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HP Z230 MT 4 Core Intel Xeon E3 V3 3.5GHz 8GB 1TB HDD

4 Intel Xeon E3 V3 3.5GHz 8GB Jan 2016
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HP Has Good Computer Reviews

HP has good average reviews for its medium processor core personal computers as well as across its entire PC range.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This desktop 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 were launched in the last 12 months.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of similar spec personal computers that have been available for around the same time as the Z230 MT is 500MHz, the fastest is 1,400MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,100MHz. When compared to other medium processor core personal computers that are a comparable age to the Z230 MT that we have assessed, the Z230 MT's on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of 1,200 megahertz is one of the fastest.

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Fairly Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The HP Z230 MT has one of the bigger maximum on-board graphics adapter memories (1.74 gigabytes) amongst computers of this age. Medium processor core personal computers that were released in the last year have maximum on-board graphics adapter memories of between 1GB and 64GB.

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Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 3.5 gigahertz, the HP Z230 MT has a fairly fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other comparable spec personal computers that have been available for around the same time as the Z230 MT. The slowest processor clock speed of medium processor core personal computers that have been available for around the same time as the Z230 MT is 1.3GHz, the fastest is 4GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 3.1GHz.

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Fairly Big Hard Drive Capacity

At 1,000 gigabyte, the HP Z230 MT has a quite big hard drive capacity compared to most of the other computers that were released in the last year. The smallest hard drive capacity of recently released comparable spec personal computers is 250GB and the biggest is 3TB.

Personal computers with a bigger hard drive capacity that might be worth considering include the DELL 3650[plb_3450642_price] (2TB).

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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

PCs that are a similar age to the Z230 MT have total storage capacity of between 32GB and 3.3TB. At 1,000 gigabyte, the Z230 MT has a quite big total storage capacity compared to most of the other PCs that came out around the same time as the Z230 MT.

If this desktop computer total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the DELL 3650[plb_3450642_price] (2TB).

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the Z230 MT has one of the bigger internal memory amongst medium processor core personal computers of this age. The smallest internal memory of medium processor core personal computers that came out in the last 12 months is 2GB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average internal memory is 7.9GB.

If this personal computer internal memory is too small for you then you might also want to consider the HP Z240 SFF[plb_3338320_price] (16GB).

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3 PCI Express Slots Version

This PC supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is typical of many latest medium processor core personal computers.

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Two 5.25" Bays

The Z230 MT has more 5.25" bays than most of the recently released medium processor core personal computers. This computer is a two 5.25" bay computer compared to most of the latest medium processor core personal computers which only have one 5.25" bay.

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Eight Processor Threads

The Z230 MT is a eight processor thread personal computer. Most of the other medium processor core personal computers that came out in the last 12 months only have between four and seven processor threads.

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Two PCI Express X1 (Gen 2.x) Slots

The Z230 MT is a two PCI Express x1 (Gen 2.x) slot desktop computer.

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Quite Big Processor Cache

Across all the PCs that came out in the last 12 months the processor caches range from 2MB to 10MB, and the average processor cache is 6.7MB. With a processor cache of 8 megabytes, the Z230 MT has a quite big processor cache compared to most of the other PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Z230 MT.

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Quite Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

New medium processor core personal computers have maximum turbo frequencies of between 1.8GHz and 4.2GHz. The Z230 MT has one of the faster maximum turbo frequencies (3.9 gigahertz) amongst computers of this age.

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Has One Memory Slot

The HP Z230 MT has a greater number of memory slots than most PCs that were launched around the same time as it. This desktop computer has a 4x DIMM memory slot, which is the most frequently found memory slot found on medium processor core personal computers that were released around the same time as the Z230 MT.

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DVD Super Multi Optical Drive Type

The optical drive type of this computer is DVD Super Multi, which is typical of many medium processor core personal computers that are a similar age to it.

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Quite Slow Max Memory Bandwidth Supported Processor

With a max memory bandwidth supported processor of only 25.6 gigabytes per second, the HP Z230 MT has one of the slower max memory bandwidth supported processor amongst similar spec computers of this age. Medium processor core personal computers that came out in the last year have max memory bandwidth supported processor of between 10GB/s and 77GB/s, and the average max memory bandwidth supported processor is 34GB/s.

