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HP is one of the better rated personal computer brands according to average reviews from experts and owners, and HP also has good reviews for its medium processor core personal computers.
64-Bit Processor Operating Mode
This personal computer 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 a similar time to it.
Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
At 1,200 megahertz, the HP Z230 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that are a comparable age to the Z230. Across all the personal computers of a similar type and age to the Z230 the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 850MHz to 1,300MHz.
11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
This computer supports a 11.1 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is typical of many medium processor core personal computers that have been on the market for more than two years.
Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed
The processor clock speeds of comparable spec PCs that are a similar age to the Z230 range from 1GHz to 4.1GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 3.1GHz. With a processor clock speed of 3.6 gigahertz, the HP Z230 has one of the faster processor clock speeds amongst personal computers of this age.
PCs with a faster processor clock speed that might also be worth considering include the Apple Mac Pro (3.7GHz).
Quite Big Internal Memory
Across all the PCs of this age and spec the internal memory range from 2GB to 64GB, and the average internal memory is 7.9GB. With an internal memory of 16 gigabytes, the HP Z230 has a very big internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that were released more than two years ago.
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SSD Storage Medium
The HP Z230 has a faster storage speed than most personal computers of this age and spec. This personal computer has an SSD storage medium, whereas most similar spec computers that have been available for around the same time as 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.
This PC's storage speed (SSD) is actually the best storage speed across all PCs that came out around the same time as the Z230.
Across comparable types of PC the worst storage speed is HDD.
We compared all the other SSD computers to this personal computer and we think the Zotac ZBOX CA320 nano which has better reviews is also worth considering.
If the storage speed of this computer is not fast enough for you then you might want to consider the Apple Mac Pro (Flash).
3 PCI Express Slots Version
This computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is the most frequently supported PCI Express slots version on desktop computers of this age and type.
Fairly Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency
Across all the personal computers of a similar age and spec to the Z230 the maximum turbo frequencies range from 1.3GHz to 4.4GHz. At 4 gigahertz, the HP Z230 has a quite fast maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other comparable spec desktop computers that are a similar age to the Z230.
10/100/1000Base-T(X) Cabling Technology
This desktop 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 a comparable time to it.
L3 Processor Cache Level
This PC has a L3 processor cache level, which is typical of many similar spec computers that have been around for more than two years.
Very Big Solid-State Drive Capacity
The HP Z230 has a very big solid-state drive capacity (512 gigabytes) compared to most of the other PCs that were launched more than two years ago. The average solid-state drive capacity of personal computers that have been available for around the same time as the Z230 is 190GB, and the solid-state drive capacities range from 16GB to 520GB.
Six USB 2.0 Ports
Most computers of a similar spec and age to the Z230 have between two and nine USB 2.0 ports, including the HP Z230 which has six USB 2.0 ports.
Two 5.25" Bays
Most desktop computers of this type and age have between one and two 5.25" bays, including the HP Z230 which has two 5.25" bays.
Eight Processor Threads
The HP Z230 is a eight processor thread personal computer.
Quite Big Processor Cache
Across all the medium processor core personal computers that have been around for around the same time as the Z230 the processor caches range from 0.51MB to 10MB, and the average processor cache is 6.7MB. The HP Z230 has a fairly big processor cache (8 megabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that were released more than two years ago.
Four USB 3.0 Ports
Most PCs that were released more than two years ago have between one and seven USB 3.0 ports, including the HP Z230 which has four USB 3.0 ports.
Has One Memory Slot
The number of memory slots found on the HP Z230 is more than most personal computers of a similar spec and age to it. This computer has a 4x DIMM memory slot, which is the most frequently found memory slot found on medium processor core personal computers that have been around for more than two years.
DVD Super Multi Optical Drive Type
The optical drive type of this desktop computer is DVD Super Multi, which is typical of many desktop computers of this spec and age.
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Quite Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
The maximum on-board graphics adapter memories of personal computers that have been on the market for more than two years range from 1GB to 1.8GB. At only 1.024 gigabytes, the HP Z230 has a very small maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other similar spec PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Z230.
Only One PCI Express X1 (Gen 2.x) Slot
The HP Z230 is a one PCI Express x1 (Gen 2.x) slot PC.
Only Two 3.5" Bays
Most PCs that were launched around the same time as the Z230 have between one and eight 3.5" bays, including the HP Z230 which has two 3.5" bays.
2 Other reasons to consider the HP Z230
Released Over Two Years Ago
This medium processor core personal computer was released over two years ago.
Average Total Storage Capacity
The HP Z230 has a pretty standard total storage capacity (512 gigabytes) compared to most of the other PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Z230.
Intel Core i7, Intel Core i7-4xxx
Processor Clock Speed
PCI Express Slots Version
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Cache Level
LGA1150, Socket H3 (LGA 1150)
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
1x1, 1x16, 2x8, 1x8, 1x8+2x4, 2x4
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Processor Cache Type
Smart Cache, L3
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, Windows 8.1 Pro
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 3.0 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
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Smart Cache
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Weight & Dimensions
Intel Virtualization Technology
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
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