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HP Z230 4 Core Intel Xeon E3 V3 3.5GHz 8GB 1TB HDD

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4 Intel Xeon E3 V3 3.5GHz 8GB Jul 2015
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13 Reasons For

Good Brand

HP medium processor core PCs have good ratings on average and across all desktop computers HP is one of the superior brands.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This desktop computer supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on personal computers of this spec and age.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

Computers of this age and type have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of between 640MHz and 1,300MHz. The HP Z230 has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies (1,200 megahertz) amongst medium processor core PCs of this age.

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Quite Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

Across all the similar spec desktop computers that have been on the market for more than a year the maximum on-board graphics adapter memories range from 1GB to 64GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 3.7GB. With a maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of 1.74 gigabytes, the HP Z230 has one of the bigger maximum on-board graphics adapter memories amongst similar spec desktop computers of this age.

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Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed

At 3.5 gigahertz, the HP Z230 has a fairly fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other computers that came out more than a year ago. Across all the desktop computers of this spec and age the processor clock speeds range from 1.3GHz to 4GHz.

If this computer processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might want to look at the Asus M32AD[plb_2702522_price] (3.6GHz), or the Lenovo H50[plb_2731658_price] (3.6GHz) which is also cheaper.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

The HP Z230 has a fairly big internal memory (8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other comparable spec computers that have been on the market for a similar time to the Z230. Across all the desktop computers that have been available for a similar time to the Z230 the internal memory range from 2GB to 64GB.

We compared this desktop computer to all the other 8GB memory computers and we think cheaper PCs such as the ProDesk 600 G1[pl_2319081_price], and the Z230[pl_2320401_price] both from HP or the DELL OptiPlex 9020[plb_2395416_price] is also worth considering.

If you want a bigger internal memory then you might want to consider the Asus M32AD[plb_2702522_price] (16GB and cheaper).

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3 PCI Express Slots Version

This personal computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is the most frequently supported PCI Express slots version on desktop 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 computers that have been around for more than a year.

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

This personal computer has a 10/100/1000Base-T(X) cabling technology, which is the most commonly found cabling technology on PCs of this spec and age.

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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 computer.

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Two 5.25" Bays

Most similar spec personal computers that were launched around the same time as the Z230 have between one and three 5.25" bays, including the HP Z230 which has two 5.25" bays.

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Has One Memory Slot

The number of memory slots found on the HP Z230 is more than most personal computers that are a comparable age to it. This desktop computer has a 4x DIMM memory slot, which is the most frequently found memory slot found on desktop computers of a similar type and age to the Z230.

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DVD Super Multi Optical Drive Type

The optical drive type of this computer is DVD Super Multi, which is typical of many comparable spec desktop computers that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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3 Reasons Against

Very Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

At only 2 gigabytes, the HP Z230 has a quite small discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other desktop computers of a similar spec and age to the Z230. The average discrete graphics adapter memory of comparable spec personal computers that were released one year ago is 2TB, and the discrete graphics adapter memory capacities range from 1GB to 8.2TB.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

The storage speed of this desktop computer is HDD, which is typical of many PCs of this age and type. 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 think you might also be interested in some of the alternative HDD computers currently available including cheaper PCs such as the H50[pl_2963587_price], or the H50-50[pl_3738189_price] both from Lenovo or the HP ProDesk 600 G1[plb_2319081_price].

If the storage speed of this personal computer is too slow for you then you might want to consider the OptiPlex 9020[pl_2555150_price] (SSD and cheaper), or the Precision T1700[pl_2556873_price] (SSD and cheaper) both from DELL.

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Only 11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version

This desktop computer supports a 11.2 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is the most commonly supported on-board graphics adapter DirectX version on medium processor core PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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3 Other reasons to consider the HP Z230

Released Over a Year Ago

This medium processor core personal computer was released over a year ago.

Average Hard Drive Capacity

At 1,000 gigabyte, the HP Z230 has a fairly standard hard drive capacity compared to most of the other similar spec computers that have been on the market for more than a year.

We compared this personal computer to all the other 1TB hard drive capacity desktop computers and we think cheaper PCs such as the MSI Nightblade B85[plb_2445312_price], the HP Z230[plb_2320401_price], and the Lenovo X310[plb_2477568_price] is also worth considering.

If you want a desktop computer with a bigger hard drive capacity then you might want to look at the H50[pl_2731658_price] (2TB and cheaper), or the H50[pl_2963587_price] (2TB and cheaper) both from Lenovo or the Alienware X51 R2[plb_2881842_price] (2TB and cheaper).

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Average Total Storage Capacity

The HP Z230 has a pretty average total storage capacity (1,000 gigabyte) compared to most of the other similar spec PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Z230.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 1TB total storage capacity PCs currently available including cheaper desktop computers such as the HP Z230[plb_2320401_price], the MSI Nightblade B85[plb_2445312_price], or the Lenovo X310[plb_2477568_price].

If you are looking for a desktop computer with a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to consider the Lenovo H50[plb_2731658_price] (2TB), or the Alienware X51 R2[plb_2881842_price] (2TB) 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 Level
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
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
Hard Drive Capacity
RAID Level
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive
Storage Drive Installed
Optical Drive
BD Interface Type
Optical Drive
Optical Drive Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Execution Unit
On-Board Graphics Adapter OpenGL Version
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
Ports & Interfaces
Serial Port
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
PS/2 Port
DisplayPort
VGA (D-Sub) Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Expansion Slots
PCI Slot
PCI Express X16 (Gen 3.x) Slot
PCI Express X16 (Gen 2.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
2.5" Bay
5.25" Bay
3.5" Bay
Case Colour
Performance
Audio Output Channel
Audio System
Motherboard Chipset
Product Type
Audio Chip
Processor Special Features
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
Packaging Content
Display Included
Other Features
Intel Virtualization Technology
Maximum Internal Memory
Technical Details
Intel Visual Technology

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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 z230, hp g1x36, hp g1x42, hp z230t, hp g1x36e, hp g1x42e, hp p215359, hp g1x36et, hp p232203, hp g1x42ea, hp e31246v3, hp bd4jzs00, apple wm704, hp p215359p, hp b022za00, hp g1x36eta, hp p232203p, hp g1x42eaa, hp inc z230, hp bd4jza00, hp b022zs00, hp inc g1x36, hp g1x42eaab, hp inc z230x, hp inc z230t, apple wm704e, hp g1x36etab, apple wm704et, hp g1x36etabu, hp inc g1x36e
Barcodes 00018059068506, 00725184085840, 00888793347171, 00888793347850, 00888793347904, 00888793347959, 00888793347966, 00888793347980, 00888793780763, 00888793780770, 08887937807634
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