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HP Z230

HP Z230 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 3.6GHz 8GB 1TB HDD

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4 Intel Core I7-4xxx 3.6GHz 8GB Feb 2016
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14 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This personal computer supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating modes, which is typical of many medium processor cores computers that were launched around the same time as it.

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

At 1,200 megahertz, the HP Z230 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) compared to most of the other new personal computers. The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) of medium processor cores computers that are a similar age to the Z230 is 1,100MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s range from 600MHz to 1,400MHz.

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HP Desktop Computers Have Good Reviews

Based on 322 expert and user reviews, HP has good reviews for its PCs. HP also has good reviews specifically within its medium processor cores computers range compared to other brands.

Very Fast Processor Frequency

The slowest processor frequency of latest medium processor cores computers is 1.6GHz and the fastest is 4GHz. The processor frequency of the HP Z230 of 3.6 gigahertz is one of the fastest amongst medium processor cores computers that are a comparable age to the Z230.

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3 PCI Express Slots Version

This desktop computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is the most frequently supported PCI Express slots version on medium processor cores computers that have been on the market for the last year.

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Quite Fast Processor Boost Frequency

At 4 gigahertz, the HP Z230 has a quite fast processor boost frequency compared to most of the other comparable spec computers that were launched in the last 12 months. The processor boost frequencys of comparable spec desktop computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the Z230 range from 2.2GHz to 4.2GHz.

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Three DisplayPorts Quantitys

The HP Z230 is a three displayPorts quantity PC.

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Six USB 2.0 Ports Quantitys

The HP Z230 is a six USB 2.0 ports quantity personal computer.

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Eight Processor Threadss

The HP Z230 is a eight processor threads PC.

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Quite Big Processor Cache

The HP Z230 has one of the bigger processor caches (8 megabytes) amongst desktop computers of this age. The average processor cache of medium processor cores computers that were launched in the last 12 months is 6.8MB, and the processor caches range from 2MB to 10MB.

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Two PCI Express X1 Slotss

Most PCs that were released in the last 12 months have between one and two PCI Express x1 slotss, including the HP Z230 which has two PCI Express x1 slotss.

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Supports One Placement Supported

The HP Z230 has a greater number of placements than most similar spec computers that were released in the last year. This computer supports a Vertical placement supported, which is the most commonly supported placement supported supported by medium processor cores computers that have been available for a comparable time to the Z230.

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Has One Memory Slots

The HP Z230 has a greater number of memory slots than most new medium processor cores computers. This computer has a 4x DIMM memory slots, which is the most frequently found memory slots found on desktop computers that were released around the same time as the Z230.

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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 similar spec personal computers that were launched in the last year.

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14 Reasons Against

Very Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

Across all the latest personal computers the discrete graphics adapter memorys range from 0.5GB to 4.1TB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 120GB. At only 2 gigabytes, the HP Z230 has a fairly small discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other recently released medium processor cores computers.

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Quite Slow Memory Bandwidth Supported by Processor (max)

Across all the latest comparable spec PCs the memory bandwidth supported by processor (max)s range from 21GB/s to 77GB/s. With a memory bandwidth supported by processor (max) of only 25.6 gigabytes per second, the HP Z230 has a quite slow memory bandwidth supported by processor (max) compared to most of the other latest comparable spec computers.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The smallest maximum internal memory supported by processor of medium processor cores computers that were released in the last year is 8GB and the biggest is 1.6TB. The HP Z230 has one of the smallest maximum internal memory supported by processors (only 32 gigabytes) amongst PCs of this age.

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Only 4 On-Board Graphics Adapter OpenGL Version

The HP Z230 supports a 4 on-board graphics adapter OpenGL version which is better than the 4.4 on-board graphics adapter OpenGL version supported by most recently released similar spec desktop computers.

A 4 on-board graphics adapter OpenGL version is in fact the worst supported on-board graphics adapter OpenGL version amongst all latest medium processor cores computers.

Amongst comparable types of personal computer the best supported on-board graphics adapter OpenGL version is 4.4.

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

Most similar spec personal computers that have been around for a comparable time to the Z230 have between two and seven 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 Slow Memory Clock Speeds Supported by Processor

The average memory clock speeds supported by processor of PCs that have been on the market for the last year is 1,700MHz. At only 1,333 megahertz, the HP Z230 has a quite slow memory clock speeds supported by processor compared to most of the other medium processor cores computers that were released around the same time as the Z230.

