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HP Z240 4 Core Intel Xeon E3 V5 3.3GHz 8GB 1TB HDD

4 Intel Xeon E3 V5 3.3GHz 8GB Nov 2015
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HP Has Good Computer Reviews

HP is one of the superior personal computer manufacturers according to average reviews from users and experts, and HP also has good reviews for its medium processor core personal computers.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This desktop computer supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on comparable spec computers that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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12 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version

The HP Z240 supports a 12 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version which is better than the 11 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version supported by most comparable spec personal computers that have been on the market for more than a year.

A 12 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version is actually the best supported on-board graphics adapter DirectX version across all similar spec desktop computers that have been available for more than a year.

An 11.2/12 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version is the worst supported on-board graphics adapter DirectX version amongst comparable types of computer.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

When compared to other desktop computers that have been around for a comparable time to the Z240 that we have checked the on-board graphics adapter base frequency of, the HP Z240's on-board graphics adapter base frequency of 400 megahertz is one of the fastest. Similar spec desktop computers that have been available for a comparable time to the Z240 have on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of between 310MHz and 850MHz.

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4.4 On-Board Graphics Adapter OpenGL Version

This computer supports a 4.4 on-board graphics adapter OpenGL version, which is the most frequently supported on-board graphics adapter OpenGL version on medium processor core personal computers that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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

Most similar spec computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Z240 have between one and seven USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the HP Z240 which has six USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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3 PCI Express Slots Version

This computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is typical of many medium processor core personal computers that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Quite Fast Memory Clock Speed

Across all the similar spec personal computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the Z240 the memory clock speeds range from 1,000MHz to 2,400MHz. 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 medium processor core personal computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the Z240.

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DDR4-SDRAM Internal Memory Type

The HP Z240 has a newer internal memory type than most desktop computers that have been around for a comparable time to it. This HP desktop computer has a DDR4-SDRAM internal memory type, whereas most medium processor core personal computers that have been around for around the same time as it have a DDR3-SDRAM internal memory type.

A DDR4-SDRAM internal memory type is in fact the best internal memory type amongst all similar spec desktop computers that are a comparable age to the Z240.

Amongst comparable types of PC 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 a quite high system bus data transfer rate compared to most of the other computers of this type and age. PCs that were released around the same time as the Z240 have system bus data transfer rates of between 5GT/s and 8GT/s, and the average system bus data transfer rate is 6GT/s.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

At 64 gigabytes, the HP Z240 has a fairly big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other computers of this age and spec. Across all the medium processor core personal computers that have been available for a comparable time to the Z240 the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 260GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 33GB.

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Has One Memory Slot

The HP Z240 has a greater number of memory slots than most medium processor core personal computers that have been available for around the same time as it. This computer has a 4x DIMM memory slot, which is the most frequently found memory slot found on medium processor core personal computers that are a similar age to the Z240.

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DVD Super Multi Optical Drive Type

The optical drive type of this desktop computer is DVD Super Multi, which is typical of many medium processor core personal computers that were launched around the same time as it.

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Price Has Recently Increased by £215.67

The price of the Z240 has increased by £215.67 in the last 56 days.

Very Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

With a discrete graphics adapter memory of only 2 gigabytes, the HP Z240 has one of the smaller discrete graphics adapter memory capacities amongst comparable spec computers of this age. The average discrete graphics adapter memory of PCs that are a similar age to the Z240 is 1.8TB.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

The storage speed of this computer is HDD, which is typical of many personal computers of a comparable age and type to 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.

Alternative HDD PCs currently available which you might also want to consider include the Fujitsu W550[plb_3118330_price], or the HP 600 G2[plb_3765201_price] which is cheaper.

If the storage speed of this desktop computer is too slow for you then you might want to consider the HP ProDesk 600 G2 MT[plb_3068722_price] (SSD and cheaper), or the DELL 7040 Micro[plb_3139663_price] (SSD and cheaper).

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Pricey

We think this computer looks expensive compared to other similar spec personal computers that have been around for more than a year. The price range of similar spec personal computers that have been around for more than a year is from £139 to £2,468.

Only Four Processor Threads

The HP Z240 is a four processor thread PC. Most of the other personal computers of this age and type have between four and seven processor threads.

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5 Other reasons to consider the HP Z240

Released Over a Year Ago

This medium processor core desktop computer was released over a year ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 3.3 gigahertz, the HP Z240 has a pretty standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that are a comparable age to the Z240.

There are a number of other 3.3GHz processor clock speed personal computers currently available which you might want to look at including cheaper personal computers such as the Lenovo P310[plb_3192626_price], the HP 800 G1[plb_2735358_price], or the DELL Precision T1700[plb_3100006_price].

If this personal computer processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might want to consider the Z240[pl_3223612_price] (3.4GHz and cheaper), or the 810-477na[pl_3402544_price] (3.6GHz and cheaper) both from HP.

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Average Hard Drive Capacity

With a hard drive capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the HP Z240 has a pretty typical hard drive capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that have been available for more than a year.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 1TB hard drive capacity desktop computers currently available including cheaper PCs such as the HP ProDesk 400 SFF[plb_2926181_price], or the Lenovo P310[plb_3192626_price].

If this personal computer hard drive capacity is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the HP 810-477na[plb_3402544_price] (2TB and cheaper).

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 1,000 gigabyte, the HP Z240 has a pretty average total storage capacity compared to most of the other PCs of this age and spec.

Alternative 1TB total storage capacity desktop computers currently available which you might want to look at include the DELL Precision T1700[plb_3100006_price], or the Lenovo P310[plb_3192626_price] which is cheaper.

If you would prefer a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to look at the HP 810-477na[plb_3402544_price] (2TB and cheaper).

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Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the HP Z240 has a relatively average internal memory compared to most of the other comparable spec personal computers that came out more than a year ago.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 8GB memory desktop computers currently available including cheaper PCs such as the Asus G20AJ[plb_2976890_price], or the Lenovo P310[plb_3192626_price].

If you want a bigger internal memory then you might also want to consider the HP 810-477na[plb_3402544_price] (12GB) which is also cheaper.

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Specification

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Conflict Free Processor
Processor Series
PCI Express Lane (maximum)
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Processor Codename
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Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
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On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
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Open GL Graphics Adapter
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On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
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Headphone Out Port
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Line-In Port
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DVI Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
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Processor Special Features
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 HD Graphics
Intel Secure Key
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel AES New Instructions
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
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID
Scalability
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O
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Intel Smart Cache
Intel Software Guard Extension (Intel SGX)
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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 w7p, hp z240, hp w7pr, hp j9c05, hp w7pro, hp j9c12, hp z240t, hp j9c12e, hp j9c05e, hp j9c05et, hp p232962, hp j9c12et, hp e31225v5, hp e31240v5, hp c7z1za00, hp p232962p, hp j9c12eta, hp e31245v5, hp inc z240, hp j9c05eta, hp c7z1zs00, hp inc j9c12, hp inc z240x, hp j9c05etab, hp inc j9c05, hp j9c12etab, hp j9c05etabu, hp inc j9c05e, hp j9c12etabu
Barcodes 00889894882776, 00889894883285, 00889894883339, 00889899110324, 04058154006412

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