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Very Small Max Internal Memory Supported Processor

The average max internal memory supported processor of latest medium processor core personal computers is 100GB, and the max internal memory supported processors range from 2GB to 1.6TB. At only 32 gigabytes, the Z230 MT has a fairly small max internal memory supported processor compared to most of the other computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the Z230 MT.

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed Supported by Processor

At only 1,333 megahertz, the Z230 MT has a fairly slow memory clock speed supported by processor compared to most of the other computers that are a similar age to the Z230 MT. Latest similar spec personal computers have memory clock speeds supported by processors of between 800MHz and 2,200MHz.

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Only 11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version

The HP Z230 MT supports a better on-board graphics adapter DirectX version than most medium processor core personal computers that have been available for a similar time to it. This computer supports an 11 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, whereas most newly released medium processor core personal computers support a 12 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version. Across all medium processor core personal computers that have been around for a similar time to the Z230 MT the on-board graphics adapter DirectX version ranges from 11.2/12 (worst) to 12 (best).

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Only DDR3-SDRAM Internal Memory Type

The Z230 MT has a DDR3-SDRAM internal memory type which is newer than most medium processor core personal computers that have been available for the last year. Most medium processor core personal computers that have been around for around the same time as it have a DDR4-SDRAM internal memory type.

A DDR3-SDRAM internal memory type is actually the worst internal memory type amongst all PCs that have been available for the last year.

Amongst similar types of personal computer the best internal memory type is DDR4-SDRAM.

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Very Slow Memory Clock Speed

Across all the desktop computers that have been available for the last year the memory clock speeds range from 1,600MHz to 2,400MHz, and the average memory clock speed is 2,000MHz. At only 1,600 megahertz, the HP Z230 MT has a fairly slow memory clock speed compared to most of the other similar spec desktop computers that have been available for a comparable time to the Z230 MT.

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Very Low System Bus Data Transfer Rate

Recently released PCs have system bus data transfer rates of between 5GT/s and 8GT/s. With a system bus data transfer rate of only 5 Gigatransfers per second, the HP Z230 MT has a fairly low system bus data transfer rate compared to most of the other computers that have been available for around the same time as the Z230 MT.

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Heavy

At 8.8 kilograms, the Z230 MT is fairly heavy compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that are a comparable age to the Z230 MT. Across all the latest medium processor core personal computers the weights range from 38g to 16kg.

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2 Other reasons to consider the HP Z230 MT

Released Eleven Months Ago

It was eleven months ago when this desktop computer was released.

HDD Storage Medium

The storage speed of this desktop computer is HDD, which is the most frequently found storage medium on medium processor core personal computers that have been available for around the same time as 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.

If you would prefer a personal computer with a faster storage speed then you might want to consider the HP 400 G2[plb_3768564_price] (SSD).

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Specification

Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
PCI Express Slots Version
Processor Thread
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Cache
Processor Socket
Maximum Turbo Frequency
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
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
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive
Optical Drive
BD Interface Type
Optical Drive
Optical Drive Type
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
Displayssupported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
Operating System/software
Operating System
Recovery Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Networking
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
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
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Expansion Slots
PCI Slot
PCI Express X16 (Gen 3.x) Slot
PCI Express X4 (Gen 2.x) Slot
PCI Express X1 (Gen 2.x) Slot
Design
Chassis Type
2.5" Bay
5.25" Bay
3.5" Bay
Case Colour
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
Power
Power Supply
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Packaging Content
Display Diagonal
Mouse Included
Display Included
Panel Type
Typical Contrast Ratio
Keyboard Supplied
Display Vertical Viewing Angle
Display Horizontal Viewing Angle
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
Display Resolution
Display Type

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers hp g1x36, hp g1x42, hp g1x36e, hp g1x42e, hp g1x36et, hp g1x42ea, hp b022zs00, hp g1x42eaa, hp bd4jza00, hp e31246v3, hp bd4jzs00, hp b022za00, hp g1x36eta, hp g1x36etab, hp g1x42eaab, hp g1x36etabu, hp g1x42eaabu

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