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HP Z240 4 Core Intel Core I7-6xxx 3.4GHz 16GB 256GB SSD

4 Intel Core I7-6xxx 3.4GHz 16GB Dec 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

9 Reasons For

12 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version

The HP Z240 supports a better on-board graphics adapter DirectX version than most desktop computers that have been available for around the same time as it. This personal computer supports a 12 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, whereas most similar spec PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it support an 11 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version.

This desktop computer's on-board graphics adapter DirectX version (12) is actually the best supported on-board graphics adapter DirectX version amongst all computers of a similar type and age to the Z240.

The worst supported on-board graphics adapter DirectX version across similar types of desktop computer is 11.2/12.

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HP Has Good Personal Computer Reviews

Based on 265 user and expert reviews, HP has good reviews for its personal computers. HP also has good reviews specifically within its medium processor cores personal computers range.

Eight USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantitys

The HP Z240 has more USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantitys than most of the PCs that came out more than a year ago. This personal computer is a eight USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity computer compared to most of the similar spec personal computers that were released one year ago which only have between one and seven USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantitys.

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4.4 On-Board Graphics Adapter OpenGL Version

This desktop computer supports a 4.4 on-board graphics adapter OpenGL version, which is typical of many PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 16 gigabytes, the HP Z240 has one of the bigger internal memorys amongst desktop computers of this age. PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Z240 have internal memorys of between 2GB and 32GB, and the average internal memory is 7.6GB.

PCs with a bigger internal memory that might also be worth considering include the DELL 8900 (32GB) which also has a higher rating.

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SSD Storage Media

The HP Z240 has a faster storage speed than most similar spec personal computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. This desktop computer has an SSD storage media, whereas most computers that were released one year ago 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.

This PC's storage speed (SSD) is actually the best storage speed across all desktop computers of this age and type.

The worst storage speed amongst similar types of PC is HDD.

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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 computers of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Three DisplayPorts Quantitys

The HP Z240 is a three displayPorts quantity PC.

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Has One Memory Slots

The number of memory slots found on the HP Z240 is more than most desktop computers that have been around for a similar time to it. This HP personal computer has a 4x DIMM memory slots, which is the most frequently found memory slots found on PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Z240.

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4 Reasons Against

Very Small Total Storage Capacity

Across all the PCs of this age and spec the total storage capacitys range from 4GB to 3.6TB. The HP Z240 has a quite small total storage capacity (only 256 gigabytes) compared to most of the other personal computers of a comparable age and type to the Z240.

If you want a personal computer with a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to consider the HP 800 G2 (£626.40) (500GB).

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speeds Supported by Processor

The memory clock speeds supported by processors of computers of a comparable age and type to the Z240 range from 800MHz to 2,200MHz. With a memory clock speeds supported by processor of only 1,333 megahertz, the HP Z240 has a quite slow memory clock speeds supported by processor compared to most of the other medium processor cores personal computers that have been around for around the same time as the Z240.

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Only Two USB 2.0 Ports Quantitys

The HP Z240 is a two USB 2.0 ports quantity computer. Most of the other PCs of this age and type have between one and nine USB 2.0 ports quantitys.

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Only 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 similar spec computers that are a comparable age to it.

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2 Other reasons to consider the HP Z240

Released Over a Year Ago

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

Average Processor Frequency

At 3.4 gigahertz, the HP Z240 has a pretty average processor frequency compared to most of the other medium processor cores personal computers that were released more than a year ago.

If you want a desktop computer with a faster processor frequency then you might want to consider the Lenovo Thinkstation P500 (3.5GHz and higher rated).

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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
Tcase
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
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
Graphics Adapter Open GL Support
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
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
Software
Operating System Installed
Recovery Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Networking
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Ports & Interfaces
Serial Ports Quantity
Headphone Outputs
Microphone in
Line-Out
Line-in
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
PS/2 Ports Quantity
DisplayPorts 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
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® 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
Processor Code
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
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

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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Barcodes 00889894833006, 00889894833051, 00889894833082, 00889894833099

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