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HP Z240 4 Core Intel Core I5-6xxx 3.3GHz 4GB 1TB HDD

4 Intel Core I5-6xxx 3.3GHz 4GB Nov 2015
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Review of the HP Z240 Workstation by Joe Herman
HP Z240 unboxing. A Look at HP's Z240 Entry-Level Workstation

19 Reasons For

Expert Reviews Are Good

This desktop computer received an expert rating of 80 out of 100 from v3.co.uk.

Nice Design

Several HP Z240 owners who reviewed the HP Z240 considered that it was a good design. V3.co.uk wrote in their review of this PC “Smart chassis design, strong performance, range of businessgrade OS options”.

Reasonably Priced

One HP Z240 reviewer wrote in their reviews that the HP Z240 was good value for money. Expert website V3.co.uk mentioned “Are priced accordingly.”.

Robust

One HP Z240 owner thought it was reliable.

Good Size

One person concluded that it was good physically.

Good Product Quality

One customer who bought it considered that it was good quality. In January last year expert review site V3.co.uk rated it 4 stars and wrote in their HP Z240 review “What it lacks in high-end features it makes up for with quality physical design”.

Quite Fast Memory Clock Speeds Supported by Processor

With a memory clock speeds supported by processor of 2,133 megahertz, the HP Z240 has one of the faster memory clock speeds supported by processors amongst medium processor cores computers of this age. Medium processor cores computers that were released more than a year ago have memory clock speeds supported by processors of between 800MHz and 2,200MHz.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This PC supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is the most commonly supported processor operating modes on computers that came out more than a year ago.

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4.4 On-Board Graphics Adapter OpenGL Version

This personal computer supports a 4.4 on-board graphics adapter OpenGL version, which is typical of many desktop computers of this type and age.

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HP Has Good Computer Reviews

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

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The smallest maximum internal memory supported by processor of computers that came out around the same time as the Z240 is 2GB and the biggest is 770GB. With a maximum internal memory supported by processor of 64 gigabytes, the HP Z240 has a fairly big maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other medium processor cores computers that were released one year ago.

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Fairly Fast Memory Bandwidth Supported by Processor (max)

The slowest memory bandwidth supported by processor (max) of PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Z240 is 10GB/s, the fastest is 68GB/s, and the average memory bandwidth supported by processor (max) is 30GB/s. At 34.1 gigabytes per second, the HP Z240 has a fairly fast memory bandwidth supported by processor (max) compared to most of the other medium processor cores computers that were released one year ago.

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Fairly Fast Memory Clock Speed

With a memory clock speed of 2,133 megahertz, the HP Z240 has one of the faster memory clock speeds amongst personal computers of this age. Across all the medium processor cores computers that were released around the same time as the Z240 the memory clock speeds range from 1,000MHz to 2,400MHz.

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DDR4-SDRAM Internal Memory Type

The HP Z240 has a newer internal memory type than most comparable spec desktop computers that are a similar age to it. This computer has a DDR4-SDRAM internal memory type, whereas most personal computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to it have a DDR3-SDRAM internal memory type.

A DDR4-SDRAM internal memory type is actually the best internal memory type across all PCs of this age and spec.

A DDR3-SDRAM internal memory type is the worst internal memory type amongst similar types of PC.

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3 PCI Express Slots Version

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

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Fairly High System Bus Rate

With a system bus rate of 8 Gigatransfers per second, the HP Z240 has one of the higher system bus rates amongst medium processor cores computers of this age. The system bus rates of medium processor cores computers that have been around for a similar time to the Z240 range from 5GT/s to 8GT/s, and the average system bus rate is 6.1GT/s.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

At 64 gigabytes, the HP Z240 has a quite big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor cores computers that are a comparable age to the Z240. The average maximum internal memory of medium processor cores computers that are a similar age to the Z240 is 32GB, and the maximum internal memorys range from 2GB to 260GB.

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Has One Memory Slots

The number of memory slots found on the HP Z240 is more than most medium processor cores computers that have been available for more than a year. This HP PC has a 4x DIMM memory slots, which is the most commonly found memory slots found on desktop computers of a comparable spec and age to the Z240.

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DVD Super Multi Optical Drive Type

The optical drive type of this PC is DVD Super Multi, which is typical of many computers of a similar age and type to it.

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3 Reasons Against

Only HDD Storage Media

The storage speed of this personal computer is HDD, which is the most commonly found storage media on medium processor cores computers that came out more than a year ago. 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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Very Small Internal Memory

Across all the similar spec desktop computers that were launched more than a year ago the internal memorys range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average internal memory is 7.7GB. With an internal memory of only 4 gigabytes, the HP Z240 has one of the smaller internal memorys amongst similar spec computers of this age.

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Only Four Processor Threadss

The HP Z240 is a four processor threads personal computer.

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4 Other reasons to consider the HP Z240

Released Over a Year Ago

This desktop computer has been on the market for over a year.

Average Processor Frequency

At 3.3 gigahertz, the HP Z240 has a fairly average processor frequency compared to most of the other medium processor cores computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the Z240.

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Average Hard Drive Capacity

At 1,000 gigabyte, the HP Z240 has a pretty typical hard drive capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec personal computers that were launched around the same time as the Z240.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

The HP Z240 has a fairly standard total storage capacity (1,000 gigabyte) compared to most of the other desktop computers that were launched more than a year ago.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 1TB total storage capacity PCs currently available including because of it's better review score, the MSI Nightblade B85C[plb_2749742_price].

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Specification

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Processor Cores
Processor Family
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PCI Express Slots Version
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Processor Socket
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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
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Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Conflict Free Processor
Processor Series
Tcase
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Stepping
Processor Operating Modes
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Processor Codename
Processor Lithography
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
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Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Memory Slots
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Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Optical Drive
Optical Drives Quantity
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Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
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Graphics Adapter Open GL Support
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
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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 Memory
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Family
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Operating System Installed
Recovery Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Networking
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Outputs
Microphone in
Line-Out
Line-in
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
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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
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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
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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 Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) Version
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Intel TSX-NI Version
Intel® Smart Cache
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Intel® Iris Pro Graphics
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Display Included

Expert Reviews

(1)
12 January 2016

HP Inc delivers on its promise of a low-cost but well-equipped workstation. What it lacks in high-end features it makes up for with quality physical design and nimble, reliable performance in...

Smart chassis design, strong performance, range of businessgrade OS options
Not as upgradable as other workstations

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