Create a totally immersive work environment for those who demand reliability and performance on a budget. Designed for heavy 24x7x365 workloads, the HP Z230 delivers next-generation processor and...
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On average HP medium processor core computers have good reviews compared to other manufacturers as do all PCs manufactured by HP.
64-Bit Processor Operating Mode
This PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on PCs of a comparable age and spec to it.
Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed
Across all the medium processor core computers that were launched more than a year ago the processor clock speeds range from 1.3GHz to 4GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 3.1GHz. The HP Z230 has one of the faster processor clock speeds (3.6 gigahertz) amongst desktop computers of this age.
Other 3.6GHz processor clock speed computers currently available that you might want to consider include the Acer Veriton M6630G which is cheaper.
Quite Big Internal Memory
At 8 gigabytes, the HP Z230 has a quite big internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core computers that have been available for a similar time to the Z230. The smallest internal memory of desktop computers that were released one year ago is 2GB, the biggest is 64GB, and the average internal memory is 7.8GB.
We compared this PC to all the other 8GB memory computers and we think the Acer Veriton M6630G which is cheaper is also worth considering.
If you are looking for a bigger internal memory then you might want to look at the Asus K31AD (£722.38) (12GB) which is also cheaper.
10/100/1000Base-T(X) Cabling Technology
This personal 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.
Quite Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency
With a maximum turbo frequency of 4 gigahertz, the HP Z230 has a fairly fast maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other PCs that have been on the market for more than a year. The slowest maximum turbo frequency of PCs of this age and spec is 1.8GHz, the fastest is 4.4GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 3.6GHz.
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3 PCI Express Slots Version
This personal computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is typical of many comparable spec computers that have been on the market for more than a year.
L3 Processor Cache Level
This computer has a L3 processor cache level, which is typical of many PCs of this spec and age.
Six USB 2.0 Ports
The HP Z230 is a six USB 2.0 port desktop computer. Most of the other PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Z230 have between one and nine USB 2.0 ports.
Two PCI Express X1 (Gen 2.x) Slots
Most similar spec desktop computers that have been available for around the same time as 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.
Two 5.25" Bays
The HP Z230 is a two 5.25" bay desktop computer. Most of the other comparable spec desktop computers that were launched around the same time as the Z230 have between one and two 5.25" bays.
Eight Processor Threads
The HP Z230 has more processor threads than most of the medium processor core computers that are a similar age to the Z230. Most of the medium processor core computers that have been on the market for a similar time to the Z230 only have between four and seven processor threads, however this personal computer has eight processor threads.
Fairly Big Processor Cache
With a processor cache of 8 megabytes, the HP Z230 has a quite big processor cache compared to most of the other computers of this type and age. The processor caches of PCs of this type and age range from 2MB to 10MB.
Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory
PCs of a similar spec and age to the Z230 have maximum internal memory of between 2GB and 520GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 33GB. With a maximum internal memory of 32 gigabytes, the HP Z230 has a fairly big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other personal computers of this age and spec.
Has One Memory Slot
The HP Z230 has a greater number of memory slots than most medium processor core computers that have been around for around the same time as it. This personal computer has a 4x DIMM memory slot, which is the most frequently found memory slot found on computers of this type and age.
DVD Super Multi Optical Drive Type
The optical drive type of this desktop computer is DVD Super Multi, which is the most frequently found optical drive type on medium processor core computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.
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Very Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
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 computers of this age. Medium processor core computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the Z230 have discrete graphics adapter memory capacities of between 1GB and 8.2TB.
Price Has Increased by £55.15
The Z230 has increased in price by £55.15 in the last 13 days.
Only HDD Storage Medium
The storage speed of this PC is HDD, which is the most frequently found storage medium on medium processor core 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.
We compared this PC to all the other HDD PCs and we think the ProDesk 400 G1 (£552.34), and the ProDesk 400 G2.5 SFF (£499.00) both from HP which is cheaper is also worth considering.
If the storage speed of this medium processor core computer is too slow for you then you might also want to consider the Fujitsu D556 (£477.97) (SSD), or the HP 800 G2 (£877.43) (SSD) which is also cheaper.
Only One DisplayPort
Most medium processor core computers that have been around for a similar time to the Z230 have between one and three DisplayPorts, including the HP Z230 which has one DisplayPort.
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Released Over a Year Ago
It was over a year ago when HP released the Z230.
Average Hard Drive Capacity
The HP Z230 has a relatively standard hard drive capacity (1,000 gigabyte) compared to most of the other PCs of a similar spec and age to the Z230.
There are a number of alternative 1TB hard drive capacity PCs currently available which you might want to look at including the DELL Inspiron 3000, or the Acer Veriton M6630G which is cheaper.
If you would prefer a bigger hard drive capacity then you might also want to consider the Aspire T3-710 (£461.98) (2TB and cheaper), or the Aspire X3-710 (£489.12) (2TB and cheaper) both from Acer.
Average Total Storage Capacity
At 1,000 gigabyte, the HP Z230 has a relatively typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other personal computers of this spec and age.
Computers with a bigger total storage capacity that might be worth considering include the Aspire X3-710 (£489.12) (2TB), or the Aspire T3-710 (£461.98) (2TB) both from Acer or the Asus K31AD (£722.38) (2TB) which is also cheaper.
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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, 1x1, 1x16, 1x16+1x4, 1x4
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
Integrated Card Reader
BD Interface Type
Optical Drive Type
DVD Super Multi
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
NVIDIA Quadro K620
Discrete 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
PCI Express X16 (Gen 3.x) Slot
PCI Express X4 (Gen 2.x) Slot
PCI Express X1 (Gen 2.x) Slot
Mini Tower, Tower
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intell Identity Protection Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel Secure Key
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
Thermal Monitoring Technology
Execute Disable Bit
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 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
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