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HP Z240 4 Core Intel Core I7-6xxx 3.4GHz 8GB 256GB SSD

4 Intel Core I7-6xxx 3.4GHz 8GB 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

13 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This desktop computer supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is typical of many desktop computers of this type and age.

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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 around for a similar time to it. This desktop computer supports a 12 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, whereas most PCs that are a comparable age to 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 computers that are a comparable age to the Z240.

An 11.2/12 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version is the worst supported on-board graphics adapter DirectX version amongst similar types of computer.

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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 computers that have been around for around the same time as it.

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

The HP Z240 is a six USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity PC. Most of the other personal computers of this age and spec have between one and seven USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantitys.

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HP Has Good Reviews for Its Computers

HP medium processor cores computers have good ratings on average and across all desktop computers HP is one of the superior brands.

SSD Storage Media

The HP Z240 has an SSD storage media which is faster than the HDD storage media found on most medium processor cores computers that have been on the market for around the same time as it. 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 computer's storage speed (SSD) is in fact the best storage speed across all medium processor cores computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the Z240.

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

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3 PCI Express Slots Version

This personal computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is the most frequently supported PCI Express slots version on computers of this spec and age.

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Fairly Fast Processor Boost Frequency

The HP Z240 has a quite fast processor boost frequency (4 gigahertz) compared to most of the other computers of a similar age and type to the Z240. The slowest processor boost frequency of personal computers that were released around the same time as the Z240 is 1.8GHz, the fastest is 4.4GHz, and the average processor boost frequency is 3.6GHz.

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DDR4-SDRAM Internal Memory Type

The HP Z240 has a DDR4-SDRAM internal memory type which is newer than most personal computers of a comparable age and spec to it. Most desktop computers of a similar type and age to it have a DDR3-SDRAM internal memory type.

This desktop computer's internal memory type (DDR4-SDRAM) is in fact the best internal memory type across all comparable spec computers that have been available for more than a year.

The worst internal memory type across comparable types of desktop computer is DDR3-SDRAM.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

With a maximum internal memory of 64 gigabytes, the HP Z240 has one of the bigger maximum internal memorys amongst PCs of this age. Similar spec personal computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the Z240 have maximum internal memorys of between 2GB and 260GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 32GB.

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Quite Big Solid-State Drive Capacity

Across all the PCs of this age and spec the solid-state drive capacitys range from 8GB to 520GB, and the average solid-state drive capacity is 190GB. At 256 gigabytes, the HP Z240 has a quite big solid-state drive capacity 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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Has One Memory Slots

The number of memory slots found on the HP Z240 is more than most medium processor cores computers that were released more than a year ago. This personal computer has a 4x DIMM memory slots, which is the most frequently found memory slots found on personal computers of this spec and age.

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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 PCs of this type and age.

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1 Reason Against

Very Small Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of only 256 gigabytes, the HP Z240 has a fairly small total storage capacity compared to most of the other similar spec desktop computers that have been around for a comparable time to the Z240. Desktop computers that have been around for a comparable time to the Z240 have total storage capacitys of between 4GB and 3.6TB.

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3 Other reasons to consider the HP Z240

Released Over a Year Ago

This personal 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 computers that have been around for around the same time as the Z240.

Desktop computers with a faster processor frequency that might be worth considering include the Lenovo Thinkstation P500 (3.5GHz) 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 typical internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor cores computers that came out more than a year ago.

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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
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
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
Headphone Outputs
Microphone in
Line-Out
Line-in
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
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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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers j9c06eaabs, j9c06eaak6, j9c06eauuz, j9c06eaabu, j9c06eauuw, hp j9c06ea, hp j9c06eaa, hp j9c06eaab, hp j9c06eaabu
Barcodes 00889894833297, 00889894833341, 00889894833365, 00889894833372, 05711783240457

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