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Lenovo Thinkstation E32

Lenovo Thinkstation E32
alaScore 88

3 reviews

Apr, 2018

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 reviews of Lenovo Thinkstation E32. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the price. Some have doubts about the size.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Lenovo Thinkstation E32 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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

Lenovo ThinkStation E32 SFF

 

The Lenovo ThinkStation E32 SFF is something that used to be unheard of: a professional ISV-certified workstation that goes for under $1,200.

Workstation that's priced like a high-end desktop PC. Six USB 3.0 ports. Xeon and Quadro power. Tool-less chassis and internals. Windows 7 Professional and Windows 8 Pro included.

Half-height PCIe slots. Limited internal expansion space.

The Lenovo ThinkStation E32 SFF slots in as our new Editors' Choice for entry-level (budget) workstation desktops. It takes over as the recommended system at the $1,000-1,200 price point from the Dell Precision T1700, but is in a different class than...

Dec, 2013

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Lenovo ThinkStation E32 SFF

 

The Lenovo ThinkStation E32 SFF is something that used to be unheard of: a professional ISV-certified workstation that goes for under $1,200. It's well positioned, powerful, and our new Editors' Choice for entry-level (budget) workstations.

Dec, 2013

Consumer review (tigerdirect.com)

Best Desktop

 

For the price, you get the best. It is really, really fast, since has Xeon processor and having 64 bit system helps.

Mar, 2014

Product Specifications

Certificates

Certification:GreenGuard / GREENGUARD\nISV / ISV, GreenGuard / ISV\nGREENGUARD
Energy Star certified:Y / Yes
EPEAT compliance:Gold
RoHS compliance:Y / Yes

Design

Cable lock slot:Y / Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Chassis type:Mini Tower / SFF / Tower
Color of product:Black
Number of 2.5" bays:1
Number of 3.5" bays:1 / 2 / 3
Number of 5.25" bays:1 / 2
Placement supported:Horizontal/Vertical / Vertical
Water cooling system:N

Energy Management

Power supply:240 / 280
Power supply input frequency:50/60
Power supply input voltage:100 - 240

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

Expansion Slots

PCI Express x1 slots:1
PCI Express x16 slots:2
PCI Express x4 slots:1
PCI slots:1 / 4

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N
Discrete graphics adapter memory:1024 / 2048 / 512
Discrete graphics adapter model:N / No / Not available / NVIDIA NVS 310 / NVIDIA Quadro 410 / NVIDIA Quadro K2000 / NVIDIA Quadro K600
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3
Graphics adapter DisplayPorts quantity:1
Graphics adapter DVI-D ports quantity:1
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.74 / 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:350
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.1 / 11.2/12
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1150 / 1200 / 1250
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x412
On-board graphics adapter memory:1
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 4600 / Intel HD Graphics P4600 / Intel® HD Graphics 4600 / No / None / Not available
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.3

Memory

ECC: Yes
Internal memory:4 / 5 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:32
Memory clock speed: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:4x DIMM
Non-ECC:Y / Yes

Networking

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

Optical Drive

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

Other Features

Cooling type:Active
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-d, VT-x
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-d,VT-x
Number of hard drives supported:3

Packaging Content

Cables included:AC
Display included:N / No
Keyboard Layout:AZERTY
Keyboard number of keys:104
Keyboard supplied:No / Y / Yes
Keyboard type:AZERTY
Manual: Yes
Mouse included:N / No / Y / Yes

Performance

Audio chip:Realtek ALC662
Audio system:HD / High Definition Audio
Chipset:Intel C226
Compatible processor series:Core i3, Core i5, Core i7 / Core i3, Core i5, Core i7, Xeon
Motherboard chipset:Intel C226
Password protection:Power on
Password protection type:Power on
Product type:PC / Workstation

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack:Y / Yes
DisplayPorts quantity:1 / 2 / 3
DVI port:N / No / Yes
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Line-in:Y / Yes
Line-out:Y / Yes
Microphone in:Y / Yes
PS/2 ports quantity:-2 / 2
Serial ports quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2 / 3
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:6
USB 3.0 ports quantity:6
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

Power supply:240 / 280
Power supply input frequency:50/60
Power supply input voltage:100 - 240

