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Medium processor core computers manufactured by HP have good reviews on average compared to other manufacturers. We also checked the reviews for all desktop computers (not just medium processor core computers) and found that HP also has good reviews across its entire range.
64-Bit Processor Operating Mode
This desktop computer supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many medium processor core computers that have been available for around the same time as it.
Fairly Big Hard Drive Capacity
At 1,000 gigabyte, the HP Z230 has a fairly big hard drive capacity compared to most of the other desktop computers that are a comparable age to the Z230. Medium processor core computers that were released one year ago have hard drive capacity of between 1GB and 3TB.
It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 1TB hard drive capacity personal computers currently available including the Acer Aspire XC-605 (£399.00), or the HP 110 (£428.73) which is cheaper.
Computers with a bigger hard drive capacity that might also be worth looking at include the Lenovo H50 (£564.00) (2TB and cheaper).
Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity
At 1,000 gigabyte, the HP Z230 has a quite big total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core computers that are a similar age to the Z230. The average total storage capacity of personal computers of this age and type is 770GB, and the total storage capacity range from 4GB to 3.6TB.
We compared this personal computer to all the other 1TB total storage capacity desktop computers and we think cheaper computers such as the HP 110 (£428.73) is also worth considering.
PCs with a bigger total storage capacity that might also be worth looking at include the Aspire T3-710 (£461.98) (2TB), or the Aspire X3-710 (£489.12) (2TB) both from Acer or the Asus K31AD (£722.38) (2TB).
10/100/1000Base-T(X) Cabling Technology
This computer has a 10/100/1000Base-T(X) cabling technology, which is typical of many medium processor core computers that are a comparable age to it.
L3 Processor Cache Level
This PC has a L3 processor cache level, which is the most frequently found processor cache level on desktop computers of this type and age.
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3 PCI Express Slots Version
This desktop computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is typical of many PCs of this spec and age.
Two PCI Express X1 (Gen 2.x) Slots
Most comparable spec personal computers that were released around the same time as the Z230 have between one and two PCI Express x1 (Gen 2.x) slots, including the HP Z230 which has two PCI Express x1 (Gen 2.x) slots.
Has One Memory Slot
The number of memory slots found on the HP Z230 is more than most comparable spec desktop computers that are a similar age to it. This HP PC has a 4x DIMM memory slot, which is the most commonly found memory slot found on medium processor core computers that have been around for around the same time as the Z230.
DVD Super Multi Optical Drive Type
The optical drive type of this desktop computer is DVD Super Multi, which is the most commonly found optical drive type on PCs of a similar type and age to it.
Across all the PCs that are a similar age to the Z230 the heights range from 9.8mm to 560mm, and the average height is 290mm. The HP Z230 is fairly short (only 100 millimeters) compared to most of the other medium processor core computers that are a comparable age to the Z230.
5 Reasons Against
Price Has Increased by £16.41
The price of the Z230 increased by £16.41 in the last couple of weeks.
Only HDD Storage Medium
The storage speed of this PC is HDD, which is the most commonly found storage medium on medium processor core computers that were launched more than a year ago. A Hard Disk Drive (HDD) is the traditional storage method for computers. A HDD stores the information on magnetic disks. HDD drives are cheap, but they are slower than Flash and SSD bases storage systems.
We compared this PC to all the other HDD desktop computers and we think the M91p (£426.50), and the ThinkCentre M73 Tiny both from Lenovo or the HP 280 G1 (£343.19) which is cheaper is also worth considering.
If you are looking for a computer with a faster storage speed then you might also want to look at the EliteDesk 800 G1 (£398.25) (SSD and cheaper), or the 800 G2 (£877.43) (SSD and cheaper) both from HP.
Only 11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
This computer supports a 11.1 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is typical of many PCs that have been available for more than a year.
Only One Thunderbolt 2 Port
The HP Z230 is a one Thunderbolt 2 port PC. Most of the other medium processor core computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Z230 have between one and five Thunderbolt 2 ports.
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Very Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
The smallest discrete graphics adapter memory of medium processor core computers that came out more than a year ago is 4.9MB, the biggest is 8.2GB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 2.9GB. With a discrete graphics adapter memory of only 1,024 megabyte, the HP Z230 has one of the smaller discrete graphics adapter memory amongst medium processor core computers of this age.
3 Other reasons to consider the HP Z230
Released Over a Year Ago
This desktop computer was released over a year ago.
Average Processor Clock Speed
At 3.3 gigahertz, the HP Z230 has a fairly standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other personal computers of this type and age.
We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 3.3GHz processor clock speed personal computers currently available including the Precision T1700 SFF (£836.90), or the OptiPlex 9020 SFF (£358.80) both from DELL which is cheaper.
If you are looking for a PC with a faster processor clock speed then you might want to look at the DELL OptiPlex 7010 (£379.99) (3.4GHz and cheaper), or the HP EliteDesk 800 G1 (£365.00) (3.4GHz and cheaper).
Average Internal Memory
At 4 gigabytes, the HP Z230 has a fairly average internal memory compared to most of the other desktop computers that were released around the same time as the Z230.
It may also be worth considering one of the other 4GB memory PCs currently available including the Lenovo M93p SFF, or the HP ProDesk 600 G1 (£405.86) which is cheaper.
Personal computers with a bigger internal memory that might also be worth looking at include the DELL 270 (£349.99) (6GB), or the HP EliteDesk 800 G1 (£398.25) (8GB) which is also cheaper.
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Intel Core i5, Intel Core i5-4xxx
Processor Clock Speed
PCI Express Slots Version
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Cache Level
LGA1150, Socket H3 (LGA 1150)
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Memory Channel Supported Processor
Max Memory Bandwidth Supported Processor
Memory Clock Speed Supported by Processor
Memory Type Supported Processor
Max Internal Memory Supported Processor
Conflict Free Processor
PCI Express Lane (maximum)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Configuration
1x1, 1x16, 2x8, 1x8, 1x8+2x4, 2x4
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Processor Cache Type
Smart Cache, L3
Error Checking and Correcting (ECC)
Memory Clock Speed
1 x 4
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Total Storage Capacity
Hard Drive Capacity
RAID File Storage
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Serial ATA, Serial ATA II, Serial ATA III
Storage Drive Installed
Integrated Card Reader
Optical Drive Type
DVD Super Multi
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 4600
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
NVIDIA Quadro K420
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Displayssupported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
Windows 7 Professional
Recovery Operating System
Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 8.1 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
VGA (D-Sub) Port
Thunderbolt 2 Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
PCI Express X16 (Gen 3.x) Slot
PCI Express X16 (Gen 2.x) Slot
PCI Express X4 (Gen 2.x) Slot
PCI Express X1 (Gen 2.x) Slot
Water Cooling System
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intell Identity Protection Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Quick Sync Videotechnology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Secure Key
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
Intel FDI Technology
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 Enhanced Halt State
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O
Thermal Solution Specification
Processor Package Size
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) Version
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Smart Cache
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Weight & Dimensions
Intel Virtualization Technology
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
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