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HP Z240 4 Core Intel Xeon E3 V5 3.5GHz 8GB 1TB HDD

4 Intel Xeon E3 V5 3.5GHz 8GB 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

9 Reasons For

12 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version

The HP Z240 supports a 12 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version which is better than most desktop computers of a similar age and type to it. Most PCs that have been around for around the same time as it support an 11 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version.

A 12 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version is in fact the best supported on-board graphics adapter DirectX version amongst all personal computers of a similar type and age to the Z240.

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

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HP PCs Have Good Reviews

HP is one of the superior personal computer manufacturers according to average reviews from users and experts, and HP also has good ratings for its medium processor cores personal computers.

Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

PCs of a similar age and spec to the Z240 have on-board graphics adapter base frequencys of between 200MHz and 850MHz. The HP Z240 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency (400 megahertz) compared to most of the other computers that have been around for around the same time as the Z240.

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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 of this age and type.

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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 desktop computer. Most of the other desktop 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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Fairly Fast Processor Frequency

With a processor frequency of 3.5 gigahertz, the HP Z240 has one of the faster processor frequencys amongst PCs of this age. The slowest processor frequency of personal computers of this type and age is 1.3GHz, the fastest is 4GHz, and the average processor frequency is 3.1GHz.

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3 PCI Express Slots Version

This personal computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is typical of many similar spec personal computers that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

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

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Has One Memory Slots

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

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4 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 personal computers that have been around for more than a year. 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 average memory clock speeds supported by processor of computers of a comparable age and spec to the Z240 is 1,500MHz, and the memory clock speeds supported by processors range from 800MHz to 2,200MHz. With a memory clock speeds supported by processor of only 1,333 megahertz, the HP Z240 has a fairly slow memory clock speeds supported by processor compared to most of the other desktop computers of this spec and age.

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Quite Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

When compared to other medium processor cores personal computers that have been available for more than a year that we have checked, the HP Z240's maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of only 1 gigabyte is one of the smallest. The average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of comparable spec computers that were released one year ago is 5.3GB, and the maximum on-board graphics adapter memorys range from 1GB to 64GB.

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Only DVD Super Multi Optical Drive Type

The optical drive type of this desktop computer is DVD Super Multi, which is typical of many comparable spec PCs that have been on the market for more than a year.

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4 Other reasons to consider the HP Z240

Released Over a Year Ago

This desktop computer was released over a year ago.

Average Hard Drive Capacity

At 1,000 gigabyte, the HP Z240 has a fairly typical hard drive capacity compared to most of the other computers of a similar type and age to the Z240.

If you want a personal computer with a bigger hard drive capacity then you might also want to consider the DELL 8900[plb_3251718_price] (2TB and higher rated).

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 1,000 gigabyte, the HP Z240 has a fairly typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other desktop computers of a comparable spec and age to the Z240.

If you would prefer a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to consider the Lenovo Thinkstation P500[plb_3209708_price] (1.3TB) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the HP Z240 has a relatively average internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor cores personal computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the Z240.

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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
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 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
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® 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 HD Graphics
Intel® Secure Key
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
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 Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Supported Instruction Sets
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Scalability
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Processor Package Size
CPU Configuration (max)
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel® Smart Cache
Intel® Iris Pro Graphics
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX)
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 hp j9c05, hp j9c05e, hp j9c05et, hp j9c05eta, hp j9c05etab, hp j9c05etabu
Barcodes 00889894789709, 00889894789730, 00889894789785, 00889894789792, 00889894789808, 00889894789815, 00889894882721, 00889894882738, 00889894882776, 00889899110300, 04058154022856

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