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HP Z230 SFF 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 3.6GHz 8GB 1TB HDD

4 Intel Core I7-4xxx 3.6GHz 8GB Sep 2015
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HP Has Good PC Reviews

HP has good average ratings for its medium processor core personal computers as well as across its entire desktop computer range compared to other brands.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on similar spec personal computers that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of the Z230 SFF of 1,200 megahertz is one of the fastest amongst desktop computers that are a similar age to the Z230 SFF. Across all the PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Z230 SFF the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 500MHz to 1,400MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,100MHz.

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Very Fast Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 3.6 gigahertz, the Z230 SFF has a very fast processor clock speed 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 SFF. The average processor clock speed of new similar spec desktop computers is 3.1GHz, and the processor clock speeds range from 1.3GHz to 4GHz.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the Z230 SFF has one of the bigger internal memory amongst desktop computers of this age. Across all the comparable spec personal computers that were released in the last year the internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB.

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3 PCI Express Slots Version

This desktop computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is the most frequently supported PCI Express slots version on medium processor core personal computers that are a comparable age to it.

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Quite Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

Across all the latest PCs the maximum turbo frequencies range from 1.8GHz to 4.2GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 3.6GHz. At 4 gigahertz, the Z230 SFF has a fairly fast maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other latest medium processor core personal computers.

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Six USB 2.0 Ports

The Z230 SFF is a six USB 2.0 port desktop computer.

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Eight Processor Threads

The HP Z230 SFF has more processor threads than most of the computers that were launched in the last 12 months. This computer is a eight processor thread computer compared to most of the new medium processor core personal computers which only have between four and seven processor threads.

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Two PCI Express X1 (Gen 2.x) Slots

The Z230 SFF is a two PCI Express x1 (Gen 2.x) slot computer. Most of the other medium processor core personal computers that have been around for a similar time to the Z230 SFF have between one and two PCI Express x1 (Gen 2.x) slots.

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Has One Memory Slot

The number of memory slots found on the Z230 SFF is more than most medium processor core personal computers that were launched in the last 12 months. This HP PC has a 4x DIMM memory slot, which is the most commonly found memory slot found on comparable spec desktop computers that have been available for a similar time to the Z230 SFF.

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DVD Super Multi Optical Drive Type

The optical drive type of this PC is DVD Super Multi, which is the most commonly found optical drive type on medium processor core personal computers that were released in the last 12 months.

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Very Short

Across all the medium processor core personal computers that have been available for the last year the heights range from 10mm to 560mm, and the average height is 280mm. At only 100 millimeters, the Z230 SFF is fairly short compared to most of the other newly released comparable spec computers.

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6 Reasons Against

Quite Slow Max Memory Bandwidth Supported Processor

When compared to other recently released personal computers, the Z230 SFF's max memory bandwidth supported processor of only 25.6 gigabytes per second is one of the slowest. The max memory bandwidth supported processor of personal computers that have been on the market for a similar time to the Z230 SFF range from 10GB/s to 77GB/s, and the average max memory bandwidth supported processor is 34GB/s.

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Quite Small Max Internal Memory Supported Processor

The max internal memory supported processor of the Z230 SFF of only 32 gigabytes is one of the smallest amongst comparable spec desktop computers that have been available for the last year. The max internal memory supported processors of medium processor core personal computers that are a comparable age to the Z230 SFF range from 2GB to 1.6TB.

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Only 11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version

The Z230 SFF supports an 11 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version which is better than most desktop computers that were released in the last year. Most similar spec personal computers that have been available for a comparable time to it support a 12 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version. Across all medium processor core personal computers that are a similar age to the Z230 SFF the worst on-board graphics adapter DirectX version is 11.2/12 and the best is 12.

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Quite Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

When compared to other medium processor core personal computers that were launched in the last 12 months that we have assessed, the Z230 SFF's maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of only 1.024 gigabytes is one of the smallest. Across all the comparable spec computers that have been on the market for a similar time to the Z230 SFF the maximum on-board graphics adapter memories range from 1GB to 64GB.

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Only DDR3-SDRAM Internal Memory Type

The HP Z230 SFF has a newer internal memory type than most medium processor core personal computers that came out around the same time as it. This computer has a DDR3-SDRAM internal memory type, whereas most latest similar spec computers have a DDR4-SDRAM internal memory type.

This PC's internal memory type (DDR3-SDRAM) is actually the worst internal memory type across all similar spec computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the Z230 SFF.

The best internal memory type across comparable types of PC is DDR4-SDRAM.

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Quite Low System Bus Data Transfer Rate

The system bus data transfer rates of medium processor core personal computers that were released around the same time as the Z230 SFF range from 5GT/s to 8GT/s, and the average system bus data transfer rate is 7.4GT/s. When compared to other recently released medium processor core personal computers that we have checked, the Z230 SFF's system bus data transfer rate of only 5 Gigatransfers per second is one of the lowest.

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4 Other reasons to consider the HP Z230 SFF

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when this desktop computer was released.

Average Hard Drive Capacity

At 1,000 gigabyte, the HP Z230 SFF has a pretty typical hard drive capacity compared to most of the other PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Z230 SFF.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 1,000 gigabyte, the HP Z230 SFF has a fairly standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that have been available for the last year.

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HDD Storage Medium

The storage speed of this computer is HDD, which is typical of many computers that have been on the market for the last year. 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.

Personal computers with a faster storage speed that might also be worth considering include 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
Memory Channel Supported Processor
Max Memory Bandwidth Supported Processor
Memory Clock Speed Supported by Processor
Memory Type Supported Processor
Max Internal Memory Supported Processor
Conflict Free Processor
Processor Series
Tcase
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
Non-ECC Memory
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
Integrated Card Reader
Optical Drive
BD Interface Type
Optical Drive
Optical Drive Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
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
Cabling Technology
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 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Expansion Slots
PCI Express X16 (Gen 3.x) Slot
PCI Express X4 (Gen 2.x) Slot
PCI Express X1 (Gen 2.x) Slot
Design
Chassis Type
Case Colour
Performance
Audio System
Motherboard Chipset
Product Type
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intell Identity Protection Technology
Intel My WiFi 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
Intel TSX-NI
Idle States
OS Guard
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 Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Instruction Set
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Processor Code
Scalability
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
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 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

Expert Reviews

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers hp 8gb2, hp ram1, hp win7, hp k1l58, hp w7p64, hp win7q, hp g1x66, hp ram1t, hp win7qu, hp g1x66e, hp ram1tb, hp 36ghz8, hp k1l58u, hp w7p64b, hp 36ghz8g, hp k1l58ut, hp win7qua, hp g1x66ea, hp win7quad, hp 36ghz8gb, hp win7quadr, hp win7quadro
Barcodes 00889894396709, 00889894396761, 00889894396853

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