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HP Z230 4 Core Intel Xeon E3 V3 3.3GHz 16GB 512GB SSD

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4 Intel Xeon E3 V3 3.3GHz 16GB Sep 2014
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Good Brand

HP has good average ratings for its medium processor core personal computers as well as across its entire personal computer range compared to other brands.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This computer supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on desktop computers of this type and age.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of comparable spec desktop computers that have been on the market for more than two years is 850MHz and the fastest is 860,000MHz. The HP Z230 has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies (1,200 megahertz) amongst medium processor core personal computers of this age.

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Quite Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The HP Z230 has a fairly big maximum on-board graphics adapter memory (1.74 gigabytes) compared to most of the other similar spec personal computers that have been around for a comparable time to the Z230. PCs of a comparable type and age to the Z230 have maximum on-board graphics adapter memories of between 1GB and 2GB.

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11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version

This PC supports a 11.2 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is typical of many similar spec PCs that have been available for more than two years.

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Four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports

Most personal computers of this age and spec 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.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

The average internal memory of personal computers of a comparable age and type to the Z230 is 7.5GB, and the internal memory range from 2GB to 64GB. The HP Z230 has one of the bigger internal memory (16 gigabytes) amongst desktop computers of this age.

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SSD Storage Medium

The HP Z230 has an SSD storage medium which is faster than most personal computers of this age and spec. Most desktop computers of a comparable spec and age to it have an HDD storage medium. 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.

An SSD storage medium is in fact the best storage speed across all personal computers that have been available for more than two years.

The worst storage speed across similar types of personal computer is HDD.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative SSD desktop computers currently available including the DELL Precision T1700 SFF[plb_2676603_price] which has better reviews.

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L3 Processor Cache Level

This desktop 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.

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3 PCI Express Slots Version

This desktop computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is typical of many desktop computers of a comparable age and type to it.

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

This personal computer has a 10/100/1000Base-T(X) cabling technology, which is the most commonly found cabling technology on medium processor core personal computers that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Very Big Solid-State Drive Capacity

With a solid-state drive capacity of 512 gigabytes, the HP Z230 has one of the biggest solid-state drive capacities amongst medium processor core personal computers of this age. Across all the computers of this age and spec the solid-state drive capacities range from 8GB to 520GB.

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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 Processor Cache

Computers of this age and type have processor caches of between 0.51MB and 10MB, and the average processor cache is 6.8MB. The HP Z230 has a fairly big processor cache (8 megabytes) compared to most of the other desktop computers of a comparable spec and age to the Z230.

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Four USB 3.0 Ports

The HP Z230 is a four USB 3.0 port desktop computer. Most of the other medium processor core personal computers that have been around for around the same time as the Z230 have between one and eight USB 3.0 ports.

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Has One Memory Slot

The number of memory slots found on the HP Z230 is more than most desktop computers that have been available for more than two years. This computer has a 4x DIMM memory slot, which is the most commonly found memory slot found on similar spec computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Z230.

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DVD Super Multi Optical Drive Type

The optical drive type of this personal computer is DVD Super Multi, which is the most frequently found optical drive type on desktop computers of this type and age.

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1 Reason Against

Only Four Processor Threads

The HP Z230 is a four processor thread computer. Most of the other medium processor core personal computers that were released more than two years ago have between four and seven processor threads.

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3 Other reasons to consider the HP Z230

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when HP released the Z230.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 3.3 gigahertz, the HP Z230 has a pretty typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other desktop computers of this age and type.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 512 gigabytes, the HP Z230 has a relatively typical total storage capacity 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.

If you want a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to consider the Alienware X51[plb_2447209_price] (1TB).

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Specification

Features
Processor
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
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
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Configuration
Processor Codename
Processor Lithography
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Bus Type
Processor Cache Type
Processor Installed
Ergonomics
Memory
Internal Memory
Error Checking and Correcting (ECC)
Memory Clock Speed
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
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
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Execution Unit
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
Operating System/software
Operating System
Recovery Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Networking
WiFi
Cabling Technology
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
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 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
Idle States
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 Fast Memory Access
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Instruction Set
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel I/O Acceleration Technology
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
Display
Power
Power Supply
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Operational Conditions
Certificates
Packaging Content
Display Included
Keyboard Supplied
Other Features
Intel Virtualization Technology
Technical Details
Technical Details
Management Features

1 Award

PC Mag Editor's Choice

Expert Reviews

(8)
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
12 March 2014

The Z230 has a lot going for it. The price is highly competitive. The compact design lets you place it just about anywhere. It can be quite powerful if you configure it with a fast processor and...

Sturdy build
Mostly toolless chassis
Powerful configuration
Intelligent design
ECC memory
Could use a memory card reader as standard
No digital audio output
Only one PCI 3.0 16 slot
Expensive
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...

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User Reviews

(12)
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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Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers hp g1x53, hp g1x53e, g1x53etabu, hp g1x53et, hp e31226v3, hp bd52za00, hp g1x53eta, hp bd52zs00, hp g1x53etab, hp g1x53etabu
Barcodes 00888793687321, 00888793688076, 00888793688106

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