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Lenovo ThinkStation C30

Lenovo ThinkStation C30
alaScore 86

3 reviews

Nov, 2017

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 reviews of Lenovo ThinkStation C30. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. The size and design get less positive reviews.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Lenovo ThinkStation C30 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: Joel Santo Domingo (pcmag.com)

Lenovo ThinkStation C30

 

The Lenovo ThinkStation C30 high-end workstation stuffs two Xeon processors and Quadro graphics into a desktop-size chassis.

Compact for a dual-processor system. ISV certified graphics. Rack mountable. Very good internal expandability.

Still not anything you'd call "compact" or "small form factor." Only two USB 3.0 ports.

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Jan, 2013

Expert review by: (toptenreviews.com_old)

Lenovo ThinkStation C30

 

Are you looking for a reliable and efficient business computer that is easy to upgrade? See how the Lenovo ThinkStation C30 rates in our review.

The quad-core processor gives you exceptional multitasking abilities and the 800-watt power supply unit allows you to easily add components

The standard processor speed is only 1.8GHz

With an Intel Xeon E5-2603 quad-core processor, the Lenovo ThinkStation C30 business computer has the power to run your programs efficiently even while multitasking with multiple programs open at once. In addition, the generous expansion features allow...

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:Dolby Home Theater v4
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker Power:1.5

Battery

Battery life (max):8
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
Number of battery cells:6

Camera

Front Camera:Y
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720

Certificates

Certification:GreenGuard / GreenGuard, RoHS, EPEAT Gold / UL / UL/C-UL, GS, IEC60950-1 CB
Energy Star certified: / Y / Yes
EPEAT compliance: / Gold
RoHS compliance:Y / Yes

Design

Cable lock slot:Kensington / Y / Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Chassis type:Mini Tower / SFF / Tower
Color of product:Black
Form Factor:Convertible (Folder)
Number of 3.5" bays:3
Number of 5.25" bays:1
Placement supported: / Horizontal/Vertical / Vertical
Product type:Hybrid (2-in-1)
Water cooling system:N

Display

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:13.3
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
HD type:Full HD
LED backlight: Yes
Touch screen: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:Y
Touchscreen type:Capacitive

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
Power supply:800
Power supply input frequency:50/60
Power supply input voltage:100 - 240 / 120 - 230

Expansion Slots

PCI Express slots version:2.0, 3.0
PCI Express x16 slots:3
PCI Express x4 slots:1
PCI slots:2

Expansion slots

PCI Express x16 (Gen 3.x) slots:3
PCI Express x4 (Gen 2.x) slots:1

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N / Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:0.5 / 1 / 1024 / 2 / 2048 / 3072 / 4 / 4096 / 512
Discrete graphics adapter model:No / Not available / NVIDIA NVS 300 / NVIDIA NVS 310 / NVIDIA Quadro 2000 / NVIDIA Quadro 2000D / NVIDIA Quadro 400 / NVIDIA Quadro 4000 / NVIDIA Quadro 600 / NVIDIA Quadro K2000 / NVIDIA Quadro K4000 / NVIDIA Quadro K5000 / NVIDIA Quadro K600 / NVIDIA Quadro NVS 310 / NVIDIA Quadro NVS 315
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR5
Graphics adapter DisplayPorts quantity:1 / 2
Graphics adapter DVI ports quantity:1
Graphics adapter DVI-D ports quantity:1
Graphics adapter DVI-I ports quantity:1
Graphics adapter Mini DisplayPort ports quantity:1 / 2
Graphics adapter Open GL support: Yes
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.5 / 1.024
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:2
Number of discrete graphics adapters:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter:N / No / Y / Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:200
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.2/12
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1000
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0xA16
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics / Intel HD Graphics 4400 / No / Not available
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.3

Keyboard

Numeric keypad: No
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

ECC:Y / Yes
Internal memory:10 / 12 / 16 / 4 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:128 / 256 / 64 / 65 / 8
Memory clock speed:1066 / 1333 / 1600
Memory layout:1 x 4 / 2 x 4 / 3 x 4 / 4 x 2 / 4 x 4
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 4 / 2 x 4 / 3 x 4 / 4 x 2 / 4 x 4
Memory slots:8x DIMM

Networking

3G: No
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN:N / Y
Ethernet LAN connection:No / Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000 / 10,1000,100
Wake-on-LAN ready: / Yes
Wi-Fi:N / No / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Operational Conditions

