GHz 8GB Dec 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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9 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This computer supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many many processor core computers that were released in the last 12 months.

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Eight USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports

The Thinkstation P500 has more USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports than most of the PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Thinkstation P500. Most of the personal computers that are a similar age to the Thinkstation P500 only have between two and seven USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, however this Lenovo computer has eight USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed

The slowest processor clock speed of comparable spec desktop computers that came out in the last 12 months is 1.6GHz and the fastest is 3.6GHz. At 3.5 gigahertz, the Thinkstation P500 has a quite fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other newly released personal computers.

If this PC processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might also want to consider the HP 440 MT[plb_3708827_price] (3.6GHz).

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Lenovo Has Good Reviews for Its Computers

Lenovo is one of the better rated personal computer manufacturers according to average user and expert review score data that we have collected for all PCs.

DDR4-SDRAM Internal Memory Type

This desktop computer has a DDR4-SDRAM internal memory type, which is typical of many latest many processor core computers.

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Eight USB 3.0 Ports

Most of the other recently released many processor core computers only have between four and seven USB 3.0 ports, however the Thinkstation P500 has eight USB 3.0 ports.

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Two PCI Express X16 Slots

The Thinkstation P500 has more PCI Express x16 slots than most of the desktop computers that have been available for a similar time to the Thinkstation P500. Most of the new comparable spec personal computers only have one PCI Express x16 slot, however this Lenovo desktop computer has two PCI Express x16 slots.

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Has One Memory Slot

The Lenovo Thinkstation P500 has a greater number of memory slots than most desktop computers that have been on the market for the last year. This Lenovo computer has an 8x DIMM memory slot, which is the most commonly found memory slot found on desktop computers that are a similar age to the Thinkstation P500.

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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 Lenovo PC supports a Vertical case placement, which is the most frequently supported case placement supported by similar spec desktop computers that came out around the same time as the Thinkstation P500.

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9 Reasons Against

Very Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

With a discrete graphics adapter memory of only 4 gigabytes, the Thinkstation P500 has a fairly small discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other PCs that came out in the last year. The average discrete graphics adapter memory of recently released many processor core computers is 1.7TB, and the discrete graphics adapter memory capacities range from 2GB to 8.2TB.

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed Supported by Processor

The average memory clock speed supported by processor of similar spec PCs that have been on the market for the last year is 1,400MHz. At only 1,333 megahertz, the Thinkstation P500 has a quite slow memory clock speed supported by processor compared to most of the other many processor core computers that have been available for a similar time to the Thinkstation P500.

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Only DVD+RW Optical Drive Type

The optical drive type of this PC is DVD±RW, which is typical of many recently released similar spec computers.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

Many processor core computers that have been around for around the same time as the Thinkstation P500 have internal memory of between 8GB and 64GB, and the average internal memory is 25GB. The internal memory of the Thinkstation P500 of only 8 gigabytes is one of the smallest amongst many processor core computers that came out around the same time as the Thinkstation P500.

If this computer internal memory is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the Apple Mac Pro[plb_3817139_price] (12GB).

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Only One CPU Configuration (max)

Most desktop computers that were launched around the same time as the Thinkstation P500 take one CPU configuration (max), including the Lenovo Thinkstation P500 which takes one CPU configuration (max).

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Only 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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Only One Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port

Most many processor core computers that have been around for a similar time to the Thinkstation P500 have one Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) port, including the Thinkstation P500 which has one Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) port.

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Very Small Processor Cache

At only 15 megabytes, the Thinkstation P500 has a quite small processor cache compared to most of the other recently released many processor core computers. The processor caches of new personal computers range from 12MB to 35MB, and the average processor cache is 20MB.

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Very Heavy

The average weight of many processor core computers that have been on the market for the last year is 11kg. When compared to other new many processor core computers, the weight of the Thinkstation P500 of 22.2 kilograms is one of the heaviest.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo Thinkstation P500

Released Twelve Months Ago

Lenovo released the Thinkstation P500 twelve months ago.

Average Hard Drive Capacity

The Thinkstation P500 has a relatively standard hard drive capacity (1,000 gigabyte) compared to most of the other similar spec computers that have been around for a comparable time to the Thinkstation P500.

If this Lenovo computer hard drive capacity is too small for you then you might also want to consider the Alienware Area 51[plb_2790644_price] (2TB) which is also higher rated.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 1,000 gigabyte, the Thinkstation P500 has a fairly average total storage capacity compared to most of the other latest personal computers.

If you would prefer a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to consider the Alienware Area 51[plb_2790644_price] (2.1TB and higher rated).

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HDD Storage Medium

The Thinkstation P500 has an HDD storage medium which is faster than most comparable spec PCs that were released around the same time as it. Most latest many processor core computers have an SSD 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.

PCs with a faster storage speed that might also be worth looking at include the Apple Mac Pro[plb_3817146_price] (Flash).

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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
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
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
5.25" Bay
3.5" Bay
Case Colour
Performance
Audio System
Compatible Processor Series
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 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
Bundled Software
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 e51650v3, 30a70035, 30a70035u, 30a70035uk, lenovo 30a7, lenovo 1620v3, lenovo p236714, lenovo 30a7000, lenovo 30a7000a, lenovo e51650v3, lenovo p236714p, lenovo 30a70035, lenovo 30a70035u, lenovo 30a7000au, lenovo 30a7000auk, lenovo 30a70035uk
Barcodes 00888965291387, 00888965292896, 00888965293626, 00888965300058, 00889233976326, 00889233977163
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