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19 Reasons For
HP Has Good Reviews for Its PCs
We checked 265 expert and user reviews for HP computers and found that on average HP has good reviews. We also found that HP has good reviews specifically within its medium processor core computers range.
12 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
The 240 Tower supports a 12 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version which is better than the 11 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version supported by most medium processor core computers that have been on the market for around the same time as it.
A 12 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version is actually the best supported on-board graphics adapter DirectX version amongst all medium processor core computers that are a comparable age to the 240 Tower.
An 11.2/12 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version is the worst supported on-board graphics adapter DirectX version across similar types of desktop computer.
64-Bit Processor Operating Mode
This desktop computer supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many personal computers that were released in the last 12 months.
Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Across all the computers that were launched around the same time as the 240 Tower the on-board graphics adapter base frequencies range from 200MHz to 850MHz. When compared to other medium processor core computers that have been around for around the same time as the 240 Tower, the 240 Tower's on-board graphics adapter base frequency of 400 megahertz is one of the fastest.
Just Released Eight Months Ago
As one of the newer personal computers, this HP computer is likely to use more advanced technology.
Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed
With a processor clock speed of 3.5 gigahertz, the HP 240 Tower has a quite fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other new medium processor core computers. Comparable spec desktop computers that have been around for a similar time to the 240 Tower have processor clock speeds of between 1.3GHz and 4GHz.
Personal computers with a faster processor clock speed that might be worth looking at include the DELL Precision T5810 (£1,454.98) (3.7GHz and cheaper).
+14 More reasons for
Very Big Internal Memory
The average internal memory of recently released desktop computers is 8.1GB. When compared to other medium processor core computers that have been around for a similar time to the 240 Tower that we have assessed the internal memory of, the HP 240 Tower's internal memory of 32 gigabytes is one of the biggest.
SSD Storage Medium
The HP 240 Tower has an SSD storage medium which is faster than most medium processor core computers that have been available for the last year. Most newly released similar spec PCs have an HDD storage medium. Solid State Drives (SSD) store information in transistors on a circuit board rather than on optical or magnetic media. This has the advantage of being much faster than a traditional HDD drive.
This computer's storage speed (SSD) is actually the best storage speed across all medium processor core computers that came out in the last 12 months.
Across comparable types of computer the worst storage speed is HDD.
We think you might also be interested in some of the other SSD desktop computers currently available including cheaper PCs such as the Lenovo ThinkCentre M900 Tiny.
DDR4-SDRAM Internal Memory Type
This desktop computer has a DDR4-SDRAM internal memory type, which is typical of many similar spec personal computers that were launched in the last 12 months.
3 PCI Express Slots Version
This PC supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is typical of many medium processor core computers that are a comparable age to it.
10/100/1000Base-T(X) Cabling Technology
This computer has a 10/100/1000Base-T(X) cabling technology, which is typical of many computers that have been on the market for around the same time as it.
Very Big Solid-State Drive Capacity
The 240 Tower has one of the biggest solid-state drive capacities (512 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core computers of this age. The average solid-state drive capacity of desktop computers that have been around for around the same time as the 240 Tower is 200GB, and the solid-state drive capacities range from 8GB to 520GB.
Two PCI Express X4 (Gen 3.x) Slots
The 240 Tower has more PCI Express x4 (Gen 3.x) slots than most of the medium processor core computers that are a comparable age to the 240 Tower. Most of the PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the 240 Tower only have one PCI Express x4 (Gen 3.x) slot, however this personal computer has two PCI Express x4 (Gen 3.x) slots.
Six USB 2.0 Ports
Most latest desktop computers have between one and nine USB 2.0 ports, including the 240 Tower which has six USB 2.0 ports.
Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory
Across all the medium processor core computers that are a comparable age to the 240 Tower the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 260GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 40GB. At 64 gigabytes, the 240 Tower has a fairly big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core computers that are a similar age to the 240 Tower.
Eight Processor Threads
The 240 Tower is a eight processor thread desktop computer.
