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Lenovo Thinkstation P300

Lenovo Thinkstation P300
alaScore 87

21 reviews

Dec, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 21 reviews of Lenovo Thinkstation P300. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. People are impressed by the reliability. The size also gets good reviews. Reviews about the usability and design are mixed.

price, size, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Lenovo Thinkstation P300 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Lenovo Thinkstation P300

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 user reviews of Lenovo Thinkstation P300 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.com. People really like the price.

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100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Lenovo Think Station P300 30AH000SUS Desktop (Black)Lenovo Think Station P300 30AH000SUS Desktop (Black)

Dec, 2018

Editor's Choice

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

Lenovo ThinkStation P300 SFF

 

The inexorable march of technology pays off for Lenovo with the ThinkStation P300 SFF, a workstation that does the work of a system that usually costs twice as much.

Xeon CPU and Quadro graphics for the same price as a midrange PC. Easy-to-service chassis. Lots of I/O ports. Excellent price.

Half-height PCIe slots.

The Lenovo ThinkStation P300 SFF exceeds the needs of professional users for an inexpensive ISV-certified workstation. It matches the positioning and pricing of the previous Editors' Choice Lenovo ThinkStation E32 SFF, with an incrementally upgraded...

Oct, 2014

Expert review by : Ian Cutress (anandtech.com)

Lenovo ThinkStation P300 Workstation Review: Haswell plus Quadro

 

Individual under-the-desk workstations are an integral part of modern society. Normally a work PC is either thought-limited or throughput-limited, but depending on the type of business and financials of that business, something in the middle might be...

Overall performance of the P300 system we were sent came in line with a Haswell i7-4770 albeit with only a single memory channel equipped. This had repercussions on our memory intensive software, especially fluid dynamics and OpenSSL.

Nov, 2014

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Lenovo ThinkStation P300 Tower

 

Just excellent all round value for money

Mar, 2016

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Lenovo ThinkStation P300 Tower

 

Excellent value for money Very expandable (plenty ports, RAM sockets, PCI sockets etc) Looks good Quiet

The specification should clearly state that a wifi card is not included. No HDMI port (only VGA) Too much Bloatware

Jan, 2016

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Lenovo ThinkStation P300 Tower

 

Value for money, nobody could beat this price, shame it is now £200 more for the same spec so would buy dell or hp probably

Cheap mouse and keyboard

Jan, 2016

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Lenovo ThinkStation P300 Tower

 

Great machine for the price. Very happy with performance and build.

I did ask for a CD/DVD. This arrived 3 days after the machine and I had to install it. I would have expected this to be done at the factory when I specified the machine.

Nov, 2015

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Lenovo ThinkStation P300 Tower

 

Quiet

Poor expansion capability so reason for return. Poor sales advice Appalling reaction to communication so that product took weeks to get to me for rejection by me. Failures in identifying correct product for purchase in sales

Nov, 2015

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Lenovo ThinkStation P300 Tower

 

Cost was a major selling point plus the fact I could specify the computer for my self.

no ECC ram with i7 processor, no Xeon E5-2600 option.

Nov, 2015

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Lenovo ThinkStation P300 Tower

 

So quiet, especially considering its computing power.

Nothing so far.

Oct, 2015

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Lenovo ThinkStation P300 Tower

 

Extremely quiet Large number of USB 3 ports

Adding a second internal disk was tricky as the power cables don't easily reach into the second drive bay.

Oct, 2015
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Product Specifications

Certificates

Certification:GreenGuard
Energy Star certified:Y / Yes
EPEAT compliance:Gold
RoHS compliance:Y / Yes

Design

Cable lock slot: Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Chassis type:SFF / Tower
Color of product:Black
Number of 2.5" bays:1 / 4
Number of 3.5" bays:1 / 2 / 4
Number of 5.25" bays:1 / 2
Placement supported:Horizontal/Vertical / Vertical
Volume:25
Water cooling system:N

Energy Management

Power supply:240 / 280 / 450
Power supply input frequency:50 - 60 / 50/60
Power supply input voltage:100 - 240

Expansion Slots

PCI Express x1 (Gen 2.x) slots:1
PCI Express x1 slots:1
PCI Express x16 (Gen 1.x) slots:1
PCI Express x16 (Gen 2.x) slots:1 / 2
PCI Express x16 (Gen 3.x) slots:1
PCI Express x16 slots:1
PCI Express x4 slots:1
PCI slots:1

