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Lenovo Thinkstation S30

Lenovo Thinkstation S30
alaScore 85

18 reviews

Aug, 2016

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 18 reviews of Lenovo Thinkstation S30. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. People really like the reliability. The price also gets good reviews.

price, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Lenovo Thinkstation S30 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: Matthew Murray (

Lenovo ThinkStation S30


As is the case with any other computer, the desktop workstation for you is the one that comes closest to meeting your specific needs. If you're shopping for a do-everything business system, there's a compelling case to be made for the Lenovo...

Strong overall performance. High-level graphics prowess. Lengthy warranty

Not fastest in all processing applications. A bit pricey

The Lenovo ThinkStation S30 combines solid workstation processing and graphics performance, but is slightly too expensive for the speed you get.

Aug, 2012

Expert review by: ThinkComputers (

Lenovo ThinkStation S30 Workstation Review


Final ThoughtsAs I said at the beginning of this review we normally do not cover business related products, but it was interesting to see what Lenovo had in mind for a business PC.  And doing some research there are not that many pre-built options when...

Great performance in the midrange market, – Discrete graphics, – Hard drives in RAID 0 configuration, – Starting price of $899

Wire / cable management could be better

Sep, 2012

Consumer review by: Alex_B (

Lenovo ThinkStation S30 0568 - Xeon E5-2609 2.4 GHz - Monitor : none.


I have had this workstation for over six months and have never had any issues with it. The Xeon W3550 and 8 G of RAM is plenty for what I need. I have to run several programs at the same time and it never lags.

Jul, 2012

Consumer review by: Alex_B (

Lenovo ThinkStation S30 0568 - Xeon E5-1603 2.8 GHz - Monitor : none.


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 S30 0568 - Xeon E5-1603 2.8 GHz - Monitor : none.


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: lovedayt (

Lenovo ThinkStation S30 0568 - Xeon E5-1603 2.8 GHz - Monitor : none.


I am getting a bunch of these and S10s off GSA excess and already have a few S20s. A good solid computer plenty of HP for doing some bioinformatics. very expandable good graphics and from an IT perspective it is awesome because it has a handle -- A...

Jul, 2012

Consumer review by: lovedayt (

Lenovo ThinkStation S30 0568 - Xeon E5-1603 2.8 GHz - Monitor : none.


I like the handle! I can carry two at once without tweaking muy back. they seem reliable and they are solid without being overweight. excellent desktop for report writing and presentations.

Jul, 2012

Consumer review by: TFCameron (

Lenovo ThinkStation S30 0568 - Xeon E5-1603 2.8 GHz - Monitor : none.


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 S30 0568 - Xeon E5-1603 2.8 GHz - Monitor : none.


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: Dean Cooper (

Lenovo ThinkStation S30 0568 - Xeon E5-1603 2.8 GHz - Monitor : none.


This has been my workstation now for a couple of years. Very good computer - dependable and fast.

Mar, 2012

Product Specifications


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


Bluetooth: No
Card Reader:Multi Card Reader / No
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 x16 (Gen 3.x) slots:3
PCI Express x4 (Gen 2.x) slots:1
PCI Express x4 (Gen 3.x) slots:1

General Features

Digital Entertainment Platform:vPro
Media Centre Edition: No
Operating System Version:FreeDOS / NO OS / Windows 7 Professional / Windows 8 / Windows 8 Pro / Windows 8 Pro Downgradable
Product Type:PC Workstation / Tower
Type:PC Workstation


Brand of Graphic Chip:AMD / Not Applicable / nVidia
GPU Model (Graphic Card):FirePro™ V3900 / n.a. / Not Applicable / Quadro / QUADRO 2000 / QUADRO 2000D / Quadro 400 / Quadro 4000 / Quadro 410 / QUADRO 600 / Quadro K2000 / QUADRO K2000D / QUADRO K4000 / QUADRO K5000 / QUADRO K600 / Quadro NVS 295 / QUADRO NVS 300 / QUADRO NVS 310 / QUADRO NVS 315 / QUADRO NVS 510
GPU TYPE:Dedicated GPU / Dedicated GPU + OnBoard / OnBoard Graphic
OnBoard Graphic Chip:OnBoard Graphic


Discrete graphics adapter memory:1024 / 2048 / 3072 / 4096 / 512
Graphics adapter DisplayPorts quantity:1 / 2
Graphics adapter DVI ports quantity:1
Graphics adapter DVI-I ports quantity:1
Maximum graphics adapter memory:1.024

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:2 / 4


Chipset Brand:Intel® / Unknown
Chipset Type:C206 / C600 / C602 / Unknown
Conflict Free processor: No
ECC supported by processor: Yes
Hyper Threading:No / Yes
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:256 / 375 / 750
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:40
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):31.4 / 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
Processor:XEON E5 / Xeon ® E5
Processor Brand:Intel ® / Intel®
Processor cache level:L3
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache, L3 / SmartCache, L3
Processor codename:Ivy Bridge / Ivy Bridge EP / Sandy Bridge EP
Processor Number:E5-1603 / E5-1607 / E5-1607V2 / E5-1620 / E5-1620V2 / E5-1650 / E5-1650V2 / E5-1660 / E5-2603 / E5-2603V2 / E5-2609 / E5-2620 / E5-2630 / E5-2630V2 / E5-2640 / E5-2643 / E5-2650 / E5-2670 / E5-2680
Processor Series:Intel Xeon E5-1600 / Intel Xeon E5-1600 v2 / Intel Xeon E5-2600
Thermal Design Power (TDP):130 / 95

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:0.00
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): No
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): Yes
Intel® OS Guard: Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA): No
OS Guard: Yes
Physical Address Extension (PAE):46
Processor package size:52.5


Operating System Language:
Recovery operating system:Windows 7 Professional / Windows 8 Pro / Windows 8.1 Pro / Windows 8 Enterprise


Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory:8
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache type:SSD
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity:1000 / 2000
Number of storage drives installed:1 / 2