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Lenovo P300 Tower
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Lenovo P300 Tower 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 3.6GHz 8GB 1TB Hybrid-HDD

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4 Intel Core I7-4xxx 3.6GHz 8GB Oct 2015
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The ThinkStation P300 offers the ultimate in usability. It features integrated handles for easy access, as well as a modular design supporting Flex features. Flex features let you configure only... More
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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 computers of this age and type.

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

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

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11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version

This computer supports a 11.1 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is the most frequently supported on-board graphics adapter DirectX version on PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Fairly Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

Medium processor core personal computers that were released more than two years ago have discrete graphics adapter memory capacities of between 1GB and 6.2TB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 2TB. The Lenovo P300 Tower has one of the bigger discrete graphics adapter memory capacities (3,072 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core personal computers of this age.

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Lenovo Computers Have Good Reviews

We checked 253 expert and user reviews for Lenovo computers and found that on average Lenovo has good reviews compared to other brands. We also found that Lenovo has good reviews specifically within its medium processor core personal computers range.

Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed

At 3.6 gigahertz, the P300 Tower has a fairly fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that are a similar age to the P300 Tower. The average processor clock speed of PCs that have been available for around the same time as the P300 Tower is 3.1GHz, and the processor clock speeds range from 1GHz to 4.1GHz.

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Quite Big Hard Drive Capacity

The average hard drive capacity of desktop computers that were launched around the same time as the P300 Tower is 800GB. With a hard drive capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the Lenovo P300 Tower has a fairly big hard drive capacity compared to most of the other personal computers of this type and age.

PCs with a bigger hard drive capacity that might also be worth looking at include the Lenovo E32 (2TB), or the Alienware X51 (2TB).

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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the Lenovo P300 Tower has a fairly big total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that have been available for a comparable time to the P300 Tower. The average total storage capacity of comparable spec computers that have been on the market for a similar time to the P300 Tower is 710GB.

Personal computers with a bigger total storage capacity that might also be worth looking at include the Lenovo E32 (2TB).

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

This computer has a 10/100/1000Base-T(X) cabling technology, which is typical of many similar spec personal computers that have been available for more than two years.

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Gold EPEAT Compliance

This PC has a Gold EPEAT compliance, which is the most commonly found EPEAT compliance on medium processor core personal computers that were released around the same time as it.

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Very Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

The average maximum turbo frequency of medium processor core personal computers that have been around for a comparable time to the P300 Tower is 3.6GHz. With a maximum turbo frequency of 4 gigahertz, the P300 Tower has a very fast maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that are a similar age to the P300 Tower.

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L3 Processor Cache Level

This desktop computer has a L3 processor cache level, which is the most frequently found processor cache level on personal computers of a similar type and age to it.

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3 PCI Express Slots Version

This PC supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is the most frequently supported PCI Express slots version on medium processor core personal computers that came out around the same time as it.

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Six USB 3.0 Ports

Most desktop computers of this spec and age have between one and eight USB 3.0 ports, including the Lenovo P300 Tower which has six USB 3.0 ports.

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Fairly Big Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Capacity

The smallest hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity of medium processor core personal computers that have been on the market for a similar time to the P300 Tower is 500GB and the biggest is 2TB. With a hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the P300 Tower has one of the bigger hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacities amongst medium processor core personal computers of this age.

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Fairly Big Processor Cache

Across all the computers of a comparable age and type to the P300 Tower the processor caches range from 0.51MB to 10MB, and the average processor cache is 6.8MB. At 8 megabytes, the P300 Tower has a quite big processor cache compared to most of the other computers of this age and spec.

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Very Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

When compared to other PCs of a comparable age and type to the P300 Tower that we have assessed, the discrete graphics adapter memory of the P300 Tower of 4,096 megabytes is one of the biggest. The discrete graphics adapter memory of comparable spec desktop computers that were released more than two years ago range from 510MB to 6.2GB.

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Supports One Case Placement

The P300 Tower has a greater number of placements than most similar spec personal computers that were launched around the same time as it. This personal computer supports a Vertical case placement, which is the most frequently supported case placement supported by medium processor core personal computers that were launched more than two years ago.

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Has One Memory Slot

The number of memory slots found on the Lenovo P300 Tower is more than most PCs of a comparable age and type to it. This computer has a 4x DIMM memory slot, which is the most commonly found memory slot found on medium processor core personal computers that were launched more than two years ago.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This computer supports a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most frequently supported discrete graphics memory type on computers that have been around for more than two years.

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4 Reasons Against

Only One Graphics Adapter DVI Port

The P300 Tower is a one graphics adapter DVI port personal computer.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

The storage speed of this PC is HDD, which is the most commonly found storage medium on medium processor core personal computers that came out around the same time as 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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Only Two USB 2.0 Ports

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

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Heavy

The average weight of desktop computers of this age and type is 8.2kg. At 13 kilograms, the P300 Tower is fairly heavy compared to most of the other comparable spec personal computers that have been around for a similar time to the P300 Tower.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo P300 Tower

Released Over Two Years Ago

This PC has been on the market for over two years.

Average Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the Lenovo P300 Tower has a fairly standard internal memory compared to most of the other similar spec personal computers that have been available for around the same time as the P300 Tower.

If this medium processor core desktop computer internal memory is too small for you then you might also want to consider the Zoostorm Intel Core i7-4790 Mini Tower (12GB) which is also higher rated.

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Specification

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Conflict Free Processor
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Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Bus Type
Processor Cache Type
Number of Processors Installed
Memory
Internal Memory
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Memory Clock Speed
Memory Slots
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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
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Capacity
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Number of Storage Drives Installed
Card Reader Integrated
Optical Drive
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Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
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Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Graphics Adapter Open GL Support
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Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
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On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
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Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter
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Recovery Operating System
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Networking
Wi-Fi
Cabling Technology
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Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
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Number of 3.5" Bays
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Performance
Audio System
Compatible Processor Series
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 HD Graphics
Intel® Secure Key
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® Built-In Visuals Technology
Intel® OS Guard
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
Intel® Iris Pro Graphics
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Power
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Certificates
Certification
RoHS Compliance
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Packaging Content
Manual
Mouse Included
Display Included
Keyboard Supplied
AC Adapter Included
Other Features
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

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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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