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HP Z230 4 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 3.3GHz 4GB 1TB HDD

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4 Intel Core I5-4xxx 3.3GHz 4GB Jul 2015
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8 Reasons For

Good Brand

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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).

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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).

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Specification

Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
PCI Express Slots Version
Processor Thread
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Cache Level
Processor Cache
Processor Socket
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
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
Processor Series
Tcase
PCI Express Lane (maximum)
Stepping
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Configuration
Processor Codename
Processor Lithography
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Bus Type
Processor Cache Type
Processor Installed
Memory
Internal Memory
Error Checking and Correcting (ECC)
Non-ECC Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Hard Drive Capacity
RAID Level
RAID File Storage
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive
Storage Drive Installed
Integrated Card Reader
Optical Drive
Optical Drive
Optical Drive Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
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
Operating System/software
Operating System
Recovery Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Networking
WiFi Standard
WiFi
Cabling Technology
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
Ports & Interfaces
Serial Port
Headphone Out Port
Microphone in Port
Line-Out Port
Line-In Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
PS/2 Port
DisplayPort
DVI 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
Expansion Slots
PCI Slot
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
Design
Chassis Type
2.5" Bay
5.25" Bay
3.5" Bay
Case Colour
Water Cooling System
Performance
Audio System
Motherboard Chipset
Product Type
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
Intel 64
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 TSX-NI
Idle States
OS Guard
Intel Insider
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)
Instruction Set
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Processor Code
Scalability
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
Power
Power Supply
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Cable Included
Mouse Included
Display Included
Keyboard Supplied
Other Features
Intel Virtualization Technology
Technical Details
Intel Visual Technology

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Expert Reviews

(8)
28 March 2014

The HP Z230 SFF is an appealing entry-level workstation that fits almost anywhere and runs almost any app. PC buyers will suffer the usual workstation sticker shock, but this is a fine system for...

Compact form factor permits vertical or horizontal placement
Built to run 247
Plenty of ports
Potent Intel Xeon 3 1245 3 processor
Nvidia Quadro 600 graphics
Expensive
Half-height card can't keep up with larger workstations' graphics
Only one open drive bay
Smaller size means less room for expansion
12 March 2014

The Z230 has a lot going for it. The price is highly competitive. The compact design lets you place it just about anywhere. It can be quite powerful if you configure it with a fast processor and...

Sturdy build
Mostly toolless chassis
Powerful configuration
Intelligent design
ECC memory
Could use a memory card reader as standard
No digital audio output
Only one PCI 3.0 16 slot
Expensive
16 January 2014

HP's Z230 workstation is aimed at those of you who need a professional computer on which to run professional software...

2 December 2013

This business desktop delivers power and flexibility at a price...

HP's experience with PCs is put to good use in the Z230. It's cleanly and logically designed, available in a large number of desktop and workstation configurations, and carries a three-year...

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User Reviews

(12)
Reviewed 16 December 2014 by Z
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…

Reviewed 25 November 2014 by Felipe Salinas
(Verified Purchase)

Me gusta esta computadora se las recomiendo hacen que mi trabajo sea mas rapido y es facil de usar...

Reviewed 28 December 2015 by Doug the Designer
Doug the Designer would recommend the HP Workstation Z230 Tower (Verified Purchase)

This going to be used for a office computer...

Reviewed 18 December 2015 by Loncho

It's a great workstation, weddings editing super high speed...

Reviewed 27 November 2015 by Dr. Phil
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…

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Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers g1x46es, f1m15utaba
Barcodes 00888793522127, 00888793768952, 00888793768969, 08887937689520

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