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HP Z230 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 3.4GHz 16GB 256GB SSD

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4 Intel Core I7-4xxx 3.4GHz 16GB Mar 2014
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Affordable performance and flexibility, re-defined.Create a totally immersive work environment for those who demand reliability and performance on a budget. Designed for heavy 24x7x365 workloads,... More
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HP Has Good Computer Reviews

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

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This desktop computer supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many PCs of this age and spec.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

PCs of this spec and age have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of between 850MHz and 860,000MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 3,200MHz. At 1,200 megahertz, the HP Z230 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Z230.

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11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version

This computer supports a 11.1 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is typical of many medium processor core personal computers that were released around the same time as it.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

The internal memory of the HP Z230 of 16 gigabytes is one of the biggest amongst PCs of this spec and age. The smallest internal memory of medium processor core personal computers that have been around for around the same time as the Z230 is 2GB, the biggest is 64GB, and the average internal memory is 7.5GB.

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SSD Storage Medium

The HP Z230 has an SSD storage medium which is faster than the HDD storage medium found on most computers that were released around the same time as it. Solid State Drives (SSD) store information in transistors on a circuit board rather than on optical or magnetic media. This has the advantage of being much faster than a traditional HDD drive.

This personal computer's storage speed (SSD) is in fact the best storage speed amongst all personal computers of a comparable age and spec to the Z230.

An HDD storage medium is the worst storage speed across similar types of personal computer.

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3 PCI Express Slots Version

This computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is typical of many medium processor core personal computers that were launched more than two years ago.

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L3 Processor Cache Level

This computer has a L3 processor cache level, which is typical of many PCs of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Blu-Ray DVD Combo Optical Drive Type

The HP Z230 has a Blu-Ray DVD Combo optical drive type which is better than the DVD Super Multi optical drive type found on most PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

A Blu-Ray DVD Combo optical drive type is in fact the best optical drive type amongst all similar spec PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

Amongst similar types of PC the worst optical drive type is DVD+RW.

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

This computer has a 10/100/1000Base-T(X) cabling technology, which is typical of many PCs of a comparable age and type to it.

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Gold EPEAT Compliance

This PC has a Gold EPEAT compliance, which is typical of many medium processor core personal computers that were released more than two years ago.

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Eight Processor Threads

The HP Z230 is a eight processor thread PC.

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Has One Memory Slot

The number of memory slots found on the HP Z230 is more than most PCs of this type and age. This computer has a 4x DIMM memory slot, which is the most commonly found memory slot found on personal computers that have been on the market for more than two years.

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1 Reason Against

Very Small Total Storage Capacity

The total storage capacity of medium processor core personal computers that were launched more than two years ago range from 32GB to 3TB. The HP Z230 has a fairly small total storage capacity (only 256 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that were released more than two years ago.

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2 Other reasons to consider the HP Z230

Released Over Two Years Ago

This computer was released over two years ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 3.4 gigahertz, the HP Z230 has a pretty standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other PCs of a similar spec and age to the Z230.

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Specification

Features
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
PCI Express Slots Version
Processor Thread
Processor Cache
Processor Socket
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
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
Processor Series
Tcase
PCI Express Lane (maximum)
Stepping
QPI Link
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Configuration
Processor Codename
Processor Lithography
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Bus Type
Processor Cache Type
Processor Installed
Ergonomics
Memory
Internal Memory
Non-ECC Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Solid State Drive Installed
Optical Drive
Optical Drive
Optical Drive Type
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
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
Operating System/software
Operating System
Recovery Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Networking
WiFi
Cabling Technology
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Out Port
Microphone in Port
Line-Out Port
Line-In Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
PS/2 Port
DVI Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Expansion Slots
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
Case Colour
Water Cooling System
Performance
Motherboard Chipset
Product Type
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
Intel 64
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel Secure Key
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel FDI Technology
Intel TSX-NI
Idle States
Intel Insider
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)
Instruction Set
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Processor Code
Scalability
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
Display
Power
Power Supply
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Operational Conditions
Certificates
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Packaging Content
Display Included
Keyboard Supplied
Other Features
Intel Virtualization Technology
Technical Details
Technical Details
Management Features

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Expert Reviews

(8)
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
12 March 2014

The Z230 has a lot going for it. The price is highly competitive. The compact design lets you place it just about anywhere. It can be quite powerful if you configure it with a fast processor and...

Sturdy build
Mostly toolless chassis
Powerful configuration
Intelligent design
ECC memory
Could use a memory card reader as standard
No digital audio output
Only one PCI 3.0 16 slot
Expensive
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...

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User Reviews

(12)
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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Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers hp 16gb2, hp d1p34, hp d1p34a, f1l68utaba, hp d1p34av, f1l68ut#aba
Barcodes 00706487007746, 00888793173541, 00888793173824, 08881828632510
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