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HP Z230

HP Z230 4 Core Intel Xeon E3 V3 3.3GHz 8GB 500GB HDD

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4 Intel Xeon E3 V3 3.3GHz 8GB Jun 2014
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12 Reasons For

Good Brand

HP medium processor core personal computers have good ratings on average and across all desktop computers HP is one of the superior brands.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on medium processor core personal computers that are a similar age to it.

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Fairly Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

At 1.74 gigabytes, the HP Z230 has a fairly big maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other desktop computers of this spec and age. The average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of medium processor core personal computers that were released more than two years ago is 1.4GB.

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11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version

This desktop computer supports a 11.2 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is the most commonly supported on-board graphics adapter DirectX version on medium processor core personal computers that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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3 PCI Express Slots Version

This desktop computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is the most commonly supported PCI Express slots version on desktop computers that were launched around the same time as it.

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L3 Processor Cache Level

This PC has a L3 processor cache level, which is the most commonly found processor cache level on personal computers of a comparable type and age to it.

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

This computer has a 10/100/1000Base-T(X) cabling technology, which is typical of many computers that were launched around the same time as 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 personal computer. Most of the other comparable spec desktop computers that were released more than two years ago have between one and two PCI Express x1 (Gen 2.x) slots.

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Fairly Big Processor Cache

Personal computers of this age and spec have processor caches of between 0.51MB and 10MB. At 8 megabytes, the HP Z230 has a quite big processor cache compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that were launched around the same time as the Z230.

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Has One Memory Slot

The HP Z230 has a greater number of memory slots than most computers that are a comparable age to it. This personal computer has a 4x DIMM memory slot, which is the most frequently found memory slot found on desktop computers of a similar age and spec to the Z230.

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DVD Super Multi Optical Drive Type

The optical drive type of this computer is DVD Super Multi, which is the most frequently found optical drive type on medium processor core personal computers that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Very Short

With a height of only 100 millimeters, the HP Z230 is quite short compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that have been available for a similar time to the Z230. Across all the personal computers that have been available for a similar time to the Z230 the heights range from 19mm to 560mm.

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1 Reason Against

Only HDD Storage Medium

The storage speed of this desktop computer is HDD, which is typical of many medium processor core personal computers that have been available for more than two years. 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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5 Other reasons to consider the HP Z230

Released Over Two Years Ago

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

Average Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 3.3 gigahertz, the HP Z230 has a pretty standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other computers of a similar age and spec to the Z230.

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Average Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the HP Z230 has a fairly typical internal memory compared to most of the other desktop computers that were launched around the same time as the Z230.

Desktop computers with a bigger internal memory that might be worth considering include the Zoostorm Intel Core i7-4790 Mini Tower[plb_2785392_price] (12GB) which is also higher rated.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the HP Z230 has a fairly standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other personal computers that are a similar age to the Z230.

If this medium processor core desktop computer total storage capacity is too small for you then you might also want to look at the Apple Mac Pro[plb_3816853_price] (512GB).

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Average Hard Drive Capacity

With a hard drive capacity of 500 gigabytes, the HP Z230 has a fairly average hard drive capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that have been on the market for more than two years.

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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
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
BD Interface Type
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
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
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 Quick Sync Videotechnology
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
Energy Star Certified
Packaging Content
Mouse Included
Keyboard Supplied
Other Features
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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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers hp inc z230, hp inc wm707, hp inc z230x, hp inc wm707e, hp inc z230xe, hp inc wm707ea, hp inc z230xeo, hp inc e31226v3, hp inc wm707eaa, hp inc z230xeon, hp inc wm707eaab, hp inc wm707eaabu
Barcodes 00888793350379, 00888793350461, 00888793350492, 00888793350515, 00888793350522, 00888793350546

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