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HP medium processor core computers have good reviews on average and across all personal computers HP is one of the better rated manufacturers.
64-Bit Processor Operating Mode
This personal computer supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many medium processor core computers that have been on the market for around the same time as it.
Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
The HP Z230 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (1,200 megahertz) compared to most of the other desktop computers of this age and spec. Across all the medium processor core computers that have been on the market for a similar time to the Z230 the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 850MHz to 1,300MHz.
11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
This computer supports a 11.2 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is typical of many desktop computers that are a comparable age to it.
Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed
The processor clock speeds of comparable spec PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Z230 range from 1GHz to 4.1GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 3.1GHz. At 3.5 gigahertz, the HP Z230 has a fairly fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core computers that have been around for around the same time as the Z230.
SSD Storage Medium
The HP Z230 has a faster storage speed than most medium processor core computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. This HP personal computer has an SSD storage medium, whereas most comparable spec desktop computers that have been available for around the same time as it have an HDD storage medium. 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 comparable spec desktop computers that have been on the market for more than two years.
An HDD storage medium is the worst storage speed across comparable types of PC.
We compared all the other SSD desktop computers to this personal computer and we think because of it's better review score, the Zotac ZBOX CA320 nano is also worth considering.
If the storage speed of this HP personal computer is not fast enough for you then you might want to consider the Apple Mac Pro (Flash).
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Fairly Big Internal Memory
Medium processor core computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the Z230 have internal memory of between 2GB and 64GB, and the average internal memory is 8GB. The HP Z230 has one of the bigger internal memory (8 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core computers of this age.
This PC has a L3 processor cache level, which is typical of many computers of a comparable age and type to 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 of this spec and age.
Six USB 2.0 Ports
Most computers of a similar age and spec to the Z230 have between two and nine USB 2.0 ports, including the HP Z230 which has six USB 2.0 ports.
Quite Big Solid-State Drive Capacity
Similar spec personal computers that are a comparable age to the Z230 have solid-state drive capacities of between 16GB and 520GB. With a solid-state drive capacity of 256 gigabytes, the HP Z230 has one of the bigger solid-state drive capacities amongst PCs of this age.
Eight Processor Threads
The HP Z230 is a eight processor thread PC. Most of the other PCs of a similar age and spec to the Z230 only have between four and seven processor threads.
Quite Big Processor Cache
The HP Z230 has one of the bigger processor caches (8 megabytes) amongst computers of this age. The average processor cache of personal computers of a similar type and age to the Z230 is 6.7MB, and the processor caches range from 0.51MB to 10MB.
Quite Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency
With a maximum turbo frequency of 3.9 gigahertz, the HP Z230 has a fairly fast maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core computers that were released around the same time as the Z230. The average maximum turbo frequency of medium processor core computers that were released more than two years ago is 3.6GHz, and the maximum turbo frequencies range from 1.3GHz to 4.4GHz.
Has One Memory Slot
The number of memory slots found on the HP Z230 is more than most computers of a comparable age and spec to it. This computer has a 4x DIMM memory slot, which is the most commonly found memory slot found on computers of a comparable age and spec to the Z230.
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 computers of this age and spec.
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Very Small Total Storage Capacity
At only 256 gigabytes, the HP Z230 has a quite small total storage capacity compared to most of the other computers of this type and age. The average total storage capacity of desktop computers that were released more than two years ago is 720GB.
If this desktop computer total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the Fujitsu Celsius W530 (£721.01) (500GB) which also has a higher rating.
1 Other reason to consider the HP Z230
Released Over Two Years Ago
This desktop computer has been on the market for over two years.
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 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
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Solid State Drive Installed
Optical Drive Type
DVD Super Multi
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics P4600
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
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Mini Tower, Tower
Water Cooling System
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 Secure Key
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
Intel FDI 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
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Clear Video HD, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
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…
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…