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HP Z230 4 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 3.3GHz 4GB 1TB HDD

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4 Intel Core I5-4xxx 3.3GHz 4GB Jul 2015
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HP Has Good Reviews for Its Personal Computers

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.

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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).

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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.

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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.

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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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Two DisplayPorts

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.

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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.

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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.

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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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4 Reasons Against

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.

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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.

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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.

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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).

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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.

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Specification

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Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
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Serial Port
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
PS/2 Port
DisplayPort
DVI 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
Expansion Slots
PCI Slot
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
Design
Chassis Type
2.5" Bay
5.25" Bay
3.5" Bay
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Performance
Audio System
Motherboard Chipset
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Processor Special Features
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Idle States
Thermal Monitoring Technology
Instruction Set
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Scalability
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Thermal Solution Specification
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Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) Version
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Intel Virtualization Technology
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Intel Visual Technology

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Expert Reviews

(7)
28 March 2014

The HP Z230 SFF is an appealing entry-level workstation that fits almost anywhere and runs almost any app. PC buyers will suffer the usual workstation sticker shock, but this is a fine system for...

Compact form factor permits vertical or horizontal placement
Built to run 247
Plenty of ports
Potent Intel Xeon 3 1245 3 processor
Nvidia Quadro 600 graphics
Expensive
Half-height card can't keep up with larger workstations' graphics
Only one open drive bay
Smaller size means less room for expansion
16 January 2014

HP's Z230 workstation is aimed at those of you who need a professional computer on which to run professional software...

2 December 2013

This business desktop delivers power and flexibility at a price...

HP's experience with PCs is put to good use in the Z230. It's cleanly and logically designed, available in a large number of desktop and workstation configurations, and carries a three-year...

9 October 2013

The newest wave of workstations presented by HP carry with them the promise of industry-leading quality and high upgradability ? and with the HP Z230 SFF, an especially small form-factor as well.... Read more…

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User Reviews

(11)
Reviewed 16 December 2014 by Z
Z would recommend the HP Workstation Z230 Tower (Verified Purchase)

Pulled the system out of the box, added 16gb non-ecc ram for a total of 24gb, connected two 4k monitors via DP connections, and everything worked great from the start and has continued to work... Read more…

Reviewed 25 November 2014 by Felipe Salinas
(Verified Purchase)

Me gusta esta computadora se las recomiendo hacen que mi trabajo sea mas rapido y es facil de usar...

Reviewed 28 December 2015 by Doug the Designer
Doug the Designer would recommend the HP Workstation Z230 Tower (Verified Purchase)

This going to be used for a office computer...

Reviewed 18 December 2015 by Loncho

It's a great workstation, weddings editing super high speed...

Reviewed 27 November 2015 by Dr. Phil
Dr. Phil would recommend the HP Workstation Z230 Tower

I've owned HP Pro (business) version before so I know the quality of this product. You can't beat the price, this will last 6 to 8 years like my last one did. I use it for both personal and... Read more…

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Manufacturer Part Numbers g1x46es, f1m15utaba
Barcodes 00888793522127, 00888793768952, 00888793768969, 08887937689520
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