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Lenovo P300 Tower
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Lenovo P300 Tower 2 Core Intel Core I3-4xxx 3.5GHz 4GB 500GB HDD

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2 Intel Core I3-4xxx 3.5GHz 4GB Oct 2014
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Tower workstations provide the ultimate performance with full-featured scalability, yet are sized at just 25 liters. The innovative Flex Module lets you customize I/O ports, so you add only what... More
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16 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 few processor core computers that were released more than two years ago.

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

The Lenovo P300 Tower is a six USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port desktop computer.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of few processor core computers that were launched around the same time as the P300 Tower range from 200MHz to 800MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 350MHz. The Lenovo P300 Tower has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter base frequencies (350 megahertz) amongst similar spec personal computers of this age.

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11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version

This PC supports a 11.1 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is the most frequently supported on-board graphics adapter DirectX version on few processor core computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of 1,150 megahertz, the P300 Tower has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies amongst few processor core computers of this age. PCs that were released around the same time as the P300 Tower have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of between 750MHz and 1,200MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,100MHz.

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Good Brand

Lenovo is one of the better rated computer brands according to average reviews from experts and owners, and Lenovo also has good ratings for its few processor core computers.

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Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed

The P300 Tower has a fairly fast processor clock speed (3.5 gigahertz) compared to most of the other few processor core computers that came out more than two years ago. Similar spec personal computers that have been available for around the same time as the P300 Tower have processor clock speeds of between 1GHz and 3.9GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.9GHz.

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L3 Processor Cache Level

This computer has a L3 processor cache level, which is typical of many PCs of this age and type.

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3 PCI Express Slots Version

This PC supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is typical of many personal computers of this age and type.

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Gold EPEAT Compliance

This computer has a Gold EPEAT compliance, which is the most frequently found EPEAT compliance on personal computers of this spec and age.

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Six USB 3.0 Ports

The P300 Tower has more USB 3.0 ports than most of the few processor core computers that have been available for a comparable time to the P300 Tower. This computer is a six USB 3.0 port PC compared to most of the few processor core computers that were released more than two years ago which only have between one and five USB 3.0 ports.

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Two 5.25" Bays

The P300 Tower has more 5.25" bays than most of the few processor core computers that have been available for around the same time as the P300 Tower. Most of the few processor core computers that were released more than two years ago only have one 5.25" bay, however this personal computer has two 5.25" bays.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

The average maximum internal memory of PCs of a similar age and type to the P300 Tower is 16GB. With a maximum internal memory of 32 gigabytes, the P300 Tower has a quite big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other few processor core computers that were released more than two years ago.

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Four Processor Threads

The P300 Tower has more processor threads than most of the personal computers of this age and spec. Most of the PCs of a comparable spec and age to the P300 Tower only have between one and three processor threads, however this desktop computer has four processor threads.

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Supports One Case Placement

The number of placements supported by the Lenovo P300 Tower is more than most PCs of this age and spec. This personal computer supports a Vertical case placement, which is the most commonly supported case placement supported by personal computers of this spec and age.

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Has One Memory Slot

The number of memory slots found on the P300 Tower is more than most comparable spec PCs that were released more than two years ago. The most frequently found memory slot is 2x DIMM, but this memory slot is not found on this computer. The memory slots 4x DIMM are also found on this desktop computer.

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5 Reasons Against

Only HDD Storage Medium

The storage speed of this PC is HDD, which is typical of many desktop computers of a comparable spec and age to it. 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.

If the storage speed of this personal computer is too slow for you then you might also want to look at the Shuttle DSA2LS (Flash).

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Very Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

At only 1.024 gigabytes, the P300 Tower has a fairly small maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other computers of this spec and age. The smallest maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of few processor core computers that have been around for a comparable time to the P300 Tower is 1GB, the biggest is 16GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 1.6GB.

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Only Two USB 2.0 Ports

The Lenovo P300 Tower is a two USB 2.0 port personal computer.

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Only One PCI Express X1 (Gen 2.x) Slot

The P300 Tower is a one PCI Express x1 (Gen 2.x) slot personal computer. Most of the other personal computers of this type and age have between one and two PCI Express x1 (Gen 2.x) slots.

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Very Heavy

The average weight of desktop computers that were released more than two years ago is 5.4kg. The weight of the P300 Tower of 13 kilograms is one of the heaviest amongst PCs that have been around for a similar time to the P300 Tower.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo P300 Tower

Released Over Two Years Ago

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

Average Total Storage Capacity

The P300 Tower has a relatively average total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other similar spec PCs that came out more than two years ago.

If you are looking for a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to consider the HP ProDesk 490 G2 (1TB).