Non-operating altitude:-598.4 - 420000
Operating altitude:-598.4 - 120000 / 0 - 120078.7
Operating relative humidity (H-H):20 - 80
Operating relative humidity range:20 - 80
Operating temperature (T-T):10 - 35 / 5 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):10 - 35 / 5 - 35
Storage relative humidity (H-H):20 - 90 / 20 - 95
Storage relative humidity range:20 - 90 / 20 - 95
Storage temperature (T-T):-40 - 60 / 5 - 45
Storage temperature range (T-T):-40 - 60 / 5 - 45

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi DL / DVD+/-RW / DVD-RW / DVD±RW / No
Optical drives quantity:1

Other Features

Audio system:Dolby Home Theater v4
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab
Cooling type:Active
Data Transfer Rate:1000
Display:LCD
Ethernet interface type:
Graphics:N / Quadro 2000 / Quadro 2000D / Quadro 400 / Quadro 600
Graphics adapter:N / Quadro 2000 / Quadro 2000D / Quadro 400 / Quadro 600
Graphics adapter family:NVIDIA
Graphics adapter memory type:GDDR3
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-d, VT-x / VT-x, VT-d
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-d,VT-x / VT-x,VT-d
Maximum internal memory:65536
Maximum memory:65536
Maximum number of SMP processors:2
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet (10/100/1000)
Number of hard drives supported:1 / 3
Plug and Play: Yes
Power supply type:AC/DC
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Rack mounting:3U / No
Supported hard disk drive interfaces:SAS, SATA
Trusted Platform Module (TPM): Yes
Weight:40.8 / 41

Packaging Content

Cables included:AC
Display included:N / No / Yes
Drivers included: Yes
Handheld remote control:
Keyboard supplied:No / Yes
Manual: Yes
Mouse included:No / Yes
Numeric keypad: Yes
Windows keys: / Yes

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC
Manual: Yes
Power cord included: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes

Performance

Audio chip:Realtek ALC662
Audio system:HD / HD Audio
Chipset:Intel C206 / Intel C602
Compatible processor series:Xeon
Motherboard chipset:Intel C206 / Intel C602
Password protection:Power on / Y
Password protection type:Power on
Product type:Workstation
Trusted Platform Module (TPM):Y

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Combo headphone/mic port:No / Yes
DC-in jack:No / Yes
DisplayPorts quantity:1 / 2
Docking connector: No
DVI port:N / No / Yes
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot: No
Headphone outputs:1
Line-in:Y / Yes
Line-out:Y / Yes
Micro HDMI ports quantity:1
Microphone in:No / Y / Yes
Number of SATA III connectors:4
S/PDIF out port: No
Serial ports quantity:1 / 4
SmartCard slot: No
Total number of SATA connectors:4
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1 / 10 / 4 / 8
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1 / 2 / 4
USB 3.0 ports quantity:2
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
Power supply:800
Power supply input frequency:50/60
Power supply input voltage:100 - 240 / 120 - 230

Processor

Bus type:DMI2 / QPI
Conflict Free processor:N / Y
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):18 / 24 / 25 / 28 / 30 / 33 / 35 / 38
ECC supported by processor:N / Y
FSB Parity:N / No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:256 / 375 / 750 / 768
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:12 / 40
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):34.1 / 42.6 / 51.2 / 59.7
Memory channels supported by processor:Quad
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:800,1066 / 800,1066,1333 / 800,1066,1333,1600 / 800,1066,1333,1600,1866
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM
Memory voltage supported by processor:1
Number of processors installed:1
Number of QPI links:2
PCI Express configurations:2x4 / x4, x8, x16
PCI Express slots version:2.0 / 3.0
Processor:E5-1620 / E5-1620V2 / E5-1650V2 / E5-2603 / E5-2603v2 / E5-2609 / E5-2609V2 / E5-2620 / E5-2620V2 / E5-2630 / E5-2630V2 / E5-2637 / E5-2640 / E5-2643 / E5-2650 / E5-2650V2 / E5-2660 / E5-2667 / E5-2670 / E5-2680 / E5-2690 / i3-4010U
Processor boost frequency:1.8 / 2.5 / 2.50 / 2.6 / 2.8 / 3 / 3.1 / 3.3 / 3.4 / 3.5 / 3.8 / 3.9
Processor cache:10 / 12 / 15 / 20 / 3 / 5
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Haswell / Ivy Bridge EP / Sandy Bridge EP
Processor cores:2 / 4 / 6 / 8
Processor family:Intel Core i3-4xxx / Intel Xeon E5 / Intel Xeon E5 v2 / Intel® Xeon® E5 Family / Intel® Xeon® E5 V2 Family
Processor frequency:1.7 / 1.8 / 2 / 2.1 / 2.2 / 2.3 / 2.4 / 2.5 / 2.6 / 2.7 / 2.9 / 3 / 3.3 / 3.5 / 3.6 / 3.7
Processor lithography:22 / 32
Processor model:2650 / E5-1620 / E5-1620V2 / E5-1650V2 / E5-2603 / E5-2603v2 / E5-2609 / E5-2609V2 / E5-2620 / E5-2620V2 / E5-2630 / E5-2630V2 / E5-2637 / E5-2640 / E5-2643 / E5-2650 / E5-2650V2 / E5-2660 / E5-2667 / E5-2670 / E5-2680 / E5-2690 / i3-4010U
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Xeon E5-1600 / Intel Xeon E5-1600 v2 / Intel Xeon E5-2600 / Intel Xeon E5-2600 v2 / Intel® Core™ i3-4000 Mobile Series
Processor socket:BGA1168 / LGA 2011 (Socket R) / Socket R (LGA 2011)
Processor threads:12 / 16 / 4 / 8
Stepping:C0 / C2 / M1
System bus data transfer rate:5 / 6.4 / 7.2 / 8
System bus rate:5 / 6.4 / 7.2 / 8
Tcase:64 / 70 / 71 / 73 / 75 / 77.4 / 81.8 / 85 / 88
Thermal Design Power (TDP):115 / 130 / 15 / 80 / 95
Tjunction:100

