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11 Reasons For
On average HP medium processor core computers have good ratings compared to other manufacturers as do all desktop computers manufactured by HP.
64-Bit Processor Operating Mode
This computer supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on computers of this age and spec.
Quite Big Internal Memory
With an internal memory of 16 gigabytes, the HP Z230 has one of the bigger internal memory amongst comparable spec computers of this age. The average internal memory of desktop computers of this age and spec is 8GB, and the internal memory range from 2GB to 64GB.
L3 Processor Cache Level
This personal computer has a L3 processor cache level, which is the most frequently found processor cache level on PCs of this spec and age.
3 PCI Express Slots Version
This PC supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is the most commonly supported PCI Express slots version on medium processor core computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.
Six USB 2.0 Ports
Most computers of this type and age have between two and nine USB 2.0 ports, including the HP Z230 which has six USB 2.0 ports.
+6 More reasons for
Eight Processor Threads
The HP Z230 has more processor threads than most of the personal computers of a comparable spec and age to the Z230. Most of the similar spec desktop computers that were released more than two years ago only have between four and seven processor threads, however this personal computer has eight processor threads.
Fairly Big Processor Cache
With a processor cache of 8 megabytes, the HP Z230 has one of the bigger processor caches amongst desktop computers of this age. Computers of a similar age and spec to the Z230 have processor caches of between 0.51MB and 10MB.
Two PCI Express X1 Slots
Most medium processor core computers that came out around the same time as the Z230 have between one and two PCI Express x1 slots, including the HP Z230 which has two PCI Express x1 slots.
Has One Memory Slot
The number of memory slots found on the HP Z230 is more than most desktop computers of this spec and age. This desktop computer has a 4x DIMM memory slot, which is the most commonly found memory slot found on medium processor core computers that have been available for more than two years.
DVD Super Multi Optical Drive Type
The optical drive type of this computer is DVD Super Multi, which is the most commonly found optical drive type on medium processor core computers that have been on the market for a similar time to it.
3 Reasons Against
We think this medium processor core computer looks expensive compared to other desktop computers of a similar age and type. The price range of desktop computers of a similar age and type is from £183 to £2,309.
Very Small Total Storage Capacity
Across all the personal computers of this spec and age the total storage capacity range from 32GB to 2.3TB, and the average total storage capacity is 720GB. At only 256 gigabytes, the HP Z230 has a fairly small total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core computers that were released more than two years ago.
If you are looking for a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to consider the Alienware X51 (£1,309.44) (1TB).
Only HDD Storage Medium
The storage speed of this desktop computer is HDD, which is the most commonly found storage medium on personal computers of a comparable spec and age to it. 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.
It may also be worth considering one of the alternative HDD PCs currently available including the HP Z420 (£1,050.08) which is cheaper.
2 Other reasons to consider the HP Z230
Released Over Two Years Ago
This personal computer has been on the market for over two years.
Average Processor Clock Speed
At 3.4 gigahertz, the HP Z230 has a pretty typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other similar spec personal computers that came out around the same time as the Z230.
Intel Xeon, Intel Xeon E3, Intel Xeon E3 v3
Processor Clock Speed
PCI Express Slots Version
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Cache Level
LGA1150, Socket H3 (LGA 1150)
Maximum Turbo Frequency
240, E3-1240, E3-1240V3
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
PCI Express Lane (maximum)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Configuration
1x1, 1x16, 2x8, 1x8, 1x8+2x4, 2x4
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Processor Cache Type
Smart Cache, L3
Memory Clock Speed
4 x 4
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Total Storage Capacity
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Solid State Drive Installed
Integrated Card Reader
Optical Drive Type
DVD Super Multi
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
NVIDIA Quadro K2000
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Windows 7 Professional
Recovery Operating System
Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 8.1 Pro
Operating System Architecture
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
10, 10, 100, 10, 100, 1000
Ethernet LAN Connection
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Out Port
Microphone in Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
PCI Express X16 (Gen 3.x) Slot
PCI Express X16 Slot
PCI Express X4 (Gen 2.x) Slot
PCI Express X4 Slot
PCI Express X1 (Gen 2.x) Slot
PCI Express X1 Slot
Mini Tower, Tower
Water Cooling System
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intell Identity Protection Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel Secure Key
Intel AES New Instructions
Thermal Monitoring Technology
Execute Disable Bit
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)
AVX, AVX 2.0, SSE, SSE4.1, SSE, SSE4.2
Intel Enhanced Halt State
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
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