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HP Z230 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 3.4GHz 8GB 1TB HDD

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4 Intel Core I7-4xxx 3.4GHz 8GB Mar 2014
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HP Has Good Personal Computer Reviews

HP medium processor core personal computers have good reviews on average and across all personal computers HP is one of the better rated brands.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This computer supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many desktop computers of this age and spec.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of desktop computers of this age and type range from 850MHz to 860,000MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 3,200MHz. At 1,200 megahertz, the HP Z230 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other desktop computers of this spec and age.

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11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version

This desktop computer supports a 11.1 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is typical of many medium processor core personal computers that are a similar age to it.

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Fairly Big Hard Drive Capacity

Desktop computers of a similar spec and age to the Z230 have hard drive capacity of between 320GB and 3TB. At 1,000 gigabyte, the HP Z230 has a fairly big hard drive capacity compared to most of the other PCs of this spec and age.

If you would prefer a PC with a bigger hard drive capacity then you might also want to look at the Lenovo E32[plb_2326680_price] (2TB), or the Alienware X51[plb_2502156_price] (2TB).

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3 PCI Express Slots Version

This personal computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is typical of many personal computers of this type and age.

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L3 Processor Cache Level

This personal computer has a L3 processor cache level, which is typical of many computers of this age and spec.

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Eight Processor Threads

Most of the other comparable spec computers that were launched around the same time as the Z230 only have between four and seven processor threads, however the HP Z230 has eight processor threads.

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Two PCI Express X1 (Gen 2.x) Slots

The HP Z230 is a two PCI Express x1 (Gen 2.x) slot desktop computer. Most of the other medium processor core personal computers that were released more than two years ago have between one and two PCI Express x1 (Gen 2.x) slots.

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Has One Memory Slot

The number of memory slots found on the HP Z230 is more than most comparable spec computers that are a similar age to it. This personal computer has a 4x DIMM memory slot, which is the most commonly found memory slot found on medium processor core personal computers that are a comparable age to the Z230.

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DVD Super Multi Optical Drive Type

The optical drive type of this computer is DVD Super Multi, which is typical of many medium processor core personal computers that were launched around the same time as it.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

The storage speed of this desktop computer is HDD, which is the most commonly found storage medium on PCs of this spec and age. 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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4 Other reasons to consider the HP Z230

Released Over Two Years Ago

This computer was released over two years ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

The HP Z230 has a pretty average processor clock speed (3.4 gigahertz) compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that have been around for around the same time as the Z230.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

The HP Z230 has a fairly average total storage capacity (1,000 gigabyte) compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that have been available for a comparable time to the Z230.

If this medium processor core desktop computer total storage capacity is too small for you then you might also want to consider the Lenovo E32[plb_2326680_price] (2TB).

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Average Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the HP Z230 has a pretty average internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that are a similar age to the Z230.

If this HP computer internal memory is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the Apple Mac Pro[plb_3816853_price] (12GB).

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Specification

Features
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
PCI Express Slots Version
Processor Thread
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
QPI Link
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
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive
Integrated Card Reader
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
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
Ports & Interfaces
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 Slot
PCI Express X16 (Gen 3.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
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
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel Secure Key
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel FDI Technology
Intel TSX-NI
Idle States
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 Diagonal
Display Included
Typical Contrast Ratio
Full HD Display
Keyboard Supplied
Display Vertical Viewing Angle
Display Horizontal Viewing Angle
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
Display Resolution
Other Features
Technical Details
Technical Details
Management Features

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Expert Reviews

(7)
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
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...

9 October 2013

The newest wave of workstations presented by HP carry with them the promise of industry-leading quality and high upgradability ? and with the HP Z230 SFF, an especially small form-factor as well.... Read more…

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User Reviews

(11)
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 w10, hp 8gb2, hp w10p, hp g1x67, hp g1x32, hp w10pl, hp j9b74, hp w7p64, hp wm649, hp j9b38, hp j9b40, hp g1x66, hp wm572, hp g1x67e, hp g1x32e, hp w10pli, hp j9b74e, hp w7p64b, hp wm649e, hp j9b38e, hp j9b40e, hp g1x66e, hp wm572e, hp 2gb2x4, hp g1x66ea, hp wm572et, hp p231408, hp 2gb2x4g
Barcodes 00803982838568, 00888793173527, 00888793173572

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