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HP Z230T 4 Core Intel Xeon E3 V3 3.2GHz 4GB 1TB HDD

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4 Intel Xeon E3 V3 3.2GHz 4GB May 2014
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11 Reasons For

Good Brand

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 PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on medium processor core personal computers that are a comparable age to it.

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Quite Big Hard Drive Capacity

With a hard drive capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the HP Z230 has a fairly big hard drive capacity compared to most of the other personal computers of this spec and age. The hard drive capacity of medium processor core personal computers that came out around the same time as the Z230 range from 320GB to 3TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 800GB.

If you want a desktop computer with a bigger hard drive capacity then you might also want to consider the Lenovo E32[plb_2326680_price] (2TB), or the Alienware X51[plb_2502156_price] (2TB).

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Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

Comparable spec computers that came out around the same time as the Z230 have total storage capacity of between 32GB and 3TB. At 1,000 gigabyte, the HP Z230 has a fairly big total storage capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec PCs that were released more than two years ago.

Desktop computers with a bigger total storage capacity that might also be worth considering include the Lenovo E32[plb_2326680_price] (2TB).

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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 medium processor core personal computers that have been available for around the same time as it.

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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 on the market for a similar time to it.

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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 computers of a comparable type and age to it.

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Two PCI Express X1 (Gen 2.x) Slots

The HP Z230 is a two PCI Express x1 (Gen 2.x) slot desktop computer. Most of the other desktop computers of this age and spec have between one and two PCI Express x1 (Gen 2.x) slots.

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Has One Memory Slot

The HP Z230 has a greater number of memory slots than most medium processor core personal computers that have been around for a comparable time to it. This desktop 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 available for more than two years.

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DVD Super Multi Optical Drive Type

The optical drive type of this computer is DVD Super Multi, which is typical of many desktop computers of this age and spec.

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Very Short

At only 100 millimeters, the HP Z230 is quite short compared to most of the other desktop computers that were launched around the same time as the Z230. Medium processor core personal computers that were released more than two years ago have heights of between 19mm and 560mm.

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1 Reason Against

Only HDD Storage Medium

The storage speed of this personal computer is HDD, which is the most frequently found storage medium on personal computers that have been on the market 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.

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3 Other reasons to consider the HP Z230

Released Over Two Years Ago

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

Average Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 3.2 gigahertz, the HP Z230 has a pretty typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Z230.

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Average Internal Memory

The HP Z230 has a pretty average internal memory (4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other computers that were released more than two years ago.

If this HP personal computer internal memory is too small for you then you might want to look at the HP Z440[plb_2520406_price] (8GB).

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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 Level
Processor Cache
Processor Socket
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
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
Processor Series
PCI Express Lane (maximum)
Stepping
QPI Link
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
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive
Integrated Card Reader
Optical Drive
BD Interface Type
Optical Drive
Optical Drive Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Displayssupported by On-Board Grap
Operating System/software
Operating System
Recovery Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Networking
WiFi
Cabling Technology
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
Ports & Interfaces
Serial Port
Headphone Out Port
Microphone in Port
Line-Out Port
Line-In Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
PS/2 Port
DisplayPort
DVI Port
USB 3.0 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 X4 (Gen 2.x) Slot
PCI Express X1 (Gen 2.x) Slot
Design
Chassis Type
2.5" Bay
5.25" Bay
Case Colour
Performance
Audio System
Motherboard Chipset
Product Type
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intell Identity Protection Technology
Intel Quick Sync Videotechnology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel 64
Embedded Options Available
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel Secure Key
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel FDI Technology
Intel TSX-NI
Idle States
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 Fast Memory Access
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Instruction Set
Intel Dual Display Technology
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Processor Code
Scalability
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 TSX-NI Version
Intel Smart Cache
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Power
Power Supply
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
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Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Packaging Content
Display Diagonal
Mouse Included
Numeric Keypad
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Keyboard Supplied
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Display Horizontal Viewing Angle
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
Display Resolution
Technical Details
Intel Visual 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 z230, hp wm648, hp z230t, hp wm570, hp wm570e, hp wm648e, hp p231398, hp p231404, hp wm648et, hp p231421, hp wm570ea, hp wm648eta, hp p231421p, hp bd5rza00, hp bd5rzs00, hp p231398p, hp e31225v3, hp p231404p, hp wm648etab, hp wm648etabu

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