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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode
This PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many similar spec computers that have been around for around the same time as it.
Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
Across all the medium processor core computers that have been around for around the same time as the Z230 Workstation the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 850MHz to 1,300MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of 1,200 megahertz, the Z230 Workstation has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies amongst comparable spec desktop computers of this age.
L3 Processor Cache Level
This computer has a L3 processor cache level, which is the most frequently found processor cache level on PCs of this spec and age.
3 PCI Express Slots Version
This personal computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is the most commonly supported PCI Express slots version on desktop computers of this spec and age.
Two PCI Express X1 (Gen 2.x) Slots
Most PCs that were released around the same time as the Z230 Workstation have between one and two PCI Express x1 (Gen 2.x) slots, including the HP Z230 Workstation which has two PCI Express x1 (Gen 2.x) slots.
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Quite Big Processor Cache
At 8 megabytes, the Z230 Workstation has a fairly big processor cache compared to most of the other medium processor core computers that have been available for a similar time to the Z230 Workstation. Similar spec computers that are a comparable age to the Z230 Workstation have processor caches of between 0.51MB and 10MB, and the average processor cache is 6.7MB.
Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory
Across all the desktop computers of this age and spec the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 260GB. The Z230 Workstation has one of the bigger maximum internal memory (32 gigabytes) amongst similar spec computers of this age.
Has One Memory Slot
The number of memory slots found on the Z230 Workstation is more than most medium processor core computers that have been around for a similar time to it. This desktop computer has a 4x DIMM memory slot, which is the most frequently found memory slot found on medium processor core computers that were launched around the same time as the Z230 Workstation.
DVD Super Multi Optical Drive Type
The optical drive type of this computer is DVD Super Multi, which is the most commonly found optical drive type on medium processor core computers that have been available for more than two years.
The heights of comparable spec PCs that came out more than two years ago range from 19mm to 560mm. The HP Z230 Workstation is one of the shorter personal computers of this age and spec (only 100 millimeters) amongst medium processor core computers of this age.
6 Reasons Against
Only HDD Storage Medium
The storage speed of this computer is HDD, which is the most frequently found storage medium on PCs of this type and age. 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 all the other HDD computers to this desktop computer and we think cheaper personal computers such as the Celsius W530, and the Celsius W530 both from Fujitsu or the HP Z230 is also worth considering.
Very Small Internal Memory
At only 4 gigabytes, the HP Z230 Workstation has a fairly small internal memory compared to most of the other comparable spec computers that were launched more than two years ago. Medium processor core computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the Z230 Workstation have internal memory of between 2GB and 64GB.
There are a number of alternative 4GB memory computers currently available which you might want to consider including cheaper desktop computers such as the EliteDesk 800 G1 (£463.04), or the Pro 3500 (£686.35) both from HP.
If you are looking for a personal computer with a bigger internal memory then you might also want to consider the CELSIUS W530 (8GB and cheaper), the Celsius W530 (8GB and cheaper), or the Celsius W530 (8GB and cheaper) all from Fujitsu.
We think this computer looks expensive compared to other medium processor core computers that were launched more than two years ago. We checked 42 medium processor core computers that were launched more than two years ago and they range in price from £183 to £2,309.
Very Small Hard Drive Capacity
The Z230 Workstation has a quite small hard drive capacity (only 500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other desktop computers of a similar age and type to the Z230 Workstation. Desktop computers that have been available for around the same time as the Z230 Workstation have hard drive capacity of between 320GB and 2TB.
We compared all the other 500GB hard drive capacity PCs to this personal computer and we think cheaper PCs such as the EliteDesk 800 G1 (£463.04), and the Pro 3500 (£686.35) both from HP is also worth considering.
If this desktop computer hard drive capacity is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the CELSIUS W530 (1TB and cheaper), or the Celsius W530 (1TB and cheaper) both from Fujitsu or the HP Z440 (£1,323.89) (1TB and cheaper).
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Only One 5.25" Bay
Most medium processor core computers that were launched more than two years ago have between one and two 5.25" bays, including the HP Z230 Workstation which has one 5.25" bay.
Only Four Processor Threads
The HP Z230 Workstation is a four processor thread PC.
3 Other reasons to consider the HP Z230 Workstation
Released Over Two Years Ago
This desktop computer was released over two years ago.
Average Processor Clock Speed
The Z230 Workstation has a relatively typical processor clock speed (3.2 gigahertz) compared to most of the other similar spec personal computers that were released around the same time as the Z230 Workstation.
There are a number of alternative 3.2GHz processor clock speed PCs currently available that you might want to consider including the HP Pro 3500 (£686.35) which is cheaper.
If this desktop computer processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might want to consider the Celsius W530 (3.5GHz), or the Celsius W530 (3.5GHz) both from Fujitsu or the HP Z230 (3.5GHz) which is also cheaper.
Average Total Storage Capacity
The Z230 Workstation has a pretty standard total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other desktop computers that were released more than two years ago.
We think you might also be interested in some of the other 500GB total storage capacity personal computers currently available including the EliteDesk 800 G1 (£463.04), or the Pro 3500 (£686.35) both from HP which is cheaper.
If you are looking for a computer with a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to look at the CELSIUS W530 (1TB), or the Celsius W530 (1TB) both from Fujitsu or the HP Z440 (£1,323.89) (1TB) 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
225, E3-1225, E3-1225V3
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, 1x8, 1x8+2x4, 2x4
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Processor Cache Type
Smart Cache, L3
Error Checking and Correcting (ECC)
Memory Clock Speed
1 x 4
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Total Storage Capacity
Hard Drive Capacity
RAID File Storage
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Integrated Card Reader
BD Interface Type
Optical Drive Type
DVD Super Multi
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics P4600
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Displayssupported by On-Board Grap
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
Water Cooling System
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
Embedded Options Available
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel Secure Key
Intel AES New Instructions
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 Dual Display Technology
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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