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HP Z240

HP Z240 4 Core Intel Core I5-6xxx 3.2GHz 8GB 500GB HDD

4 Intel Core I5-6xxx 3.2GHz 8GB Nov 2015
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12 Reasons For

HP Has Good Reviews for Its PCs

HP is one of the superior desktop computer brands according to average expert and user reviews, and HP also has good reviews for its medium processor core personal computers.

Very Fast Memory Clock Speed Supported by Processor

Desktop computers of this spec and age have memory clock speeds supported by processors of between 800MHz and 2,200MHz, and the average memory clock speed supported by processor is 1,500MHz. With a memory clock speed supported by processor of 2,133 megahertz, the HP Z240 has a fairly fast memory clock speed supported by processor compared to most of the other desktop computers that have been around for a comparable time to the Z240.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many comparable spec personal computers that were launched around the same time as it.

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4.4 On-Board Graphics Adapter OpenGL Version

This PC supports a 4.4 on-board graphics adapter OpenGL version, which is typical of many PCs of a similar type and age to it.

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Six USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports

The HP Z240 is a six USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port personal computer.

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3 PCI Express Slots Version

This computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is typical of many PCs of this spec and age.

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Quite Fast Memory Clock Speed

With a memory clock speed of 2,133 megahertz, the HP Z240 has a quite fast memory clock speed compared to most of the other similar spec PCs that are a comparable age to the Z240. The memory clock speeds of medium processor core personal computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Z240 range from 1,000MHz to 2,400MHz.

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DDR4-SDRAM Internal Memory Type

The HP Z240 has a newer internal memory type than most PCs that are a comparable age to it. This HP computer has a DDR4-SDRAM internal memory type, whereas most personal computers that have been on the market for a similar time to it have a DDR3-SDRAM internal memory type.

A DDR4-SDRAM internal memory type is in fact the best internal memory type across all PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Z240.

Across similar types of desktop computer the worst internal memory type is DDR3-SDRAM.

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Fairly High System Bus Data Transfer Rate

With a system bus data transfer rate of 8 Gigatransfers per second, the HP Z240 has one of the higher system bus data transfer rates amongst comparable spec computers of this age. Across all the personal computers of this age and spec the system bus data transfer rates range from 5GT/s to 8GT/s.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

The HP Z240 has one of the bigger maximum internal memory (64 gigabytes) amongst PCs of this age. The average maximum internal memory of comparable spec personal computers that have been around for around the same time as the Z240 is 33GB, and the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 260GB.

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Has One Memory Slot

The number of memory slots found on the HP Z240 is more than most computers of this spec and age. This personal computer has a 4x DIMM memory slot, which is the most frequently found memory slot found on desktop computers of this age and type.

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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 personal computers that have been around for around the same time as it.

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6 Reasons Against

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of only 1,050 megahertz, the HP Z240 has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other similar spec PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Z240. Medium processor core personal computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the Z240 have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of between 640MHz and 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,100MHz.

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Price Has Increased by £43.99

The Z240 has increased in price by £43.99 in the last 30 days.

Only HDD Storage Medium

The storage speed of this desktop computer is HDD, which is the most commonly found storage medium on medium processor core personal computers that came out more than a year ago. 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.

There are a number of alternative HDD desktop computers currently available which you might also want to look at including the Fujitsu Esprimo E920[plb_2399576_price] which is cheaper.

Personal computers with a faster storage speed that might be worth looking at include the HP ProDesk 600 G2 Mini[plb_3070061_price] (SSD), or the DELL 7040[plb_3072619_price] (SSD) which is also cheaper.

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

With a hard drive capacity of only 500 gigabytes, the HP Z240 has a quite small hard drive capacity compared to most of the other PCs of a similar age and type to the Z240. The smallest hard drive capacity of medium processor core personal computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Z240 is 1GB and the biggest is 3TB.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 500GB hard drive capacity desktop computers currently available including the Fujitsu Esprimo E920[plb_2399576_price], or the HP ProDesk 600 G2 MT[plb_3097956_price] which is cheaper.

