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HP Z240 4 Core Intel Core I7-6xxx 3.4GHz 8GB 1TB HDD

4 Intel Core I7-6xxx 3.4GHz 8GB Nov 2015
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HP's entry level workstations just got better. The HP Z240 with two amazingly versatile form factors, packs the performance, features, and reliability of a workstation into the price point of a... More
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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

7 Reasons For

12 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version

The HP Z240 supports a better on-board graphics adapter DirectX version than most medium processor cores personal computers that have been available for a similar time to it. This personal computer supports a 12 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, whereas most medium processor cores personal computers that were launched around the same time as it support an 11 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version.

This computer's on-board graphics adapter DirectX version (12) is in fact the best supported on-board graphics adapter DirectX version amongst all medium processor cores personal computers that have been around for around the same time as the Z240.

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

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HP Has Good PC Reviews

We checked 265 owner and expert reviews for HP PCs and found that on average HP has good ratings compared to other manufacturers. We also found that HP has good ratings specifically within its medium processor cores personal computers range.

4.4 On-Board Graphics Adapter OpenGL Version

This desktop computer supports a 4.4 on-board graphics adapter OpenGL version, which is the most commonly supported on-board graphics adapter OpenGL version on desktop computers of a comparable spec and age to it.

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3 PCI Express Slots Version

This desktop computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is typical of many PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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Quite Fast Processor Boost Frequency

The processor boost frequencys of personal computers that were launched around the same time as the Z240 range from 1.8GHz to 4.4GHz, and the average processor boost frequency is 3.6GHz. The HP Z240 has a fairly fast processor boost frequency (4 gigahertz) compared to most of the other medium processor cores personal computers that were released one year ago.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

At 64 gigabytes, the HP Z240 has a quite big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other personal computers of this age and spec. Medium processor cores personal computers that were released one year ago have maximum internal memorys of between 2GB and 260GB.

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Has One Memory Slots

The HP Z240 has a greater number of memory slots than most personal computers that have been around for more than a year. This computer has a 4x DIMM memory slots, which is the most commonly found memory slots found on medium processor cores personal computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Z240.

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3 Reasons Against

Only HDD Storage Media

The storage speed of this computer is HDD, which is typical of many medium processor cores personal computers that were released around the same time as 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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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speeds Supported by Processor

The HP Z240 has a fairly slow memory clock speeds supported by processor (only 1,333 megahertz) compared to most of the other PCs that are a comparable age to the Z240. The average memory clock speeds supported by processor of medium processor cores personal computers that are a similar age to the Z240 is 1,500MHz.

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Only DVD Super Multi Optical Drive Type

The optical drive type of this computer is DVD Super Multi, which is typical of many personal computers that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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5 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 3.4 gigahertz, the HP Z240 has a fairly average processor frequency compared to most of the other medium processor cores personal computers that were launched 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 PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Z240.

Desktop computers with a bigger hard drive capacity that might be worth considering include the DELL 8900 (2TB) which is also higher rated.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

The HP Z240 has a relatively standard total storage capacity (1,000 gigabyte) compared to most of the other medium processor cores personal computers that were released 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 DELL PowerEdge T20.

If this personal computer total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the DELL 8900 (2TB) which is also higher rated.

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Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the HP Z240 has a fairly standard internal memory compared to most of the other comparable spec desktop computers that have been available for more than a year.

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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
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Number of Hard Drives 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
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Family
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
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX)
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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