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We checked 242 owner and expert reviews for HP PCs and found that on average HP has good reviews compared to other brands. We also found that HP has good reviews specifically within its medium processor core personal computers range.
64-Bit Processor Operating Mode
This computer supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on personal computers of this type and age.
Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
The HP Z230 has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies (1,200 megahertz) amongst similar spec computers of this age. The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of PCs of a similar age and spec to the Z230 is 3,200MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 850MHz to 860,000MHz.
Fairly Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
The smallest maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of PCs of this type and age is 1GB and the biggest is 2GB. The HP Z230 has a quite big maximum on-board graphics adapter memory (1.74 gigabytes) compared to most of the other computers that were released more than two years ago.
11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
This desktop computer supports a 11.1 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is the most frequently supported on-board graphics adapter DirectX version on medium processor core personal computers that were released around the same time as it.
Four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports
The HP Z230 is a four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port computer. Most of the other medium processor core personal computers that came out more than two years ago have between one and eight USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.
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3 PCI Express Slots Version
This desktop computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is the most commonly supported PCI Express slots version on medium processor core personal computers that are a comparable age to it.
L3 Processor Cache Level
This personal computer has a L3 processor cache level, which is the most commonly found processor cache level on PCs of a similar spec and age to it.
10/100/1000Base-T(X) Cabling Technology
This desktop computer has a 10/100/1000Base-T(X) cabling technology, which is the most commonly found cabling technology on personal computers of this age and spec.
Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory
At 32 gigabytes, the HP Z230 has a quite big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that have been around for more than two years. Across all the desktop computers that have been around for a similar time to the Z230 the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 260GB.
Has One Memory Slot
The HP Z230 has a greater number of memory slots than most medium processor core personal computers that were launched around the same time as it. This desktop computer has a 4x DIMM memory slot, which is the most frequently found memory slot found on personal computers of this age and spec.
DVD Super Multi Optical Drive Type
The optical drive type of this computer is DVD Super Multi, which is typical of many similar spec computers that were released around the same time as it.
At only 100 millimeters, the HP Z230 is fairly short compared to most of the other personal computers that were released more than two years ago. The heights of medium processor core personal computers that were released more than two years ago range from 19mm to 560mm.
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Only HDD Storage Medium
The storage speed of this desktop computer is HDD, which is the most frequently found storage medium on PCs of a comparable age and spec to 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.
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Released Over Two Years Ago
It was over two years ago when this HP computer was released.
Average Processor Clock Speed
At 3.4 gigahertz, the HP Z230 has a relatively standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other computers of this age and spec.
Average Total Storage Capacity
At 500 gigabytes, the HP Z230 has a fairly standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that have been available for around the same time as the Z230.
If you are looking for a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to look at the Apple Mac Pro[plb_3816853_price] (512GB).
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Average Hard Drive Capacity
With a hard drive capacity of 500 gigabytes, the HP Z230 has a relatively average hard drive capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that were launched more than two years ago.
If you would prefer a bigger hard drive capacity then you might want to look at the HP Z230[plb_2554785_price] (1TB and higher rated).
Average Internal Memory
At 4 gigabytes, the HP Z230 has a fairly standard internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that have been available for around the same time as the Z230.
Intel Core i5, Intel Core i5-4xxx
Processor Clock Speed
PCI Express Slots Version
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
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
BD Interface Type
Optical Drive Type
DVD Super Multi
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 4600
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
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intell Identity Protection Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
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 AES New Instructions
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 Dual Display Technology
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
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…
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