Create a totally immersive work environment for those who demand reliability and performance on a budget. Designed for heavy 24x7x365 workloads, the HP Z230 delivers next-generation processor and...
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18 Reasons For
We calculated the average ratings for all HP PCs and also specifically for HP medium processor core personal computers and found that in both cases HP had good ratings compared to other brands.
64-Bit Processor Operating Mode
This personal computer supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many similar spec PCs that are a comparable age to it.
Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
Across all the medium processor core personal computers that are a similar age to the Z230 the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 850MHz to 860,000MHz. At 1,200 megahertz, the HP Z230 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other similar spec computers that were released around the same time as the Z230.
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 personal computers of a similar type and age to it.
Four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports
Most medium processor core personal computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the Z230 have between one and eight USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the HP Z230 which has four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.
Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed
At 3.6 gigahertz, the HP Z230 has a quite fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the Z230. Across all the medium processor core personal computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the Z230 the processor clock speeds range from 1GHz to 4.1GHz.
PCs with a faster processor clock speed that might be worth looking at include the HP Z440[plb_2520406_price] (3.7GHz).
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3 PCI Express Slots Version
This personal computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is the most commonly supported PCI Express slots version on computers of a similar spec and age 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 have been available for more than two years.
Fairly Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency
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 of this type and age. The maximum turbo frequencies of similar spec personal computers that have been around for a comparable time to the Z230 range from 1.3GHz to 4.4GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 3.6GHz.
Six USB 2.0 Ports
The HP Z230 is a six USB 2.0 port desktop computer.
Two 5.25" Bays
The HP Z230 is a two 5.25" bay desktop computer.
Eight Processor Threads
Most of the other medium processor core personal computers that were released more than two years ago only have between four and seven processor threads, however the HP Z230 has eight processor threads.
Two PCI Express X1 (Gen 2.x) Slots
The HP Z230 is a two PCI Express x1 (Gen 2.x) slot PC. Most of the other desktop computers of this type and age have between one and two PCI Express x1 (Gen 2.x) slots.
Four USB 3.0 Ports
Most medium processor core personal computers that have been on the market for more than two years have between one and eight USB 3.0 ports, including the HP Z230 which has four USB 3.0 ports.
Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory
At 32 gigabytes, the HP Z230 has a quite big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Z230. The smallest maximum internal memory of computers that were released more than two years ago is 2GB and the biggest is 260GB.
Supports One Case Placement
The HP Z230 has a greater number of placements than most personal computers of this spec and age. This personal computer supports a Vertical case placement, which is the most frequently supported case placement supported by comparable spec computers that came out more than two years ago.
Has One Memory Slot
The number of memory slots found on the HP Z230 is more than most medium processor core personal computers that have been around for a comparable time to it. This HP computer has a 4x DIMM memory slot, which is the most commonly found memory slot found on comparable spec desktop computers that are a similar age to the Z230.
DVD Super Multi Optical Drive Type
The optical drive type of this desktop computer is DVD Super Multi, which is typical of many personal computers of this type and age.
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Only HDD Storage Medium
The storage speed of this PC is HDD, which is the most frequently found storage medium on medium processor core personal computers that have been around for a similar time 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.
Quite Small Internal Memory
When compared to other medium processor core personal computers that were launched around the same time as the Z230 that we have assessed, the HP Z230's internal memory of only 4 gigabytes is one of the smallest. The smallest internal memory of desktop computers that have been around for around the same time as the Z230 is 2GB, the biggest is 64GB, and the average internal memory is 7.5GB.
If you want a PC with a bigger internal memory then you might want to consider the HP EliteDesk 800 G1[plb_2564215_price] (8GB).
Very Small Hard Drive Capacity
The HP Z230 has a quite small hard drive capacity (only 500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other PCs of this age and spec. The smallest hard drive capacity of computers that were released more than two years ago is 320GB, the biggest is 3TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 800GB.
Quite Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
The maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of the HP Z230 of only 1.024 gigabytes is one of the smallest amongst PCs of a similar age and spec to the Z230. Medium processor core personal computers that have been available for a comparable time to the Z230 have maximum on-board graphics adapter memories of between 1GB and 2GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 1.4GB.
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2 Other reasons to consider the HP Z230
Released Over Two Years Ago
It was over two years ago when this medium processor core desktop computer was released.
Average Total Storage Capacity
At 500 gigabytes, the HP Z230 has a pretty average total storage capacity compared to most of the other desktop computers of this type and age.
If you want a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to consider the Apple Mac Pro[plb_3816853_price] (512GB).
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 Memory Voltage
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
RAID File Storage
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Serial ATA, Serial ATA II, Serial ATA III
Storage 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 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
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
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 Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel HD Graphics
Intel Secure Key
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Built-In Visuals 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
Power Supply Input Voltage
100 - 240
Power Supply Input Frequency
Weight & Dimensions
Storage Relative Humidity Range
5 - 90
Storage Temperature Range
-20 - 60
0 - 4570
0 - 3050
Operating Temperature Range
10 - 40
Energy Star Certified
Intel Virtualization Technology
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Manufacturer Part Numbers
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