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HP Z230 4 Core Intel Xeon E3 V3 3.5GHz 16GB 256GB SSD

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4 Intel Xeon E3 V3 3.5GHz 16GB Mar 2015
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Create a totally immersive work environment for those who demand reliability and performance on a budget. Designed for heavy 24x7x365 workloads, the HP Z230 delivers next-generation processor and... More
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HP PCs Have Good Reviews

On average HP medium processor core personal computers have good reviews compared to other manufacturers as do all personal computers produced by HP.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This 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 on the market for around the same time as it.

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Quite 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 medium processor core personal computers that have been available for around the same time as the Z230. The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of computers of this type and age is 640MHz, the fastest is 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,100MHz.

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Quite Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The smallest maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of comparable spec desktop computers that were released around the same time as the Z230 is 1GB, the biggest is 64GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 4.3GB. At 1.74 gigabytes, the HP Z230 has a quite big maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that were released one year ago.

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Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed

At 3.5 gigahertz, the HP Z230 has a fairly fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other computers of this type and age. Across all the medium processor core personal computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Z230 the processor clock speeds range from 1.3GHz to 4GHz.

If you want a PC with a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to consider the Lenovo H50-50[plb_3738189_price] (3.6GHz), the Asus G20AJ[plb_2960529_price] (3.6GHz), or the HP 810-477na[plb_3402544_price] (3.6GHz).

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Quite Big Internal Memory

The smallest internal memory of medium processor core personal computers that have been available for more than a year is 2GB, the biggest is 64GB, and the average internal memory is 8.3GB. With an internal memory of 16 gigabytes, the HP Z230 has a quite big internal memory compared to most of the other similar spec PCs that were released one year ago.

Desktop computers with a bigger internal memory that might be worth considering include the HP 440 MT[plb_2949579_price] (32GB) which also has a higher rating.

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SSD Storage Medium

The HP Z230 has an SSD storage medium which is faster than the HDD storage medium found on most medium processor core personal computers that have been on the market for around the same time as it. Solid State Drives (SSD) store information in transistors on a circuit board rather than on optical or magnetic media. This has the advantage of being much faster than a traditional HDD drive.

An SSD storage medium is in fact the best storage speed across all medium processor core personal computers that have been on the market for a similar time to the Z230.

An HDD storage medium is the worst storage speed across comparable types of computer.

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3 PCI Express Slots Version

This PC supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is typical of many desktop computers that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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L3 Processor Cache Level

This personal computer has a L3 processor cache level, which is the most commonly found processor cache level on desktop computers that have been available for around the same time as 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 the most frequently found cabling technology on medium processor core personal computers that have been around for more than a year.

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Six USB 2.0 Ports

Most PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Z230 have between one and nine USB 2.0 ports, including the HP Z230 which has six USB 2.0 ports.

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Two DisplayPorts

The HP Z230 is a two DisplayPort personal computer. Most of the other personal computers of this age and spec have between one and three DisplayPorts.

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Quite Big Solid-State Drive Capacity

The solid-state drive capacities of PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Z230 range from 8GB to 1TB. With a solid-state drive capacity of 256 gigabytes, the HP Z230 has one of the bigger solid-state drive capacities amongst computers of this age.

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Quite Big Processor Cache

With a processor cache of 8 megabytes, the HP Z230 has one of the bigger processor caches amongst medium processor core personal computers of this age. The processor caches of personal computers of a similar age and type to the Z230 range from 2MB to 10MB, and the average processor cache is 6.6MB.

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Four USB 3.0 Ports

The HP Z230 is a four USB 3.0 port personal computer.

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Supports One Compatible Memory Card

The HP Z230 has a greater number of compatible memory card than most medium processor core personal computers that were launched more than a year ago. This computer supports an SD compatible memory card, which is the most commonly supported compatible memory card supported by computers of a similar age and spec to the Z230.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

With a maximum internal memory of 32 gigabytes, the HP Z230 has a quite big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other desktop computers of a comparable age and type to the Z230. The smallest maximum internal memory of medium processor core personal computers that are a comparable age to the Z230 is 2GB, the biggest is 260GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 33GB.

