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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.
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.
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.
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.
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].
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).
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.
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.
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.
Six USB 2.0 Ports
The HP Z230 is a six USB 2.0 port computer.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
Intel Xeon, Intel Xeon E3, Intel Xeon E3 v3
Processor Clock Speed
PCI Express Slots Version
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Socket H3 (LGA 1150), LGA1150
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
1x16, 1x1, 2x8, 1x8, 1x8+2x4, 2x4
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Processor Cache Type
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 Pro, Windows 8.1
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 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
Z would recommend the HP Workstation Z230 Tower (Verified Purchase)
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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…