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Lenovo Thinkstation E31

Lenovo Thinkstation E31
alaScore 84

14 reviews

Nov, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 14 reviews of Lenovo Thinkstation E31. The average rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. Reviewers really like the reliability and design. The usability and price are also appreciated, but views are divided on the size.

price, usability, design, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Lenovo Thinkstation E31 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Lenovo Thinkstation E31

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of Lenovo Thinkstation E31 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.com.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Lenovo ThinkStation 255531U DesktopLenovo ThinkStation 255531U Desktop

Nov, 2017

Expert review by: Mike Jennings (itpro.co.uk)

Lenovo ThinkStation E31 review

 

Lenovo has squeezed the high-end Xeon processors and NVIDIA Quadro 600 graphics into a small-form-factor workstation. It makes for a powerful, but noisy machine.

Lenovo’s system isn’t particularly quiet but, aside from this, it doesn’t do much wrong: plenty of application power, a decent discrete graphics card, reasonable versatility and plenty of component options. No small form-factor workstation comes cheap...

Sep, 2012

Consumer review by: Bud9893 (cdw.com)

Lenovo ThinkStation E31 2555

 

We have recently switched from Dell to Lenovo and couldn't be happier. These workstations are rock solid. Both i3 and i5 units perform very well. The i3 is perfect for our office admin staff.

Jan, 2013

Consumer review by: Geoff (cdw.com)

An extreme amount of computer in a very small spac

 

Overall, I'm thrilled with the computer. Its build quality is nothing short of the very best, its very quiet, performs exceptionally, and exceeds my expectations.

Weight, Security Features, Durability, Build Quality, Input/Output compatibility, Processor, Memory, tpm chip, very quiet

Video card, how to add additional drives is not obvious

Oct, 2012

Consumer review by: Alex_B (cdw.com)

Lenovo ThinkStation E31 3690

 

This PC really surprised me. The one we have has 8G of RAM and is used by someone in our engineering department. Running the graphics from the i5 was plenty powerful.

Jul, 2012

Consumer review by: Mealy58 (cdw.com)

Lenovo ThinkStation E31 3690

 

Personally I love these systems. I use one as my personal workstation and have been moving them into our mission critical end user roles.

Jul, 2012

Consumer review by: TFCameron (cdw.com)

Lenovo ThinkStation E31 3690

 

Great desktop PC pretty good price/performance and well made.. It doesn't have the most expandability in the world, but it has enough for most people, if you are looking for room to expand then you should be looking for a full tower anyway.

Jun, 2012

Consumer review by: JonnyTwoSaints (cdw.com)

Lenovo ThinkStation E31 3690

 

Great powerful PC and build really well, have been running for short of a year and have been absolutely bullet proof in the time. Can highly recommend this range of Lenovo machines.

Apr, 2012

Consumer review by: Joey24 (cdw.com)

Lenovo ThinkStation E31 3690

 

ok

Jan, 2012

Consumer review by: 3bood (cdw.com)

Lenovo ThinkStation E31 3690

 

Very Powerfull small PC. enjoying every bit of it....thinking of adding another 4GB of RAM and see how would it handle it.

Sep, 2011

Consumer review by: Ben (reevoo.com)

Lenovo ThinkStation E31 SX411UK

 

Purchased for 3D modelling and animation, runs all software like a dream. It may not be the fastest chip money can buy (or Lenovo sell) but it's rock solid in operation. I currently only have 4g of ram, it can take 32, so this would obviously have a...

The mouse which works perfectly and is nicely designed feels a little light and cheap.

Mar, 2013

Product Specifications

Certificates

Certification:GreenGuard / UL/C-UL, GS, IEC60950-1 CB
Energy Star certified: Yes
EPEAT compliance: / Gold
RoHS compliance:No / Yes

Design

Cable lock slot:Kensington / Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Chassis type:Minitower / SFF / Tower
Color of product: / Black
Number of 3.5" bays:2 / 3
Number of 5.25" bays:1 / 2
Placement supported: / Horizontal/Vertical / Vertical
Water cooling system:N

Energy Management

Power consumption (typical):18
Power supply:240 / 280
Power supply input frequency:50 - 60 / 50/60
Power supply input voltage:100 - 240 / 110 - 240 / 115 - 230 / 120 - 230 / 200 - 240