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Average Hard Drive Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the P300 Tower has a relatively typical hard drive capacity compared to most of the other personal computers that have been around for a comparable time to the P300 Tower.

If this personal computer hard drive capacity is too small for you then you might want to look at the HP ProDesk 490 G2 (1TB).

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the Lenovo P300 Tower has a fairly standard internal memory compared to most of the other PCs of a similar spec and age to the P300 Tower.

If this few processor core PC internal memory is too small for you then you might also want to consider the HP EliteDesk 800 G1 Mini (8GB).

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Specification

Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
PCI Express Slots Version
Processor Threads
System Bus Rate
Processor Cache Level
Processor Cache
Processor Socket
Processor Model
ECC Supported by Processor
Memory Channels Supported by Processor
Memory Bandwidth Supported by Processor (max)
Memory Clock Speeds Supported by Processor
Memory Types Supported by Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Conflict Free Processor
Processor Series
Tcase
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Stepping
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Configurations
Processor Codename
Processor Lithography
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Bus Type
Processor Cache Type
Number of Processors Installed
Memory
Internal Memory
Non-ECC
Memory Clock Speed
Memory Slots
Memory Layout (slots X Size)
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Hard Drive Capacity
RAID Levels
RAID Support
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Number of Storage Drives Installed
Card Reader Integrated
Optical Drive
Optical Drives Quantity
Optical Drive Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Family
Software
Operating System Installed
Operating System Language
Recovery Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Networking
Wi-Fi
Cabling Technology
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Ports & Interfaces
Serial Ports Quantity
Headphone Outputs
Microphone in
Line-Out
Line-in
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
DisplayPorts Quantity
DVI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Expansion Slots
PCI Slots
PCI Express X16 (Gen 3.x) Slots
PCI Express X16 (Gen 2.x) Slots
PCI Express X1 (Gen 2.x) Slots
Design
Chassis Type
Placement Supported
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
Number of 5.25" Bays
Number of 3.5" Bays
Colour of Product
Water Cooling System
Performance
Audio System
Motherboard Chipset
Product Type
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Smart Response Technology
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Intel 64
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel® Rapid Start Technology
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
Intel FDI Technology
Intel TSX-NI
Idle States
Intel® Insider™
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
Execute Disable Bit
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Supported Instruction Sets
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Processor Code
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Scalability
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Thermal Solution Specification
Processor Package Size
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel® Smart Cache
Processor ARK ID
Power
Power Supply Input Voltage
Power Supply Input Frequency
Power Supply
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Certificates
RoHS Compliance
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Packaging Content
Display Included
Other Features
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)
Maximum Internal Memory
Technical Details
Intel Visual Technology

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Expert Reviews

(3)
11 November 2014

However, there are certainly a few critiques to level at the feet of the P300. First of which is the DRAM situation. In 2014 it is difficult to imagine a dual-channel capable system being shipped...

10 November 2014

Lenovo is making a name for itself in the high-end PC workstation market.The company in August added three models to its ThinkStation P Series line, supplementing the entry-level ThinkStation P300... Read more…

9 October 2014

We ran the P300 through all our tests, and found the performance to be quite high for a computer of this type...

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User Reviews

(5)
Reviewed 11 September 2015 by Mitch
Mitch would recommend the Lenovo ThinkStation P300 Tower (Verified Purchase)

Great machine with great pricing and service...

Reviewed 30 June 2015 by Nessa

It finally came in one week after purchasing and did not have all of the features I expected and I requested to return it but they ordered the item directly from lenovo and I have been waiting... Read more…

Reviewed 4 June 2015 by Anonymous
Anonymous would recommend the Lenovo ThinkStation P300 Tower

I have purchased 10 of these P300 towers over the last 6 months. With i7 processor, windows 8 professional, and SSD the machines are very fast. All are driving 4 monitors without a problem. Fans... Read more…

Reviewed 5 January 2015 by Drdean38

Purchased two of these and both of them were spot on...

Reviewed 9 December 2014 by Adam S.
(Verified Purchase)

Levovo's start up utilities better than HP's...

Great deal on a computer that been getting great reviews already
Window 7
Win 7 - I wanted nothing to with another Windows 8 running that new BIOS. Essentially walked away from fairly new HP that probably could have been fixed out of frustration
Easy To Set Up
Easy To Use
Win 7 - some people that's gonna be a non-starter. For me, I guess it's an old dog who's fleas I grown accustomed to. Back to the Future

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo 30ah001, lenovo 30ah001g, lenovo 30ah001gu, lenovo 30ah001gus, lenovo lenovo30ah000, lenovo lenovo30ah000g, lenovo lenovo30ah000gu, lenovo lenovo30ah000gus
Barcodes 00807320184218, 00888772119898
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