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HP Z230 4 Core Intel Xeon E3 V3 3.2GHz 4GB 256GB SSD

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4 Intel Xeon E3 V3 3.2GHz 4GB Nov 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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9 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

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

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Good Brand

We checked 322 expert and owner reviews for HP desktop computers and found that on average HP has good ratings compared to other manufacturers. We also found that HP has good ratings specifically for its medium processor cores computers.

SSD Storage Media

The HP Z230 has an SSD storage media which is faster than the HDD storage media found on most PCs of a similar age and spec to it. 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 computers of this age and spec.

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

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3 PCI Express Slots Version

This desktop computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is typical of many medium processor cores computers that have been around for more than two years.

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L3 Processor Cache Level

This PC has a L3 processor cache level, which is typical of many medium processor cores computers that came out more than two years ago.

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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 computer. Most of the other personal computers that are a similar age to the Z230 have between one and two PCI Express x1 (Gen 2.x) slotss.

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Supports One Placement Supported

The number of placements supported by the HP Z230 is more than most medium processor cores computers that are a similar age to it. This desktop computer supports a Vertical placement supported, which is the most frequently supported placement supported supported by medium processor cores computers that have been around for more than two years.

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Has One Memory Slots

The HP Z230 has a greater number of memory slots than most comparable spec computers that are a similar age to it. This computer has a 4x DIMM memory slots, which is the most commonly found memory slots found on personal computers that came out around the same time as the Z230.

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DVD Super Multi Optical Drive Type

The optical drive type of this computer is DVD Super Multi, which is typical of many comparable spec PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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3 Reasons Against

Very Small Total Storage Capacity

At only 256 gigabytes, the HP Z230 has a quite small total storage capacity compared to most of the other PCs that have been available for more than two years. The total storage capacitys of PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Z230 range from 32GB to 3.3TB, and the average total storage capacity is 720GB.

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Very Small Internal Memory

The internal memorys of computers of a similar age and spec to the Z230 range from 2GB to 64GB, and the average internal memory is 8.5GB. The HP Z230 has a quite small internal memory (only 4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other similar spec computers that came out around the same time as the Z230.

If you want a desktop computer with a bigger internal memory then you might also want to consider the HP EliteDesk 800 G1[plb_3106865_price] (8GB and higher rated).

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Only Not Supported Wi-Fi Standards

This personal computer supports a Not supported wi-Fi standards, which is the most commonly supported wi-Fi standards on medium processor cores computers that have been around for more than two years.

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2 Other reasons to consider the HP Z230

Released Over Two Years Ago

This personal computer has been on the market for over two years.

Average Processor Frequency

At 3.2 gigahertz, the HP Z230 has a relatively typical processor frequency compared to most of the other similar spec personal computers that are a comparable age to the Z230.

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PCI Express Slots Version
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Processor Model
Memory Voltage Supported by Processor
ECC Supported by Processor
Memory Channels Supported by Processor
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Memory Clock Speeds Supported by Processor
Memory Types Supported by Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Conflict Free Processor
Processor Series
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Number of QPI Links
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PCI Express Configurations
Processor Codename
Processor Lithography
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Bus Type
Processor Cache Type
Number of Processors Installed
Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Memory Slots
Memory Layout (slots X Size)
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
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
Optical Drives Quantity
Optical Drive Type
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
On-Board Graphics Adapter
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Operating System Installed
Recovery Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Wi-Fi Standards
Cabling Technology
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Ethernet LAN
Internal Modem
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Outputs
Microphone in
DC-In Jack
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
PS/2 Ports Quantity
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
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
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
Embedded Options Available
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)
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 TSX-NI Version
Intel® Smart Cache
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Intel® Iris Pro Graphics
Thunderbolt™ 3 Technology
Processor ARK ID
Power Supply Input Voltage
Power Supply Input Frequency
Power Supply
Weight & Dimensions
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)
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

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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 j9b36, hp j9b36e, j9b36etabu, hp j9b36et, hp j9b36eta, hp bd5hza00, hp bd5hzs00, hp e31225v3, hp j9b36etab, hp j9b36etabu
Barcodes 00889296090786, 00889296090854, 00889296090878

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