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HP Z230

HP Z230 4 Core Intel Xeon E3 V3 3.3GHz 8GB 1TB HDD

4 Intel Xeon E3 V3 3.3GHz 8GB Jan 2016
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11 Reasons For

Good Brand

We checked 242 owner and expert reviews for HP PCs and found that on average HP has good ratings compared to other brands. We also found that HP has good ratings specifically within its medium processor core personal computers range.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This personal computer 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 a comparable time to it.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

When compared to other PCs that were launched in the last 12 months that we have checked, the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of the HP Z230 of 1,200 megahertz is one of the fastest. Across all the medium processor core personal computers that were released around the same time as the Z230 the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 500MHz to 1,400MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,100MHz.

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Fairly Big Hard Drive Capacity

The HP Z230 has a fairly big hard drive capacity (1,000 gigabyte) compared to most of the other recently released personal computers. Across all the personal computers that have been on the market for a similar time to the Z230 the hard drive capacity range from 250GB to 3TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 910GB.

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Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

At 1,000 gigabyte, the HP Z230 has a fairly big total storage capacity compared to most of the other new medium processor core personal computers. The total storage capacity of personal computers that are a comparable age to the Z230 range from 32GB to 3.3TB, and the average total storage capacity is 730GB.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

The HP Z230 has one of the bigger internal memory (8 gigabytes) amongst similar spec computers of this age. The average internal memory of medium processor core personal computers that have been around for around the same time as the Z230 is 7.9GB, and the internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB.

If this computer internal memory is too small for you then you might want to look at the DELL 3650[plb_3450642_price] (16GB).

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3 PCI Express Slots Version

This personal computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is the most commonly supported PCI Express slots version on latest desktop computers.

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Six USB 2.0 Ports

Most computers that have been available for the last year have between one and seven USB 2.0 ports, including the HP Z230 which has six USB 2.0 ports.

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Fairly Big Processor Cache

Across all the comparable spec desktop computers that have been available for the last year the processor caches range from 2MB to 10MB. At 8 megabytes, the HP Z230 has a fairly big processor cache compared to most of the other similar spec computers that are a comparable age to the Z230.

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Has One Memory Slot

The HP Z230 has a greater number of memory slots than most similar spec computers that were launched around the same time as it. This personal computer has a 4x DIMM memory slot, which is the most commonly found memory slot found on comparable spec personal computers that have been available for a similar time to the Z230.

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DVD Super Multi Optical Drive Type

The optical drive type of this PC is DVD Super Multi, which is the most frequently found optical drive type on medium processor core personal computers that are a similar age to it.

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8 Reasons Against

Quite Slow Max Memory Bandwidth Supported Processor

With a max memory bandwidth supported processor of only 25.6 gigabytes per second, the HP Z230 has one of the slower max memory bandwidth supported processor amongst medium processor core personal computers of this age. The max memory bandwidth supported processor of medium processor core personal computers that have been available for around the same time as the Z230 range from 10GB/s to 77GB/s, and the average max memory bandwidth supported processor is 34GB/s.

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Very Small Max Internal Memory Supported Processor

The max internal memory supported processors of latest medium processor core personal computers range from 2GB to 1.6TB, and the average max internal memory supported processor is 100GB. With a max internal memory supported processor of only 32 gigabytes, the HP Z230 has one of the smaller max internal memory supported processors amongst personal computers of this age.

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Only 11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version

The HP Z230 supports an 11 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version which is better than the 12 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version supported by most new desktop computers. The on-board graphics adapter DirectX version of all medium processor core personal computers that have been around for around the same time as the Z230 ranges from 11.2/12 (worst) to 12 (best).

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Only 4.3 On-Board Graphics Adapter OpenGL Version

The HP Z230 supports a better on-board graphics adapter OpenGL version than most latest PCs. This desktop computer supports a 4.3 on-board graphics adapter OpenGL version, whereas most medium processor core personal computers that were launched around the same time as it support a 4.4 on-board graphics adapter OpenGL version. The best on-board graphics adapter OpenGL version of all medium processor core personal computers that have been available for a comparable time to the Z230 is 4.4 and the worst is 4.

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Only DDR3-SDRAM Internal Memory Type

The HP Z230 has a newer internal memory type than most new similar spec PCs. This computer has a DDR3-SDRAM internal memory type, whereas most latest PCs have a DDR4-SDRAM internal memory type.

This personal computer's internal memory type (DDR3-SDRAM) is in fact the worst internal memory type amongst all personal computers that were launched around the same time as the Z230.

A DDR4-SDRAM internal memory type is the best internal memory type across similar types of personal computer.

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Very Slow Memory Clock Speed

The average memory clock speed of similar spec desktop computers that are a comparable age to the Z230 is 2,000MHz. With a memory clock speed of only 1,600 megahertz, the HP Z230 has one of the slower memory clock speeds amongst comparable spec computers of this age.

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Very Low System Bus Data Transfer Rate

The system bus data transfer rates of recently released similar spec desktop computers range from 5GT/s to 8GT/s. At only 5 Gigatransfers per second, the HP Z230 has a fairly low system bus data transfer rate compared to most of the other recently released similar spec computers.

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Heavy

The weights of medium processor core personal computers that were released in the last year range from 38g to 16kg, and the average weight is 6.4kg. The HP Z230 is one of the heavier new PCs (8.8 kilograms) amongst similar spec computers of this age.

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3 Other reasons to consider the HP Z230

Released Eleven Months Ago

It was eleven months ago when this desktop computer was released.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 3.3 gigahertz, the HP Z230 has a relatively standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that were released in the last year.

If this personal computer processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might also want to consider the 400 G3[pl_3857456_price] (3.4GHz), or the Z240 MT[pl_3666987_price] (3.4GHz) both from HP.

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HDD Storage Medium

The storage speed of this computer is HDD, which is typical of many personal computers that have been around for the last year. 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.

If the storage speed of this HP personal computer is too slow for you then you might want to consider the HP 400 G2[plb_3768564_price] (SSD).

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Specification

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
Memory
Internal Memory
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
Optical Drive
Optical Drive
Optical Drive Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Open GL Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Execution Unit
On-Board Graphics Adapter OpenGL Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Output
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
Displayssupported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
Operating System/software
Operating System
Recovery Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Networking
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
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Design
Chassis Type
Case Colour
Performance
Motherboard Chipset
Product Type
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intell Identity Protection Technology
Intel Quick Sync Videotechnology
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
Intel Built-In Visuals Technology
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
Power
Power Supply
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Mouse Included
Keyboard Supplied

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers hp p219065, hp e31226v3, hp p219065p

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HP Z240 SFF vs HP Z230

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4 core Intel Xeon E3 v3 3.3GHz 8GB 1TB HDD
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DELL 3650 vs HP Z230

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4 core Intel Xeon E3 v3 3.3GHz 8GB 1TB HDD
£ 596.60
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8GB Bigger Internal Memory
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HP 240 SFF vs HP Z230

HP 240 SFF vs HP Z230
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4 core Intel Core i7-6xxx 3.4GHz 16GB 256GB SSD
HP Z230
4 core Intel Xeon E3 v3 3.3GHz 8GB 1TB HDD
£ 968.69
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