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HP Z230 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 3.6GHz 16GB 512GB SSD

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4 Intel Core I7-4xxx 3.6GHz 16GB Sep 2014
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HP PCs Have Good Reviews

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

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

The HP Z230 has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s (1,200 megahertz) amongst medium processor cores personal computers of this age. The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) of personal computers of a comparable type and age to the Z230 is 850MHz, the fastest is 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) is 1,200MHz.

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11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version

This personal computer supports a 11.1 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is the most commonly supported on-board graphics adapter DirectX version on medium processor cores personal computers that were launched more than two years ago.

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Four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantitys

The HP Z230 is a four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity personal computer. Most of the other computers of this spec and age have between one and eight USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantitys.

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Fairly Fast Processor Frequency

The processor frequencys of desktop computers of a comparable age and spec to the Z230 range from 1GHz to 4.1GHz, and the average processor frequency is 3.1GHz. With a processor frequency of 3.6 gigahertz, the HP Z230 has a fairly fast processor frequency compared to most of the other medium processor cores personal computers that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

The HP Z230 has one of the bigger internal memorys (16 gigabytes) amongst medium processor cores personal computers of this age. The smallest internal memory of computers of a comparable spec and age to the Z230 is 2GB, the biggest is 64GB, and the average internal memory is 8.5GB.

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SSD Storage Media

The HP Z230 has a faster storage speed than most personal computers that came out around the same time as it. This computer has an SSD storage media, whereas most personal computers that have been around for around the same time as it 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 comparable spec desktop computers that are a similar age to the Z230.

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

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3 PCI Express Slots Version

This PC supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is the most frequently supported PCI Express slots version on desktop computers of a similar type and age to it.

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Fairly Fast Processor Boost Frequency

With a processor boost frequency of 4 gigahertz, the HP Z230 has one of the fastest processor boost frequencys amongst computers of this age. The slowest processor boost frequency of desktop computers that were launched more than two years ago is 1.3GHz, the fastest is 4.4GHz, and the average processor boost frequency is 3.6GHz.

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Fairly Big Solid-State Drive Capacity

At 512 gigabytes, the HP Z230 has a very big solid-state drive capacity compared to most of the other medium processor cores personal computers that are a similar age to the Z230. The smallest solid-state drive capacity of similar spec PCs that were launched around the same time as the Z230 is 16GB, the biggest is 1TB, and the average solid-state drive capacity is 230GB.

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Six USB 2.0 Ports Quantitys

Most PCs of this age and spec have between one and nine USB 2.0 ports quantitys, including the HP Z230 which has six USB 2.0 ports quantitys.

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Two Number of 5.25" Bayss

The HP Z230 is a two number of 5.25" bays desktop computer. Most of the other PCs of a similar spec and age to the Z230 have between one and two number of 5.25" bayss.

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Eight Processor Threadss

The HP Z230 is a eight processor threads desktop computer.

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Quite Big Processor Cache

PCs of this age and spec have processor caches of between 0.51MB and 10MB. With a processor cache of 8 megabytes, the HP Z230 has a fairly big processor cache compared to most of the other medium processor cores personal computers that are a comparable age to the Z230.

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Very Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

With a maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of only 1.024 gigabytes, the HP Z230 has a fairly small maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other PCs of a similar spec and age to the Z230. The maximum on-board graphics adapter memorys of computers of this age and spec range from 1GB to 2GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 1.4GB.

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Only DVD Super Multi Optical Drive Type

The optical drive type of this computer is DVD Super Multi, which is typical of many medium processor cores personal computers that are a similar age to it.

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2 Other reasons to consider the HP Z230

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this PC was released.

Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 512 gigabytes, the HP Z230 has a pretty average total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor cores personal computers that have been available for a comparable time to the Z230.

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Specification

Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
PCI Express Slots Version
Processor Threads
System Bus Rate
Processor Cache
Processor Socket
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Model
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)
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Number of SSDs Installed
Optical Drive
Optical Drives Quantity
Optical Drive Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
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
Wi-Fi
Cabling Technology
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Outputs
Microphone in
Line-Out
Line-in
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
PS/2 Ports Quantity
DVI Port
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Expansion Slots
PCI Express X16 (Gen 3.x) Slots
PCI Express X16 (Gen 2.x) Slots
PCI Express X4 (Gen 2.x) Slots
PCI Express X1 (Gen 2.x) Slots
Design
Chassis Type
Number of 2.5" Bays
Number of 5.25" Bays
Number of 3.5" Bays
Colour of Product
Water Cooling System
Performance
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® 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 Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
Intel FDI Technology
Intel TSX-NI
Idle States
Intel® OS Guard
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)
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
Processor ARK ID
Power
Power Supply
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Display Included
Keyboard Supplied
Other Features
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

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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

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers hp g1x52, hp g1x52e, g1x52etabu, hp g1x52et, hp bd51zs00, hp bd51za00, hp g1x52eta, hp g1x52etab, hp g1x52etabu
Barcodes 00888793687253, 00888793687994, 00888793688021, 04053162877047, 08887936880201

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