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Lenovo P300 Tower

Lenovo P300 Tower 4 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 3.2GHz 4GB 500GB HDD

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4 Intel Core I5-4xxx 3.2GHz 4GB Aug 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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15 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This desktop computer supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many medium processor core personal computers that have been around for a similar time to it.

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

Most medium processor core personal computers that have been available for a similar time to the P300 Tower have between one and eight USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the P300 Tower which has six USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Quite Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The Lenovo P300 Tower has a quite big maximum on-board graphics adapter memory (1.74 gigabytes) compared to most of the other personal computers of this age and spec. The smallest maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of similar spec computers that were launched around the same time as the P300 Tower is 1GB and the biggest is 2GB.

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11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version

This desktop computer supports a 11.1 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is the most commonly supported on-board graphics adapter DirectX version on desktop computers of this spec and age.

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Lenovo Has Good Reviews for Its Personal Computers

On average Lenovo medium processor core personal computers have good ratings compared to other manufacturers as do all computers produced by Lenovo.

3 PCI Express Slots Version

This computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is the most frequently supported PCI Express slots version on desktop computers of a comparable age and type to it.

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L3 Processor Cache Level

This PC has a L3 processor cache level, which is the most frequently found processor cache level on similar spec PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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10/100/1000Base-T(X) Cabling Technology

This desktop computer has a 10/100/1000Base-T(X) cabling technology, which is typical of many medium processor core personal computers that are a similar age to it.

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Three DisplayPorts

The P300 Tower is a three DisplayPort computer.

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Gold EPEAT Compliance

This computer has a Gold EPEAT compliance, which is the most commonly found EPEAT compliance on personal computers of a comparable type and age to it.

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Six USB 3.0 Ports

The P300 Tower is a six USB 3.0 port PC. Most of the other personal computers that came out more than two years ago have between one and eight USB 3.0 ports.

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Two 5.25" Bays

Most computers of this age and type have between one and two 5.25" bays, including the P300 Tower which has two 5.25" bays.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

The P300 Tower has one of the bigger maximum internal memory (32 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core personal computers of this age. Medium processor core personal computers that came out more than two years ago have maximum internal memory of between 2GB and 260GB.

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Supports One Case Placement

The P300 Tower has a greater number of placements than most personal computers of this age and type. This personal computer supports a Vertical case placement, which is the most frequently supported case placement supported by comparable spec PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Has One Memory Slot

The number of memory slots found on the P300 Tower is more than most medium processor core personal computers that have been available for around the same time as it. This computer has a 4x DIMM memory slot, which is the most commonly found memory slot found on computers of this age and spec.

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10 Reasons Against

Very Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

Across all the desktop computers of a similar type and age to the P300 Tower the discrete graphics adapter memory capacities range from 1GB to 6.2TB. At only 512 gigabytes, the P300 Tower has a quite small discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other comparable spec PCs that have been available for a similar time to the P300 Tower.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

The storage speed of this computer is HDD, which is typical of many PCs of a similar 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.

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Very Small Internal Memory

With an internal memory of only 4 gigabytes, the Lenovo P300 Tower has one of the smaller internal memory amongst comparable spec computers of this age. Across all the medium processor core personal computers that have been on the market for more than two years the internal memory range from 2GB to 64GB, and the average internal memory is 7.5GB.

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Very Small Hard Drive Capacity

The smallest hard drive capacity of PCs that were released around the same time as the P300 Tower is 320GB and the biggest is 3TB. The P300 Tower has one of the smaller hard drive capacity (only 500 gigabytes) amongst comparable spec PCs of this age.

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

Across all the desktop computers that are a comparable age to the P300 Tower the total storage capacity range from 32GB to 3TB. With a total storage capacity of only 500 gigabytes, the Lenovo P300 Tower has a quite small total storage capacity compared to most of the other similar spec personal computers that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The average discrete graphics adapter memory of similar spec PCs that are a comparable age to the P300 Tower is 2GB. At only 512 megabytes, the Lenovo P300 Tower has a very small discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other computers of this type and age.

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Only Two USB 2.0 Ports

Most medium processor core personal computers that have been on the market for more than two years have between one and nine USB 2.0 ports, including the Lenovo P300 Tower which has two USB 2.0 ports.

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

Most PCs of this spec and age have between one and two PCI Express x1 (Gen 2.x) slots, including the Lenovo P300 Tower which has one PCI Express x1 (Gen 2.x) slot.

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Only Four Processor Threads

Most medium processor core personal computers that came out around the same time as the P300 Tower have between four and seven processor threads, including the Lenovo P300 Tower which has four processor threads.

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Heavy

At 13 kilograms, the Lenovo P300 Tower is quite heavy compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that were released around the same time as the P300 Tower. The weights of medium processor core personal computers that were released more than two years ago range from 250g to 24kg.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo P300 Tower

Released Over Two Years Ago

Lenovo released the P300 Tower over two years ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 3.2 gigahertz, the Lenovo P300 Tower has a fairly standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other desktop computers of a comparable age and type to the P300 Tower.

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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 Boost Frequency
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
Number of QPI Links
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
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
Number of Discrete Graphics Adapters
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
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 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
Number of 5.25" Bays
Number of 3.5" Bays
Colour of Product
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® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Intel 64
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel® Secure Key
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
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
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) Version
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel® Smart Cache
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
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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