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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On average HP medium processor core computers have good reviews compared to other manufacturers as do all desktop computers produced by HP.
64-Bit Processor Operating Mode
This PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many medium processor core computers that are a similar age to it.
Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
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 similar spec personal computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Z230. The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of medium processor core computers that are a similar age to the Z230 is 700MHz, the fastest is 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,100MHz.
SSD Storage Medium
The HP Z230 has an SSD storage medium which is faster than the HDD storage medium found on most computers of this age and type. 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 personal computer's storage speed (SSD) is actually the best storage speed across all PCs of this age and spec.
An HDD storage medium is the worst storage speed across similar types of personal computer.
If the storage speed of this medium processor core computer is not fast enough for you then you might want to look at the Zotac ZBOX PI320 (Flash), or the Asus CHROMEBIT (£99.97) (Flash) which also has a higher rating.
L3 Processor Cache Level
This personal computer has a L3 processor cache level, which is typical of many computers of a similar age and spec to it.
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 comparable spec personal computers that are a similar age to it.
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10/100/1000Base-T(X) Cabling Technology
This PC has a 10/100/1000Base-T(X) cabling technology, which is the most frequently found cabling technology on medium processor core computers that were launched around the same time as it.
Two 5.25" Bays
Most personal computers that have been available for around the same time as the Z230 have between one and two 5.25" bays, including the HP Z230 which has two 5.25" bays.
Quite Big Solid-State Drive Capacity
With a solid-state drive capacity of 256 gigabytes, the HP Z230 has a fairly big solid-state drive capacity compared to most of the other computers of this age and spec. The solid-state drive capacities of personal computers that have been around for around the same time as the Z230 range from 8GB to 1TB.
Fairly Big Processor Cache
At 8 megabytes, the HP Z230 has a quite big processor cache compared to most of the other desktop computers of a similar age and type to the Z230. The average processor cache of medium processor core computers that have been available for a comparable time to the Z230 is 6.6MB, and the processor caches range from 2MB to 10MB.
Has One Memory Slot
The HP Z230 has a greater number of memory slots than most comparable spec desktop computers that have been available for around the same time as it. This desktop computer has a 4x DIMM memory slot, which is the most frequently found memory slot found on medium processor core computers that were launched around the same time as the Z230.
DVD Super Multi Optical Drive Type
The optical drive type of this PC is DVD Super Multi, which is typical of many personal computers of a similar age and type to it.
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Very Small Total Storage Capacity
The HP Z230 has a quite small total storage capacity (only 256 gigabytes) compared to most of the other PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Z230. Medium processor core computers that are a similar age to the Z230 have total storage capacity of between 4GB and 3.6TB.
If you would prefer a desktop computer with a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to consider the HP EliteDesk 800 G1 (£365.00) (500GB).
Very Small Internal Memory
The average internal memory of personal computers of this age and spec is 7.8GB, and the internal memory range from 2GB to 64GB. At only 4 gigabytes, the HP Z230 has a quite small internal memory compared to most of the other desktop computers that were released one year ago.
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Average Processor Clock Speed
At 3.2 gigahertz, the HP Z230 has a pretty typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core computers that have been available for around the same time as the Z230.
If you would prefer a faster processor clock speed then you might want to consider the Acer Veriton X2632G (£357.92) (3.3GHz).
Intel Xeon, Intel Xeon E3, Intel Xeon E3 v3
Processor Clock Speed
PCI Express Slots Version
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Cache Level
LGA1150, Socket H3 (LGA 1150)
Maximum Turbo Frequency
225, E3-1225, E3-1225V3
Processor Memory Voltage
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
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
Error Checking and Correcting (ECC)
Memory Clock Speed
2 x 2
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Total Storage Capacity
RAID File Storage
Solid-State Drive Interface
Serial ATA, Serial ATA II, Serial ATA III
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Solid State Drive Installed
Storage Drive Installed
Integrated Card Reader
Optical Drive Type
DVD Super Multi
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics P4600
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Displayssupported by On-Board Grap
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 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 Quick Sync Videotechnology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Embedded Options Available
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
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 Fast Memory Access
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
AVX, AVX 2.0, SSE, SSE4.1, SSE, SSE4.2
Intel Dual Display Technology
Intel Enhanced Halt State
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
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…
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…