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Lenovo ThinkStation E31

Lenovo ThinkStation E31

Verdict

Lenovo’s compact workstation is powerful and versatile - an attractive proposition at this price

Review Date: 13 Sep 2012

Price when reviewed: £735

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Overall Rating
5 stars out of 6

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Comparison

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Lenovo ThinkStation E31

Lenovo ThinkStation E31
Details
Part Code PRJ:Q0510P0003GB ThinkStation E31
Review Date 18 Dec 2012 13 Sep 2012
Price ex VAT £432 £735
Price inc VAT £518 £882
Overall rating 5 stars out of 6 5 stars out of 6
Performance 5 stars out of 6 4 stars out of 6
Features & Design 5 stars out of 6 5 stars out of 6
Value for Money 5 stars out of 6 5 stars out of 6
Warranty
Warranty 1yr on-site 3 yr return to base
Basic specifications
Total hard disk capacity 500GB 1,000GB
RAM capacity 4.00GB 4.00GB
Processor
CPU family Intel Core i3 Intel Xeon
CPU nominal frequency 2.60GHz 3.30GHz
Processor socket LGA 1155 1155
Motherboard
Wired adapter speed 1,000Mbits/sec
Memory
Memory type DDR3 DDR3
Memory sockets total 2
Hard disk
Hard disk Seagate Barracuda
Capacity 500GB 1.00TB
Hard disk usable capacity 465GB
Drives
Optical disc technology DVD writer
Graphics card
Graphics card Intel HD Graphics 2000 Nvidia Quadro 600
Multiple SLI/CrossFire cards? no
Graphics chipset Intel HD Graphics 2000 Nvidia Quadro 600
DVI-I outputs 1 1
HDMI outputs 1 0
VGA (D-SUB) outputs 0 0
DisplayPort outputs 0 1
Number of graphics cards 1 1
Rear ports
USB ports (downstream) 6 4
Case
Case format Small form factor
Dimensions 185 x 188 x 54mm (WDH) 337 x 369 x 100mm (WDH)
Front ports
Front panel USB ports 2
Front panel memory card reader yes
Operating system and software
OS family Windows 7 Windows 7
Software supplied Lenovo ThinkVantage, Lenovo SimpleTap
Noise and power
Idle power consumption 11W 37W
Peak power consumption 31W 141W
Performance tests
3D performance (crysis) low settings 51fps
Overall Real World Benchmark score 1.02
Responsiveness score 0.94
Media score 1.09
Multitasking score 1.03
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