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Lenovo S500 SFF

Lenovo S500 SFF 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 3.2GHz 8GB 192GB SSD

4 Intel Core I7-4xxx 3.2GHz 8GB Feb 2016
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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 medium processor core personal computers that were released in the last year.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of 1,200 megahertz, the S500 SFF's on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is one of the fastest amongst medium processor core personal computers that were launched in the last year. The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of comparable spec PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the S500 SFF is 500MHz and the fastest is 1,400MHz.

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Lenovo Has Good Reviews for Its Computers

Medium processor core personal computers built by Lenovo have good reviews on average compared to other manufacturers. We also checked the reviews for all PCs (not just medium processor core personal computers) and found that Lenovo also has good reviews across its entire range.

SSD Storage Medium

The S500 SFF has a faster storage speed than most recently released computers. This desktop computer has an SSD storage medium, whereas most medium processor core personal computers that are a similar age to it have an HDD storage medium. 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.

This PC's storage speed (SSD) is in fact the best storage speed amongst all medium processor core personal computers that are a similar age to the S500 SFF.

An HDD storage medium is the worst storage speed amongst comparable types of PC.

We compared this personal computer to all the other SSD desktop computers and we think cheaper computers such as the Lenovo ThinkCentre M900 Tiny, and the HP 400 G3 is also worth considering.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

The Lenovo S500 SFF has one of the bigger internal memory (8 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core personal computers of this age. Across all the similar spec PCs that came out in the last year the internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB.

We compared all the other 8GB memory personal computers to this desktop computer and we think the Alpha, and the Alpha both from Alienware which is cheaper is also worth considering.

If this personal computer internal memory is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the DELL 3650 (16GB) which is also cheaper.

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3 PCI Express Slots Version

This PC supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is typical of many medium processor core personal computers that are a similar age to it.

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Fairly Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

With a maximum turbo frequency of 4 gigahertz, the S500 SFF has a quite fast maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that are a similar age to the S500 SFF. Medium processor core personal computers that have been on the market for a similar time to the S500 SFF have maximum turbo frequencies of between 1.8GHz and 4.2GHz.

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Eight Processor Threads

Most of the other recently released comparable spec PCs only have between four and seven processor threads, however the S500 SFF has eight processor threads.

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Quite Big Processor Cache

With a processor cache of 8 megabytes, the S500 SFF has a fairly big processor cache compared to most of the other comparable spec personal computers that have been available for around the same time as the S500 SFF. The average processor cache of recently released medium processor core personal computers is 6.7MB, and the processor caches range from 2MB to 10MB.

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Light

The weights of medium processor core personal computers that have been on the market for the last year range from 38g to 16kg, and the average weight is 6.4kg. The Lenovo S500 SFF is one of the lighter medium processor core personal computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the S500 SFF (only 4.1 kilograms) amongst medium processor core personal computers of this age.

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Very Short

The S500 SFF is quite short (only 90 millimeters) compared to most of the other recently released desktop computers. The average height of recently released medium processor core personal computers is 280mm.

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14 Reasons Against

Only Two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports

Most medium processor core personal computers that were released in the last year have between one and seven USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the S500 SFF which has two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Quite Slow Max Memory Bandwidth Supported Processor

Across all the medium processor core personal computers that have been around for the last year the max memory bandwidth supported processor range from 10GB/s to 77GB/s. At only 25.6 gigabytes per second, the S500 SFF has a fairly slow max memory bandwidth supported processor compared to most of the other new medium processor core personal computers.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

At only 192 gigabytes, the S500 SFF has a fairly small total storage capacity compared to most of the other recently released medium processor core personal computers. Latest medium processor core personal computers have total storage capacity of between 32GB and 3.3TB, and the average total storage capacity is 730GB.

Computers with a bigger total storage capacity that might also be worth considering include the 400 G3 (256GB), or the 400 G3 SFF (256GB) both from HP or the DELL 7040 (256GB) which is also cheaper.

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Very Small Max Internal Memory Supported Processor

With a max internal memory supported processor of only 32 gigabytes, the S500 SFF has a quite small max internal memory supported processor compared to most of the other comparable spec computers that have been on the market for a similar time to the S500 SFF. The max internal memory supported processors of desktop computers that were released around the same time as the S500 SFF range from 2GB to 1.6TB, and the average max internal memory supported processor is 100GB.

