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Lenovo Thinkstation P500
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Lenovo Thinkstation P500 4 Core Intel Xeon E5 V3 3.7GHz 4GB 1TB HDD

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4 Intel Xeon E5 V3 3.7GHz 4GB 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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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This personal computer supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on personal computers of this age and type.

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

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

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Very Fast Max Memory Bandwidth Supported Processor

The max memory bandwidth supported processor of personal computers that were launched around the same time as the Thinkstation P500 range from 10GB/s to 68GB/s. The Lenovo Thinkstation P500 has a very fast max memory bandwidth supported processor (68 gigabytes per second) compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that are a comparable age to the Thinkstation P500.

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Very Big Max Internal Memory Supported Processor

Computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Thinkstation P500 have max internal memory supported processors of between 2GB and 770GB, and the average max internal memory supported processor is 88GB. When compared to other medium processor core personal computers that are a comparable age to the Thinkstation P500, the max internal memory supported processor of the Thinkstation P500 of 768 gigabytes is one of the biggest.

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Very Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The smallest discrete graphics adapter memory of desktop computers of this age and spec is 1GB, the biggest is 6.2TB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 2TB. The Thinkstation P500 has a very big discrete graphics adapter memory (4,096 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that were released more than two years ago.

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Lenovo Has Good Reviews for Its Computers

Lenovo has good average ratings for its medium processor core personal computers as well as across its entire PC range.

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Very Fast Processor Clock Speed

The average processor clock speed of PCs of this type and age is 3.1GHz, and the processor clock speeds range from 1GHz to 4.1GHz. When compared to other desktop computers that were released more than two years ago, the Lenovo Thinkstation P500's processor clock speed of 3.7 gigahertz is one of the fastest.

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Fairly Big Hard Drive Capacity

The average hard drive capacity of computers that have been available for around the same time as the Thinkstation P500 is 800GB. The Thinkstation P500 has one of the bigger hard drive capacity (1,000 gigabyte) amongst medium processor core personal computers of this age.

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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

The average total storage capacity of computers of a similar type and age to the Thinkstation P500 is 710GB. With a total storage capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the Thinkstation P500 has one of the bigger total storage capacity amongst personal computers of this age.

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Eight USB 3.0 Ports

Most medium processor core personal computers that have been available for a comparable time to the Thinkstation P500 have between one and eight USB 3.0 ports, including the Lenovo Thinkstation P500 which has eight USB 3.0 ports.

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

This computer has a 10/100/1000Base-T(X) cabling technology, which is the most commonly found cabling technology on comparable spec PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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DDR4-SDRAM Internal Memory Type

The Thinkstation P500 has a DDR4-SDRAM internal memory type which is newer than the DDR3-SDRAM internal memory type found on most medium processor core personal computers that were launched more than two years ago.

This desktop computer's internal memory type (DDR4-SDRAM) is in fact the best internal memory type across all comparable spec personal computers that were released more than two years ago.

A DDR3-SDRAM internal memory type is the worst internal memory type amongst similar types of desktop computer.

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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 were launched more than two years ago.

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Very Fast Memory Clock Speed

Personal computers of a comparable age and type to the Thinkstation P500 have memory clock speeds of between 1,000MHz and 2,200MHz. When compared to other medium processor core personal computers that were released more than two years ago that we have checked the memory clock speed of, the Thinkstation P500's memory clock speed of 2,133 megahertz is one of the fastest.

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Very Big Maximum Internal Memory

The smallest maximum internal memory of desktop computers of this age and spec is 8.1GB, the biggest is 790GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 96GB. When compared to other computers that were released more than two years ago, the maximum internal memory of the Thinkstation P500 of 786,432 megabytes is one of the biggest.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

The smallest maximum internal memory of medium processor core personal computers that have been available for around the same time as the Thinkstation P500 is 2GB, the biggest is 260GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 32GB. The Thinkstation P500 has a very big maximum internal memory (128 gigabytes) compared to most of the other comparable spec personal computers that are a similar age to the Thinkstation P500.

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Four 3.5" Bays

The Lenovo Thinkstation P500 is a four 3.5" bay computer. Most of the other desktop computers that have been available for more than two years have between one and eight 3.5" bays.

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Two 5.25" Bays

The Thinkstation P500 is a two 5.25" bay computer. Most of the other PCs of this spec and age have between one and two 5.25" bays.

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Very Big Processor Cache

The average processor cache of PCs of a similar spec and age to the Thinkstation P500 is 6.8MB. At 10 megabytes, the Lenovo Thinkstation P500 has a fairly big processor cache compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that were launched around the same time as the Thinkstation P500.

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Eight Processor Threads

The Thinkstation P500 is a eight processor thread personal computer. Most of the other personal computers of this spec and age only have between four and seven processor threads.

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Two PCI Express X16 (Gen 3.x) Slots

Most comparable spec desktop computers that are a similar age 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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Fairly 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 personal computers that have been around for more than two years. Across all the desktop computers that are a comparable age to the Thinkstation P500 the discrete graphics adapter memory range from 510MB to 6.2GB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 2GB.

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Has One Memory Slot

The number of memory slots found on the Lenovo Thinkstation P500 is more than most medium processor core personal computers that came out more than two years ago. The most commonly found memory slot is 4x DIMM, but this memory slot is not found on this personal computer. The memory slots 8x DIMM are also found on this computer.

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Supports One Case Placement

The Lenovo Thinkstation P500 has a greater number of placements than most medium processor core personal computers that have been around for more than two years. This Lenovo PC supports a Vertical case placement, which is the most commonly supported case placement supported by PCs of this type and age.

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5 Reasons Against

Only HDD Storage Medium

The storage speed of this computer is HDD, which is the most frequently found storage medium on computers that have been available for a comparable time 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

Across all the personal computers that have been available for around the same time as the Thinkstation P500 the internal memory range from 2GB to 64GB. At only 4 gigabytes, the Thinkstation P500 has a fairly small internal memory compared to most of the other desktop computers of this age and type.

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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 computer.

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Very Heavy

The weights of comparable spec desktop computers that have been available for more than two years range from 250g to 24kg, and the average weight is 8.2kg. The Thinkstation P500 is one of the heaviest medium processor core personal computers that are a comparable age to the Thinkstation P500 (22.2 kilograms) amongst similar spec personal computers of this age.

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1 Other reason to consider the Lenovo Thinkstation P500

Released Over Two Years Ago

Lenovo released the Thinkstation P500 over two years ago.

Specification

Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
PCI Express Slots Version
Processor Threads
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
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
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)

2 Awards

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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 30a7000, lenovo e51650v3, lenovo 30a7000h, lenovo 30a7000hu, lenovo 30a7000huk
Barcodes 00727298401424, 00888965295200, 00888965298607, 08889652952002
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