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HP Z230 4 Core Intel Xeon E3 V3 3.6GHz 8GB 1TB HDD

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4 Intel Xeon E3 V3 3.6GHz 8GB Jan 2015
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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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17 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This personal computer supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is the most commonly supported processor operating modes on medium processor cores computers that have been available for more than a year.

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HP Has Good Reviews for Its Computers

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

Very Fast Processor Frequency

The slowest processor frequency of computers of a comparable age and spec to the Z230 is 1.3GHz and the fastest is 4GHz. With a processor frequency of 3.6 gigahertz, the HP Z230 has a quite fast processor frequency compared to most of the other desktop computers of this spec and age.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 3.6GHz processor clock speed PCs currently available including the Lenovo M93p Tower[plb_2433249_price] which has better reviews.

If this desktop computer processor frequency is too slow for you then you might want to consider the Apple ME253[plb_2942369_price] (3.7GHz).

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Fairly Big Hard Drive Capacity

Medium processor cores computers that have been around for more than a year have hard drive capacitys of between 1GB and 3TB. With a hard drive capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the HP Z230 has one of the bigger hard drive capacitys amongst medium processor cores computers of this age.

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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

At 1,000 gigabyte, the HP Z230 has a quite big total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor cores computers that are a similar age to the Z230. The smallest total storage capacity of medium processor cores computers that have been available for around the same time as the Z230 is 4GB and the biggest is 3.6TB.

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3 PCI Express Slots Version

This desktop computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is the most commonly supported PCI Express slots version on personal computers that were released around the same time as it.

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L3 Processor Cache Level

This desktop computer has a L3 processor cache level, which is the most commonly found processor cache level on similar spec PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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Fairly Fast Processor Boost Frequency

The slowest processor boost frequency of desktop computers that have been around for around the same time as the Z230 is 1.8GHz and the fastest is 4.4GHz. With a processor boost frequency of 4 gigahertz, the HP Z230 has one of the faster processor boost frequencys amongst medium processor cores computers of this age.

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

This PC has a 10/100/1000Base-T(X) cabling technology, which is the most frequently found cabling technology on medium processor cores computers that were launched more than a year ago.

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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 PCs of a similar spec and age to the Z230 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 PC.

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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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Eight Processor Threadss

The HP Z230 has more processor threadss than most of the PCs of a comparable age and type to the Z230. This desktop computer is a eight processor threads computer compared to most of the personal computers of a comparable age and type to the Z230 which only have between four and seven processor threadss.

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Fairly Big Processor Cache

The average processor cache of PCs of this age and type is 6.5MB. The HP Z230 has one of the bigger processor caches (8 megabytes) amongst medium processor cores computers of this age.

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Supports One Placement Supported

The number of placements supported by the HP Z230 is more than most desktop computers of a similar type and age to it. This personal computer supports a Vertical placement supported, which is the most frequently supported placement supported supported by computers of this spec and age.

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Has One Memory Slots

The number of memory slots found on the HP Z230 is more than most medium processor cores computers that have been around for more than a year. This computer has a 4x DIMM memory slots, which is the most frequently found memory slots found on computers that have been on the market for more than a year.

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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 commonly found optical drive type on personal computers of a comparable age and type to it.

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2 Reasons Against

Very Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

At only 2 gigabytes, the HP Z230 has a quite small discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other medium processor cores computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the Z230. The smallest discrete graphics adapter memory of medium processor cores computers that were released one year ago is 1GB and the biggest is 8.2TB.

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Only HDD Storage Media

The storage speed of this computer is HDD, which is the most frequently found storage media on 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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1 Other reason to consider the HP Z230

Average Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the HP Z230 has a fairly average internal memory compared to most of the other comparable spec PCs that are a similar 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 Level
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
Number of Discrete Graphics Adapters
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Software
Operating System Installed
Recovery Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Networking
Bluetooth
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
Cabling Technology
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
DisplayPorts Quantity
DVI Port
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
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
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 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 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
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 Relative Humidity (H-H)
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)
Maximum Internal Memory

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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 z230t, hp g1x42, hp g1x36e, hp g1x42e, j9b41etabd, hp g1x36et, j9b41eauuw, hp g1x42ea, j9b41eaak6, hp b022zs00, hp g1x42eaa, hp bd4jza00, hp e31246v3, hp bd4jzs00, hp inc z230, hp b022za00, apple wm704, hp g1x36eta, hp inc j9b41, hp inc g1x36, hp inc z230t, apple wm704e, hp g1x36etab, hp inc z230x, hp g1x42eaab, apple wm704et, hp g1x36etabu, hp inc z230xe
Barcodes 00889296274544, 00889296274551, 00889296275275, 00889296275428, 00889296275473, 00889296275480, 04053162948358

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