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HP Z230

HP Z230 4 Core Intel Xeon E3 V3 3.5GHz 8GB 256GB SSD

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4 Intel Xeon E3 V3 3.5GHz 8GB Jun 2014
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64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This desktop computer supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating modes, which is typical of many similar spec computers that have been on the market for more than two years.

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

Across all the medium processor cores computers that were launched more than two years ago the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s range from 850MHz to 1,300MHz. 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 computers of this age.

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HP PCs Have Good Reviews

On average HP medium processor cores computers have good reviews compared to other manufacturers as do all personal computers produced by HP.

Fairly Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

Across all the PCs of this age and spec the maximum on-board graphics adapter memorys range from 1GB to 2GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 1.4GB. With a maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of 1.74 gigabytes, the HP Z230 has a fairly big maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other personal computers that were released more than two years ago.

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11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version

This computer supports a 11.2 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is the most frequently supported on-board graphics adapter DirectX version on PCs of a comparable type and age to it.

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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 computer. Most of the other desktop 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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SSD Storage Media

The HP Z230 has a faster storage speed than most medium processor cores computers that are a similar age to 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.

An SSD storage media is actually the best storage speed across all desktop computers of a comparable spec and age to the Z230.

An HDD storage media is the worst storage speed amongst comparable types of personal computer.

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3 PCI Express Slots Version

This computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is typical of many computers of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Six USB 2.0 Ports Quantitys

Most medium processor cores computers that have been around for a similar time to the Z230 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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Eight Processor Threadss

Most of the other desktop computers of a comparable spec and age to the Z230 only have between four and seven processor threadss, however the HP Z230 has eight processor threadss.

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Quite Big Solid-State Drive Capacity

The smallest solid-state drive capacity of comparable spec desktop computers that came out more than two years ago is 16GB, the biggest is 1TB, and the average solid-state drive capacity is 240GB. The HP Z230 has a quite big solid-state drive capacity (256 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor cores computers that have been on the market for a similar time to the Z230.

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Quite Fast Processor Boost Frequency

With a processor boost frequency of 3.9 gigahertz, the HP Z230 has a quite fast processor boost frequency compared to most of the other desktop computers of a similar spec and age to the Z230. Personal computers that have been on the market for a similar time to the Z230 have processor boost frequencys of between 1.3GHz and 4.4GHz.

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Has One Memory Slots

The number of memory slots found on the HP Z230 is more than most personal computers that were launched more than two years ago. This personal computer has a 4x DIMM memory slots, which is the most commonly found memory slots found on computers that came out more than two years ago.

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DVD Super Multi Optical Drive Type

The optical drive type of this computer is DVD Super Multi, which is the most frequently found optical drive type on medium processor cores computers that came out more than two years ago.

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1 Reason Against

Very Small Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of only 256 gigabytes, the HP Z230 has one of the smaller total storage capacitys amongst medium processor cores computers of this age. The smallest total storage capacity of medium processor cores computers that have been available for a comparable time to the Z230 is 32GB and the biggest is 3.3TB.

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3 Other reasons to consider the HP Z230

Released Over Two Years Ago

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

Average Processor Frequency

At 3.5 gigahertz, the HP Z230 has a fairly standard processor frequency compared to most of the other medium processor cores computers that have been available for around the same time as the Z230.

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Average Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the HP Z230 has a relatively standard internal memory compared to most of the other PCs of a similar spec and age 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
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
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
Number of Execution Units
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
Design
Chassis Type
Colour of Product
Water Cooling System
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® 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
Idle States
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
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 g1x41ea, g1x41eaabu, g1x41eaak6, g1x41eaabs, g1x41eaaby, g1x41eaarl
Barcodes 00888793347706, 00888793347720, 00888793347751, 00888793347799, 00888793348765, 00888793348772, 00888793348789, 00888793348796

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