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Lenovo ThinkStation S30

Lenovo ThinkStation S30
alaScore 85

23 reviews

Oct, 2017

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 23 reviews of Lenovo ThinkStation S30. 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. People are impressed by the reliability. Many are critical about the price.



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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Oct, 2017

Expert review by: Matthew Murray (

Lenovo ThinkStation S30


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

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

Not fastest in all processing applications. A bit pricey.

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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: Joe (

Nice system, pricey and missing accessory


We bought this for an Engineer who is doing SolidWorks, but I guess we could've gone the other way and order something less expensive.

System is fast with a xeon processor and comes with an NVIDIA Quadro 600 video card

Comes with NVIDIA Quadro 600 video card but no DisplayPort adapter!! I was expecting it to come along with the machine. It is too pricey to be missing accessories

May, 2013

Consumer review by: Jay, (



Everyone in the office is so jealous. This will knock your socks off.

May, 2013

Consumer review by: LeadAcid (

Lenovo ThinkStation S30 0568


What a machine! Highly recommend. Get it with an SSD. Well built, excellent performance, good value. Our developers love them!

Jul, 2013

Consumer review by: mlanzani (

Lenovo ThinkStation S30 0568


Lenovo Thnk Station C20 workstation is really great!! The advantage of having multiple RAM slots makes the difference. The user is very happy about the performances.

Dec, 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


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


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


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

Product Specifications


Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Water cooling system: No

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


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:0.5 / 1.024
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics

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


Conflict Free processor: No
ECC supported by processor: 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 cache level:L3
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache, L3 / SmartCache, L3
Processor codename:Ivy Bridge / Ivy Bridge EP / Sandy Bridge EP
Processor Series:Intel Xeon E5-1600 / Intel Xeon E5-1600 v2 / Intel Xeon E5-2600 / Intel Xeon E5-2600 v2
Thermal Design Power (TDP):130 / 80 / 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® Secure Key: Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA): No
OS Guard: Yes
Physical Address Extension (PAE):46
Processor ARK ID:64587 / 64588 / 64592 / 64593 / 64594 / 64600 / 64601 / 64619 / 64620 / 64621 / 75779 / 75780 / 77785 / 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 / E5-2640 / E5-2643 / E5-2650 / E5-2665
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