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Supports One Case Placement

The HP Z230 has a greater number of placements than most PCs that are a similar age to it. This computer supports a Vertical case placement, which is the most commonly supported case placement supported by personal computers of a comparable spec and age to the Z230.

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Has One Memory Slot

The number of memory slots found on the HP Z230 is more than most computers of this age and spec. This desktop computer has a 4x DIMM memory slot, which is the most commonly found memory slot found on desktop computers of a comparable 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 the most commonly found optical drive type on personal computers of a similar age and type to it.

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Very Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

With a discrete graphics adapter memory of only 2 gigabytes, the HP Z230 has one of the smaller discrete graphics adapter memory capacities amongst similar spec computers of this age. Comparable spec desktop computers that were released more than a year ago have discrete graphics adapter memory capacities of between 1GB and 8.2TB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 1.8TB.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

The total storage capacity of computers that have been on the market for more than a year range from 4GB to 3.6TB. The HP Z230 has one of the smaller total storage capacity (only 256 gigabytes) amongst personal computers of this age.

Personal computers with a bigger total storage capacity that might be worth considering include the Asus E410[plb_3013581_price] (500GB).

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

With a maximum internal memory of only 32,768 megabytes, the HP Z230 has a quite small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other similar spec personal computers that came out more than a year ago. The maximum internal memory of personal computers of this type and age range from 2GB to 790GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 75GB.

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1 Other reason to consider the HP Z230

Released Over a Year Ago

This desktop computer was released over a year ago.

Specification

Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
PCI Express Slots Version
Processor Thread
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Cache Level
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
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
Compatible Memory Card
RAID Level
RAID File Storage
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Solid State Drive Installed
Storage Drive Installed
Integrated Card Reader
Optical Drive
Optical Drive
Optical Drive Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Execution Unit
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Output
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
DC-In Jack
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
PS/2 Port
DisplayPort
DVI Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Expansion Slots
PCI Slot
PCI Express X16 (Gen 3.x) Slot
PCI Express X16 (Gen 2.x) Slot
PCI Express X4 (Gen 2.x) Slot
PCI Express X1 (Gen 2.x) Slot
Design
Chassis Type
Case Placement
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
2.5" Bay
5.25" Bay
3.5" Bay
Case Colour
Performance
Audio Output Channel
Audio System
Motherboard Chipset
Product Type
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intell Identity Protection Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel 64
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel Secure Key
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
Intel TSX-NI
Idle States
OS Guard
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)
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 Input Voltage
Power Supply Input Frequency
Power Supply
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Operational Conditions
Storage Relative Humidity Range
Storage Temperature Range
Non-Operating Altitude
Operating Altitude
Relative Humidity Operating Range
Operating Temperature Range
Certificates
RoHS Compliant
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Packaging Content
Mouse Included
Numeric Keypad
Keyboard Supplied
Other Features
Intel Virtualization Technology
Maximum Internal Memory

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Expert Reviews

(7)
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
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...

9 October 2013

The newest wave of workstations presented by HP carry with them the promise of industry-leading quality and high upgradability ? and with the HP Z230 SFF, an especially small form-factor as well.... Read more…

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User Reviews

(11)
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 64b, hp 64bi, hp g1x68, hp 64bit, hp j9b56, hp g1x35, hp j9b56e, hp g1x35e, hp g1x68e, g1x69eaabu, hp g1x35et, hp g1x68ea, hp j9b56et, hp j9b56ea, hp bd5mza00, hp e31246v3, hp g1x68eaa, hp bd4nzs00, hp e31226v3, hp j9b56eta, hp j9b56eaa, hp b023za00, hp bd5mzs00, hp b023zs00, hp e31241v3, hp g1x35eta, hp bd4pzs00, hp bd4nza00, hp bd4pza00
Barcodes 00725184085857, 00889296428268, 00889296428435, 00889296428985, 00889296429500, 00889296429579

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