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HP Z230 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 3.6GHz 8GB 256GB SSD

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4 Intel Core I7-4xxx 3.6GHz 8GB Sep 2014
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19 Reasons For

HP Has Good Computer Reviews

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

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on medium processor core personal computers that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

Across all the medium processor core personal computers that have been available for more than two years the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 850MHz to 860,000MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of 1,200 megahertz, the HP Z230 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other PCs of this spec and age.

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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 personal computers of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed

The average processor clock speed of medium processor core personal computers that were launched more than two years ago is 3.1GHz. The HP Z230 has one of the faster processor clock speeds (3.6 gigahertz) amongst similar spec computers of this age.

If you want a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to consider the HP Z440[plb_2520406_price] (3.7GHz).

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SSD Storage Medium

The HP Z230 has an SSD storage medium which is faster than the HDD storage medium found on most medium processor core personal computers that are a comparable age to it. 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 in fact the best storage speed across all medium processor core personal computers that have been on the market for a similar time to the Z230.

Across similar types of PC the worst storage speed is HDD.

There are a number of other SSD personal computers currently available that you might want to consider including because of it's better review score, the DELL Precision T1700 SFF[plb_2676603_price].

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the HP Z230 has one of the bigger internal memory amongst medium processor core personal computers of this age. The internal memory of desktop computers of a comparable age and spec to the Z230 range from 2GB to 64GB.

If you are looking for a personal computer with a bigger internal memory then you might also want to consider the Apple Mac Pro[plb_3816853_price] (12GB), or the DELL XPS 8700[plb_2716106_price] (12GB).

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3 PCI Express Slots Version

This PC supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is typical of many similar spec personal computers that have been around for around the same time as it.

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10/100/1000Base-T(X) Cabling Technology

This computer has a 10/100/1000Base-T(X) cabling technology, which is typical of many similar spec PCs that were launched around the same time as it.

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L3 Processor Cache Level

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

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Fairly Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

The average maximum turbo frequency of medium processor core personal computers that have been available for around the same time as the Z230 is 3.6GHz. At 4 gigahertz, the HP Z230 has a quite fast maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that were launched around the same time as the Z230.

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Six USB 2.0 Ports

The HP Z230 is a six USB 2.0 port personal computer.

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Quite Big Solid-State Drive Capacity

The solid-state drive capacities of medium processor core personal computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the Z230 range from 8GB to 520GB, and the average solid-state drive capacity is 190GB. With a solid-state drive capacity of 256 gigabytes, the HP Z230 has one of the bigger solid-state drive capacities amongst comparable spec PCs of this age.

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Eight Processor Threads

Most of the other PCs of this type and age only have between four and seven processor threads, however the HP Z230 has eight processor threads.

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Quite Big Processor Cache

The average processor cache of personal computers of a comparable age and spec to the Z230 is 6.8MB. The HP Z230 has one of the bigger processor caches (8 megabytes) amongst PCs of this age.

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Four USB 3.0 Ports

The HP Z230 is a four USB 3.0 port computer. Most of the other similar spec desktop computers that are a comparable age to the Z230 have between one and eight USB 3.0 ports.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

At 32 gigabytes, the HP Z230 has a fairly big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other computers that are a similar age to the Z230. The smallest maximum internal memory of personal computers of a similar age and type to the Z230 is 2GB, the biggest is 260GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 32GB.

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Has One Memory Slot

The HP Z230 has a greater number of memory slots than most comparable spec personal computers that are a similar age to it. This PC has a 4x DIMM memory slot, which is the most frequently found memory slot found on computers of this age and type.

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DVD Super Multi Optical Drive Type

The optical drive type of this personal computer is DVD Super Multi, which is typical of many PCs of this type and age.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

At only 256 gigabytes, the HP Z230 has a quite small total storage capacity compared to most of the other desktop computers of a similar age and spec to the Z230. Medium processor core personal computers that were released more than two years ago have total storage capacity of between 32GB and 3TB, and the average total storage capacity is 710GB.

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Very Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The HP Z230 has a fairly small maximum on-board graphics adapter memory (only 1.024 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that are a comparable age to the Z230. The maximum on-board graphics adapter memories of desktop computers of this spec and age range from 1GB to 2GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 1.4GB.

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1 Other reason to consider the HP Z230

Released Over Two Years Ago

This desktop computer has been on the market for over two years.

Specification

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Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
PCI Express Slots Version
Processor Thread
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
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
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Configuration
Processor Codename
Processor Lithography
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Bus Type
Processor Cache Type
Processor Installed
Memory
Internal Memory
Error Checking and Correcting (ECC)
Memory Clock Speed
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Solid State Drive Installed
Optical Drive
Optical Drive
Optical Drive Type
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
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Operating System
Recovery Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Networking
WiFi
Cabling Technology
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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 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
Design
Chassis Type
2.5" Bay
5.25" Bay
3.5" Bay
Case Colour
Water Cooling System
Performance
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 Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
Intel FDI Technology
Intel TSX-NI
Idle States
OS Guard
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
Power
Power Supply
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
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Packaging Content
Display Included
Keyboard Supplied
Other Features
Intel Virtualization Technology

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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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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers hp 16gb2, hp d1p34, hp d1p34a, hp d1p34av
Barcodes 00641329488249, 00888793687161, 00888793687239, 00888793687963, 08887936872398, 08887936879601

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