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HP Z230 4 Core Intel Xeon E3 V3 3.3GHz 4GB 1TB HDD

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4 Intel Xeon E3 V3 3.3GHz 4GB Nov 2015
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HP Has Good Desktop Computer Reviews

We calculated the average reviews for all HP desktop computers and also specifically for HP medium processor core personal computers and found that in both cases HP had good reviews compared to other manufacturers.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This computer supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many medium processor core personal computers that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

At 1,200 megahertz, the HP Z230 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other computers of a similar type and age to the Z230. Medium processor core personal computers that came out around the same time as the Z230 have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of between 640MHz and 1,300MHz.

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Fairly Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

Comparable spec PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Z230 have maximum on-board graphics adapter memories of between 1GB and 64GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 4.3GB. With a maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of 1.74 gigabytes, the HP Z230 has a fairly big maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other similar spec computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Z230.

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3 PCI Express Slots Version

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

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L3 Processor Cache Level

This PC has a L3 processor cache level, which is typical of many PCs that came out more than a year ago.

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

This computer has a 10/100/1000Base-T(X) cabling technology, which is the most frequently found cabling technology on PCs of this age and spec.

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Three DisplayPorts

The HP Z230 is a three DisplayPort personal computer.

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Two 5.25" Bays

The HP Z230 is a two 5.25" bay desktop computer. Most of the other computers of a comparable age and type to the Z230 have between one and three 5.25" bays.

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Three Storage Drives

The HP Z230 is a three storage drive personal computer.

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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 on the market for more than a year. This computer has a 4x DIMM memory slot, which is the most commonly found memory slot found on computers of a similar spec and age to the Z230.

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DVD Super Multi Optical Drive Type

The optical drive type of this desktop computer is DVD Super Multi, which is typical of many comparable spec desktop computers that have been available for a similar time to it.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This computer supports a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many medium processor core personal computers that are a similar age to it.

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Quite Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

At only 1 gigabyte, the HP Z230 has a very small discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other desktop computers that were released around the same time as the Z230. The smallest discrete graphics adapter memory of comparable spec desktop computers that came out around the same time as the Z230 is 1GB and the biggest is 8.2TB.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

The storage speed of this desktop computer is HDD, which is typical of many PCs of this age and spec. 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.

PCs with a faster storage speed that might also be worth considering include the HP EliteDesk 800 G2 Mini[plb_3078512_price] (SSD).

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Only One PCI Express X4 (Gen 3.x) Slot

The HP Z230 is a one PCI Express x4 (Gen 3.x) slot PC.

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5 Other reasons to consider the HP Z230

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when this HP desktop computer was released.

Average Processor Clock Speed

The HP Z230 has a relatively average processor clock speed (3.3 gigahertz) compared to most of the other desktop computers of a similar age and spec to the Z230.

PCs with a faster processor clock speed that might also be worth considering include the 800 G2[pl_3797297_price] (3.4GHz), or the EliteDesk 800 G2 SFF[pl_3097970_price] (3.4GHz) both from HP.

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Average Hard Drive Capacity

The HP Z230 has a fairly average hard drive capacity (1,000 gigabyte) compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that are a comparable age to the Z230.

If this computer hard drive capacity is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the Alienware X51[plb_2501844_price] (2TB).

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 1,000 gigabyte, the HP Z230 has a pretty average total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that have been around for more than a year.

Computers with a bigger total storage capacity that might be worth looking at include the Asus G20AJ[plb_2976890_price] (1TB).

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Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 4 gigabytes, the HP Z230 has a pretty typical internal memory compared to most of the other personal computers of this age and spec.

PCs with a bigger internal memory that might also be worth considering include the DELL 270[plb_3068921_price] (6GB).

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Specification

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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 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
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
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive
Storage Drive
Storage Drive Installed
Integrated Card Reader
Optical Drive
Optical Drive Type
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
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
Operating System Supplied
Operating System Architecture
Networking
WiFi
Ethernet LAN Connection
Ports & Interfaces
Parallel Port
Firewire (IEEE 1394) Port
Headphone Out Port
Microphone in Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
PS/2 Port
DisplayPort
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 X4 (Gen 2.x) Slot
PCI Express X1 (Gen 2.x) Slot
Design
Chassis Type
Case Colour
Performance
Audio System
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 HD Graphics
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 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
Manual
Bundled Software
Mouse Included
Display Included
Keyboard Supplied
Windows Key
Other Features
Technical Details
Technical Details
Management Features

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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 z230, hp f1m20, hp wm704, hp z230t, hp wm648, hp wm648e, hp f1m20u, hp wm704e, f1m20utaba, hp wm648et, hp f1m20ut, hp wm704et, hp e31226v3, hp e31225v3, hp bd5rza00, F1M20UT ABA, hp wm648eta, hp bd5rzs00, hp f1m20uta, hp wm648etab, hp f1m20utab, hp f1m20utaba, hp w81dgw7p64, hp wm648etabu
Barcodes 00025192123221, 00888793769386, 00888793769393, 00888793777879, 00888793777886, 08887937693862, 08887937778798

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