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HP Z230 4 Core Intel Xeon E3 V3 3.3GHz 16GB 256GB SSD

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4 Intel Xeon E3 V3 3.3GHz 16GB May 2014
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12 Reasons For

Good Brand

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

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many PCs of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Quite Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

At 1.74 gigabytes, the HP Z230 has a quite big maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other personal computers of this type and age. The smallest maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of medium processor core personal computers that have been available for a comparable time to the Z230 is 1GB, the biggest is 2GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 1.4GB.

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11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version

This personal computer supports a 11.2 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is typical of many PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 16 gigabytes, the HP Z230's internal memory is one of the biggest amongst similar spec desktop computers that are a comparable age to the Z230. The smallest internal memory of medium processor core personal computers that have been around for a similar time to 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 desktop computers of this age and spec. 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.

An SSD storage medium is actually the best storage speed amongst all medium processor core personal computers that have been available for around the same time as the Z230.

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

Alternative SSD desktop computers currently available which you might want to consider include the DELL Precision T1700 SFF ($749.99) which has better reviews.

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3 PCI Express Slots Version

This PC supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is typical of many computers that are a similar age to it.

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L3 Processor Cache Level

This desktop computer has a L3 processor cache level, which is typical of many desktop computers that came out around the same time as it.

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Quite Big Solid-State Drive Capacity

The solid-state drive capacities of desktop computers of a similar type and age to the Z230 range from 8GB to 520GB, and the average solid-state drive capacity is 190GB. With a solid-state drive capacity of 256 gigabytes, the HP Z230 has one of the bigger solid-state drive capacities amongst medium processor core personal computers of this age.

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Quite Big Processor Cache

With a processor cache of 8 megabytes, the HP Z230 has one of the bigger processor caches amongst comparable spec desktop computers of this age. Medium processor core personal computers that were launched more than two years ago have processor caches of between 0.51MB and 10MB, and the average processor cache is 6.8MB.

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Has One Memory Slot

The HP Z230 has a greater number of memory slots than most personal computers that were launched more than two years ago. This computer has a 4x DIMM memory slot, which is the most frequently found memory slot found on desktop computers of this type and age.

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DVD Super Multi Optical Drive Type

The optical drive type of this desktop computer is DVD Super Multi, which is typical of many medium processor core personal computers that have been around for around the same time as it.

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1 Reason Against

Very Small Total Storage Capacity

The HP Z230 has one of the smaller total storage capacity (only 256 gigabytes) amongst personal computers of this age. Computers of a similar age and type to the Z230 have total storage capacity of between 32GB and 3TB.

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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

The HP Z230 has a relatively standard processor clock speed (3.3 gigahertz) compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that are a similar age to the Z230.

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Specification

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Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
PCI Express Slots Version
Processor Thread
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Cache Level
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
Processor Series
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
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
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Execution Unit
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
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ports & Interfaces
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
Motherboard Chipset
Product Type
Processor Special Features
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Idle States
Thermal Monitoring Technology
Instruction Set
Scalability
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 TSX-NI Version
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Power
Power Supply
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Certificates
Packaging Content
Display Included
Other Features
Intel Virtualization Technology
Maximum Internal Memory
Technical Details
Intel Visual Technology

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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

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Barcodes 00888793345726, 00888793345795, 08887933457956
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