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HP Z230

HP Z230 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 3.4GHz 4GB 1TB HDD

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4 Intel Core I7-4xxx 3.4GHz 4GB Nov 2014
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Affordable performance and flexibility, re-defined.Create a totally immersive work environment for those who demand reliability and performance on a budget. Designed for heavy 24x7x365 workloads,... More
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7 Reasons For

Good Brand

HP has good average reviews for its medium processor cores personal computers as well as across its entire personal computer range.

11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version

This computer supports a 11.1 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is typical of many computers of a similar age and spec to it.

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Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

At 1,000 gigabyte, the HP Z230 has a quite big total storage capacity compared to most of the other computers of a similar type and age to the Z230. Medium processor cores personal computers that were launched around the same time as the Z230 have total storage capacitys of between 32GB and 3.3TB.

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3 PCI Express Slots Version

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

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Eight Processor Threadss

The HP Z230 is a eight processor threads desktop computer. Most of the other computers that have been available for around the same time as the Z230 only have between four and seven processor threadss.

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Quite Big Processor Cache

The processor caches of desktop computers of a similar age and spec to the Z230 range from 0.51MB to 10MB. With a processor cache of 8 megabytes, the HP Z230 has a quite big processor cache compared to most of the other similar spec personal computers that were launched around the same time as the Z230.

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Fairly Fast Processor Boost Frequency

The HP Z230 has one of the faster processor boost frequencys (3.9 gigahertz) amongst desktop computers of this age. Across all the PCs of a similar spec and age to the Z230 the processor boost frequencys range from 1.3GHz to 4.4GHz, and the average processor boost frequency is 3.6GHz.

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4 Reasons Against

Only HDD Storage Media

The storage speed of this personal computer is HDD, which is typical of many personal computers of this spec 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.

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Very Small Internal Memory

At only 4 gigabytes, the HP Z230 has a quite small internal memory compared to most of the other personal computers of a similar age and type to the Z230. The average internal memory of computers that have been available for a similar time to the Z230 is 8.5GB, and the internal memorys range from 2GB to 64GB.

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Only DVD Super Multi Optical Drive Type

The optical drive type of this personal computer is DVD Super Multi, which is the most frequently found optical drive type on PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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Only One PCI Express X1 (Gen 2.x) Slots

Most personal computers of a similar age and type to the Z230 have between one and two PCI Express x1 (Gen 2.x) slotss, including the HP Z230 which has one PCI Express x1 (Gen 2.x) slots.

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3 Other reasons to consider the HP Z230

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this medium processor cores desktop computer was released.

Average Processor Frequency

At 3.4 gigahertz, the HP Z230 has a relatively average processor frequency compared to most of the other medium processor cores personal computers that have been around for a similar time to the Z230.

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Average Hard Drive Capacity

At 1,000 gigabyte, the HP Z230 has a fairly typical hard drive capacity compared to most of the other personal computers that came out more than two years ago.

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Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Intel 64
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel® Secure Key
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel FDI Technology
Intel TSX-NI
Idle States
Intel® Insider™
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
Execute Disable Bit
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)
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Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Enhanced Halt State
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Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
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Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) Version
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Energy Star Certified
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Mouse Included
Display Included
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Expert Reviews

28 March 2014

The HP Z230 SFF is an appealing entry-level workstation that fits almost anywhere and runs almost any app. PC buyers will suffer the usual workstation sticker shock, but this is a fine system for...

Compact form factor permits vertical or horizontal placement
Built to run 247
Plenty of ports
Potent Intel Xeon 3 1245 3 processor
Nvidia Quadro 600 graphics
Half-height card can't keep up with larger workstations' graphics
Only one open drive bay
Smaller size means less room for expansion
12 March 2014

The Z230 has a lot going for it. The price is highly competitive. The compact design lets you place it just about anywhere. It can be quite powerful if you configure it with a fast processor and...

Sturdy build
Mostly toolless chassis
Powerful configuration
Intelligent design
ECC memory
Could use a memory card reader as standard
No digital audio output
Only one PCI 3.0 16 slot
16 January 2014

HP's Z230 workstation is aimed at those of you who need a professional computer on which to run professional software...

2 December 2013

This business desktop delivers power and flexibility at a price...

HP's experience with PCs is put to good use in the Z230. It's cleanly and logically designed, available in a large number of desktop and workstation configurations, and carries a three-year...

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User Reviews

Reviewed 16 December 2014 by Z
Z would recommend the HP Workstation Z230 Tower (Verified Purchase)

Pulled the system out of the box, added 16gb non-ecc ram for a total of 24gb, connected two 4k monitors via DP connections, and everything worked great from the start and has continued to work... Read more…

Reviewed 25 November 2014 by Felipe Salinas
(Verified Purchase)

Me gusta esta computadora se las recomiendo hacen que mi trabajo sea mas rapido y es facil de usar...

Reviewed 28 December 2015 by Doug the Designer
Doug the Designer would recommend the HP Workstation Z230 Tower (Verified Purchase)

This going to be used for a office computer...

Reviewed 18 December 2015 by Loncho

It's a great workstation, weddings editing super high speed...

Reviewed 27 November 2015 by Dr. Phil
Dr. Phil would recommend the HP Workstation Z230 Tower

I've owned HP Pro (business) version before so I know the quality of this product. You can't beat the price, this will last 6 to 8 years like my last one did. I use it for both personal and... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers hp w10, hp 4gb1, hp w10p, hp 8gb2, hp z230, hp w7p64, hp w10pl, hp j9b74, hp wm649, hp g1x66, hp z230s, hp j9b38, hp j9b40, hp wm709, hp wm703, hp wm572, hp g1x32, hp wm567, hp wm628, hp wm709e, hp 2gb2x4, hp wm703e, hp wm572e, hp g1x32e, hp wm567e, hp wm628e, hp w7p64b, hp w10pli, hp j9b74e, hp wm649e
Barcodes 00888793349113

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