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We checked 242 expert and user 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 PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many medium processor core personal computers that have been on the market for around the same time as it.
Quite 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 desktop computers of this age. The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of similar spec desktop computers that are a comparable age to the Z230 is 850MHz and the fastest is 860,000MHz.
11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
This personal computer supports a 11.1 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is typical of many desktop computers of this age and spec.
Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed
Across all the personal computers that have been available for more than two years the processor clock speeds range from 1GHz to 4.1GHz. With a processor clock speed of 3.6 gigahertz, the HP Z230 has one of the faster processor clock speeds amongst comparable spec computers of this age.
If you want a desktop computer with a faster processor clock speed then you might want to look at the HP Z440 (£1,402.57) (3.7GHz).
Quite Big Internal Memory
Computers of this age and type have internal memory of between 2GB and 64GB. With an internal memory of 16 gigabytes, the HP Z230 has one of the bigger internal memory amongst medium processor core personal computers of this age.
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SSD Storage Medium
The HP Z230 has a faster storage speed than most medium processor core personal computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. This personal computer has an SSD storage medium, whereas most desktop computers of a similar type and age to it have an HDD storage medium. Solid State Drives (SSD) store information in transistors on a circuit board rather than on optical or magnetic media. This has the advantage of being much faster than a traditional HDD drive.
An SSD storage medium is in fact the best storage speed across all medium processor core personal computers that are a comparable age to the Z230.
An HDD storage medium is the worst storage speed amongst similar types of personal computer.
We compared this desktop computer to all the other SSD desktop computers and we think the DELL Precision T1700 SFF which has better reviews is also worth considering.
3 PCI Express Slots Version
This computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is typical of many medium processor core personal computers that are a similar age to it.
L3 Processor Cache Level
This PC has a L3 processor cache level, which is the most commonly found processor cache level on personal computers of a comparable age and type to it.
Quite Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency
Across all the personal computers of a comparable type and age to the Z230 the maximum turbo frequencies range from 1.3GHz to 4.4GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 3.6GHz. The HP Z230 has one of the faster maximum turbo frequencies (4 gigahertz) amongst similar spec computers of this age.
10/100/1000Base-T(X) Cabling Technology
This desktop computer has a 10/100/1000Base-T(X) cabling technology, which is typical of many desktop computers that were launched around the same time as it.
Very Big Solid-State Drive Capacity
When compared to other medium processor core personal computers that have been around for more than two years that we have checked the solid-state drive capacity of, the HP Z230's solid-state drive capacity of 512 gigabytes is one of the biggest. The solid-state drive capacities of computers of this spec and age range from 8GB to 520GB.
Six USB 2.0 Ports
The HP Z230 is a six USB 2.0 port PC. Most of the other PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Z230 have between one and nine USB 2.0 ports.
Eight Processor Threads
The HP Z230 has more processor threads than most of the PCs of this spec and age. This HP personal computer is a eight processor thread PC compared to most of the comparable spec personal computers that were released around the same time as the Z230 which only have between four and seven processor threads.
Quite Big Processor Cache
With a processor cache of 8 megabytes, the HP Z230 has one of the bigger processor caches amongst medium processor core personal computers of this age. The average processor cache of desktop computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the Z230 is 6.8MB.
Four USB 3.0 Ports
The HP Z230 is a four USB 3.0 port desktop computer. Most of the other medium processor core personal computers that are a similar age to the Z230 have between one and eight USB 3.0 ports.
Has One Memory Slot
The HP Z230 has a greater number of memory slots than most 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 similar age to the Z230.
DVD Super Multi Optical Drive Type
The optical drive type of this computer is DVD Super Multi, which is typical of many PCs of a similar type and age to it.
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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 desktop computers that came out more than two years ago. The smallest maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of personal computers that were released around the same time as the Z230 is 1GB and the biggest is 2GB.
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Released Over Two Years Ago
It was over two years ago when HP released the Z230.
Average Total Storage Capacity
At 512 gigabytes, the HP Z230 has a pretty standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that were launched around the same time as the Z230.
If this personal computer total storage capacity is too small for you then you might also want to consider the Alienware X51 (£1,047.55) (1TB).
Intel Core i7, Intel Core i7-4xxx
Processor Clock Speed
PCI Express Slots Version
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
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
Memory Clock Speed
2 x 8
Internal Memory Type
Total Storage Capacity
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Solid State Drive Installed
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
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 Turbo Boost Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
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