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N / Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:0.5 / 1 / 1024 / 2 / 2048 / 3072 / 4 / 4096 / 512
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD FirePro W2100 / No / Not available / NVIDIA Quadro 410 / NVIDIA Quadro 600 / NVIDIA Quadro K2000 / NVIDIA Quadro K2200 / NVIDIA Quadro K420 / NVIDIA Quadro K4200 / NVIDIA Quadro K600 / NVIDIA Quadro K620
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR2 / GDDR3 / GDDR5
Graphics adapter DisplayPorts quantity:1 / 2
Graphics adapter DVI ports quantity:1 / 2
Graphics adapter DVI-I ports quantity:1
Graphics adapter Open GL support:Y / Yes
Maximum graphics adapter memory:1.7
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.024 / 1.74
Number of discrete graphics adapters:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
Number of execution units:20
On-board graphics adapter:N / No / Y / Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:200 / 350
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.1 / 11.2
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1150 / 1200 / 1250
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x412 / 0x41E / 41
On-board graphics adapter memory:1.7
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 4400 / Intel HD Graphics 4600 / Intel HD Graphics P4600 / Intel® HD Graphics 4400 / Intel® HD Graphics 4600 / No / None / Not available
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.0 / 4.3

Memory

ECC:No / Yes
Internal memory:16 / 4 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:32
Memory clock speed:1600 / 2600
Memory layout:1 x 4 / 1 x 8 / 2 x 4 / 2 x 8
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 4 / 1 x 8 / 2 x 4 / 2 x 8
Memory slots:4x DIMM
Non-ECC:N / No / Y / Yes

Networking

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

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi DL / DVD±RW
Optical drives quantity:1

Other Features

Form Factor:Tower
Graphics adapter memory type:
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-d, VT-x / VT-x / VT-x, VT-d
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-d,VT-x / VT-x / VT-x,VT-d

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Bundled software:Adobe Acrobat Reader\nCyberLink Power DVD\nCyberLink Create\nSkype\nThinkVantage\nRescue and Recovery\nLenovo Solution Center\nLenovo Companion\nLenovo Support\nPC Device Experience\nEvernote\nPC Device Experience\nHightail\nNorton Studio
Cables included:AC
Display included:N / No
Drivers included:Y / Yes
Keyboard supplied:Y / Yes
Manual:Y / Yes
Mouse included:N / Y / Yes
Speakers supplied:Y
Windows keys:

Performance

Audio chip:Realtek ALC662
Audio system:HD
Chipset:Intel C226
Compatible processor series:Core i3, Core i5, Core i7, Xeon
Motherboard chipset:Intel C226
Password protection:BIOS / Y
Password protection type:BIOS
Product type:Workstation
Trusted Platform Module (TPM):Y

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port: No
DC-in jack: No
DisplayPorts quantity:2 / 3
DVI port:N / No / Y / Yes
eSATA ports quantity:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
HDMI ports quantity:9
Headphone outputs:1 / 2
Line-in:Y / Yes
Line-out:Y / Yes
Microphone in:No / Y / Yes
S/PDIF out port: No
Serial ports quantity:1
SmartCard slot: No
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 / 450
Power supply input frequency:50 - 60 / 50/60
Power supply input voltage:100 - 240

