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Lenovo ThinkStation E31

Lenovo ThinkStation E31


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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ThinkStation E31

Lenovo ThinkStation E31

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Part Code ThinkStation E31 PRJ:Q0510P0003GB
Review Date 13 Sep 2012 18 Dec 2012
Price ex VAT £735 £432
Price inc VAT £882 £518
Overall rating 5 stars out of 6 5 stars out of 6
Performance 4 stars out of 6 5 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 3 yr return to base 1yr on-site
Basic specifications
Total hard disk capacity 1,000GB 500GB
RAM capacity 4.00GB 4.00GB
CPU family Intel Xeon Intel Core i3
CPU nominal frequency 3.30GHz 2.60GHz
Processor socket 1155 LGA 1155
Wired adapter speed 1,000Mbits/sec
Memory type DDR3 DDR3
Memory sockets total 2
Hard disk
Hard disk Seagate Barracuda
Capacity 1.00TB 500GB
Hard disk usable capacity 465GB
Optical disc technology DVD writer
Rear ports
USB ports (downstream) 4 6
Graphics card
Graphics card Nvidia Quadro 600 Intel HD Graphics 2000
Multiple SLI/CrossFire cards? no
Graphics chipset Nvidia Quadro 600 Intel HD Graphics 2000
DVI-I outputs 1 1
HDMI outputs 0 1
VGA (D-SUB) outputs 0 0
DisplayPort outputs 1 0
Number of graphics cards 1 1
Case format Small form factor
Dimensions 337 x 369 x 100mm (WDH) 185 x 188 x 54mm (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 37W 11W
Peak power consumption 141W 31W
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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