Close

Loading image...
Lenovo Thinkstation P500

Lenovo Thinkstation P500 6 Core Intel Xeon E5 V3 3.5GHz 8GB 2TB HDD

tweaktown.com Best Value Award reviewstudio.net Best Power Consumption
6 Intel Xeon E5 V3 3.5GHz 8GB Sep 2014
Processor Core Processor Family Processor Clock Speed Internal Memory Release Date
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
Available from international sellers only
Tell Me When It Becomes Available
You are subscribed to price alerts for this product
Unsubscribe
Searching for international prices ...

Assumed Exchange Rates

Searching for prices in ...

14 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This personal computer supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many comparable spec personal computers that are a similar age to it.

Chart Edit

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

The Lenovo Thinkstation P500 is a eight USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port desktop computer.

Chart Edit

Very Fast Max Memory Bandwidth Supported Processor

When compared to other personal computers of this spec and age that we have checked, the Thinkstation P500's max memory bandwidth supported processor of 68 gigabytes per second is one of the fastest. The max memory bandwidth supported processor of personal computers of a similar age and spec to the Thinkstation P500 range from 32GB/s to 68GB/s, and the average max memory bandwidth supported processor is 60GB/s.

Chart Edit

Fairly Big Max Internal Memory Supported Processor

The max internal memory supported processors of desktop computers of this age and type range from 64GB to 770GB, and the average max internal memory supported processor is 630GB. With a max internal memory supported processor of 768 gigabytes, the Thinkstation P500 has one of the bigger max internal memory supported processors amongst many processor core personal computers of this age.

Chart Edit

Lenovo Has Good Reviews for Its Desktop Computers

We checked the reviews from owners and experts of hundreds of PCs to determine an average rating for each personal computer brand. On average PCs from Lenovo have good ratings from owners and experts.

Very Big Hard Drive Capacity

The average hard drive capacity of personal computers of a comparable spec and age to the Thinkstation P500 is 1.1TB. With a hard drive capacity of 2,000 gigabytes, the Thinkstation P500 has one of the bigger hard drive capacity amongst many processor core personal computers of this age.

Chart Edit

Very Fast Processor Clock Speed

The Thinkstation P500 has one of the faster processor clock speeds (3.5 gigahertz) amongst many processor core personal computers of this age. The average processor clock speed of PCs of a similar spec and age to the Thinkstation P500 is 2.9GHz.

Chart Edit

Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

Desktop computers of this age and spec have total storage capacity of between 180GB and 8.3TB, and the average total storage capacity is 800GB. With a total storage capacity of 2,000 gigabytes, the Lenovo Thinkstation P500 has a quite big total storage capacity compared to most of the other many processor core personal computers that were launched around the same time as the Thinkstation P500.

Chart Edit

Very Fast Memory Clock Speed

Many processor core personal computers that came out more than two years ago have memory clock speeds of between 1,300MHz and 2,200MHz. When compared to other PCs that were released more than two years ago that we have assessed, the memory clock speed of the Thinkstation P500 of 2,133 megahertz is one of the fastest.

Chart Edit

DDR4-SDRAM Internal Memory Type

The Thinkstation P500 has a newer internal memory type than most personal computers of a comparable spec and age to it. This personal computer has a DDR4-SDRAM internal memory type, whereas most computers that were released more than two years ago have a DDR3-SDRAM internal memory type.

A DDR4-SDRAM internal memory type is actually the best internal memory type across all PCs of this spec and age.

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

Read more Less Chart Edit

Eight USB 3.0 Ports

The Lenovo Thinkstation P500 is a eight USB 3.0 port personal computer.

Chart Edit

Four 3.5" Bays

Most PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Thinkstation P500 have between two and five 3.5" bays, including the Thinkstation P500 which has four 3.5" bays.

Chart Edit

Has One Memory Slot

The Thinkstation P500 has a greater number of memory slots than most desktop computers of a similar age and spec to it. The most commonly 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.

Chart Edit

Supports One Case Placement

The Thinkstation P500 has a greater number of placements than most desktop computers of a comparable spec and age to it. This personal computer supports a Vertical case placement, which is the most frequently supported case placement supported by similar spec personal computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Thinkstation P500.

Chart Edit

7 Reasons Against

Very Small Internal Memory

The Thinkstation P500 has one of the smaller internal memory (only 8 gigabytes) amongst desktop computers of this age. Across all the desktop computers of this age and type the internal memory range from 4GB to 64GB.

Chart Edit

Only One CPU Configuration (max)

Most many processor core personal computers that have been around for a similar time to the Thinkstation P500 take one CPU configuration (max), including the Thinkstation P500 which takes one CPU configuration (max).

Chart Edit

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

Most many processor core personal computers that are a similar age to the Thinkstation P500 have between two and three PCI Express x16 (Gen 3.x) slots, including the Lenovo Thinkstation P500 which has two PCI Express x16 (Gen 3.x) slots.

Chart Edit

Only One Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port

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

Chart Edit

Only Two 5.25" Bays

The Lenovo Thinkstation P500 is a two 5.25" bay desktop computer. Most of the other similar spec desktop computers that have been available for more than two years have between one and two 5.25" bays.

Chart Edit

Only 12 Processor Threads

The Thinkstation P500 is a 12 processor thread PC.

Chart Edit

Heavy

The lightest many processor core personal computer that has been available for around the same time as the Thinkstation P500 is 250g heavy and the heaviest is 30kg. At 22.2 kilograms, the Thinkstation P500 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other comparable spec computers that are a similar age to the Thinkstation P500.

Chart Edit

2 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo Thinkstation P500

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this Lenovo personal computer was released.

HDD Storage Medium

The Lenovo Thinkstation P500 has an HDD storage medium which is faster than most personal computers of this spec and age. Most PCs of this spec and age 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.

Chart Edit

Specification

Features
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
PCI Express Slots Version
Processor Thread
Processor Cache
Processor Socket
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Processor That Supports ECC
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
Processor Installed
Ergonomics
Memory
Internal Memory
Error Checking and Correcting (ECC)
Memory Clock Speed
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Hard Drive Capacity
RAID Level
RAID File Storage
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive
Storage Drive Installed
Integrated Card Reader
Optical Drive
Optical Drive
Optical Drive Type
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Operating System/software
Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Networking
Cabling Technology
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
Ports & Interfaces
Serial Port
Headphone Out Port
Microphone in Port
Line-Out Port
Line-In Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
PS/2 Port
DVI 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
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Physical Address Extension (PAE)
Intell Identity Protection Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel 64
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel Secure Key
Intel AES New Instructions
Idle States
OS Guard
Thermal Monitoring Technology
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Instruction Set
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Processor Code
Scalability
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O
Processor Package Size
CPU Configuration (max)
Physical Address Extension (PAE)
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Smart Cache
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Display
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
Certificates
Packaging Content
Other Features
Intel Virtualization Technology
Technical Details
Technical Details
Management Features

2 Awards

tweaktown.com Best Value Award reviewstudio.net Best Power Consumption

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...

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo 30a7000, lenovo 30a7000v, lenovo 30a7000vu, lenovo 30a7000vus
Barcodes 00888965297310, 00888965299581, 08889652973106, 08889652995818
Feedback