If you would prefer a PC with a bigger hard drive capacity then you might also want to consider the HP 490 G3[plb_3355501_price] (1TB and cheaper), or the Lenovo H50-50[plb_3738189_price] (1TB and cheaper).

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Quite Small Processor Cache

The processor caches of PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Z240 range from 2MB to 10MB. The HP Z240 has a fairly small processor cache (only 6 megabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that have been on the market for a similar time to the Z240.

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Only Four Processor Threads

The HP Z240 is a four processor thread computer. Most of the other PCs of this age and spec have between four and seven processor threads.

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3 Other reasons to consider the HP Z240

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 3.2 gigahertz, the HP Z240 has a relatively standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other desktop computers of a comparable age and spec to the Z240.

We compared all the other 3.2GHz processor clock speed PCs to this personal computer and we think the Lenovo ThinkCentre M900 Mini Tower[plb_3166504_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.

If you want a computer with a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to consider the 800 G2[pl_3255262_price] (3.4GHz and cheaper), or the 400 G3 MT[pl_3343157_price] (3.4GHz and cheaper) both from HP.

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Average Internal Memory

The HP Z240 has a relatively standard internal memory (8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other PCs of this age and type.

We compared this PC to all the other 8GB memory PCs and we think cheaper computers such as the ProDesk 600 G2[pl_3197602_price], and the Z240[pl_3195859_price] both from HP is also worth considering.

If this PC internal memory is too small for you then you might also want to look at the HP 800 G2[plb_3797297_price] (16GB and cheaper).

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the HP Z240 has a relatively typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that came out more than a year ago.

Other 500GB total storage capacity computers currently available that you might want to consider include the Fujitsu Esprimo E920[plb_2399576_price], or the Lenovo ThinkCentre M900 Mini Tower[plb_3166504_price] which is cheaper.

If you want a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to consider the HP 490 G3[plb_3355501_price] (1TB and cheaper), or the Lenovo H50-50[plb_3738189_price] (1TB and cheaper).

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Specification

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Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
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Processor Thread
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Cache
Processor Socket
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Memory Voltage
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)
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Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Configuration
Processor Codename
Processor Lithography
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Bus Type
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal 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
Optical Drive
Optical Drive
Optical Drive Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Open GL Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
On-Board Graphics Adapter OpenGL Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Maximum Resolution
On-Board Graphics Adapter Output
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
Displayssupported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
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Operating System
Recovery Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Networking
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
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Headphone Out Port
Microphone in Port
Line-Out Port
Line-In Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
DisplayPort
DVI Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Design
Chassis Type
Case Colour
Performance
Motherboard Chipset
Product Type
Processor Special Features
Intell Identity Protection Technology
Intel Quick Sync Videotechnology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Intel 64
Embedded Options Available
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel HD Graphics
Intel Secure Key
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
Intel TSX-NI
Idle States
Intel Built-In Visuals Technology
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
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID
Scalability
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O
Thermal Solution Specification
Processor Package Size
CPU Configuration (max)
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
Packaging Content
Mouse Included
Keyboard Supplied

Expert Reviews

(1)
12 January 2016

HP Inc delivers on its promise of a low-cost but well-equipped workstation. What it lacks in high-end features it makes up for with quality physical design and nimble, reliable performance in...

Smart chassis design, strong performance, range of businessgrade OS options
Not as upgradable as other workstations

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers hp w10, hp z240, hp w10p, hp 8gb2, hp z240t, hp j9c11, hp j9c11e, hp p232961, hp j9c11et, hp p237802, hp j9c11ea, hp j9c11eaa, hp p232961p, hp j9c11eta, hp p237802p, hp j9c11eaab, hp inc j9c11, hp j9c11etab, hp j9c11eaabu, hp inc j9c11e, hp j9c11etabu, hp inc j9c11et, warranty j9c11, warranty j9c11e, condition j9c11, hp inc j9c11eta, condition 8gb500, hp inc j9c11etab, warranty j9c11et, condition j9c11e
Barcodes 00889894882905, 00889894883001, 00889894883056, 04058154006405

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