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Only 4 On-Board Graphics Adapter OpenGL Version

The S500 SFF supports a better on-board graphics adapter OpenGL version than most medium processor core personal computers that were released in the last 12 months. This desktop computer supports a 4 on-board graphics adapter OpenGL version, whereas most comparable spec personal computers that have been on the market for around the same time as it support a 4.4 on-board graphics adapter OpenGL version.

A 4 on-board graphics adapter OpenGL version is actually the worst supported on-board graphics adapter OpenGL version amongst all new comparable spec computers.

The best supported on-board graphics adapter OpenGL version across similar types of computer is 4.4.

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed Supported by Processor

The S500 SFF has a quite slow memory clock speed supported by processor (only 1,333 megahertz) compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that have been available for a similar time to the S500 SFF. Across all the recently released medium processor core personal computers the memory clock speeds supported by processors range from 800MHz to 2,200MHz, and the average memory clock speed supported by processor is 1,800MHz.

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Only 11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version

The S500 SFF supports an 11 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version which is better than most comparable spec computers that are a similar age to it. Most medium processor core personal computers that were launched around the same time as it support a 12 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version. The best on-board graphics adapter DirectX version of all latest medium processor core personal computers is 12 and the worst is 11.2/12.

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Very Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

With a maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of only 1.7 gigabytes, the Lenovo S500 SFF has a fairly small maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other latest medium processor core personal computers. The maximum on-board graphics adapter memories of similar spec desktop computers that are a comparable age to the S500 SFF range from 1GB to 64GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 8.5GB.

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Only Has One Memory Slot

The number of memory slots found on the Lenovo S500 SFF is more than most medium processor core personal computers that are a similar age to it. The most commonly found memory slot is 4x DIMM, but this memory slot is not found on this computer. The memory slots 2x DIMM are also found on this desktop computer.

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Only One DisplayPort

The S500 SFF is a one DisplayPort desktop computer.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

The Lenovo S500 SFF has one of the smaller maximum internal memory (only 16 gigabytes) amongst personal computers of this age. The smallest maximum internal memory of medium processor core personal computers that were launched around the same time as the S500 SFF is 2GB, the biggest is 260GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 42GB.

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Only DDR3-SDRAM Internal Memory Type

The S500 SFF has a DDR3-SDRAM internal memory type which is newer than the DDR4-SDRAM internal memory type found on most new medium processor core personal computers.

This PC's internal memory type (DDR3-SDRAM) is in fact the worst internal memory type across all similar spec desktop computers that came out in the last year.

A DDR4-SDRAM internal memory type is the best internal memory type across comparable types of PC.

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Very Slow Memory Clock Speed

The memory clock speeds of PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the S500 SFF range from 1,600MHz to 2,400MHz, and the average memory clock speed is 2,000MHz. At only 1,600 megahertz, the S500 SFF has a quite slow memory clock speed compared to most of the other recently released computers.

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Very Low System Bus Data Transfer Rate

At only 5 Gigatransfers per second, the Lenovo S500 SFF has a quite low system bus data transfer rate compared to most of the other recently released medium processor core personal computers. Medium processor core personal computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to the S500 SFF have system bus data transfer rates of between 5GT/s and 8GT/s.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo S500 SFF

Released Eleven Months Ago

This computer has been on the market for eleven months.

Average Processor Clock Speed

The S500 SFF has a fairly standard processor clock speed (3.2 gigahertz) compared to most of the other desktop computers that have been around for around the same time as the S500 SFF.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 3.2GHz processor clock speed personal computers currently available including the Lenovo P310 which is cheaper.

If this personal computer processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might also want to look at the HP 600 G1 (3.3GHz and cheaper), or the DELL 3650 (3.4GHz and cheaper).

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Specification

Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
PCI Express Slots Version
Processor Threads
System Bus Rate
Processor Cache
Processor Socket
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Model
Memory Voltage Supported by Processor
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
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Memory Slots
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Number of SSDs Installed
Optical Drive
Optical Drives Quantity
Optical Drive Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Graphics Adapter Open GL Support
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
On-Board Graphics Adapter OpenGL Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Maximum Resolution
On-Board Graphics Adapter Output
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Family
Software
Operating System Installed
Operating System Architecture
Networking
Cabling Technology
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Ports & Interfaces
Serial Ports Quantity
Headphone Outputs
Microphone in
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
DisplayPorts Quantity
DVI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Design
Chassis Type
Placement Supported
Colour of Product
Water Cooling System
Performance
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
Embedded Options Available
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep 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
Processor ARK ID
Power
Power Supply
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Display Included

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