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HP Z230 4 Core Intel Xeon E3 V3 3.4GHz 16GB 256GB HDD

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4 Intel Xeon E3 V3 3.4GHz 16GB Apr 2014
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9 Reasons For

Good Brand

Based on 242 expert and owner reviews, HP has good reviews for its computers. HP also has good reviews specifically for its medium processor core personal computers compared to other manufacturers.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This computer supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Price Drop of £219.57

The price of the Z230 dropped by £219.57 yesterday.

Quite Big Internal Memory

Across all the PCs that have been around for more than two years the internal memory range from 2GB to 64GB. When compared to other medium processor core personal computers that have been available for around the same time as the Z230, the internal memory of the HP Z230 of 16 gigabytes is one of the biggest.

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3 PCI Express Slots Version

This personal computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is typical of many medium processor core personal computers that have been available for more than two years.

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L3 Processor Cache Level

This personal computer has a L3 processor cache level, which is typical of many medium processor core personal computers that came out more than two years ago.

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Eight Processor Threads

The HP Z230 has more processor threads than most of the PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Z230. Most of the medium processor core personal computers that were released more than two years ago only have between four and seven processor threads, however this computer has eight processor threads.

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Has One Memory Slot

The HP Z230 has a greater number of memory slots than most personal computers that came out around the same time as it. This PC has a 4x DIMM memory slot, which is the most commonly found memory slot found on PCs of a similar type 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 the most commonly found optical drive type on comparable spec personal computers that have been around for a similar time to it.

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3 Reasons Against

Very Small Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of only 256 gigabytes, the HP Z230 has one of the smaller total storage capacity amongst similar spec personal computers of this age. The total storage capacity of personal computers of a similar type and age to the Z230 range from 32GB to 3TB, and the average total storage capacity is 710GB.

If you want a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to consider the ThinkCentre E73[pl_2876853_price] (500GB and cheaper), or the ThinkCentre E73[pl_2338866_price] (1TB and cheaper) both from Lenovo.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

The storage speed of this computer is HDD, which is the most frequently found storage medium on personal computers that were released more than two years ago. 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.

There are a number of alternative HDD desktop computers currently available which you might also want to look at including the HP Z420[plb_2176834_price], the Alienware X51[plb_2177038_price], or the Lenovo ThinkCentre E73[plb_2338866_price] which is cheaper.

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We think this computer looks expensive compared to other desktop computers that came out more than two years ago. The price range of desktop computers that came out more than two years ago is from £206 to £1,667.

2 Other reasons to consider the HP Z230

Released Over Two Years Ago

This desktop computer was released over two years ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 3.4 gigahertz, the HP Z230 has a relatively average processor clock speed compared to most of the other comparable spec computers that have been around for more than two years.

We compared this personal computer to all the other 3.4GHz processor clock speed PCs and we think cheaper personal computers such as the Alienware X51[plb_2177038_price] is also worth considering.

Desktop computers with a faster processor clock speed that might also be worth looking at include the Lenovo Thinkstation P500[plb_2522582_price] (3.5GHz), or the HP Z440[plb_2520406_price] (3.7GHz).

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Expert Reviews

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
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
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

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 wm651, hp wm574, hp wm651e, hp wm574e, hp p213134, hp wm651et, hp wm574et, hp e31245v3, hp p213134p, hp wm651eta, hp inc z230, hp inc z230x, hp inc wm574, hp wm651etab, hp inc wm651, hp inc wm574e, hp wm651etabd, hp inc wm651e, hp inc z230xe, hp inc wm651et, hp inc z230xeo, hp inc wm574et, hp inc e31245v3, hp inc wm651eta, hp inc z230xeon, hp inc wm651etab, hp inc wm651etabu
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