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Lenovo Thinkstation P500

Lenovo Thinkstation P500 6 Core Intel Xeon E5 V3 3.5GHz 8GB 256GB SSD

$1,998.40
$1,817.43 $180.97 cheaper than 8 days ago
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6 Intel Xeon E5 V3 3.5GHz 8GB 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 commonly supported processor operating mode on PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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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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Quite Fast Max Memory Bandwidth Supported Processor

The average max memory bandwidth supported processor of many processor core computers that came out around the same time as the Thinkstation P500 is 60GB/s. At 68 gigabytes per second, the Thinkstation P500 has a quite fast max memory bandwidth supported processor compared to most of the other many processor core computers that have been available for around the same time as the Thinkstation P500.

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Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed

At 3.5 gigahertz, the Lenovo Thinkstation P500 has a fairly fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other many processor core computers that have been around for around the same time as the Thinkstation P500. The processor clock speeds of comparable spec desktop computers that are a similar age to the Thinkstation P500 range from 1.6GHz to 3.7GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.9GHz.

We compared all the other 3.5GHz processor clock speed personal computers to this desktop computer and we think cheaper PCs such as the HP Z440[plb_2665760_price] is also worth considering.

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Lenovo Has Good Reviews for Its Desktop Computers

On average computers from Lenovo are rated 76 out of 100, which is in the top 84% of all personal computer brands that we have analysed.

Very Fast Memory Clock Speed

When compared to other computers of this age and type, the Thinkstation P500's memory clock speed of 2,133 megahertz is one of the fastest. Across all the personal computers of a similar age and spec to the Thinkstation P500 the memory clock speeds range from 1,300MHz to 2,200MHz, and the average memory clock speed is 1,900MHz.

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DDR4-SDRAM Internal Memory Type

The Lenovo Thinkstation P500 has a DDR4-SDRAM internal memory type which is newer than most computers of a similar type and age to it. Most many processor core computers that have been available for around the same time as it have a DDR3-SDRAM internal memory type.

This personal computer's internal memory type (DDR4-SDRAM) is in fact the best internal memory type across all many processor core computers that were launched more than two years ago.

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

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Eight USB 3.0 Ports

The Thinkstation P500 is a eight USB 3.0 port computer. Most of the other personal computers of a similar spec and age to the Thinkstation P500 have between two and eight USB 3.0 ports.

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Four 3.5" Bays

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

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Has One Memory Slot

The Thinkstation P500 has a greater number of memory slots than most personal computers of this age and type. The most commonly found memory slot is 4x DIMM, but this memory slot is not found on this Lenovo 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 computers of this age and type. This PC supports a Vertical case placement, which is the most commonly supported case placement supported by many processor core computers that are a comparable age to the Thinkstation P500.

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7 Reasons Against

Very Small Total Storage Capacity

The Lenovo Thinkstation P500 has a quite small total storage capacity (only 256 gigabytes) compared to most of the other similar spec personal computers that are a comparable age to the Thinkstation P500. The smallest total storage capacity of similar spec personal computers that were released around the same time as the Thinkstation P500 is 180GB, the biggest is 8.3TB, and the average total storage capacity is 810GB.

If you would prefer a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to consider the HP Z440[plb_2665760_price] (1TB and cheaper).

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Very Small Internal Memory

At only 8 gigabytes, the Lenovo Thinkstation P500 has a fairly small internal memory compared to most of the other personal computers of a similar age and spec to the Thinkstation P500. Across all the many processor core computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the Thinkstation P500 the internal memory range from 4GB to 64GB, and the average internal memory is 22GB.

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Only One CPU Configuration (max)

The Thinkstation P500 is a computer that takes one CPUs configuration (max). Most of the other many processor core computers that are a comparable age to the Thinkstation P500 take one CPU configuration (max).

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Only One Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port

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

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Only Two 5.25" Bays

Most PCs of a similar type and age to the Thinkstation P500 have between one and two 5.25" bays, including the Lenovo Thinkstation P500 which has two 5.25" bays.

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Only 12 Processor Threads

The Thinkstation P500 is a 12 processor thread PC.

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Heavy

Comparable spec desktop computers that were launched more than two years ago have weights of between 250g and 30kg, and the average weight is 12kg. With a weight of 22.2 kilograms, the Lenovo Thinkstation P500 is one of the heavier computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the Thinkstation P500 amongst personal computers of this age.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo Thinkstation P500

Released Over Two Years Ago

This many processor core computer has been on the market for over two years.

SSD Storage Medium

The storage speed of this personal computer is SSD, which is typical of many personal computers that came out more than two years ago. Solid State Drives (SSD) store information in transistors on a circuit board rather than on optical or magnetic media. This has the advantage of being much faster than a traditional HDD drive.

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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
RAID Level
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Solid State Drive Installed
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

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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 30a7, lenovo 30a7002, lenovo 30a7002n, lenovo e51620v3, lenovo 30a7002nu, lenovo 30a7002nuk
Barcodes 00888965291455, 00888965291820, 00888965292629, 00888965297501, 00888965302236, 00889233527283, 08889652918206, 08889652975018
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