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Lenovo Thinkstation E31

Lenovo Thinkstation E31
alaScore 77

10 reviews

Aug, 2016

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 10 reviews of Lenovo Thinkstation E31. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the design.


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 77/100 = Good quality.

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Expert review by: Mike Jennings (

Lenovo ThinkStation E31


Lenovo's latest compact workstation squeezes in a 3.3GHz Ivy Bridge Xeon processor and Nvidia Quadro 600 graphics at a very attractive price

Lenovo’s compact workstation is powerful and versatile - an attractive proposition at this price

Sep, 2012

Consumer review by: Bud9893 (

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 (

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 (

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 (

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 (

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 (

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 (

Lenovo ThinkStation E31 3690



Jan, 2012

Consumer review by: 3bood (

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

Product Specifications


DVD Writer:DVD WRITER / DVD-Writer
Fingerprint Reader: No
Hard Drive Type:Flash Hard Drive / Hard Disk Drive
Remote Control: No
TV Card: No
Video Editing Card: No
Web Cam: No


Bluetooth: No
Card Reader:Multi Card Reader / No / Single Card Reader
Firewire: No
TV Output:No / Not Applicable / Yes
Wireless LAN: No


Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Water cooling system: No


Aspect Ratio:Not Applicable
True Resolution:Not Applicable

Expansion slots

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

General Features

Digital Entertainment Platform:Not Applicable / vPro
Media Centre Edition: No
Operating System Version:NO OS / Windows 7 Professional / Windows 8 Pro Downgradable
Product Type:PC Workstation


Brand of Graphic Chip:Intel ® / Not Applicable / nVidia
GPU Model (Graphic Card):HD GRAPH. 2500 / HD GRAPH. P4000 / HD Graphics 2000 / HD Graphics 2500 / HD Graphics 4000 / HD GRAPHICS P3000 / HD Graphics P4000 / Intel ® HD GPU / Intel ® HD Graphics 2000 / n.a. / Not Applicable / QUADRO 2000 / Quadro 400 / Quadro 410 / QUADRO 600
GPU TYPE:Dedicated GPU / Dedicated GPU + OnBoard / OnBoard Graphic


Discrete graphics adapter memory:0.5 / 1 / 1024 / 2 / 2048 / 512
Graphics adapter DisplayPorts quantity:1 / 2
Graphics adapter DVI ports quantity:1
Graphics adapter DVI-I ports quantity:1
Graphics adapter VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.001 / 0.5 / 1.024 / 2.048
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2 / 3
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:3
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x102 / 0x152 / 0x162

Optical Drive

Optical drives quantity:1

Other features

Built-In Optical Drive:


Password protection: Yes

Ports & interfaces

USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:4


Chipset Brand:Intel® / Unknown
Chipset Type:C216 / Unknown
Conflict Free processor:No / Yes
ECC supported by processor:No / Yes
Hyper Threading:No / Yes
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
Processor:Core™ i3 / Core™ i5 / Core™ i7 / Pentium / XEON E3 / Xeon ® E3
Processor Brand:Intel ® / Intel®
Processor cache level:L3
Processor cache type:L2 / L3 / Smart Cache / Smart Cache, L3 / SmartCache, L3
Processor codename:Ivy Bridge / Sandy Bridge
Processor Number:E3-1220V2 / E3-1225V2 / E3-1230V2 / E3-1245V2 / E3-1275V2 / G630 / i3-2120 / i3-2130 / I3-3240 / i5-3470 / I5-3550 / I7-3720QM / I7-3770 / XEON E3-1220 / XEON E3-1230 / XEON E3-1245 / XEON E3-1275
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
Thermal Design Power (TDP):55 / 65 / 69 / 77 / 77, 69 / 80 / 87 / 95

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel HD Graphics: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): No
Intel TSX-NI: No
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):No / Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA): No
Processor package size:37.5
Thermal solution specification:2011C / 2011D


Operating System Language:
Recovery operating system:Windows 8 / Windows 8 Pro


Number of storage drives installed:1