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HP Z230

HP Z230 4 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 3.5GHz 4GB 500GB HDD

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4 Intel Core I5-4xxx 3.5GHz 4GB Oct 2014
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14 Reasons For

Good Brand

HP medium processor core personal computers have good reviews on average and across all desktop computers HP is one of the superior manufacturers.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on medium processor core personal computers that have been around for more than two years.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

At 1,200 megahertz, the HP Z230 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other desktop computers of a comparable spec and age to the Z230. Across all the medium processor core personal computers that were released around the same time as the Z230 the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 850MHz to 860,000MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 3,200MHz.

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11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version

This personal computer supports a 11.1 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is the most frequently supported on-board graphics adapter DirectX version on comparable spec desktop computers that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed

Desktop computers of this age and type have processor clock speeds of between 1GHz and 4.1GHz. The HP Z230 has one of the faster processor clock speeds (3.5 gigahertz) amongst PCs of this age.

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3 PCI Express Slots Version

This personal computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is typical of many PCs of a comparable age and type to it.

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L3 Processor Cache Level

This desktop computer has a L3 processor cache level, which is typical of many PCs of this age and type.

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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 personal computers that have been available for more than two years.

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Six USB 2.0 Ports

The HP Z230 is a six USB 2.0 port personal computer.

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Two PCI Express X1 (Gen 2.x) Slots

Most medium processor core personal computers that are a similar age to 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.

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Quite Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

The maximum turbo frequencies of personal computers of a similar age and spec to the Z230 range from 1.3GHz to 4.4GHz. At 3.9 gigahertz, the HP Z230 has a fairly fast maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that have been on the market for a similar time to the Z230.

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Has One Memory Slot

The HP Z230 has a greater number of memory slots than most medium processor core personal computers that have been around for a comparable time to it. This computer has a 4x DIMM memory slot, which is the most frequently found memory slot found on computers of this age and type.

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DVD Super Multi Optical Drive Type

The optical drive type of this PC is DVD Super Multi, which is the most commonly found optical drive type on medium processor core personal computers that came out more than two years ago.

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Very Short

The shortest computer of this type and age is 19mm high, the tallest is 560mm, and the average height is 280mm. The HP Z230 is quite short (only 100 millimeters) compared to most of the other PCs of this type and age.

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5 Reasons Against

Only HDD Storage Medium

The storage speed of this computer is HDD, which is typical of many personal computers of a comparable age and type 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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Very Small Internal Memory

Across all the computers that have been on the market for a similar time to the Z230 the internal memory range from 2GB to 64GB, and the average internal memory is 7.5GB. The HP Z230 has a fairly small internal memory (only 4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that were released more than two years ago.

If this computer internal memory is too small for you then you might also want to look at the Fujitsu Esprimo P420[plb_2671736_price] (8GB) which is also higher rated.

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Very Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

At only 1.024 gigabytes, the HP Z230 has a fairly small maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other similar spec personal computers that are a comparable age to the Z230. Across all the computers of a similar age and type to the Z230 the maximum on-board graphics adapter memories range from 1GB to 2GB.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

With a processor cache of only 6 megabytes, the HP Z230 has one of the smaller processor caches amongst personal computers of this age. The processor caches of comparable spec desktop computers that have been around for around the same time as the Z230 range from 0.51MB to 10MB, and the average processor cache is 6.8MB.

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Only Four Processor Threads

Most desktop computers of this spec and age have between four and seven processor threads, including the HP Z230 which has four processor threads.

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3 Other reasons to consider the HP Z230

Released Over Two Years Ago

This computer was released over two years ago.

Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the HP Z230 has a relatively average total storage capacity compared to most of the other computers of a comparable spec and age to the Z230.

If you are looking for a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to consider the Apple Mac Pro[plb_3816853_price] (512GB), or the DELL Tower 5810[plb_2930270_price] (1TB).

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Average Hard Drive Capacity

With a hard drive capacity of 500 gigabytes, the HP Z230 has a fairly standard hard drive capacity compared to most of the other desktop computers of this spec and age.

If this desktop computer hard drive capacity is too small for you then you might also want to consider the Lenovo Thinkstation P500[plb_2522582_price] (1TB), or the DELL Tower 5810[plb_2930270_price] (1TB).

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Specification

Features
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
PCI Express Slots Version
Processor Thread
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
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
Ergonomics
Memory
Internal Memory
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 Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive
Optical Drive
BD Interface Type
Optical Drive
Optical Drive Type
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
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
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
DVI Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Expansion Slots
PCI Express X16 (Gen 3.x) Slot
PCI Express X4 (Gen 2.x) Slot
PCI Express X1 (Gen 2.x) Slot
Design
Chassis Type
Case Colour
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 Turbo Boost Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Intel 64
Embedded Options Available
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
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
Display
Power
Power Supply
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Operational Conditions
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Packaging Content
Display Included
Keyboard Supplied
Other Features
Technical Details
Technical Details
Management Features

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PC Mag Editor's Choice

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 hp 4gb1, hp f1k95, hp j9b52, hp wm695, hp d1p35, hp d1p35a, hp f1k95u, hp j9b52e, hp wm695e, hp f1k95ut, hp j9b52ea, hp wm695et, hp d1p35av, hp bd4vzs00, hp bd4vza00, hp j9b52eaa, hp j9b52eaab, hp j9b52eaabu, hp i545908gb2500gbdvdrww7, hp i545908gb2500gbdvdrww7p
Barcodes 00888793793701, 00888793793718

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Lenovo Thinkstation P500 vs HP Z230

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6 core Intel Xeon E5 v3 3.5GHz 8GB 512GB SSD
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4 core Intel Core i5-4xxx 3.5GHz 4GB 500GB HDD
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Apple Mac Pro vs HP Z230

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4 core Intel Xeon E5 3.7GHz 12GB 512GB Flash
HP Z230
4 core Intel Core i5-4xxx 3.5GHz 4GB 500GB HDD
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170mm Narrower
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DELL Tower 5810 vs HP Z230

DELL Tower 5810 vs HP Z230
DELL Tower 5810
4 core Intel Xeon E5 v3 3.5GHz 16GB 1TB HDD
HP Z230
4 core Intel Core i5-4xxx 3.5GHz 4GB 500GB HDD
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