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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HP Has Good Reviews for Its Personal Computers
We checked 242 owner and expert reviews for HP PCs and found that on average HP has good reviews. We also found that HP has good reviews specifically for its medium processor core personal computers.
64-Bit Processor Operating Mode
This desktop computer supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many computers that have been around for more than a year.
Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed
At 3.6 gigahertz, the HP Z230 has a fairly fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other desktop computers of a comparable age and type to the Z230. The processor clock speeds of medium processor core personal computers that are a comparable age to the Z230 range from 1.3GHz to 4GHz.
Alternative 3.6GHz processor clock speed desktop computers currently available which you might also want to consider include cheaper personal computers such as the DELL OptiPlex 9020[plb_2395416_price].
Quite Big Hard Drive Capacity
With a hard drive capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the HP Z230 has one of the bigger hard drive capacity amongst medium processor core personal computers of this age. Personal computers of this age and spec have hard drive capacity of between 1GB and 3TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 930GB.
If this desktop computer hard drive capacity is too small for you then you might want to consider the Alienware X51 R2[plb_2881842_price] (2TB and cheaper), the Lenovo H50[plb_2963587_price] (2TB and cheaper), or the Acer Aspire TC-705[plb_3095333_price] (2TB and cheaper).
3 PCI Express Slots Version
This PC supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is typical of many personal computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.
L3 Processor Cache Level
This desktop computer has a L3 processor cache level, which is typical of many similar spec computers that have been around for more than a year.
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Fairly Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency
The maximum turbo frequencies of similar spec PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Z230 range from 1.8GHz to 4.4GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 3.6GHz. At 4 gigahertz, the HP Z230 has a fairly fast maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that are a comparable age to the Z230.
10/100/1000Base-T(X) Cabling Technology
This computer has a 10/100/1000Base-T(X) cabling technology, which is the most frequently found cabling technology on PCs of this age and spec.
Six USB 2.0 Ports
Most personal computers of this age and spec have between one and nine USB 2.0 ports, including the HP Z230 which has six USB 2.0 ports.
Eight Processor Threads
The HP Z230 is a eight processor thread PC. Most of the other PCs of a similar type and age to the Z230 only have between four and seven processor threads.
Fairly Big Processor Cache
Across all the computers of this spec and age the processor caches range from 2MB to 10MB, and the average processor cache is 6.6MB. At 8 megabytes, the HP Z230 has a fairly big processor cache 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.
Supports One Case Placement
The HP Z230 has a greater number of placements than most comparable spec PCs that are a similar age to it. This desktop computer supports a Vertical case placement, which is the most commonly supported case placement supported by computers of this type and age.
Has One Memory Slot
The number of memory slots found on the HP Z230 is more than most PCs of this spec and age. This personal computer has a 4x DIMM memory slot, which is the most frequently found memory slot found on medium processor core personal computers that were launched around the same time as the Z230.
DVD Super Multi Optical Drive Type
The optical drive type of this personal computer is DVD Super Multi, which is the most commonly found optical drive type on personal computers of this age and spec.
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Very Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Across all the computers of this type and age the discrete graphics adapter memory capacities range from 1GB to 8.2TB. The HP Z230 has one of the smaller discrete graphics adapter memory capacities (only 2 gigabytes) amongst personal computers of this age.
Only HDD Storage Medium
The storage speed of this computer is HDD, which is the most frequently found storage medium on medium processor core personal computers that are a similar age 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.
It may also be worth considering one of the alternative HDD personal computers currently available including the Aspire X3-710[pl_3192160_price], or the Aspire TC-705[pl_3095333_price] both from Acer or the Alienware X51[plb_2373451_price] which is cheaper.
This computer has been on the market for over two years.
Average Total Storage Capacity
At 1,000 gigabyte, the HP Z230 has a fairly standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec desktop computers that were launched more than a year ago.
If this desktop computer total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the Alienware X51 R2[plb_2881842_price] (2TB and cheaper), or the Lenovo H50[plb_2963587_price] (2TB and cheaper).
Average Internal Memory
At 8 gigabytes, the HP Z230 has a pretty typical internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that were launched around the same time as the Z230.
We compared all the other 8GB memory desktop computers to this personal computer and we think cheaper PCs such as the OptiPlex 9020[pl_2395416_price], and the OptiPlex 9020[pl_2408953_price] both from DELL or the Alienware X51[plb_2373451_price] is also worth considering.
If this computer internal memory is too small for you then you might also want to look at the Acer Aspire TC-705[plb_3095333_price] (12GB and cheaper), or the HP 800 G2[plb_3797297_price] (16GB and 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
Socket H3 (LGA 1150), LGA1150
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
1x16, 1x1, 2x8, 1x4, 1x16, 1x16+1x4, 1x1
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
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
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
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 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 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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