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HP Z230 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 3.6GHz 16GB 256GB SSD

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19 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This desktop computer supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating modes, which is typical of many personal computers of this age and spec.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)

With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) of 1,200 megahertz, the HP Z230 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) compared to most of the other desktop computers of this type and age. Across all the medium processor cores computers that have been around for a comparable time to the Z230 the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s range from 500MHz to 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) is 1,100MHz.

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HP Has Good Computer Reviews

HP medium processor cores computers have good reviews on average and across all desktop computers HP is one of the superior brands.

Fairly Fast Processor Frequency

The average processor frequency of computers that came out more than a year ago is 3.1GHz. With a processor frequency of 3.6 gigahertz, the HP Z230 has one of the faster processor frequencys amongst medium processor cores computers of this age.

Personal computers with a faster processor frequency that might also be worth considering include the Apple ME253[plb_2942369_price] (3.7GHz).

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Quite Big Internal Memory

The smallest internal memory of comparable spec computers that came out around the same time as the Z230 is 2GB and the biggest is 32GB. With an internal memory of 16 gigabytes, the HP Z230 has a quite big internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor cores computers that have been available for around the same time as the Z230.

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SSD Storage Media

The HP Z230 has a faster storage speed than most PCs of a comparable type and age to it. This personal computer has an SSD storage media, whereas most desktop computers of this age and type have an HDD storage media. 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.

This desktop computer's storage speed (SSD) is actually the best storage speed amongst all medium processor cores computers that are a similar age to the Z230.

The worst storage speed across similar types of desktop computer is HDD.

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3 PCI Express Slots Version

This personal computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is the most frequently supported PCI Express slots version on similar spec personal computers that were launched around the same time as it.

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L3 Processor Cache Level

This desktop computer has a L3 processor cache level, which is the most frequently found processor cache level on PCs of this spec and age.

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Quite Fast Processor Boost Frequency

The HP Z230 has one of the faster processor boost frequencys (4 gigahertz) amongst medium processor cores computers of this age. The processor boost frequencys of comparable spec personal computers that have been available for around the same time as the Z230 range from 1.8GHz to 4.4GHz, and the average processor boost frequency is 3.6GHz.

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10/100/1000Base-T(X) Cabling Technology

This personal computer has a 10/100/1000Base-T(X) cabling technology, which is the most frequently found cabling technology on comparable spec PCs that came out more than a year ago.

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Six USB 2.0 Ports Quantitys

The HP Z230 is a six USB 2.0 ports quantity personal computer. Most of the other medium processor cores computers that have been on the market for a similar time to the Z230 have between one and nine USB 2.0 ports quantitys.

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Two PCI Express X1 (Gen 2.x) Slotss

The HP Z230 is a two PCI Express x1 (Gen 2.x) slots desktop computer.

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Two Number of 5.25" Bayss

Most similar spec personal computers that are a comparable age to the Z230 have between one and three number of 5.25" bayss, including the HP Z230 which has two number of 5.25" bayss.

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Eight Processor Threadss

The HP Z230 is a eight processor threads computer. Most of the other computers of a similar age and type to the Z230 only have between four and seven processor threadss.

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Quite Big Solid-State Drive Capacity

Medium processor cores computers that were launched more than a year ago have solid-state drive capacitys of between 8GB and 520GB, and the average solid-state drive capacity is 190GB. The HP Z230 has one of the bigger solid-state drive capacitys (256 gigabytes) amongst computers of this age.

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Fairly Big Processor Cache

The smallest processor cache of similar spec computers that have been on the market for more than a year is 2MB and the biggest is 10MB. At 8 megabytes, the HP Z230 has a quite big processor cache compared to most of the other personal computers of this age and spec.

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Supports One Placement Supported

The HP Z230 has a greater number of placements than most similar spec personal computers that are a comparable age to it. This desktop computer supports a Vertical placement supported, which is the most frequently supported placement supported supported by comparable spec computers that have been available for a similar time to the Z230.

