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Lenovo Thinkstation P500

Lenovo Thinkstation P500 8 Core Intel Xeon E5 V3 3GHz 8GB 256GB SSD

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8 Intel Xeon E5 V3 3GHz 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 desktop computer supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many computers that have been on the market for more than two years.

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

Most many processor core computers that have been on the market for more than two years have between two and eight USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the Thinkstation P500 which has eight USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Very Fast Max Memory Bandwidth Supported Processor

When compared to other comparable spec personal computers that were launched more than two years ago, the max memory bandwidth supported processor of the Thinkstation P500 of 68 gigabytes per second is one of the fastest. Across all the PCs of a comparable type and age to the Thinkstation P500 the max memory bandwidth supported processor range from 32GB/s to 68GB/s.

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Fairly Big Max Internal Memory Supported Processor

The Thinkstation P500 has a fairly big max internal memory supported processor (768 gigabytes) compared to most of the other PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Thinkstation P500. The smallest max internal memory supported processor of comparable spec computers that have been available for a similar time to the Thinkstation P500 is 64GB, the biggest is 770GB, and the average max internal memory supported processor is 620GB.

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Good Brand

Personal computers manufactured by Lenovo are some of the better personal computers according to average reviews from experts and owners.

Fairly Fast Memory Clock Speed

The Thinkstation P500 has a fairly fast memory clock speed (2,133 megahertz) compared to most of the other computers of this age and type. The slowest memory clock speed of PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Thinkstation P500 is 1,300MHz and the fastest is 2,200MHz.

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DDR4-SDRAM Internal Memory Type

The Lenovo Thinkstation P500 has a DDR4-SDRAM internal memory type which is newer than the DDR3-SDRAM internal memory type found on most similar spec desktop computers that came out more than two years ago.

A DDR4-SDRAM internal memory type is actually the best internal memory type across all PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Thinkstation P500.

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

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Eight USB 3.0 Ports

Most PCs of this spec and age have between two and eight USB 3.0 ports, including the Lenovo Thinkstation P500 which has eight USB 3.0 ports.

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Four 3.5" Bays

The Thinkstation P500 is a four 3.5" bay computer. Most of the other many processor core computers that have been around for more than two years have between two and five 3.5" bays.

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Has One Memory Slot

The Thinkstation P500 has a greater number of memory slots than most PCs of a comparable type and age to it. The most commonly found memory slot is 4x DIMM, but this memory slot is not found on this Lenovo desktop 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 many processor core computers that are a comparable age to it. This personal computer supports a Vertical case placement, which is the most frequently supported case placement supported by comparable spec personal computers that have been available for a similar time to the Thinkstation P500.

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6 Reasons Against

Very Small Total Storage Capacity

PCs of a similar age and type to the Thinkstation P500 have total storage capacity of between 180GB and 8.3TB. At only 256 gigabytes, the Lenovo Thinkstation P500 has a quite small total storage capacity compared to most of the other computers of a similar age and spec to the Thinkstation P500.

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Very Small Internal Memory

The Lenovo Thinkstation P500 has one of the smaller internal memory (only 8 gigabytes) amongst computers of this age. The internal memory of many processor core computers that have been available for around the same time as the Thinkstation P500 range from 4GB to 64GB.

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Only One CPU Configuration (max)

The Thinkstation P500 is a desktop 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 Two PCI Express X16 (Gen 3.x) Slots

The Lenovo Thinkstation P500 is a two PCI Express x16 (Gen 3.x) slot desktop computer.

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Only One Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port

Most many processor core computers that were released around the same time as the Thinkstation P500 have between one and two Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports, including the Thinkstation P500 which has one Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) port.

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Heavy

At 22.2 kilograms, the Thinkstation P500 is quite heavy compared to most of the other many processor core computers that came out around the same time as the Thinkstation P500. The weights of many processor core computers that were released more than two years ago range from 250g to 30kg, and the average weight is 12kg.

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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 Processor Clock Speed

The Thinkstation P500 has a relatively average processor clock speed (3 gigahertz) compared to most of the other PCs that have been available for more than two years.

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SSD Storage Medium

The storage speed of this PC is SSD, which is typical of many desktop computers that were launched around the same time as it. 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
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
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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