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HP Z230 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 3.6GHz 4GB 500GB HDD

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4 Intel Core I7-4xxx 3.6GHz 4GB Aug 2014
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Create a totally immersive work environment for those who demand reliability and performance on a budget. Designed for heavy 24x7x365 workloads, the HP Z230 delivers next-generation processor and... More
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13 Reasons For

HP Computers Have Good Reviews

We calculated the average reviews for all HP computers and also specifically for HP medium processor cores personal computers and found that in both cases HP had good reviews compared to other brands.

Quite 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 one of the faster on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s amongst medium processor cores personal computers of this age. The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s of comparable spec PCs that have been around for more than two years range from 850MHz to 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 computer supports a 11.1 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is the most frequently supported on-board graphics adapter DirectX version on desktop computers of a similar type and age to it.

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

Most similar spec desktop computers that have been available for around the same time as the Z230 have between one and eight USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantitys, including the HP Z230 which has four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantitys.

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Quite Fast Processor Frequency

The slowest processor frequency of comparable spec personal computers that have been on the market for a similar time to the Z230 is 1GHz and the fastest is 4.1GHz. With a processor frequency of 3.6 gigahertz, the HP Z230 has one of the faster processor frequencys amongst medium processor cores personal computers of this age.

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3 PCI Express Slots Version

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

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Fairly Fast Processor Boost Frequency

Across all the desktop computers that came out around the same time as the Z230 the processor boost frequencys range from 1.3GHz to 4.4GHz. When compared to other desktop computers that were released more than two years ago, the processor boost frequency of the HP Z230 of 4 gigahertz is one of the fastest.

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Six USB 2.0 Ports Quantitys

The HP Z230 is a six USB 2.0 ports quantity computer. Most of the other computers of this age and type 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 personal computer.

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Eight Processor Threadss

The HP Z230 has more processor threadss than most of the computers of this spec and age. Most of the medium processor cores personal computers that were launched around the same time as the Z230 only have between four and seven processor threadss, however this personal computer has eight processor threadss.

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Quite Big Processor Cache

With a processor cache of 8 megabytes, the HP Z230 has one of the bigger processor caches amongst medium processor cores personal computers of this age. The average processor cache of comparable spec personal computers that came out around the same time as the Z230 is 6.9MB, and the processor caches range from 0.51MB to 10MB.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

With a maximum internal memory of 32 gigabytes, the HP Z230 has one of the bigger maximum internal memorys amongst medium processor cores personal computers of this age. Across all the comparable spec computers that have been around for around the same time as the Z230 the maximum internal memorys range from 2GB to 260GB.

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Supports One Placement Supported

The number of placements supported by the HP Z230 is more than most desktop computers of this type and age. This desktop computer supports a Vertical placement supported, which is the most commonly supported placement supported supported by computers that came out more than two years ago.

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7 Reasons Against

Only HDD Storage Media

The storage speed of this computer is HDD, which is the most frequently found storage media on computers of a similar spec and age 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.

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Very Small Internal Memory

Medium processor cores personal computers that have been available for around the same time as the Z230 have internal memorys of between 2GB and 64GB. The HP Z230 has a quite small internal memory (only 4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other comparable spec desktop computers that have been around for a similar time to the Z230.

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Very Small Hard Drive Capacity

Across all the PCs of this type and age the hard drive capacitys range from 320GB to 3TB. The HP Z230 has one of the smaller hard drive capacitys (only 500 gigabytes) amongst medium processor cores personal computers of this age.

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of only 500 gigabytes, the HP Z230 has a fairly small total storage capacity compared to most of the other similar spec computers that have been available for more than two years. The smallest total storage capacity of medium processor cores personal computers that were released around the same time as the Z230 is 32GB and the biggest is 3.3TB.

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Quite Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The maximum on-board graphics adapter memorys of personal computers of a comparable spec and age to the Z230 range from 1GB to 2GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 1.4GB. At only 1.024 gigabytes, the HP Z230 has a very small maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other medium processor cores personal computers that are a comparable age to the Z230.

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Only DVD Super Multi Optical Drive Type

The optical drive type of this desktop computer is DVD Super Multi, which is typical of many PCs of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Only Not Supported Wi-Fi Standards

This personal computer supports a Not supported wi-Fi standards, which is typical of many personal computers of this spec and age.

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1 Other reason to consider the HP Z230

Released Over Two Years Ago

This medium processor cores desktop computer was released over two years ago.

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
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
ECC
Non-ECC
Memory Clock Speed
Memory Slots
Memory Layout (slots X Size)
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Hard Drive Capacity
RAID Levels
RAID Support
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Number of Storage Drives Installed
Optical Drive
BD Interface Type
LightScribe
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
Bluetooth
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Internal Modem
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Outputs
Microphone in
Line-Out
Line-in
DC-In Jack
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 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
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 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)

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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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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers hp 4gb1, hp d1p34, hp wm571, hp d1p34a, hp wm571e, hp p231245, g1x40eaarl, hp wm571ea, hp p235030, g1x40eaak6, g1x40eauuz, g1x40eaabu, hp d1p34av, g1x40ea#uuz, hp p231245p, g1x40ea#ak6, hp p235030p, hp i747908gb2500gbdvdrww7p64, hp i747908gb2500gbdvdrww7p64b
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