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1 / 2
Embedded options available:N / No / Y / Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y / Yes
Execute Disable Bit:Y / Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:32
Idle States:Y / Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel Active Management Technology: No
Intel AES New Instructions:Y / Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology:N / No / Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology:N / No / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID:N / No
Intel Demand Based Switching:No / Y / Yes
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology:N / No
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y / Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access:N / No
Intel FDI Technology:N / No
Intel Flex Memory Access:No / Y / Yes
Intel HD Audio Technology:No / Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology:N / No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel Insider:N / No / Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology:N / No / Yes
Intel Matrix Storage Technology:No / Yes
Intel My WiFi Technology:N / No / Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology:N / No / Yes
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology:N / No / Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology:No / Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology version:1.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:No / Y / Yes
Intel TSX-NI:N
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:1,0 / 2.0 / No / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y
Intel visual technologies: No
Intel vPro Technology:No / Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y / Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology:N / No / Yes
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT):N
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N / Y
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N / Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio):N / Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N / Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):N / Y
Intel® Insider™:No / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N / No / Y
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST):N / Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N / Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Secure Key:Y
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / Y
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N / Y
InTru™ 3D Technology:No / Yes
Physical Address Extension (PAE):46
Processor ARK ID:64583 / 64584 / 64587 / 64588 / 64589 / 64590 / 64591 / 64592 / 64593 / 64594 / 64595 / 64598 / 64621 / 75107 / 75269 / 75279 / 75779 / 75780 / 75787 / 75789 / 75790 / 76157
Processor code:SR0LC / SR16Q
Processor package size:40 / 52.5
Scalability:1S / 2S
Supported instruction sets:AVX / AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y / Yes
UART:Y

Security

Fingerprint reader: No
Password protection:BIOS
Password protection type:BIOS

Software

Drivers included: Yes
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:No / Windows 7 Professional / Windows 8 Pro / Windows 8.1
Operating System Language:German
Recovery operating system:Windows 8 / Windows 8 Pro

Storage

Card reader integrated:N / No / Yes
Compatible memory cards:MMC, SD
Hard disk rotational speed:10000 / 15000 / 7200
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 2000 / 250 / 256 / 300 / 3000 / 500 / 600
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA / Serial ATA III / Serial Attached SCSI (SAS)
Hard Drive Size:2.5 / 3.5
Hard drive speed:10000 / 15000 / 7200
Host interface:SATA / Serial ATA III / Serial Attached SCSI (SAS)
Number of hard drives installed:1 / 2
Number of SSDs installed:1 / 256
Number of storage drives installed:1 / 2
Number of storage drives supported:1
RAID levels:0, 1, 5
RAID support:Y / Yes
Solid-state drive capacity:128 / 180 / 240 / 256
Solid-state drive interface:mSATA / Serial ATA / Serial ATA III
Solid-state drive interfaces:mSATA / SATA / Serial ATA III
Storage media:HDD / Hybrid / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 128 / 180 / 2000 / 240 / 250 / 256 / 300 / 3000 / 500 / 600

Technical Details

Intel visual technologies: No

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:16.8 / 17 / 17.5 / 5 / 5.12 / 8.7
Height:0.669 / 16.8 / 17 / 17.5 / 5.12
Weight:3.44 / 40 / 40.8
Width:13 / 16.8 / 17 / 5 / 5.12