Processor

Bus type:DMI / DMI2 / QPI
Conflict Free processor:N / Y
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):31
ECC supported by processor:N / Y
FSB Parity:N / No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:32
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):25.6
Memory channels supported by processor:2 / Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1333,1600 / 1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-1333/1600, DDR3L-1333/1600 @ 1.5V / DDR3-SDRAM
Memory voltage supported by processor:1.5
Number of processors installed:1
Number of QPI links:1
PCI Express configurations:1x16+1x4, 1x8+3x4, 2x8+1x4 / 1x16, 2x8, 1x16+1x4 / 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 / 1x16,2x8,1x8+2x4 / 1x8, 1x16, 2x4, 2x8 / 1x8,1x16,2x4,2x8 / 2x8, 1x8+2x4
PCI Express slots version:3.0 / Up to 3.0
Processor:E3-1220V2 / E3-1220V3 / E3-1225V3 / E3-1230V3 / E3-1240V3 / E3-1245V3 / E3-1275V3 / E3-1280V3 / i3-4330 / i5-4570 / i5-4670 / i7-4770
Processor boost frequency:3.5 / 3.6 / 3.7 / 3.8 / 3.9 / 4
Processor cache:4 / 6 / 8
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Haswell / Ivy Bridge
Processor cores:2 / 4
Processor family:4th gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 4th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 4th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i3-4xxx / Intel Core i5-4xxx / Intel Core i7-4xxx / Intel Xeon E3 v3 / Intel® Xeon® E3 V2 Family / Intel® Xeon® E3 V3 Family
Processor frequency:3.1 / 3.2 / 3.3 / 3.4 / 3.5 / 3.6
Processor front side bus:1600
Processor lithography:-, 22 / 22
Processor model:E3-1220V2 / E3-1220V3 / E3-1225V3 / E3-1230V3 / E3-1240V3 / E3-1245V3 / E3-1275V3 / E3-1280V3 / i3-4330 / i5-4570 / i5-4670 / i7-4770
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-4300 Desktop series / Intel Core i5-4500 Desktop series / Intel Core i5-4600 Desktop series / Intel Core i7-4700 Desktop series / Intel Xeon E3-1200 v2 / Intel Xeon E3-1200 v3
Processor socket:LGA 1150 (Socket H3) / Socket H2 (LGA 1155) / Socket H3 (LGA 1150)
Processor threads:4 / 8
Stepping:C0 / E1
System bus data transfer rate:5
System bus rate:5
Tcase:66.8 / 72.72
Thermal Design Power (TDP):65, 54 / 69 / 80 / 82 / 84

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N / No / Y / Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y / Yes
Execute Disable Bit:Y / Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:22
Idle States:Y / Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel Active Management Technology:No / Yes
Intel Active Management Technology version:9.0
Intel AES New Instructions:Y / Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology:No / Y / Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology:No / Y / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID:N / No
Intel Demand Based Switching:N / No / Yes
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology:N / No / Y / Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y / Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access:N / No / Y / Yes
Intel FDI Technology:N / No / Y / Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access:N / No / Y / Yes
Intel HD Audio Technology: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology:N / No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology:No / Y / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider:No / Y / Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology:No / Y / Yes
Intel Matrix Storage Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology:No / Y / Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Y / Yes
Intel Rapid Start Technology:N / No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology:N / No
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache:Y / Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology:N / No
Intel Smart Response Technology:N / No / Yes
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N / Y
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:No / Y / Yes
Intel TSX-NI:N / Y
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / Y
Intel visual technologies: No
Intel vPro Technology:No / Y / Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y / Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology:No / Y / Yes
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT):N / Y
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
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N / Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):N / Y
Intel® Insider™:N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N / Y
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST):N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N / Y
Intel® OS Guard:Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:N / No / Y / 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 / Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / Y
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N / Y
InTru™ 3D Technology:No / Yes
Processor ARK ID:65734 / 75043 / 75047 / 75052 / 75054 / 75055 / 75057 / 75122 / 75461 / 75462 / 75464 / 77769
Processor code:SR0PH / SR149 / SR14D / SR14E / SR14S / SR14T / SR14U / SR150 / SR152
Processor package size:37.5 / 37.5 x 37.5
Scalability:1S
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0 / AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / AVX 2.0,SSE4.1,SSE4.2 / AVX, SSE4.1, SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y / Yes
Thermal solution specification:PCG 2013C / PCG 2013D

Software

Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Professional / Windows 8 Pro
Recovery operating system:Windows 7 Professional / Windows 8 Pro / Windows 8.1 Pro
Trial software:Norton Internet Security

Storage

Card reader integrated:No / Y / Yes
Hard disk rotational speed:7200
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 2000 / 500
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA / Serial ATA III
Hard Drive Size:2.5 / 3.5
Hard drive speed:7200
Host interface:SATA / Serial ATA III
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity:1000 / 2000 / 500
Number of hard drives installed:1 / 2
Number of SSDs installed:1
Number of storage drives installed:1 / 2
Number of storage drives supported:3
RAID levels:0, 1 / 0, 1, 5
RAID support:Y / Yes
Solid-state drive capacity:128 / 180 / 256
Solid-state drive interface:mSATA / Serial ATA / Serial ATA III
Solid-state drive interfaces:mSATA / SATA / Serial ATA III
Storage media:HDD / HDD,SSD / Hybrid-HDD / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 1128 / 128 / 1500 / 180 / 2000 / 256 / 500

Technical Details

Intel visual technologies: No

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:14.8 / 15 / 16.7 / 17
Height:13.3 / 16.7 / 17 / 3.93 / 4.02
Weight:17.2 / 26 / 27.6
Width:13.3 / 4.02 / 6.77 / 6.89 / 7