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Based on 265 owner and expert reviews, HP has good ratings for its computers. HP also has good ratings specifically for its medium processor core computers compared to other brands.
64-Bit Processor Operating Mode
This PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many medium processor core computers that have been on the market for more than a year.
Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity
At 1,000 gigabyte, the HP Z230 has a fairly big total storage capacity compared to most of the other PCs of a similar age and spec to the Z230. The average total storage capacity of computers of a similar age and spec to the Z230 is 770GB, and the total storage capacity range from 4GB to 3.6TB.
If you want a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to look at the Asus G20AJ ($949.99) (1TB).
L3 Processor Cache Level
This computer has a L3 processor cache level, which is typical of many computers of a similar spec and age to it.
3 PCI Express Slots Version
This PC supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is typical of many PCs of this age and type.
Six USB 2.0 Ports
The HP Z230 is a six USB 2.0 port computer.
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Has One Memory Slot
The HP Z230 has a greater number of memory slots than most desktop computers of a comparable type and age to it. This personal computer has a 4x DIMM memory slot, which is the most frequently found memory slot found on similar spec computers that were launched around the same time as the Z230.
DVD Super Multi Optical Drive Type
The optical drive type of this computer is DVD Super Multi, which is the most commonly found optical drive type on personal computers of a comparable type and age to it.
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Only HDD Storage Medium
The storage speed of this PC is HDD, which is typical of many desktop computers of this spec and age. 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.
If the storage speed of this medium processor core computer is not fast enough for you then you might also want to consider the Fujitsu W530 (SSD).
Only 11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
This desktop computer supports a 11.1 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is the most commonly supported on-board graphics adapter DirectX version on medium processor core computers that have been on the market for more than a year.
Quite Small Processor Cache
Across all the computers that are a comparable age to the Z230 the processor caches range from 2MB to 10MB. With a processor cache of only 6 megabytes, the HP Z230 has a quite small processor cache compared to most of the other medium processor core computers that have been around for a comparable time to the Z230.
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Released Over a Year Ago
It was over a year ago when this HP personal computer was released.
Average Processor Clock Speed
At 3.3 gigahertz, the HP Z230 has a relatively typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other PCs of a similar age and spec to the Z230.
Average Hard Drive Capacity
At 1,000 gigabyte, the HP Z230 has a fairly typical hard drive capacity compared to most of the other personal computers of a similar type and age to the Z230.
If you are looking for a bigger hard drive capacity then you might want to consider the Lenovo H50 (2TB).
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Average Internal Memory
With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the HP Z230 has a pretty typical internal memory compared to most of the other desktop computers of a similar type and age to the Z230.
PCs with a bigger internal memory that might be worth looking at include the Acer Aspire TC-705 (12GB).
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
Conflict Free 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
Smart Cache, L3
Memory Clock Speed
2 x 4
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Total Storage Capacity
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Optical Drive Type
DVD Super Multi
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 4600
Open GL Graphics Adapter
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
Ethernet LAN Connection
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Out Port
Microphone in Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) 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 X4 (Gen 2.x) Slot
PCI Express X1 (Gen 2.x) Slot
Water Cooling System
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intell Identity Protection Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Quick Sync Videotechnology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Secure Key
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Thermal Monitoring Technology
Execute Disable Bit
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
AVX, AVX 2.0, SSE, SSE4.1, SSE, SSE4.2
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O
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 Smart Cache
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Weight & Dimensions
Energy Star Certified
Intel Virtualization Technology
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
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…
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…