Expansion Slots

PCI Express slots version:2.1
PCI Express x1 slots:1
PCI Express x16 slots:1
PCI slots:2

Expansion slots

PCI Express x1 (Gen 2.x) slots:1
PCI Express x16 (Gen 2.x) slots:1
PCI Express x16 (Gen 3.x) slots:1

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N / Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:0.5 / 0.512 / 1 / 1024 / 2 / 2048 / 512
Discrete graphics adapter model:No / Not available / NVIDIA NVS 310 / NVIDIA NVS 510 / NVIDIA Quadro 2000 / NVIDIA Quadro 400 / NVIDIA Quadro 410 / NVIDIA Quadro 600 / NVIDIA Quadro K2000 / NVIDIA Quadro K600 / NVIDIA Quadro NVS 300
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3 / GDDR5
Graphics adapter DisplayPorts quantity:1 / 2
Graphics adapter DVI ports quantity:1
Graphics adapter DVI-I ports quantity:1
Graphics adapter Mini DisplayPort ports quantity:1
Graphics adapter Open GL support: Yes
Graphics adapter VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.001 / 0.5 / 1.024 / 1024 / 2.048
Number of discrete graphics adapters:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2 / 3
On-board graphics adapter:N / No / Y / Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:650 / 850
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1050 / 1100 / 1150 / 1250 / 1350
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x102 / 0x152 / 0x162
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 2000 / Intel HD Graphics 2500 / Intel HD Graphics 4000 / Intel HD Graphics P3000 / Intel HD Graphics P4000 / Intel® HD Graphics / No / Not available

Memory

ECC: Yes
Internal memory:4 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:32
Memory clock speed:1333 / 1600
Memory layout:1 x 4 / 1 x 8 / 2 x 2 / 2 x 4
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 4 / 1 x 8 / 2 x 2 / 2 x 4
Memory slots: / 2x DIMM / 4x DIMM / 4x UDIMM
Non-ECC: Yes

Networking

Bluetooth: No
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Wake-on-LAN ready:
Wi-Fi: No
Wi-Fi standards: No

Operational Conditions

Non-operating altitude:-590.6 - 393700.8 / -598.4 - 420000
Operating altitude:-590.6 - 118110.2 / -598.4 - 120000
Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 85 / 20 - 80
Operating relative humidity range:10 - 85 / 20 - 80
Operating temperature (T-T):10 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):10 - 35
Storage relative humidity (H-H):20 - 90
Storage relative humidity range:20 - 90
Storage temperature (T-T):-10 - 60 / -40 - 60
Storage temperature range (T-T):-10 - 60 / -40 - 60

Optical Drive

BD interface type:SATA
LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type:Blu-Ray ROM / DVD Super Multi / DVD Super Multi DL / DVD+/-RW / DVD-ROM / DVD-RW / DVD±RW
Optical drives quantity:1

Other Features

BIOS password:No / Yes
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Compatible operating systems:Windows 7 Professional 32-bit\nWindows 7 Professional 64-bit
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab
Cooling type:Active
Data Transfer Rate:1000
Dimensions (WxDxH):13.3 x 15 x 3.93 / 6.89 x 17 x 16.7
Ethernet interface type:
Form Factor:Tower
Graphics:HD Graphics / HD Graphics 2000 / HD Graphics 2500 / HD Graphics 4000 / HD Graphics P3000 / HD Graphics P4000 / N / Quadro 2000 / Quadro 400 / Quadro 410 / Quadro 600 / Quadro K2000 / Quadro NVS 300
Graphics adapter:HD Graphics / HD Graphics 2000 / HD Graphics 2500 / HD Graphics 4000 / HD Graphics P3000 / HD Graphics P4000 / N / Quadro 2000 / Quadro 400 / Quadro 410 / Quadro 600 / Quadro K2000 / Quadro NVS 300
Graphics adapter family:Intel / Intel, NVIDIA / NVIDIA
Graphics adapter memory type: / GDDR3 / GDDR5
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-d, VT-x
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-d,VT-x
Maximum internal memory:32768
Maximum memory:32768
Maximum number of SMP processors:1
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet (10/100/1000)
Number of SATA connectors:4
Plug and Play: Yes
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Rack mounting: No
Speakers: Yes
Supported hard disk drive interfaces:SATA
Trusted Platform Module (TPM): Yes
Weight:24.7 / 25

