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Based on 276 owner and expert reviews, HP has good reviews for its computers. HP also has good reviews specifically for its medium processor core PCs.
64-Bit Processor Operating Mode
This personal computer supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many computers that have been around for a comparable time to it.
Fairly Big Hard Drive Capacity
The HP Z230 has a quite big hard drive capacity (1,000 gigabyte) compared to most of the other desktop computers of this age and spec. The average hard drive capacity of medium processor core PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Z230 is 920GB, and the hard drive capacity range from 1GB to 3TB.
If you are looking for a computer with a bigger hard drive capacity then you might want to look at the Alienware X51 (2TB and higher rated).
3 PCI Express Slots Version
This desktop computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is the most commonly supported PCI Express slots version on desktop computers of this type and age.
L3 Processor Cache Level
This desktop computer has a L3 processor cache level, which is the most commonly found processor cache level on medium processor core PCs that came out more than a year ago.
10/100/1000Base-T(X) Cabling Technology
This personal computer has a 10/100/1000Base-T(X) cabling technology, which is typical of many medium processor core PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.
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Most desktop computers that have been around for a similar time to the Z230 have between one and three DisplayPorts, including the HP Z230 which has two DisplayPorts.
Six USB 2.0 Ports
Most medium processor core PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Z230 have between one and nine USB 2.0 ports, including the HP Z230 which has six USB 2.0 ports.
Has One Memory Slot
The HP Z230 has a greater number of memory slots than most personal computers that have been available for around the same time as it. This desktop computer has a 4x DIMM memory slot, which is the most frequently found memory slot found on computers of a comparable age and type to the Z230.
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 medium processor core PCs that have been available for a similar time to it.
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Only HDD Storage Medium
The storage speed of this computer is HDD, which is typical of many medium processor core PCs that are a comparable age to 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.
Only 11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
This PC supports a 11.1 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is typical of many comparable spec computers that have been around for a similar time to it.
Only One Thunderbolt 2 Port
Most medium processor core PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Z230 have between one and five Thunderbolt 2 ports, including the HP Z230 which has one Thunderbolt 2 port.
Quite Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Across all the similar spec desktop computers that have been around for a comparable time to the Z230 the discrete graphics adapter memory range from 4.9MB to 8.2GB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 2.9GB. When compared to other personal computers that came out around the same time as the Z230, the discrete graphics adapter memory of the HP Z230 of only 1,024 megabyte is one of the smallest.
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4 Other reasons to consider the HP Z230
Released Over a Year Ago
It was over a year ago when HP released the Z230.
Average Processor Clock Speed
At 3.3 gigahertz, the HP Z230 has a fairly standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other personal computers of a similar age and type to the Z230.
Computers with a faster processor clock speed that might be worth considering include the HP 800 G2 ($699.95) (3.4GHz).
Average Total Storage Capacity
The HP Z230 has a fairly average total storage capacity (1,000 gigabyte) compared to most of the other medium processor core PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Z230.
If you are looking for a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to consider the Asus G20AJ (1TB).
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Average Internal Memory
The HP Z230 has a fairly standard internal memory (4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core PCs that were launched more than a year ago.
Intel Core i5, Intel Core i5-4xxx
Processor Clock Speed
PCI Express Slots Version
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Cache Level
Socket H3 (LGA 1150), LGA1150
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Memory Channel Supported Processor
Max Memory Bandwidth Supported Processor
Memory Clock Speed Supported by Processor
Memory Type Supported Processor
Max Internal Memory Supported Processor
PCI Express Lane (maximum)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Configuration
1x16, 1x1, 2x8, 1x8, 1x8+2x4, 2x4
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Processor Cache Type
Memory Clock Speed
1 x 4
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Total Storage Capacity
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Serial ATA, Serial ATA II, Serial ATA III
Storage Drive Installed
Optical Drive Type
DVD Super Multi
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 4600
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Displayssupported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
Windows 7 Professional
Recovery Operating System
Windows 8, Windows 8.1 Pro, Windows 8.1
Operating System Architecture
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
10, 10, 100, 10, 100, 1000
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
Thunderbolt 2 Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
PCI Express X16 (Gen 3.x) Slot
PCI Express X16 (Gen 2.x) Slot
PCI Express X4 (Gen 2.x) Slot
PCI Express X1 (Gen 2.x) Slot
Mini Tower, Tower
Water Cooling System
Processor Special Features
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Thermal Monitoring Technology
AVX, AVX 2.0, SSE, SSE4.1, SSE, SSE4.2
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Thermal Solution Specification
Processor Package Size
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) Version
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Weight & Dimensions
Intel Virtualization Technology
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
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Z would recommend the HP Workstation Z230 Tower (Verified Purchase)
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Dr. Phil would recommend the HP Workstation Z230 Tower
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