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HP Z230

HP Z230 4 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 3.4GHz 4GB 500GB HDD

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4 Intel Core I5-4xxx 3.4GHz 4GB Mar 2014
Processor Core Processor Family Processor Clock Speed Internal Memory Release Date
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10 Reasons For

Good Brand

We calculated the average reviews for all HP desktop computers and also specifically for HP medium processor core PCs and found that in both cases HP had good reviews.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This desktop computer supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many similar spec PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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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 PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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3 PCI Express Slots Version

This computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is the most commonly supported PCI Express slots version on computers of a similar age and spec to it.

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L3 Processor Cache Level

This computer has a L3 processor cache level, which is the most frequently found processor cache level on medium processor core PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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10/100/1000Base-T(X) Cabling Technology

This PC has a 10/100/1000Base-T(X) cabling technology, which is the most commonly found cabling technology on comparable spec desktop computers that came out more than two years ago.

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Six USB 2.0 Ports

The HP Z230 is a six USB 2.0 port desktop computer.

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Has One Memory Slot

The number of memory slots found on the HP Z230 is more than most medium processor core PCs that have been available for more than two years. This desktop computer has a 4x DIMM memory slot, which is the most frequently found memory slot found on comparable spec PCs that have been available for more than two years.

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DVD Super Multi Optical Drive Type

The optical drive type of this personal computer is DVD Super Multi, which is typical of many medium processor core PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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Very Short

The HP Z230 is fairly short (only 100 millimeters) compared to most of the other medium processor core PCs that came out around the same time as the Z230. Across all the desktop computers that were released more than two years ago the heights range from 19mm to 3,400mm.

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1 Reason Against

Only HDD Storage Medium

The storage speed of this PC is HDD, which is the most frequently found storage medium on personal computers that came out more than two years ago. 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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5 Other reasons to consider the HP Z230

Released Over Two Years Ago

This computer was released over two years ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

The HP Z230 has a fairly typical processor clock speed (3.4 gigahertz) compared to most of the other comparable spec personal computers that have been around for more than two years.

If this HP desktop computer processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might want to look at the DELL OptiPlex 3020 (3.5GHz).

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Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 500 gigabytes, the HP Z230 has a fairly standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Z230.

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Average Hard Drive Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the HP Z230 has a fairly average hard drive capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core PCs that are a comparable age to the Z230.

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the HP Z230 has a relatively typical internal memory compared to most of the other PCs of a similar age and spec to the Z230.

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Specification

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Processor Model
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Tcase
PCI Express Lane (maximum)
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QPI Link
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Thermal Design Power (TDP)
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Memory
Internal Memory
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Memory Slot
Memory Layout
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Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive
Optical Drive
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Optical Drive
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Graphics
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Networking
WiFi
Cabling Technology
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Serial Port
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
PS/2 Port
DVI Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Design
Chassis Type
Case Colour
Performance
Audio System
Motherboard Chipset
Product Type
Processor Special Features
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Idle States
Thermal Monitoring Technology
Instruction Set
Processor Code
Scalability
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
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Power
Power Supply
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Certificates
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Display Included
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Intel Visual Technology

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PC Mag Editor's Choice

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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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers hp 4gb1, hp f1k95, hp j9b52, hp wm695, hp d1p35, hp d1p35a, hp f1k95u, hp j9b52e, hp wm695e, hp f1k95ut, hp j9b52ea, hp wm695et, hp d1p35av, hp bd4vzs00, hp bd4vza00, hp j9b52eaa, hp j9b52eaab, hp j9b52eaabu, hp i545908gb2500gbdvdrww7, hp i545908gb2500gbdvdrww7p
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