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Lenovo Thinkstation P500
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Lenovo Thinkstation P500 4 Core Intel Xeon E5 V3 2.8GHz 8GB 500GB HDD

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4 Intel Xeon E5 V3 2.8GHz 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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20 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This computer supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on medium processor core personal computers that are a comparable age to it.

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

The Lenovo Thinkstation P500 is a eight USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port personal computer. Most of the other PCs of this type and age have between one and eight USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Very Big Max Internal Memory Supported Processor

With a max internal memory supported processor of 768 gigabytes, the Thinkstation P500's max internal memory supported processor is one of the biggest amongst medium processor core personal computers that are a similar age to the Thinkstation P500. The average max internal memory supported processor of medium processor core personal computers that were released more than two years ago is 88GB, and the max internal memory supported processors range from 2GB to 770GB.

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Quite Fast Max Memory Bandwidth Supported Processor

At 59 gigabytes per second, the Lenovo Thinkstation P500 has a quite fast max memory bandwidth supported processor compared to most of the other personal computers of this age and spec. The slowest max memory bandwidth supported processor of similar spec personal computers that were released more than two years ago is 10GB/s, the fastest is 68GB/s, and the average max memory bandwidth supported processor is 30GB/s.

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Very Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

At 4,096 gigabytes, the Thinkstation P500 has a very big discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other similar spec desktop computers that were launched more than two years ago. Across all the similar spec computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the Thinkstation P500 the discrete graphics adapter memory capacities range from 1GB to 6.2TB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 2TB.

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Lenovo Has Good Reviews for Its PCs

Lenovo has good average ratings for its medium processor core personal computers as well as across its entire personal computer range compared to other brands.

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3 PCI Express Slots Version

This computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is typical of many medium processor core personal computers that came out more than two years ago.

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Eight USB 3.0 Ports

Most computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Thinkstation P500 have between one and eight USB 3.0 ports, including the Thinkstation P500 which has eight USB 3.0 ports.

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

This personal computer has a 10/100/1000Base-T(X) cabling technology, which is typical of many PCs of a comparable age and type to it.

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Very Big Maximum Internal Memory

When compared to other personal computers of a similar age and spec to the Thinkstation P500 that we have checked, the Lenovo Thinkstation P500's maximum internal memory of 786,432 megabytes is one of the biggest. The average maximum internal memory of computers that were released more than two years ago is 96GB, and the maximum internal memory range from 8.1GB to 790GB.

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DDR4-SDRAM Internal Memory Type

The Lenovo Thinkstation P500 has a newer internal memory type than most similar spec computers that have been around for a comparable time to it. This desktop computer has a DDR4-SDRAM internal memory type, whereas most medium processor core personal computers that were released more than two years ago have a DDR3-SDRAM internal memory type.

This personal computer's internal memory type (DDR4-SDRAM) is actually the best internal memory type across all medium processor core personal computers that were released more than two years ago.

The worst internal memory type across comparable types of personal computer is DDR3-SDRAM.

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Very Fast Memory Clock Speed

The memory clock speeds of PCs of a similar age and spec to the Thinkstation P500 range from 1,000MHz to 2,200MHz, and the average memory clock speed is 1,600MHz. With a memory clock speed of 2,133 megahertz, the Thinkstation P500 has a very fast memory clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that were released around the same time as the Thinkstation P500.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

The Lenovo Thinkstation P500 has a very big maximum internal memory (128 gigabytes) compared to most of the other desktop computers of this age and spec. Across all the desktop computers of a comparable age and type to the Thinkstation P500 the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 260GB.

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Four 3.5" Bays

The Lenovo Thinkstation P500 is a four 3.5" bay PC. Most of the other medium processor core personal computers that are a comparable age to the Thinkstation P500 have between one and eight 3.5" bays.

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Two 5.25" Bays

Most computers of a comparable spec and age to the Thinkstation P500 have between one and two 5.25" bays, including the Lenovo Thinkstation P500 which has two 5.25" bays.

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Fairly Big Processor Cache

Across all the desktop computers that were launched around the same time as the Thinkstation P500 the processor caches range from 0.51MB to 10MB, and the average processor cache is 6.8MB. At 10 megabytes, the Thinkstation P500 has a fairly big processor cache compared to most of the other PCs that are a comparable age to the Thinkstation P500.

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Two PCI Express X16 (Gen 3.x) Slots

Most computers of a comparable age and type to the Thinkstation P500 have between one and two PCI Express x16 (Gen 3.x) slots, including the Thinkstation P500 which has two PCI Express x16 (Gen 3.x) slots.

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Quite Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

At 4,096 megabytes, the Lenovo Thinkstation P500 has a fairly big discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other PCs of this type and age. The smallest discrete graphics adapter memory of personal computers of this spec and age is 510MB and the biggest is 6.2GB.

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Has One Memory Slot

The Thinkstation P500 has a greater number of memory slots than most medium processor core personal computers that have been on the market for a similar time to it. The most commonly found memory slot is 4x DIMM, but this memory slot is not found on this computer. The memory slots 8x DIMM are also found on this personal computer.

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Supports One Case Placement

The number of placements supported by the Lenovo Thinkstation P500 is more than most medium processor core personal computers that came out more than two years ago. This Lenovo computer supports a Vertical case placement, which is the most commonly supported case placement supported by medium processor core personal computers that have been around for around the same time as the Thinkstation P500.

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6 Reasons Against

Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

The Lenovo Thinkstation P500 has a fairly slow processor clock speed (only 2.8 gigahertz) compared to most of the other PCs that were launched more than two years ago. The average processor clock speed of medium processor core personal computers that have been around for around the same time as the Thinkstation P500 is 3.1GHz, and the processor clock speeds range from 1GHz to 4.1GHz.

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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 age and type 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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Only Four USB 2.0 Ports

The Thinkstation P500 is a four USB 2.0 port computer.

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

The Thinkstation P500 is a one PCI Express x1 (Gen 2.x) slot PC. Most of the other medium processor core personal computers that have been available for around the same time as the Thinkstation P500 have between one and two PCI Express x1 (Gen 2.x) slots.

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Only Four Processor Threads

Most personal computers of this type and age have between four and seven processor threads, including the Thinkstation P500 which has four processor threads.

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Very Heavy

With a weight of 22.2 kilograms, the Thinkstation P500's weight is one of the heaviest amongst medium processor core personal computers that were released more than two years ago. The average weight of medium processor core personal computers that are a similar age to the Thinkstation P500 is 8.2kg.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo Thinkstation P500

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this personal computer was released.

Average Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the Lenovo Thinkstation P500 has a relatively standard internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that have been around for a similar time to the Thinkstation P500.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the Thinkstation P500 has a fairly average total storage capacity compared to most of the other computers of this age and type.

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Average Hard Drive Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the Lenovo Thinkstation P500 has a fairly typical hard drive capacity compared to most of the other computers of this type and age.

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Specification

Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
PCI Express Slots Version
Processor Threads
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
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
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
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter
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
PS/2 Ports Quantity
DVI 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 X4 (Gen 3.x) Slots
PCI Express X4 (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)
Physical Address Extension (PAE)
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® 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 Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Processor Package Size
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Physical Address Extension (PAE)
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Intel® Smart Cache
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Power
Power Supply
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Operational Conditions
Storage Relative Humidity (H-H)
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Operating Altitude
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Other Features
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

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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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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo 30a6003, lenovo e51603v3, lenovo 30a6003h, lenovo 30a6003hu, lenovo 30a6003hus
Barcodes 00888965292186, 08889652921862
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