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We checked 242 owner and expert reviews for HP personal computers and found that on average HP has good reviews compared to other manufacturers. We also found that HP has good reviews specifically within its medium processor core personal computers range.
64-Bit Processor Operating Mode
This desktop computer supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many PCs of this age and spec.
Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of 1,200 megahertz, the Z230 SFF has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that are a similar age to the Z230 SFF. PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Z230 SFF have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of between 850MHz and 860,000MHz.
11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
This desktop computer supports a 11.2 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is typical of many medium processor core personal computers that were released around the same time as it.
Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed
At 3.5 gigahertz, the HP Z230 SFF has a quite fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other PCs of this age and spec. Personal computers that were released more than two years ago have processor clock speeds of between 1GHz and 4.1GHz.
If this computer processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might want to consider the DELL XPS 8700 (£796.52) (3.6GHz), or the Asus M32AD (3.6GHz).
Quite Big Internal Memory
The average internal memory of PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Z230 SFF is 7.5GB, and the internal memory range from 2GB to 64GB. The HP Z230 SFF has a quite big internal memory (16 gigabytes) compared to most of the other personal computers that were released more than two years ago.
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SSD Storage Medium
The Z230 SFF has an SSD storage medium which is faster than most medium processor core personal computers that have been around for more than two years. Most computers that are a similar 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 desktop computers of a comparable age and spec to the Z230 SFF.
The worst storage speed amongst comparable types of PC is HDD.
It may also be worth considering one of the other SSD personal computers currently available including the DELL Precision T1700 SFF which has better reviews.
3 PCI Express Slots Version
This computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is typical of many similar spec computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.
Two PCI Express X16 Slots
The HP Z230 SFF is a two PCI Express x16 slot computer. Most of the other medium processor core personal computers that have been available for a comparable time to the Z230 SFF have between one and two PCI Express x16 slots.
L3 Processor Cache Level
This desktop computer has a L3 processor cache level, which is typical of many comparable spec desktop computers that are a similar age to it.
10/100/1000Base-T(X) Cabling Technology
This PC has a 10/100/1000Base-T(X) cabling technology, which is typical of many medium processor core personal computers that have been available for more than two years.
Six USB 2.0 Ports
Most personal computers of this type and age have between one and nine USB 2.0 ports, including the Z230 SFF which has six USB 2.0 ports.
Two 5.25" Bays
The HP Z230 SFF is a two 5.25" bay desktop computer. Most of the other personal computers of this spec and age have between one and two 5.25" bays.
Fairly Big Solid-State Drive Capacity
The average solid-state drive capacity of personal computers that have been available for a similar time to the Z230 SFF is 190GB, and the solid-state drive capacities range from 8GB to 520GB. With a solid-state drive capacity of 256 gigabytes, the Z230 SFF has a fairly big solid-state drive capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that are a similar age to the Z230 SFF.
Eight Processor Threads
The Z230 SFF has more processor threads than most of the desktop computers that were released more than two years ago. Most of the similar spec desktop computers that were released more than two years ago only have between four and seven processor threads, however this personal computer has eight processor threads.
Two PCI Express X1 (Gen 2.x) Slots
The Z230 SFF is a two PCI Express x1 (Gen 2.x) slot desktop computer.
Fairly Big Processor Cache
PCs of this age and spec have processor caches of between 0.51MB and 10MB, and the average processor cache is 6.8MB. The Z230 SFF has one of the bigger processor caches (8 megabytes) amongst similar spec personal computers of this age.
Fairly Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency
At 3.9 gigahertz, the Z230 SFF has a quite fast maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that are a comparable age to the Z230 SFF. Comparable spec computers that have been around for a similar time to the Z230 SFF have maximum turbo frequencies of between 1.3GHz and 4.4GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 3.6GHz.
Supports One Case Placement
The Z230 SFF has a greater number of placements than most medium processor core personal computers that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This desktop computer supports a Vertical case placement, which is the most frequently supported case placement supported by personal computers of a similar age and spec to the Z230 SFF.
Has One Memory Slot
The Z230 SFF has a greater number of memory slots than most medium processor core personal computers that were launched more than two years ago. This PC has a 4x DIMM memory slot, which is the most commonly found memory slot found on similar spec computers that have been around for around the same time as the Z230 SFF.
DVD Super Multi Optical Drive Type
The optical drive type of this computer is DVD Super Multi, which is the most frequently found optical drive type on medium processor core personal computers that are a comparable age to it.
2 Reasons Against
Very Small Total Storage Capacity
At only 256 gigabytes, the Z230 SFF has a quite small total storage capacity compared to most of the other desktop computers of this spec and age. The average total storage capacity of medium processor core personal computers that are a comparable age to the Z230 SFF is 710GB.
Only Two 3.5" Bays
Most medium processor core personal computers that have been available for a comparable time to the Z230 SFF have between one and eight 3.5" bays, including the Z230 SFF which has two 3.5" bays.
1 Other reason to consider the HP Z230 SFF
Released Over Two Years Ago
It was over two years ago when HP released the Z230 SFF.
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 8
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Total Storage Capacity
RAID File Storage
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Solid State Drive Installed
Storage Drive Installed
BD Interface Type
Optical Drive Type
DVD Super Multi
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics P4600
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
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
PCI Express X16 (Gen 3.x) Slot
PCI Express X16 (Gen 2.x) Slot
PCI Express X16 Slot
PCI Express X4 (Gen 2.x) Slot
PCI Express X4 Slot
PCI Express X1 (Gen 2.x) Slot
PCI Express X1 Slot
Mini Tower, Tower
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
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