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Has One Memory Slots

The number of memory slots found on the HP Z230 is more than most medium processor cores computers that were launched around the same time as it. This desktop computer has a 4x DIMM memory slots, which is the most commonly found memory slots found on medium processor cores computers that have been on the market for more than a year.

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

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

The smallest total storage capacity of medium processor cores computers that have been available for a comparable time to the Z230 is 4GB and the biggest is 3.6TB. At only 256 gigabytes, the HP Z230 has a quite small total storage capacity compared to most of the other PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Z230.

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Only 11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version

This desktop computer supports a 11.1 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is the most commonly supported on-board graphics adapter DirectX version on personal computers that are a similar age to it.

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Specification

Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
PCI Express Slots Version
Processor Threads
System Bus Rate
Processor Cache Level
Processor Cache
Processor Socket
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Model
Memory Voltage Supported by Processor
ECC Supported by Processor
Memory Channels Supported by Processor
Memory Bandwidth Supported by Processor (max)
Memory Clock Speeds Supported by Processor
Memory Types Supported by Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Conflict Free Processor
Processor Series
Tcase
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Stepping
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Configurations
Processor Codename
Processor Lithography
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Bus Type
Processor Cache Type
Number of Processors Installed
Memory
Internal Memory
Non-ECC
Memory Clock Speed
Memory Slots
Memory Layout (slots X Size)
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
RAID Levels
RAID Support
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Number of SSDs Installed
Number of Storage Drives Installed
Card Reader Integrated
Optical Drive
BD Interface Type
LightScribe
Optical Drives Quantity
Optical Drive Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Number of Discrete Graphics Adapters
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Output
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Family
Software
Operating System Installed
Recovery Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Networking
Bluetooth
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
Cabling Technology
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Internal Modem
Ports & Interfaces
Serial Ports Quantity
Headphone Outputs
Microphone in
Line-Out
Line-in
DC-In Jack
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
PS/2 Ports Quantity
DisplayPorts Quantity
DVI Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Expansion Slots
PCI Slots
PCI Express X16 (Gen 3.x) Slots
PCI Express X4 (Gen 2.x) Slots
PCI Express X1 (Gen 2.x) Slots
Design
Chassis Type
Placement Supported
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
Number of 2.5" Bays
Number of 5.25" Bays
Number of 3.5" Bays
Colour of Product
Water Cooling System
Performance
Audio System
Motherboard Chipset
Product Type
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 Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Smart Response Technology
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio)
Intel 64
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel® Rapid Start Technology
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST)
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT)
Intel HD Graphics
Intel® Secure Key
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
Intel FDI Technology
Intel TSX-NI
Idle States
Intel® Built-In Visuals Technology
Intel® OS Guard
Intel® Insider™
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Intel Standard Manageability
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)
Supported Instruction Sets
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Processor Code
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Scalability
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Thermal Solution Specification
Processor Package Size
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) Version
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel® Smart Cache
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Intel® Iris Pro Graphics
Thunderbolt™ 3 Technology
Processor ARK ID
Power
Power Supply Input Voltage
Power Supply Input Frequency
Power Supply
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Operational Conditions
Storage Relative Humidity (H-H)
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Non-Operating Altitude
Operating Altitude
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Certificates
RoHS Compliance
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Packaging Content
Mouse Included
Numeric Keypad
Display Included
Keyboard Supplied
Other Features
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)
Maximum Internal Memory
Technical Details
Intel Visual Technology

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Expert Reviews

(8)
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
Expensive
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
Expensive
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

(12)
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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Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers hp d1p34, hp f1m25, hp 16gb2, hp f1m25u, hp d1p34a, f1m25utaba, f1m26utaba, hp d1p34av, hp f1m25ut, hp f1m25uta, hp f1m25utab, hp f1m25utaba
Barcodes 00720917510323, 00725184085864, 00725184085895, 00725184085925, 00888793780787, 00888793780794, 00888793780800, 00888793781005, 08887937807870, 08887937808006

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