Fairly Big Processor Cache
The processor caches of comparable spec personal computers that are a similar age to the 240 Tower range from 2MB to 10MB, and the average processor cache is 6.8MB. The HP 240 Tower has a quite big processor cache (8 megabytes) compared to most of the other new comparable spec desktop computers.
Has One Memory Slot
The number of memory slots found on the HP 240 Tower is more than most desktop computers that came out in the last 12 months. This computer has a 4x DIMM memory slot, which is the most commonly found memory slot found on personal computers that were launched in the last year.
DVD Super Multi Optical Drive Type
The optical drive type of this personal computer is DVD Super Multi, which is typical of many recently released comparable spec computers.
5 Reasons Against
Latest medium processor core computers range in price from £115 to £2,784. We think that this computer looks expensive compared to other latest medium processor core computers.
Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed Supported by Processor
Across all the medium processor core computers that have been on the market for the last year the memory clock speeds supported by processors range from 800MHz to 2,200MHz. The 240 Tower has one of the slower memory clock speeds supported by processors (only 1,333 megahertz) amongst medium processor core computers of this age.
Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate
This personal computer supports a 10|100|1000 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many comparable spec PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it.
Only One PCI Express X1 (Gen 3.x) Slot
The HP 240 Tower is a one PCI Express x1 (Gen 3.x) slot desktop computer.
+2 More reasons against
Only One 2.5" Bay
The HP 240 Tower is a one 2.5" bay desktop computer. Most of the other medium processor core computers that came out around the same time as the 240 Tower have between one and three 2.5" bays.
1 Other reason to consider the HP 240 Tower
Average Total Storage Capacity
With a total storage capacity of 512 gigabytes, the HP 240 Tower has a relatively average total storage capacity compared to most of the other latest similar spec desktop computers.
We compared this computer to all the other 512GB total storage capacity computers and we think the HP Z240 (£1,359.94) which is cheaper is also worth considering.
If you want a computer with a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to look at the Precision T5810 (£1,454.98) (1TB), or the Precision T5810 (£1,438.99) (1TB) both from DELL which is also cheaper.
Intel Xeon, Intel Xeon E3, Intel Xeon E3 v5
Processor Clock Speed
PCI Express Slots Version
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Maximum Turbo Frequency
245, E3-1245, E3-1245V5
Processor Memory Voltage
1.3, 1.35, 5
Processor That Supports ECC
Memory Channel Supported Processor
Max Memory Bandwidth Supported Processor
Memory Clock Speed Supported by Processor
Memory Type Supported Processor
DDR3L, DDR3L-SDRAM, DDR4-SDRAM
Max Internal Memory Supported Processor
Conflict Free Processor
PCI Express Lane (maximum)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Configuration
1x1, 1x16, 1x8, 1x8+2x4, 2x4, 2x8
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Processor Cache Type
Error Checking and Correcting (ECC)
Memory Clock Speed
2 x 1, 2 x 16
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Total Storage Capacity
Compatible Memory Card
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Solid State Drive Installed
Storage Drive Installed
Integrated Card Reader
Optical Drive Type
DVD Super Multi
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics P530
On-Board Graphics Adapter OpenGL Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Displayssupported by On-Board Grap
Windows 7 Professional
Recovery Operating System
Windows 10 Pro
Operating System Architecture
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
10, 10, 100, 10, 100, 1000
Ethernet LAN Connection
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Out Port
Microphone in Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
PCI Express X8 (Gen 3.x) Slot
PCI Express X4 (Gen 3.x) Slot
PCI Express X1 (Gen 3.x) Slot
Processor Special Features
Intel Quick Sync Videotechnology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel Secure Key
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Thermal Monitoring Technology
Execute Disable Bit
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
AVX, AVX 2.0, SSE, SSE4.1, SSE, SSE4.2
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O
Processor Package Size
CPU Configuration (max)
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Software Guard Extension (Intel SGX)
Power Supply Input Voltage
100 - 240
Power Supply Input Frequency
Weight & Dimensions
Storage Relative Humidity Range
5 - 90
Storage Temperature Range
-20 - 60
0 - 4570
0 - 3050
Relative Humidity Operating Range
10 - 90
Operating Temperature Range
10 - 40
Energy Star Certified
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Manufacturer Part Numbers
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