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HP Has Good Reviews for Its Personal Computers
HP medium processor core personal computers have good ratings on average and across all PCs HP is one of the better rated brands.
64-Bit Processor Operating Mode
This personal computer 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 available for more than a year.
Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of medium processor core personal computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the Z230 is 1,100MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 640MHz to 1,300MHz. The HP Z230 has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies (1,200 megahertz) amongst personal computers of this age.
Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed
The HP Z230 has a quite fast processor clock speed (3.6 gigahertz) compared to most of the other PCs of a comparable age and type to the Z230. Medium processor core personal computers that were released one year ago have processor clock speeds of between 1.3GHz and 4GHz.
If this medium processor core desktop computer processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might also want to consider the Apple ME253[plb_3040902_price] (3.7GHz).
3 PCI Express Slots Version
This desktop computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is the most frequently supported PCI Express slots version on desktop computers of a similar age and type to it.
L3 Processor Cache Level
This computer has a L3 processor cache level, which is typical of many medium processor core personal computers that are a similar age to it.
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Quite Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency
Across all the similar spec PCs that have been around for more than a year the maximum turbo frequencies range from 1.8GHz to 4.4GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 3.6GHz. With a maximum turbo frequency of 4 gigahertz, the HP Z230 has a quite fast maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other desktop computers that have been available for around the same time as the Z230.
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 comparable spec desktop computers that were launched more than a year ago.
Has One Memory Slot
The number of memory slots found on the HP Z230 is more than most desktop computers that came out more than a year ago. This personal computer has a 4x DIMM memory slot, which is the most commonly found memory slot found on similar spec computers that have been available for more than a year.
DVD Super Multi Optical Drive Type
The optical drive type of this computer is DVD Super Multi, which is the most commonly found optical drive type on similar spec personal computers that were released more than a year ago.
The heights of desktop computers of this type and age range from 9.8mm to 560mm, and the average height is 300mm. The HP Z230 is fairly short (only 100 millimeters) compared to most of the other comparable spec desktop computers that came out around the same time as the Z230.
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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 similar spec desktop computers that were launched around the same time as 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.
If you are looking for a PC with a faster storage speed then you might also want to consider the HP EliteDesk 800 G2 Mini[plb_3078512_price] (SSD).
Quite Small On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
At only 1.7 gigabytes, the HP Z230 has a very small on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other computers of a similar type and age to the Z230. The average on-board graphics adapter memory of medium processor core personal computers that have been on the market for a similar time to the Z230 is 160GB, and the on-board graphics adapter memory capacities range from 1.7GB to 2.1TB.
Only One 3.5" Bay
The HP Z230 is a one 3.5" bay computer. Most of the other comparable spec PCs that are a similar age to the Z230 have between one and six 3.5" bays.
Quite Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
The smallest discrete graphics adapter memory of computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Z230 is 4.9MB and the biggest is 8.2GB. With a discrete graphics adapter memory of only 2,048 megabytes, the HP Z230 has a quite small discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that have been available for around the same time as the Z230.
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4 Other reasons to consider the HP Z230
Released Over Two Years Ago
It was over two years ago when this desktop computer was released.
Average Hard Drive Capacity
At 1,000 gigabyte, the HP Z230 has a pretty average hard drive capacity compared to most of the other personal computers of this age and spec.
If you are looking for a bigger hard drive capacity then you might also want to look at the Alienware X51[plb_2373451_price] (2TB).
Average Total Storage Capacity
At 1,000 gigabyte, the HP Z230 has a pretty typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec personal computers that were launched more than a year ago.
If this medium processor core desktop computer total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the Asus G20AJ[plb_2976890_price] (1TB).
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Average Internal Memory
At 4 gigabytes, the HP Z230 has a fairly typical internal memory compared to most of the other desktop computers of this spec and age.
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
Processor That Supports ECC
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
1 x 4
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Total Storage Capacity
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Integrated Card Reader
BD Interface Type
Optical Drive Type
DVD Super Multi
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 4600
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
AMD FirePro W2100
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
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 X4 (Gen 2.x) Slot
PCI Express X1 (Gen 2.x) Slot
Mini Tower, Tower
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 Clear Video Technology
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
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