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HP Z230

HP Z230 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 3.6GHz 8GB 1TB HDD

$869.00
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4 Intel Core I7-4xxx 3.6GHz 8GB Feb 2016
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19 Reasons For

Good Brand

Medium processor core PCs built by HP have good ratings on average compared to other manufacturers. We also checked the reviews for all PCs (not just medium processor core PCs) and found that HP also has good ratings across its entire range.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This desktop computer supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on new comparable spec computers.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of latest similar spec personal computers is 500MHz, the fastest is 1,400MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,100MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of 1,200 megahertz, the HP Z230 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other newly released medium processor core PCs.

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Very Fast Processor Clock Speed

The HP Z230 has one of the faster processor clock speeds (3.6 gigahertz) amongst medium processor core PCs of this age. The processor clock speeds of latest medium processor core PCs range from 1.3GHz to 4GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 3.1GHz.

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Quite Big Hard Drive Capacity

The average hard drive capacity of medium processor core PCs that were released in the last 12 months is 910GB. With a hard drive capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the HP Z230 has a fairly big hard drive capacity compared to most of the other newly released medium processor core PCs.

If you are looking for a PC with a bigger hard drive capacity then you might also want to consider the HP 550-170na (2TB) which is also cheaper.

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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

The average total storage capacity of recently released comparable spec personal computers is 740GB. The HP Z230 has one of the bigger total storage capacity (1,000 gigabyte) amongst medium processor core PCs of this age.

We compared all the other 1TB total storage capacity PCs to this desktop computer and we think cheaper computers such as the Lenovo P310 ($976.99), and the Alienware Alpha ($327.00) is also worth considering.

If this computer total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the HP 550-170na (2TB and cheaper).

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Quite Big Internal Memory

The smallest internal memory of similar spec desktop computers that were launched around the same time as the Z230 is 2GB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average internal memory is 7.8GB. With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the HP Z230 has a quite big internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Z230.

Alternative 8GB memory PCs currently available which you might also want to consider include cheaper computers such as the S500 SFF, the P310 ($976.99), or the M800 all from Lenovo.

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3 PCI Express Slots Version

This PC supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is typical of many similar spec PCs that were launched in the last 12 months.

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Quite Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

Across all the medium processor core PCs that have been available for the last year the maximum turbo frequencies range from 1.8GHz to 4.2GHz. At 4 gigahertz, the HP Z230 has a fairly fast maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other new desktop computers.

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Three DisplayPorts

Most medium processor core PCs that are a comparable age to the Z230 have between one and three DisplayPorts, including the HP Z230 which has three DisplayPorts.

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Six USB 2.0 Ports

The HP Z230 is a six USB 2.0 port desktop computer. Most of the other desktop computers that have been on the market for the last year have between one and seven USB 2.0 ports.

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Two PCI Express X1 (Gen 2.x) Slots

The HP Z230 is a two PCI Express x1 (Gen 2.x) slot PC. Most of the other computers that were released in the last 12 months have between one and two PCI Express x1 (Gen 2.x) slots.

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Eight Processor Threads

The HP Z230 has more processor threads than most of the recently released similar spec personal computers. This computer is a eight processor thread personal computer compared to most of the medium processor core PCs that are a comparable age to the Z230 which only have between four and seven processor threads.

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Quite Big Processor Cache

With a processor cache of 8 megabytes, the HP Z230 has a fairly big processor cache compared to most of the other medium processor core PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Z230. Latest computers have processor caches of between 2MB and 10MB, and the average processor cache is 6.8MB.

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Two PCI Express X1 Slots

The HP Z230 is a two PCI Express x1 slot computer. Most of the other similar spec personal computers that were released around the same time as the Z230 have between one and two PCI Express x1 slots.

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Supports One Case Placement

The HP Z230 has a greater number of placements than most new similar spec PCs. This PC supports a Vertical case placement, which is the most frequently supported case placement supported by latest medium processor core PCs.

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Has One Memory Slot

The number of memory slots found on the HP Z230 is more than most computers that came out in the last year. This personal computer has a 4x DIMM memory slot, which is the most commonly found memory slot found on comparable spec PCs that have been on the market for a similar time 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 typical of many medium processor core PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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Very Short

With a height of only 100 millimeters, the HP Z230 is quite short compared to most of the other recently released medium processor core PCs. The average height of medium processor core PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Z230 is 280mm.

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14 Reasons Against

Very Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

With a discrete graphics adapter memory of only 2 gigabytes, the HP Z230 has a fairly small discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other recently released medium processor core PCs. The smallest discrete graphics adapter memory of recently released similar spec computers is 0.5GB and the biggest is 4.1TB.

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Quite Slow Max Memory Bandwidth Supported Processor

At only 25.6 gigabytes per second, the HP Z230 has a quite slow max memory bandwidth supported processor compared to most of the other similar spec computers that were released in the last year. The average max memory bandwidth supported processor of medium processor core PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Z230 is 34GB/s, and the max memory bandwidth supported processor range from 10GB/s to 77GB/s.

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Very Small Max Internal Memory Supported Processor

At only 32 gigabytes, the HP Z230 has a quite small max internal memory supported processor compared to most of the other similar spec computers that were released in the last year. The smallest max internal memory supported processor of newly released medium processor core PCs is 2GB, the biggest is 1.6TB, and the average max internal memory supported processor is 99GB.

