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HP Z230 4 Core Intel Xeon E3 V3 3.5GHz 8GB 1TB HDD

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4 Intel Xeon E3 V3 3.5GHz 8GB Oct 2014
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10 Reasons For

Good Brand

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

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This desktop 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 are a similar age to it.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

Across all the desktop computers that are a similar age to the Z230 the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 640MHz to 1,300MHz. The HP Z230 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (1,200 megahertz) compared to most of the other desktop computers that were released one year ago.

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Quite Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

Similar spec computers that were released around the same time as the Z230 have maximum on-board graphics adapter memories of between 1GB and 64GB. The HP Z230 has a fairly big maximum on-board graphics adapter memory (1.74 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that were released one year ago.

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3 PCI Express Slots Version

This personal computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is typical of many desktop computers that were launched more than a year ago.

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L3 Processor Cache Level

This computer has a L3 processor cache level, which is the most frequently found processor cache level on medium processor core personal computers that were launched around the same time as it.

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

This desktop computer has a 10/100/1000Base-T(X) cabling technology, which is the most commonly found cabling technology on computers that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Two PCI Express X16 Slots

The HP Z230 has more PCI Express x16 slots than most of the desktop computers that have been on the market for a similar time to the Z230. This HP computer is a two PCI Express x16 slot PC compared to most of the computers that are a similar age to the Z230 which only have one PCI Express x16 slot.

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Has One Memory Slot

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

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DVD Super Multi Optical Drive Type

The optical drive type of this PC is DVD Super Multi, which is the most commonly found optical drive type on desktop computers that were released around the same time as it.

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3 Reasons Against

Very Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The discrete graphics adapter memory capacities of PCs of this age and type range from 1GB to 8.2TB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 1.8TB. With a discrete graphics adapter memory of only 2 gigabytes, the HP Z230 has one of the smaller discrete graphics adapter memory capacities amongst medium processor core personal computers of this age.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

The storage speed of this PC is HDD, which is the most frequently found storage medium on similar spec desktop computers that have been around for a comparable time 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.

There are a number of other HDD personal computers currently available that you might also want to look at including cheaper desktop computers such as the Lenovo P310[plb_3192626_price], or the HP 600 G2[plb_3765201_price].

If the storage speed of this desktop computer is too slow for you then you might also want to consider the HP ProDesk 600 G2 MT[plb_3068722_price] (SSD and cheaper), or the DELL 7040 Micro[plb_3139663_price] (SSD and cheaper).

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Pricey

Computers of this spec and age range in price from £139 to £2,468. We think that this computer looks expensive compared to other computers of this spec and age.

5 Other reasons to consider the HP Z230

Released Over a Year Ago

This personal computer has been on the market for over a year.

Average Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 3.5 gigahertz, the HP Z230 has a pretty average processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that were launched around the same time as the Z230.

If you would prefer a desktop computer with a faster processor clock speed then you might want to look at the Asus G20AJ[plb_2976890_price] (3.6GHz), or the HP 810-477na[plb_3402544_price] (3.6GHz) which is also cheaper.

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Average Hard Drive Capacity

With a hard drive capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the HP Z230 has a fairly average hard drive capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec computers that have been around for more than a year.

If you want a bigger hard drive capacity then you might also want to consider the Alienware X51[plb_2790614_price] (2TB), or the HP 810-477na[plb_3402544_price] (2TB) which is also cheaper.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 1,000 gigabyte, the HP Z230 has a relatively standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other desktop computers of this type and age.

If you would prefer a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to consider the Asus G20AJ[plb_2976890_price] (1TB and cheaper), or the Alienware X51[plb_2790614_price] (2TB and cheaper).

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Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the HP Z230 has a relatively typical internal memory compared to most of the other desktop computers of this type and age.

If this HP desktop computer internal memory is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the HP 810-477na[plb_3402544_price] (12GB and cheaper), the DELL Precision T5810[plb_2518973_price] (16GB and cheaper), or the Alienware X51[plb_2790614_price] (16GB and cheaper).

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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
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Hard Drive Capacity
RAID Level
RAID File Storage
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive
Storage Drive Installed
Optical Drive
BD Interface Type
LightScribe Optical Drive
Optical Drive
Optical Drive Type
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
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
Operating System Architecture
Networking
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
Ports & Interfaces
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 Slot
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
Design
Chassis Type
2.5" Bay
5.25" Bay
3.5" Bay
Case Colour
Performance
Motherboard Chipset
Product Type
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
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
Packaging Content
Keyboard Supplied
Other Features
Intel Virtualization Technology
Technical Details
Technical Details
Management Features

1 Award

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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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Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers hp z230, hp g1x36, hp g1x42, hp z230t, hp g1x42e, hp g1x36e, f1m24utaba, g1x42eaarl, hp p215359, hp g1x36et, hp p232203, g1x42eaak6, hp g1x42ea, hp b022za00, hp g1x36eta, hp p232203p, hp g1x42eaa, hp inc z230, hp bd4jza00, hp b022zs00, hp e31246v3, hp bd4jzs00, hp p215359p, apple wm704, hp inc z230x, hp inc z230t, apple wm704e, hp g1x36etab, hp inc g1x36, hp g1x42eaab
Barcodes 00018059068506, 00725184085840, 00888793347171, 00888793347850, 00888793347904, 00888793347959, 00888793347966, 00888793347980, 00888793780763, 00888793780770, 08887937807634

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Alienware X51 vs HP Z230

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4 core Intel Xeon E3 v3 3.5GHz 8GB 1TB HDD
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4 core Intel Xeon E3 v3 3.5GHz 8GB 1TB HDD
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70mm Narrower
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