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Lenovo Thinkstation P500
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Lenovo Thinkstation P500 6 Core Intel Xeon E5 V3 3.5GHz 8GB 1TB HDD

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6 Intel Xeon E5 V3 3.5GHz 8GB Sep 2015
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Patented tri-channel cooling with just 3 system fans as opposed to 10 that other workstations typically rely on and a direct cooling air baffle directs fresh air into the CPU and memory.... More
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13 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This desktop computer supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many many processor core personal computers that have been around for around the same time as it.

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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 many processor core personal computers that were launched more than two years ago have between two and eight USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Fairly Fast Max Memory Bandwidth Supported Processor

At 68 gigabytes per second, the Thinkstation P500 has a quite fast max memory bandwidth supported processor compared to most of the other many processor core personal computers that were released around the same time as the Thinkstation P500. The max memory bandwidth supported processor of many processor core personal computers that were released more than two years ago range from 32GB/s to 68GB/s.

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Good Brand

PCs manufactured by Lenovo have an average rating of 74%, which is in the top 75% of all computer manufacturers that we have analysed.

Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed

Across all the PCs of a similar age and type to the Thinkstation P500 the processor clock speeds range from 1.6GHz to 3.7GHz. The Lenovo Thinkstation P500 has one of the faster processor clock speeds (3.5 gigahertz) amongst many processor core personal computers of this age.

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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

The total storage capacity of personal computers of this type and age range from 180GB to 8.3TB. With a total storage capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the Thinkstation P500 has a fairly big total storage capacity compared to most of the other PCs of this spec and age.

If you are looking for a desktop computer with a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to look at the Lenovo P700 (2TB).

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Very Fast Memory Clock Speed

The average memory clock speed of personal computers of this spec and age is 1,900MHz. The memory clock speed of the Thinkstation P500 of 2,133 megahertz is one of the fastest amongst PCs of this age and spec.

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DDR4-SDRAM Internal Memory Type

The Thinkstation P500 has a newer internal memory type than most desktop computers of this spec and age. This desktop computer has a DDR4-SDRAM internal memory type, whereas most similar spec personal computers that were released around the same time as it have a DDR3-SDRAM internal memory type.

A DDR4-SDRAM internal memory type is actually the best internal memory type across all similar spec computers that have been around for a comparable time to the Thinkstation P500.

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

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Eight USB 3.0 Ports

The Thinkstation P500 is a eight USB 3.0 port PC.

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Gold EPEAT Compliance

This desktop computer has a Gold EPEAT compliance, which is typical of many similar spec PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Four 3.5" Bays

The Thinkstation P500 is a four 3.5" bay PC.

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Has One Memory Slot

The Lenovo Thinkstation P500 has a greater number of memory slots than most comparable spec PCs that have been available for around the same time as it. The most frequently 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 Thinkstation P500 is more than most personal computers of a comparable age and spec to it. This computer supports a Vertical case placement, which is the most commonly supported case placement supported by computers that are a comparable age to the Thinkstation P500.

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9 Reasons Against

Very Small Internal Memory

Many processor core personal computers that are a similar age to the Thinkstation P500 have internal memory of between 4GB and 64GB. At only 8 gigabytes, the Thinkstation P500 has a fairly small internal memory compared to most of the other desktop computers of a similar spec and age to the Thinkstation P500.

Desktop computers with a bigger internal memory that might also be worth looking at include the Apple Mac Pro ($6,799.00) (12GB).

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Only One CPU Configuration (max)

The Lenovo Thinkstation P500 is a desktop computer that takes one CPUs configuration (max).

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Only One Discrete Graphics Adapter

The Thinkstation P500 is a one discrete graphics adapter desktop computer.

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Only Two PCI Express X16 (Gen 3.x) Slots

The Lenovo Thinkstation P500 is a two PCI Express x16 (Gen 3.x) slot PC. Most of the other desktop computers of this age and spec have between two and three PCI Express x16 (Gen 3.x) slots.

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Only One Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port

The Thinkstation P500 is a one Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) port computer.

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Only Two 5.25" Bays

Most many processor core personal computers that came out more than two years ago have between one and two 5.25" bays, including the Thinkstation P500 which has two 5.25" bays.

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Only 12 Processor Threads

The Lenovo Thinkstation P500 is a 12 processor thread computer. Most of the other desktop computers of this age and spec have between 6 and 23 processor threads.

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Very Small Processor Cache

The smallest processor cache of many processor core personal computers that have been on the market for a similar time to the Thinkstation P500 is 12MB and the biggest is 30MB. With a processor cache of only 15 megabytes, the Lenovo Thinkstation P500 has one of the smaller processor caches amongst computers of this age.

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Heavy

At 22.2 kilograms, the Thinkstation P500 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other personal computers that are a comparable age to the Thinkstation P500. The lightest many processor core personal computer that has been around for more than two years is 250g heavy and the heaviest is 30kg.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo Thinkstation P500

Released Over Two Years Ago

This personal computer was released over two years ago.

Average Hard Drive Capacity

At 1,000 gigabyte, the Thinkstation P500 has a fairly average hard drive capacity compared to most of the other computers of a similar type and age to the Thinkstation P500.

If you are looking for a PC with a bigger hard drive capacity then you might also want to consider the Lenovo P700 (2TB).

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HDD Storage Medium

The Thinkstation P500 has an HDD storage medium which is faster than the Flash storage medium found on most comparable spec PCs that came out more than two years ago. 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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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
Number of Discrete Graphics Adapters
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Software
Operating System Installed
Recovery Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Networking
Wake-On-LAN Ready
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 X16 Slots
PCI Express X4 (Gen 3.x) Slots
PCI Express X4 (Gen 2.x) Slots
PCI Express X4 Slots
PCI Express X1 (Gen 2.x) Slots
PCI Express X1 Slots
Design
Chassis Type
Placement Supported
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
Number of 5.25" Bays
Number of 3.5" Bays
Colour of Product
Water Cooling System
Performance
Password Protection
Audio System
Compatible Processor Series
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
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
Operational Conditions
Storage Relative Humidity (H-H)
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Operating Altitude
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Certificates
RoHS Compliance
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Packaging Content
Manual
Bundled Software
Display Included
AC Adapter Included
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

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