Processor

Bus type:DMI / DMI2 / QPI
Conflict Free processor:N / Y
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:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1333,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3-SDRAM,DDR3L-SDRAM
Memory voltage supported by processor:1.5
Number of processors installed:1
Number of QPI links:1
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 / 1x16,2x8,1x8+2x4 / 1x8+2x4, 1x16, 2x8 / 1x8, 1x16, 2x4, 2x8 / 1x8,2x8,1x8+2x4
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor:E3-1220V3 / E3-1225V3 / E3-1226V3 / E3-1231V3 / E3-1246V3 / E3-1276V3 / i3-4150 / i3-4350 / i3-4360 / i5-4570 / i5-4590 / i5-4690 / i7-4790
Processor boost frequency:3.4 / 3.5 / 3.6 / 3.7 / 3.8 / 3.9 / 4 / 4.1
Processor cache:3 / 4 / 6 / 8
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Haswell
Processor cores:2 / 4
Processor family:4th gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 4th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 4th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i5-4xxx / Intel Core i7-4xxx / Intel Xeon E3 v3 / Intel® Xeon® E3 V3 Family
Processor frequency:3 / 3.1 / 3.2 / 3.3 / 3.4 / 3.5 / 3.6 / 3.7
Processor front side bus:1600
Processor lithography:22
Processor model:E3-1220V3 / E3-1225V3 / E3-1226V3 / E3-1231V3 / E3-1241V3 / E3-1246V3 / E3-1271V3 / E3-1276V3 / E3-1281V3 / i3-4150 / i3-4150T / i3-4350 / i3-4360 / i5-4570 / i5-4590 / i5-4690 / i7-4790
Processor operating modes:32-bit, 64-bit / 64-bit
Processor series:Intel Core i3-4100 Desktop 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 v3
Processor socket:LGA 1150 (Socket H3) / Socket H3 (LGA 1150)
Processor threads:4 / 8
Stepping:C0
System bus data transfer rate:5
System bus rate:5
Tcase:66.4 / 72 / 72.72
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35 / 54 / 80 / 82 / 84

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:N / Y
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 AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching:N / No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology:N / No / 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 Graphics:Y
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology:No / Yes
Intel I/O Acceleration Technology:Y / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider:No / Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology:No / Yes
Intel My WiFi Technology:No / Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel Rapid Start Technology: 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: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology:N / No
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N / Y
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N / No / Y / Yes
Intel TSX-NI:N / Y
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-d, VT-x / VT-x, VT-d
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 / Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y / Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology:No / Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N / Y
Intel® Built-in Visuals Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N / Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):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 / Yes
Intel® Iris™ Pro Graphics: No
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:N / No
Intel® Secure Key:Y
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N / Y
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Smart Response Technology:N / No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / Y
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N / Y
InTru™ 3D Technology:No / Yes
Processor ARK ID:75043 / 75052 / 75461 / 77486 / 77487 / 77491 / 77493 / 80806 / 80810 / 80815 / 80907 / 80908 / 80909 / 80910 / 80915 / 80916 / 80917
Processor code:SR14E / SR14U / SR1PC / SR1PF / SR1PG / SR1PJ / SR1QF / SR1QH / SR1QJ
Processor package size:37.5
Scalability:1S
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0 / AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / AVX 2.0,SSE4.1,SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y / Yes
Thermal solution specification:PCG 2013A / PCG 2013C / PCG 2013D

Software

Bundled software:Adobe Acrobat Reader\nCyberLink Power DVD\nCyberLink Create\nSkype\nThinkVantage\nRescue and Recovery\nLenovo Solution Center\nLenovo Companion\nLenovo Support\nPC Device Experience\nEvernote\nPC Device Experience\nHightail\nNorton Studio
Drivers included:Y
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Professional / Windows 8.1 Pro
Operating system language:POL
Recovery operating system:Windows 8 Pro / Windows 8.1 Pro
Trial software:Norton Internet Security 2014, Microsoft Office 2013

Storage

Card reader integrated:No / Y / Yes
Compatible memory cards:SD
Hard disk rotational speed:5400 / 7200
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 2000 / 500
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA / Serial ATA III
Hard Drive Size:1 / 3.5
Hard drive speed:5400 / 7200
Host interface: / SATA / Serial ATA III
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory:32 / 8
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache type:SSD
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity:1000
Number of hard drives installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Number of storage drives installed:1
Number of storage drives supported:3
RAID levels:0, 1 / 0, 1, 10, 5 / 0, 1, 5, 10 / 1, 5, 10
RAID support:Y / Yes
Solid-state drive capacity:128 / 180 / 256
Solid-state drive interface:Serial ATA III
Solid-state drive interfaces:Serial ATA III
Storage media:HDD / HDD+SSD / Hybrid-HDD / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 1032 / 1180 / 1256 / 128 / 2000 / 256 / 500

Technical Details

Intel visual technologies: No

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:14.8 / 15 / 15.5 / 15.6 / 16.8 / 16.9 / 17
Height:13.3 / 14.8 / 15 / 16.7 / 4 / 4.02
Volume:25
Weight:17.2 / 18 / 28.7 / 29
Width:13 / 13.3 / 4.02 / 6.89 / 7