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC / Yes
Display included: No
Drivers included: Yes
Handheld remote control:
Keyboard number of keys:104
Keyboard supplied:No / Yes
Manual: Yes
Mouse included: Yes
Numeric keypad: / Yes
Windows keys: / Yes

Performance

Audio chip:Realtek ALC662
Audio output channels:5.1
Audio system:HD / HD Audio / HDA / High Definition / Realtek HD 5.1
Chipset:Intel C216 / Intel C602
Compatible processor series:Celeron, Core i3, Core i5, Core i7, Pentium, Xeon / Xeon
Motherboard chipset:Intel C216 / Intel C602
Motherboard form factor:ATX
Password protection:Power on
Password protection type:Power on
Product type:Workstation
Trusted Platform Module (TPM):Y

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port: No
DC-in jack:No / Yes
DisplayPorts quantity:1 / 2
DVI port:No / Yes
DVI-D ports quantity:1
DVI-I ports quantity:1
eSATA ports quantity:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Line-in: Yes
Line-out: Yes
Microphone in: Yes
PS/2 ports quantity:2
S/PDIF out port: No
Serial ports quantity:1 / 2 / 4
SmartCard slot: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:4 / 5
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:4
USB 3.0 ports quantity:4
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

Power consumption (typical):18
Power supply:240 / 280
Power supply input frequency:50 - 60 / 50/60
Power supply input voltage:100 - 240 / 110 - 240 / 115 - 230 / 120 - 230 / 200 - 240

Processor

Bus type:DMI
Conflict Free processor:N / Y
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):3.4 / 30 / 31 / 32 / 33 / 34 / 35 / 36 / 37
ECC supported by processor:N / Y
FSB Parity: No
L2 cache:8
L3 cache:8
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:32
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16 / 2
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):21 / 25.6
Memory channels supported by processor:2 / Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1066,1333 / 1333,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3 1066/1333 / DDR3 1333/1600 / DDR3-SDRAM
Number of processors installed:1
PCI Express configurations:1x16+1x4, 1x8+3x4, 2x8+1x4 / 1x16+1x4,1x8+3x4,2x8+1x4 / 1x16, 1x8, 2x4, 2x8 / 1x16, 2x8 / 1x8, 1x16, 2x4, 2x8
PCI Express slots version:2.0 / 2.1 / 3.0
Processor:E3-1220 / E3-1220V2 / E3-1225 / E3-1225V2 / E3-1230 / E3-1230V2 / E3-1240V2 / E3-1245 / E3-1245V2 / E3-1270 / E3-1270V2 / E3-1275 / E3-1275V2 / E3-1280 / E3-1280V2 / E3-1290V2 / G860 / i3-2120 / i3-2130 / i3-3220 / i3-3225 / i3-3240 / i5-3330 / i5-3450 / i5-3470 / i5-3550 / i5-3570 / i7-3770
Processor boost frequency:3.1 / 3.2 / 3.4 / 3.5 / 3.6 / 3.7 / 3.8 / 3.9 / 4
Processor cache:3 / 6 / 8
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Ivy Bridge / Sandy Bridge
Processor cores:2 / 4
Processor family:2nd gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 3rd gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 3rd gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 3rd gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i3-2xxx / Intel Core i3-3xxx / Intel Core i5-3xxx / Intel Core i7-3xxx / Intel Pentium G / Intel Xeon E3 / Intel Xeon E3 v2 / Intel® Xeon® E3 Family / Intel® Xeon® E3 V2 Family
Processor frequency:3 / 3.1 / 3.2 / 3.3 / 3.4 / 3.5 / 3.6 / 3.7
Processor lithography:22 / 32
Processor model:E3-1220 / E3-1220V2 / E3-1225 / E3-1225V2 / E3-1230 / E3-1230V2 / E3-1240V2 / E3-1245 / E3-1245V2 / E3-1270 / E3-1270V2 / E3-1275 / E3-1275V2 / E3-1280 / E3-1280V2 / E3-1290V2 / G860 / i3-2120 / i3-2130 / i3-3220 / i3-3225 / i3-3240 / i5-3330 / i5-3450 / i5-3470 / i5-3550 / i5-3570 / i7-3770
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-2100 Desktop series / Intel Core i3-3200 Desktop series / Intel Core i5-3400 Desktop series / Intel Core i5-3500 Desktop series / Intel Core i7-3700 Desktop series / Intel Xeon E3-1200 / Intel Xeon E3-1200 v2
Processor socket:Socket B2 (LGA 1356) / Socket H2 (LGA 1155)
Processor threads:2 / 4 / 8
Stepping:D2 / E1 / Q0
System bus data transfer rate:5
System bus rate:5
Tcase:65.3 / 65.8 / 67.4 / 69.1 / 72.6 / 73.6
Thermal Design Power (TDP):55 / 65 / 69 / 77 / 77, 69 / 80 / 87 / 95
Tjunction:105