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Only 11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version

This PC supports a 11.1 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is the most frequently supported on-board graphics adapter DirectX version on similar spec PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Very Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

Across all the medium processor cores computers that have been around for the last year the maximum on-board graphics adapter memorys range from 1GB to 64GB. At only 1.024 gigabytes, the HP Z230 has a quite small maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other medium processor cores computers that were launched around the same time as the Z230.

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Only One Number of 3.5" Bays

Most new similar spec personal computers have between one and two number of 3.5" bayss, including the HP Z230 which has one number of 3.5" bays.

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Only One Number of 5.25" Bays

The HP Z230 is a one number of 5.25" bays desktop computer. Most of the other medium processor cores computers that were launched around the same time as the Z230 have one number of 5.25" bays.

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Only DDR3-SDRAM Internal Memory Type

The HP Z230 has a newer internal memory type than most medium processor cores computers that were launched in the last 12 months. This computer has a DDR3-SDRAM internal memory type, whereas most medium processor cores computers that are a comparable age to it have a DDR4-SDRAM internal memory type.

This computer's internal memory type (DDR3-SDRAM) is actually the worst internal memory type amongst all medium processor cores computers that were released in the last 12 months.

The best internal memory type across comparable types of computer is DDR4-SDRAM.

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

The HP Z230 has a very slow memory clock speed (only 1,600 megahertz) compared to most of the other medium processor cores computers that came out in the last year. Medium processor cores computers that are a comparable age to the Z230 have memory clock speeds of between 1,600MHz and 2,400MHz.

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Very Low System Bus Rate

Across all the medium processor cores computers that were launched in the last year the system bus rates range from 5GT/s to 8GT/s. The HP Z230 has one of the lower system bus rates (only 5 Gigatransfers per second) amongst computers of this age.

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Only One PCI Express X16 Slots

The HP Z230 is a one PCI Express x16 slots desktop computer.

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5 Other reasons to consider the HP Z230

Released Eleven Months Ago

It was eleven months ago when this medium processor cores computer was released.

Average Hard Drive Capacity

With a hard drive capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the HP Z230 has a relatively average hard drive capacity compared to most of the other latest medium processor cores computers.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 1,000 gigabyte, the HP Z230 has a pretty typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other similar spec personal computers that were released around the same time as the Z230.

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Average Internal Memory

The HP Z230 has a relatively standard internal memory (8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other latest medium processor cores computers.

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HDD Storage Media

The storage speed of this PC is HDD, which is typical of many personal computers that have been around for a comparable time 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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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
Memory
Internal Memory
ECC
Memory Clock Speed
Memory Slots
Memory Layout (slots X Size)
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
Card Reader Integrated
Optical Drive
Optical Drive Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Graphics Adapter Open GL Support
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
On-Board Graphics Adapter OpenGL Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Maximum Resolution
On-Board Graphics Adapter Output
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Family
Software
Operating System Installed
Operating System Architecture
Networking
Ethernet LAN
Ports & Interfaces
Parallel Ports Quantity
Serial Ports Quantity
Firewire (IEEE 1394) Ports
Headphone Outputs
Microphone in
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
PS/2 Ports Quantity
DisplayPorts 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 Slots
PCI Express X4 (Gen 2.x) Slots
PCI Express X4 Slots
PCI Express X1 (Gen 2.x) Slots
PCI Express X1 Slots
Design
Chassis Type
Placement Supported
Number of 2.5" Bays
Number of 5.25" Bays
Number of 3.5" Bays
Colour of Product
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® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
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)
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
Processor ARK ID
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Display Included

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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 w10, hp 8gb2, hp win7, hp w10p, hp ram1, hp wm572, hp win7q, hp w10pl, hp j9b74, hp ram1t, hp g1x67, hp w7p64, hp wm649, hp g1x66, hp j9b38, hp g1x32, hp j9b40, hp k1l58, hp 36ghz8, hp wm649e, hp g1x66e, hp j9b38e, hp g1x32e, hp j9b40e, hp k1l58u, hp 2gb2x4, hp wm572e, hp win7qu, hp w10pli, hp j9b74e

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