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Medium processor core personal computers produced by HP have good ratings on average compared to other brands. We also checked the reviews for all personal computers (not just medium processor core personal computers) and found that HP also has good ratings across its entire range.
64-Bit Processor Operating Mode
This computer supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on desktop computers that were launched more than a year ago.
3 PCI Express Slots Version
This computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is the most commonly supported PCI Express slots version on desktop computers of a similar age and spec to it.
L3 Processor Cache Level
This PC has a L3 processor cache level, which is typical of many personal computers of a comparable age and type to it.
10/100/1000Base-T(X) Cabling Technology
This desktop computer has a 10/100/1000Base-T(X) cabling technology, which is typical of many comparable spec computers that came out around the same time as it.
Two 5.25" Bays
The HP Z230 is a two 5.25" bay personal computer. Most of the other PCs of a comparable age and type to the Z230 have between one and three 5.25" bays.
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Has One Memory Slot
The number of memory slots found on the HP Z230 is more than most personal computers of this age and type. This desktop computer has a 4x DIMM memory slot, which is the most commonly found memory slot found on personal computers of this type and age.
DVD Super Multi Optical Drive Type
The optical drive type of this personal computer is DVD Super Multi, which is the most commonly found optical drive type on PCs of a comparable type and age to it.
3 Reasons Against
Only HDD Storage Medium
The storage speed of this PC is HDD, which is typical of many medium processor core personal computers that have been available for around the same time as it. 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.
If you want a computer with a faster storage speed then you might also want to look at the HP EliteDesk 800 G2 Mini[plb_3078512_price] (SSD).
Only One Thunderbolt 2 Port
The HP Z230 is a one Thunderbolt 2 port personal computer. Most of the other similar spec personal computers that are a comparable age to the Z230 have between one and five Thunderbolt 2 ports.
Very Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Similar spec personal computers that were launched more than a year ago have discrete graphics adapter memory of between 4.9MB and 8.2GB. At only 1,024 megabyte, the HP Z230 has a quite small discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that have been available for a similar time to the Z230.
5 Other reasons to consider the HP Z230
Released Over a Year Ago
It was over a year ago when this desktop computer was released.
Average Processor Clock Speed
The HP Z230 has a pretty standard processor clock speed (3.3 gigahertz) compared to most of the other desktop computers that have been available for more than a year.
If you want a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to look at the 800 G2[pl_3797297_price] (3.4GHz), or the EliteDesk 800 G2 SFF[pl_3097970_price] (3.4GHz) both from HP.
Average Hard Drive Capacity
The HP Z230 has a fairly standard hard drive capacity (1,000 gigabyte) compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that were launched around the same time as the Z230.
If you would prefer a computer with a bigger hard drive capacity then you might also want to consider the Alienware X51[plb_2501844_price] (2TB).
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Average Total Storage Capacity
At 1,000 gigabyte, the HP Z230 has a pretty typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that have been available for more than a year.
Personal computers with a bigger total storage capacity that might be worth considering include the Asus G20AJ[plb_2976890_price] (1TB).
Average Internal Memory
With an internal memory of 4 gigabytes, the HP Z230 has a fairly typical internal memory compared to most of the other PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Z230.
If this desktop computer internal memory is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the DELL 270[plb_3068921_price] (6GB).
Intel Core i5, Intel Core i5-4xxx
Processor Clock Speed
PCI Express Slots Version
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Cache Level
Socket H3 (LGA 1150), LGA1150
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
1x16, 1x1, 2x8, 1x8, 1x8+2x4, 2x4
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Processor Cache Type
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 Size
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 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 Pro, Windows 8.1
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
Mini Tower, Tower
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
Z would recommend the HP Workstation Z230 Tower (Verified Purchase)
Pulled the system out of the box, added 16gb non-ecc ram for a total of 24gb, connected two 4k monitors via DP connections, and everything worked great from the start and has continued to work... Read more…
Dr. Phil would recommend the HP Workstation Z230 Tower
I've owned HP Pro (business) version before so I know the quality of this product. You can't beat the price, this will last 6 to 8 years like my last one did. I use it for both personal and... Read more…