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Lenovo Thinkstation P500 8 Core Intel Xeon E5 V3 3GHz 8GB 256GB SSD

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8 Intel Xeon E5 V3 3GHz 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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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This personal computer supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on personal computers of a comparable age and spec to 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 personal computer. Most of the other desktop computers of this age and type have between two and eight USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Quite Fast Max Memory Bandwidth Supported Processor

Across all the computers that have been around for a comparable time to the Thinkstation P500 the max memory bandwidth supported processor range from 32GB/s to 68GB/s. The Thinkstation P500 has one of the faster max memory bandwidth supported processor (68 gigabytes per second) amongst many processor core personal computers of this age.

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Quite Big Max Internal Memory Supported Processor

Across all the many processor core personal computers that have been on the market for more than two years the max internal memory supported processors range from 64GB to 770GB, and the average max internal memory supported processor is 630GB. With a max internal memory supported processor of 768 gigabytes, the Thinkstation P500 has one of the bigger max internal memory supported processors amongst computers of this age.

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Lenovo PCs Have Good Reviews

Desktop computers produced by Lenovo have an average rating of 74%, which is in the top 75% of all desktop computer brands that we have assessed.

DDR4-SDRAM Internal Memory Type

The Lenovo Thinkstation P500 has a DDR4-SDRAM internal memory type which is newer than the DDR3-SDRAM internal memory type found on most comparable spec personal computers that have been around for more than two years.

A DDR4-SDRAM internal memory type is in fact the best internal memory type amongst all desktop computers that are a comparable age to the Thinkstation P500.

The worst internal memory type amongst similar types of personal computer is DDR3-SDRAM.

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Eight USB 3.0 Ports

The Lenovo Thinkstation P500 is a eight USB 3.0 port desktop computer. Most of the other personal computers of a similar type and age to the Thinkstation P500 have between two and eight USB 3.0 ports.

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Four 3.5" Bays

Most many processor core personal computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the Thinkstation P500 have between two and five 3.5" bays, including the Lenovo Thinkstation P500 which has four 3.5" bays.

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Has One Memory Slot

The Lenovo Thinkstation P500 has a greater number of memory slots than most computers of this type and age. The most commonly found memory slot is 4x DIMM, but this memory slot is not found on this desktop 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 many processor core personal computers that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This desktop computer supports a Vertical case placement, which is the most commonly supported case placement supported by many processor core personal computers that were launched more than two years ago.

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5 Reasons Against

Very Small Total Storage Capacity

At only 256 gigabytes, the Thinkstation P500 has a quite small total storage capacity compared to most of the other computers of this type and age. The total storage capacity of desktop computers of this type and age range from 180GB to 8.3TB.

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Very Small Internal Memory

At only 8 gigabytes, the Thinkstation P500 has a fairly small internal memory compared to most of the other similar spec personal computers that were released more than two years ago. The smallest internal memory of similar spec personal computers that have been available for around the same time as the Thinkstation P500 is 4GB and the biggest is 64GB.

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Only One CPU Configuration (max)

The Thinkstation P500 is a PC that takes one CPUs configuration (max).

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

The Thinkstation P500 is a two PCI Express x16 (Gen 3.x) slot computer.

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Heavy

With a weight of 22.2 kilograms, the Lenovo Thinkstation P500 is one of the heavier desktop computers of a similar spec and age to the Thinkstation P500 amongst desktop computers of this age. The average weight of many processor core personal computers that have been on the market for a similar time to the Thinkstation P500 is 12kg.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo Thinkstation P500

Released Over Two Years Ago

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

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 3 gigahertz, the Thinkstation P500 has a fairly average processor clock speed compared to most of the other desktop computers of a comparable spec and age to the Thinkstation P500.

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SSD Storage Medium

The storage speed of this PC is SSD, which is typical of many computers of this type and age. 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.

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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
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Number of SSDs 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 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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Lenovo Thinkstation P500
8 core Intel Xeon E5 v3 3GHz 8GB 256GB SSD
$ 1,999.99
89% Bigger Total Storage Capacity
A Lot Bigger Internal Memory
One More 5.25" Bay
Two More USB 2.0 Ports
Three Times Smaller Maximum Internal Memory
Smaller Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
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