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HP Z230

HP Z230 4 Core Intel Xeon E3 V3 3.5GHz 8GB 256GB SSD

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4 Intel Xeon E3 V3 3.5GHz 8GB Jun 2014
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HP Has Good Computer Reviews

We checked 242 expert and owner reviews for HP computers and found that on average HP has good reviews compared to other manufacturers. We also found that HP has good reviews specifically for its medium processor core personal computers.

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 are a comparable age to it.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

At 1,200 megahertz, the HP Z230 has a quite 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 average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of medium processor core personal computers that are a similar age to the Z230 is 3,200MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 850MHz to 860,000MHz.

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Fairly Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The HP Z230 has a fairly big maximum on-board graphics adapter memory (1.74 gigabytes) compared to most of the other personal computers that are a similar age to the Z230. The average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of personal computers of a similar age and spec to the Z230 is 1.4GB, and the maximum on-board graphics adapter memories range from 1GB to 2GB.

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11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version

This personal computer supports a 11.2 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is the most commonly supported on-board graphics adapter DirectX version on personal computers of a comparable age and type to it.

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Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed

The average processor clock speed of computers of this age and type is 3.1GHz. The HP Z230 has one of the faster processor clock speeds (3.5 gigahertz) amongst comparable spec personal computers of this age.

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SSD Storage Medium

The HP Z230 has a faster storage speed than most medium processor core personal computers that were launched more than two years ago. This HP personal computer has an SSD storage medium, whereas most personal computers of a comparable spec and age to 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 actually the best storage speed amongst all PCs of a similar age and type to the Z230.

Amongst similar types of desktop computer the worst storage speed is HDD.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative SSD desktop computers currently available including because of it's better review score, the DELL Precision T1700 SFF[plb_2676603_price].

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Quite Big Internal Memory

Across all the PCs that are a similar age to the Z230 the internal memory range from 2GB to 64GB, and the average internal memory is 7.5GB. The HP Z230 has one of the bigger internal memory (8 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core personal computers of this age.

If this desktop computer internal memory is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the Apple Mac Pro[plb_3816853_price] (12GB).

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3 PCI Express Slots Version

This desktop computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is the most commonly supported PCI Express slots version on medium processor core personal computers that have been around for around the same time as it.

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

This PC has a 10/100/1000Base-T(X) cabling technology, which is the most frequently found cabling technology on computers of a similar age and type to it.

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L3 Processor Cache Level

This desktop computer has a L3 processor cache level, which is typical of many PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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Six USB 2.0 Ports

The HP Z230 is a six USB 2.0 port computer.

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Quite Big Solid-State Drive Capacity

With a solid-state drive capacity of 256 gigabytes, the HP Z230 has a quite big solid-state drive capacity compared to most of the other personal computers of this type and age. Across all the comparable spec personal computers that were released more than two years ago the solid-state drive capacities range from 8GB to 520GB.

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Eight Processor Threads

The HP Z230 has more processor threads than most of the medium processor core personal computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the Z230. Most of the computers of this spec and age only have between four and seven processor threads, however this computer has eight processor threads.

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Fairly Big Processor Cache

The HP Z230 has one of the bigger processor caches (8 megabytes) amongst similar spec computers of this age. The average processor cache of similar spec computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the Z230 is 6.8MB.

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Four USB 3.0 Ports

Most comparable spec computers that came out around the same time as the Z230 have between one and eight USB 3.0 ports, including the HP Z230 which has four USB 3.0 ports.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

The average maximum internal memory of PCs of a comparable age and type to the Z230 is 32GB, and the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 260GB. At 32 gigabytes, the HP Z230 has a quite big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other similar spec PCs that are a comparable age to the Z230.

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Quite Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

At 3.9 gigahertz, the HP Z230 has a fairly fast maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other computers that were released more than two years ago. The average maximum turbo frequency of desktop computers that were released more than two years ago is 3.6GHz.

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Has One Memory Slot

The HP Z230 has a greater number of memory slots than most medium processor core personal computers that are a similar age to it. This computer has a 4x DIMM memory slot, which is the most commonly found memory slot found on comparable spec PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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DVD Super Multi Optical Drive Type

The optical drive type of this PC is DVD Super Multi, which is typical of many personal computers of this age and spec.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

At only 256 gigabytes, the HP Z230 has a fairly small total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the Z230. The total storage capacity of personal computers of this type and age range from 32GB to 3TB.

If you are looking for a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to consider the DELL OptiPlex 3020[plb_2477498_price] (500GB), or the HP ProDesk 600 SFF[plb_2733958_price] (500GB).

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Specification

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Processor Clock Speed
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System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Cache
Processor Socket
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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
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Solid State Drive Installed
Optical Drive
Optical Drive
Optical Drive Type
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Execution Unit
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
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Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
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Operating System
Recovery Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Networking
WiFi
Cabling Technology
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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
DVI Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Expansion Slots
Design
Chassis Type
Case Colour
Water Cooling System
Performance
Audio System
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
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Operational Conditions
Certificates
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Display Included
Keyboard Supplied
Other Features
Intel Virtualization Technology
Technical Details
Technical Details
Management Features

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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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Barcodes 00888793347706, 00888793347720, 00888793347751, 00888793347799, 00888793348765, 00888793348772, 00888793348789, 00888793348796

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