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HP Z230 4 Core Intel Xeon E3 V3 3.5GHz 8GB 1TB HDD

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4 Intel Xeon E3 V3 3.5GHz 8GB Jul 2015
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15 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

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

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

The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s of computers of this age and spec range from 500MHz to 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) is 1,100MHz. The HP Z230 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) (1,200 megahertz) compared to most of the other similar spec personal computers that came out around the same time as the Z230.

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HP Has Good Computer Reviews

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

Fairly Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The HP Z230 has one of the bigger maximum on-board graphics adapter memorys (1.74 gigabytes) amongst medium processor cores computers of this age. Personal computers that came out more than a year ago have maximum on-board graphics adapter memorys of between 1GB and 64GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 5.2GB.

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Fairly Fast Processor Frequency

The HP Z230 has one of the faster processor frequencys (3.5 gigahertz) amongst similar spec personal computers of this age. Computers of this age and type have processor frequencys of between 1.3GHz and 4GHz.

If this personal computer processor frequency is too slow for you then you might want to consider the Lenovo P300 Tower[plb_2501406_price] (3.6GHz), or the DELL OptiPlex 7020 MT[plb_2830295_price] (3.6GHz) which also has a higher rating.

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Fairly Big Hard Drive Capacity

The hard drive capacitys of medium processor cores computers that were launched more than a year ago range from 1GB to 3TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 920GB. With a hard drive capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the HP Z230 has a fairly big hard drive capacity compared to most of the other medium processor cores computers that are a similar age to the Z230.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

Across all the personal computers that were released more than a year ago the internal memorys range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average internal memory is 7.7GB. The HP Z230 has one of the bigger internal memorys (8 gigabytes) amongst similar spec PCs of this age.

Other 8GB memory personal computers currently available that you might want to consider include the Lenovo M93p Tower[plb_2433249_price] which has better reviews.

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3 PCI Express Slots Version

This PC supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is the most commonly supported PCI Express slots version on personal computers of a comparable age and spec to it.

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

This computer has a 10/100/1000Base-T(X) cabling technology, which is the most commonly found cabling technology on PCs that have been available for a similar time to it.

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Two PCI Express X16 Slotss

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

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Two DisplayPorts Quantitys

The HP Z230 is a two displayPorts quantity PC.

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Six USB 2.0 Ports Quantitys

Most medium processor cores computers that have been on the market for more than a year 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 personal computer.

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Has One Memory Slots

The HP Z230 has a greater number of memory slots than most desktop computers of a similar type and age to it. This personal computer has a 4x DIMM memory slots, which is the most frequently found memory slots found on personal computers of a comparable spec and age to the Z230.

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DVD Super Multi Optical Drive Type

The optical drive type of this PC is DVD Super Multi, which is the most frequently found optical drive type on desktop computers of a comparable type and age to it.

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3 Reasons Against

Very Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

Computers of this type and age have discrete graphics adapter memorys of between 1GB and 8.2TB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 1.3TB. The HP Z230 has a quite small discrete graphics adapter memory (only 2 gigabytes) compared to most of the other desktop computers of this age and type.

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Only HDD Storage Media

The storage speed of this computer is HDD, which is typical of many medium processor cores computers that are a similar 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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Only 11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version

This personal computer supports a 11.2 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is the most commonly supported on-board graphics adapter DirectX version on personal computers of this age and spec.

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1 Other reason to consider the HP Z230

Average Total Storage Capacity

At 1,000 gigabyte, the HP Z230 has a relatively typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor cores computers that have been around for a similar 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
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
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
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
Card Reader Integrated
Optical Drive
BD Interface Type
LightScribe
Optical Drives Quantity
Optical Drive Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Graphics Adapter Open GL Support
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Number of Execution Units
On-Board Graphics Adapter OpenGL Version
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
Cabling Technology
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
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
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
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 X16 (Gen 2.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
Number of 2.5" Bays
Number of 5.25" Bays
Number of 3.5" Bays
Colour of Product
Water Cooling System
Performance
Audio Output Channels
Audio System
Motherboard Chipset
Product Type
Audio Chip
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 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
Intel I/O Acceleration Technology
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Scalability
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
Processor ARK ID
Power
Power Supply
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Mouse Included
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 z230, hp g1x36, hp g1x42, hp z230t, hp g1x42e, hp g1x36e, f1m24utaba, g1x42eaarl, hp p215359, hp g1x36et, hp p232203, g1x42eaak6, hp g1x42ea, hp b022za00, hp g1x36eta, hp p232203p, hp g1x42eaa, hp inc z230, hp bd4jza00, hp b022zs00, hp e31246v3, hp bd4jzs00, hp p215359p, apple wm704, hp inc z230x, hp inc z230t, apple wm704e, hp g1x36etab, hp inc g1x36, hp g1x42eaab
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