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Lenovo Thinkstation S30

Lenovo Thinkstation S30
alaScore 85

18 reviews

May, 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 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the reliability. The price is also appreciated.

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 (pcmag.com)

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 (thinkcomputers.org)

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 (cdw.com)

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 (cdw.com)

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 (cdw.com)

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 (cdw.com)

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 (cdw.com)

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 (cdw.com)

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 (cdw.com)

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 (cdw.com)

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
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Product Specifications

Design

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

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter memory:2048 / 3072

Optical Drive

Optical drives quantity:1

Other features

Built-In Optical Drive:

Ports & interfaces

USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2

Processor

Conflict Free processor: No
ECC supported by processor: Yes
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:256 / 375
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:40
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):31.4 / 34.1 / 51.2
Memory channels supported by processor:Quad
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:800,1066 / 800,1066,1333,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM
Processor cache level:L3
Processor cache type:L3 / SmartCache, L3
Processor codename:Ivy Bridge / Sandy Bridge EP
Thermal Design Power (TDP):130

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:0.00
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
OS Guard: Yes
Processor package size:52.5

Software

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

Storage

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