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17 Reasons For
Medium processor core computers produced by HP have good ratings on average compared to other manufacturers. We also checked the reviews for all PCs (not just medium processor core computers) and found that HP also has good ratings across its entire range.
64-Bit Processor Operating Mode
This PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on personal computers of this spec and age.
Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of medium processor core computers that have been on the market for a similar time to the Z230 is 700MHz, the fastest is 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,100MHz. The HP Z230 has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies (1,200 megahertz) amongst similar spec personal computers of this age.
Quite Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
The smallest maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of similar spec PCs that were released around the same time as the Z230 is 1GB and the biggest is 64GB. With a maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of 1.74 gigabytes, the HP Z230 has a fairly big maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other PCs of this age and type.
Quite Big Hard Drive Capacity
The smallest hard drive capacity of computers that came out more than a year ago is 1GB, the biggest is 3TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 860GB. With a hard drive capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the HP Z230 has one of the bigger hard drive capacity amongst similar spec personal computers of this age.
If this desktop computer hard drive capacity is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the Predator G3-710 (£652.92) (2TB and cheaper), or the Aspire TC-705 (£626.99) (2TB and cheaper) both from Acer.
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 PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Z230. Desktop computers that were released around the same time as the Z230 have total storage capacity of between 4GB and 3.6TB, and the average total storage capacity is 770GB.
If you are looking for a personal computer with a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to look at the Predator G3-710 (£652.92) (2TB and cheaper), or the Aspire TC-705 (£626.99) (2TB and cheaper) both from Acer or the Asus G20AJ (£775.98) (1TB and cheaper).
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Fairly Big Internal Memory
Across all the comparable spec desktop computers that have been available for a similar time to the Z230 the internal memory range from 2GB to 64GB. At 8 gigabytes, the HP Z230 has a quite big internal memory compared to most of the other desktop computers of this age and spec.
We think you might also be interested in some of the other 8GB memory desktop computers currently available including cheaper personal computers such as the Lenovo Thinkstation P500 (£799.00), or the Fujitsu Celsius W530 (£1,047.14).
If this desktop computer internal memory is too small for you then you might also want to consider the Acer Aspire TC-705 (£626.99) (12GB), or the Lenovo X310 (£799.95) (16GB) which is also cheaper.
Two PCI Express X16 Slots
The HP Z230 has more PCI Express x16 slots than most of the personal computers of this age and spec. Most of the personal computers of this age and type only have one PCI Express x16 slot, however this personal computer has two PCI Express x16 slots.
10/100/1000Base-T(X) Cabling Technology
This desktop computer has a 10/100/1000Base-T(X) cabling technology, which is typical of many medium processor core computers that were released around the same time as it.
3 PCI Express Slots Version
This desktop computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is the most frequently supported PCI Express slots version on personal computers that have been on the market for around the same time as it.
L3 Processor Cache Level
This PC has a L3 processor cache level, which is typical of many personal computers that are a comparable age to it.
Two PCI Express X1 (Gen 2.x) Slots
Most computers of a comparable type and age to the Z230 have between one and two PCI Express x1 (Gen 2.x) slots, including the HP Z230 which has two PCI Express x1 (Gen 2.x) slots.
Eight Processor Threads
The HP Z230 is a eight processor thread PC.
Quite Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
The HP Z230 has a fairly big discrete graphics adapter memory (4,096 megabytes) compared to most of the other computers that have been available for around the same time as the Z230. The discrete graphics adapter memory of comparable spec computers that have been available for around the same time as the Z230 range from 4.9MB to 8.2GB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 2.9GB.
Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory
With a maximum internal memory of 32 gigabytes, the HP Z230 has a fairly big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other computers that have been on the market for a similar time to the Z230. Across all the medium processor core computers that were released one year ago the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 520GB.
Has One Memory Slot
The HP Z230 has a greater number of memory slots than most computers that came out around the same time as it. This computer has a 4x DIMM memory slot, which is the most frequently found memory slot found on personal computers of a comparable age and type to the Z230.
DVD Super Multi Optical Drive Type
The optical drive type of this PC is DVD Super Multi, which is typical of many computers of a similar age and type to it.
4 Reasons Against
Very Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
At only 2 gigabytes, the HP Z230 has a quite small discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Z230. Across all the similar spec computers that have been available for around the same time as the Z230 the discrete graphics adapter memory capacities range from 1GB to 8.2TB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 2.1TB.
Only HDD Storage Medium
The storage speed of this desktop computer is HDD, which is the most commonly found storage medium on comparable spec PCs that have been around for around the same time as 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.
There are a number of alternative HDD computers currently available which you might also want to consider including cheaper personal computers such as the Acer Predator G3-710 (£652.92), or the HP ProDesk 600 G2 MT (£651.28).
If the storage speed of this desktop computer is too slow for you then you might want to look at the HP ProDesk 600 G2 (£619.54) (SSD and cheaper).
Only 11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
This computer supports a 11.2 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is the most commonly supported on-board graphics adapter DirectX version on desktop computers that have been available for around the same time as it.
We think this medium processor core computer looks expensive compared to other PCs of this age and type. The price range of PCs of this age and type is from £99 to £2,194.
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1 Other reason to consider the HP Z230
Average Processor Clock Speed
The HP Z230 has a pretty typical processor clock speed (3.5 gigahertz) compared to most of the other desktop computers that were launched around the same time as the Z230.
If this personal computer processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might also want to consider the Asus G20AJ (£775.98) (3.6GHz), or the Fujitsu W530 (£1,047.14) (3.6GHz) which is also cheaper.
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
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
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
Error Checking and Correcting (ECC)
Memory Clock Speed
2 x 4
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Total Storage Capacity
Hard Drive Capacity
RAID File Storage
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Storage Drive Installed
BD Interface Type
LightScribe Optical Drive
Optical Drive Type
DVD Super Multi
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics P4600
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
NVIDIA Quadro K620
Open GL Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter OpenGL Version
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
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
VGA (D-Sub) 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 (Gen 2.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
Audio Output Channel
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intell Identity Protection Technology
Intel Quick Sync Videotechnology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel HD Graphics
Intel Secure Key
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Built-In Visuals Technology
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)
AVX, AVX 2.0, SSE, SSE4.1, SSE, SSE4.2
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel I/O Acceleration Technology
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
Weight & Dimensions
Intel Virtualization Technology
Maximum Internal Memory
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Clear Video HD, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
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