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:No / Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:No / Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:22
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel Advanced Vector Extensions: Yes
Intel AES New Instructions:No / Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching:No / Yes
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology:No / Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State:No / Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: Yes
Intel FDI Technology:No / Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access: Yes
Intel HD Audio Technology:No / Yes
Intel HD Graphics:Y
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider:No / Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology:No / Yes
Intel Matrix Storage Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology:No / Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Secure Key Technology version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology:No / Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology:No / Yes
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:No / Yes
Intel TSX-NI:N
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-d, VT-x
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / Y
Intel vPro Technology:No / Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology:No / Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N / Y
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N / Y
Intel® Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
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):Y
Intel® Insider™:No / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N / Y / Yes
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST):N
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 / No / Yes
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / Y
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N / Y
InTru™ 3D Technology:No / Yes
Processor ARK ID:52269 / 52270 / 52271 / 52274 / 52276 / 52277 / 52278 / 53426 / 53428 / 53492 / 65509 / 65511 / 65516 / 65690 / 65692 / 65693 / 65702 / 65719 / 65722 / 65725 / 65726 / 65727 / 65729 / 65730 / 65732 / 65733 / 65734 / 68316
Processor code:SR00G / SR00H / SR00L / SR00N / SR00P / SR00R / SR058 / SR05W / SR0P4 / SR0P5 / SR0P6 / SR0P7 / SR0P9 / SR0PA / SR0PC / SR0PH
Processor package size:37.5 / 37.5 x 37.5
Supported instruction sets:AVX / AVX, SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / AVX,SSE4.1,SSE4.2 / SSE4.1, SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes
Thermal solution specification:2011C / 2011D / PCG 2011C / PCG 2011D

Software

Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Professional / Windows 8 / Windows 8 Pro
Optional operating system supplied:Windows 8 / Windows 8 Pro
Recovery operating system:Windows 7 Professional / Windows 8 / Windows 8 Pro

Storage

Card reader integrated:No / Yes
Compatible memory cards:CF, microSD (TransFlash), microSDHC, miniSD, miniSDHC, MMC, MMC+, MS Duo, MS PRO, MS PRO Duo, SD, SDIO, SDXC / MMC, Memory Stick (MS), MS PRO, SD, xD / MMC, SD
Hard disk rotational speed:10000 / 7200
Hard Drive Capacity:1 / 1000 / 128 / 180 / 2000 / 250 / 256 / 500
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA / Serial ATA II / Serial ATA III
Hard Drive Size:2.5 / 3.5
Hard drive speed:10000 / 7200
Host interface:SATA / Serial ATA II / Serial ATA III
Number of hard drives installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Number of storage drives installed:1
Number of storage drives supported:2 / 3
RAID levels:0, 1 / 0, 1, 5
RAID support:No / Yes
Solid-state drive capacity:128 / 180 / 256
Solid-state drive interface:Serial ATA / Serial ATA II / Serial ATA III
Solid-state drive interfaces:SATA / Serial ATA II / Serial ATA III
Storage media:HDD / HDD+SSD / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 1180 / 128 / 180 / 2000 / 250 / 256 / 500

Technical Details

Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video / No

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:14.5 / 15 / 16.7 / 16.9 / 17
Height:13.3 / 16.7 / 16.9 / 17 / 3.93 / 4
Weight:16.5 / 18 / 24 / 24.7 / 27.6
Width:13 / 13.3 / 3.93 / 6.89 / 7