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Only 4 On-Board Graphics Adapter OpenGL Version

The HP Z230 supports a 4 on-board graphics adapter OpenGL version which is better than most medium processor core PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it. Most medium processor core PCs that are a similar age to it support a 4.4 on-board graphics adapter OpenGL version.

A 4 on-board graphics adapter OpenGL version is in fact the worst supported on-board graphics adapter OpenGL version amongst all medium processor core PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Z230.

A 4.4 on-board graphics adapter OpenGL version is the best supported on-board graphics adapter OpenGL version across similar types of computer.

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Only Four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports

The HP Z230 is a four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port PC. Most of the other computers that were launched in the last 12 months have between one and seven USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed Supported by Processor

The slowest memory clock speed supported by processor of PCs that were released in the last year is 800MHz, the fastest is 2,200MHz, and the average memory clock speed supported by processor is 1,700MHz. At only 1,333 megahertz, the HP Z230 has a very slow memory clock speed supported by processor compared to most of the other new medium processor core PCs.

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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 recently released medium processor core PCs.

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Very Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

With a maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of only 1.024 gigabytes, the HP Z230 has a fairly small maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other recently released medium processor core PCs. The smallest maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of recently released computers is 1GB, the biggest is 64GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 7.9GB.

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Only One 3.5" Bay

Most medium processor core PCs that came out in the last 12 months have between one and three 3.5" bays, including the HP Z230 which has one 3.5" bay.

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Only One 5.25" Bay

Most recently released medium processor core PCs have one 5.25" bay, including the HP Z230 which has one 5.25" bay.

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Only DDR3-SDRAM Internal Memory Type

The HP Z230 has a DDR3-SDRAM internal memory type which is newer than the DDR4-SDRAM internal memory type found on most latest medium processor core PCs.

A DDR3-SDRAM internal memory type is actually the worst internal memory type across all medium processor core PCs that came out in the last 12 months.

Across comparable types of PC the best internal memory type is DDR4-SDRAM.

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

At only 1,600 megahertz, the HP Z230 has a quite slow memory clock speed compared to most of the other latest medium processor core PCs. The memory clock speeds of comparable spec desktop computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the Z230 range from 1,000MHz to 2,400MHz, and the average memory clock speed is 1,900MHz.

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Very Low System Bus Data Transfer Rate

The lowest system bus data transfer rate of medium processor core PCs that were released in the last 12 months is 5GT/s, the highest is 8GT/s, and the average system bus data transfer rate is 7.2GT/s. The HP Z230 has a fairly low system bus data transfer rate (only 5 Gigatransfers per second) compared to most of the other latest medium processor core PCs.

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Only One 2.5" Bay

The HP Z230 is a one 2.5" bay computer. Most of the other medium processor core PCs that came out around the same time as the Z230 have between one and three 2.5" bays.

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2 Other reasons to consider the HP Z230

Released Ten Months Ago

It was ten months ago when this computer was released.

HDD Storage Medium

The storage speed of this desktop computer is HDD, which is the most commonly found storage medium on medium processor core PCs that came out in the last year. 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.

We compared this computer to all the other HDD desktop computers and we think cheaper desktop computers such as the HP 800 G2 ($616.99) is also worth considering.

If the storage speed of this desktop computer is too slow for you then you might want to look at the DELL 7040 ($1,179.25) (SSD), or the Lenovo ThinkCentre M900 Tiny (SSD) which is also cheaper.

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Specification

Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
PCI Express Slots Version
Processor Thread
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Cache
Processor Socket
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Memory Voltage
Memory Channel Supported Processor
Max Memory Bandwidth Supported Processor
Memory Clock Speed Supported by Processor
Memory Type Supported Processor
Max Internal Memory Supported Processor
Processor Series
Tcase
PCI Express Lane (maximum)
Stepping
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Configuration
Processor Codename
Processor Lithography
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Bus Type
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Hard Drive Capacity
RAID Level
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive
Storage Drive Installed
Optical Drive
Optical Drive Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
On-Board Graphics Adapter OpenGL Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Maximum Resolution
On-Board Graphics Adapter Output
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
Displayssupported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
Operating System/software
Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Networking
Ports & Interfaces
Parallel Port
Serial Port
Firewire (IEEE 1394) Port
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
PS/2 Port
DisplayPort
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 Slot
PCI Express X4 (Gen 2.x) Slot
PCI Express X4 Slot
PCI Express X1 (Gen 2.x) Slot
PCI Express X1 Slot
Design
Chassis Type
Case Placement
2.5" Bay
5.25" Bay
3.5" Bay
Case Colour
Performance
Motherboard Chipset
Product Type
Processor Special Features
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
Processor ARK ID
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width

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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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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers hp w10, hp w10p, hp win7, hp ram1, hp 8gb2, hp wm649, hp w10pl, hp j9b74, hp wm572, hp win7q, hp w7p64, hp ram1t, hp g1x66, hp g1x67, hp j9b38, hp g1x32, hp j9b40, hp k1l58, hp g1x66e, hp 36ghz8, hp g1x67e, hp j9b38e, hp g1x32e, hp j9b40e, hp k1l58u, hp wm649e, hp w10pli, hp 2gb2x4, hp j9b74e, hp wm572e
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