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HP Z240

HP Z240 4 Core Intel Core I7-6xxx 3.4GHz 16GB 256GB SSD

4 Intel Core I7-6xxx 3.4GHz 16GB Dec 2015
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HP's entry level workstations just got better. The HP Z240 with two amazingly versatile form factors, packs the performance, features, and reliability of a workstation into the price point of a... More
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23 Reasons For

Good Brand

HP has good average reviews for its medium processor core PCs as well as across its entire desktop computer range compared to other brands.

12 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version

The HP Z240 supports a 12 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version which is better than the 11 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version supported by most latest desktop computers.

This desktop computer's on-board graphics adapter DirectX version (12) is in fact the best supported on-board graphics adapter DirectX version amongst all similar spec personal computers that came out in the last year.

An 11.2/12 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version is the worst supported on-board graphics adapter DirectX version amongst similar types of desktop computer.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This desktop computer supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many personal computers that are a comparable age to it.

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Eight USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports

The HP Z240 has more USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports than most of the recently released computers. Most of the new comparable spec desktop computers only have between one and seven USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, however this personal computer has eight USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Fairly Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

At 1.74 gigabytes, the HP Z240 has a quite big maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other medium processor core PCs that came out in the last year. The maximum on-board graphics adapter memories of medium processor core PCs that are a similar age to the Z240 range from 1GB to 64GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 7.9GB.

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Quite Big Max Internal Memory Supported Processor

The HP Z240 has one of the bigger max internal memory supported processors (64 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core PCs of this age. Across all the medium processor core PCs that were released in the last 12 months the max internal memory supported processors range from 2GB to 1.6TB, and the average max internal memory supported processor is 99GB.

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Quite Fast Max Memory Bandwidth Supported Processor

Across all the new medium processor core PCs the max memory bandwidth supported processor range from 10GB/s to 77GB/s. At 34.1 gigabytes per second, the HP Z240 has a fairly fast max memory bandwidth supported processor compared to most of the other latest desktop computers.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

At 1,150 megahertz, the HP Z240 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other latest comparable spec desktop computers. The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of latest medium processor core PCs is 500MHz, the fastest is 1,400MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,100MHz.

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Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed

The processor clock speeds of medium processor core PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Z240 range from 1.3GHz to 4GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 3.1GHz. At 3.4 gigahertz, the HP Z240 has a fairly fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core PCs that were released around the same time as the Z240.

Other 3.4GHz processor clock speed personal computers currently available which you might also want to consider include the DELL 7040[plb_3113798_price] which is cheaper.

If you are looking for a faster processor clock speed then you might want to consider the Z240 SFF[pl_3338320_price] (3.5GHz and cheaper), or the Z240[pl_3223698_price] (3.5GHz and cheaper) both from HP or the Lenovo P310[plb_3195921_price] (3.6GHz and cheaper).

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

Medium processor core PCs that came out in the last year have internal memory of between 2GB and 32GB, and the average internal memory is 7.8GB. The HP Z240 has a fairly big internal memory (16 gigabytes) compared to most of the other recently released medium processor core PCs.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 16GB memory computers currently available including the HP Z240[plb_3223698_price] which is cheaper.

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SSD Storage Medium

The HP Z240 has an SSD storage medium which is faster than the HDD storage medium found on most similar spec PCs that have been around for a comparable time to 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 desktop computers that were released in the last 12 months.

The worst storage speed amongst comparable types of personal computer is HDD.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative SSD desktop computers currently available including cheaper desktop computers such as the DELL 7040[plb_3113798_price], or the Lenovo P310[plb_3195921_price].

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Quite Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

Across all the medium processor core PCs that are a similar age to the Z240 the maximum turbo frequencies range from 1.8GHz to 4.2GHz. With a maximum turbo frequency of 4 gigahertz, the HP Z240 has a quite fast maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other newly released medium processor core PCs.

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Fairly Fast Memory Clock Speed

With a memory clock speed of 2,133 megahertz, the HP Z240 has one of the faster memory clock speeds amongst similar spec PCs of this age. The slowest memory clock speed of medium processor core PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Z240 is 1,000MHz and the fastest is 2,400MHz.

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3 PCI Express Slots Version

This desktop computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is the most frequently supported PCI Express slots version on recently released medium processor core PCs.

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DDR4-SDRAM Internal Memory Type

This PC has a DDR4-SDRAM internal memory type, which is typical of many medium processor core PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Three DisplayPorts

Most medium processor core PCs that were launched around the same time as the Z240 have between one and three DisplayPorts, including the HP Z240 which has three DisplayPorts.

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Fairly High System Bus Data Transfer Rate

With a system bus data transfer rate of 8 Gigatransfers per second, the HP Z240 has a fairly high system bus data transfer rate compared to most of the other medium processor core PCs that were launched around the same time as the Z240. The system bus data transfer rates of desktop computers that have been available for around the same time as the Z240 range from 5GT/s to 8GT/s, and the average system bus data transfer rate is 7.2GT/s.

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Eight Processor Threads

The HP Z240 has more processor threads than most of the similar spec desktop computers that have been around for around the same time as the Z240. Most of the newly released personal computers only have between four and seven processor threads, however this HP computer has eight processor threads.

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Fairly Big Processor Cache

The HP Z240 has one of the bigger processor caches (8 megabytes) amongst medium processor core PCs of this age. The average processor cache of PCs that were launched in the last year is 6.8MB, and the processor caches range from 2MB to 10MB.

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Two PCI Express X1 Slots

The HP Z240 is a two PCI Express x1 slot PC. Most of the other comparable spec desktop computers that came out around the same time as the Z240 have between one and two PCI Express x1 slots.

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Has One Memory Slot

The number of memory slots found on the HP Z240 is more than most medium processor core PCs that were launched in the last year. This computer has a 4x DIMM memory slot, which is the most commonly found memory slot found on latest desktop computers.

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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 have been available for around the same time as it.

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Very Short

Medium processor core PCs that were released in the last year have heights of between 10mm and 560mm, and the average height is 280mm. With a height of only 100 millimeters, the HP Z240 is fairly short compared to most of the other medium processor core PCs that are a comparable age to the Z240.

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3 Reasons Against

Very Small Total Storage Capacity

At only 256 gigabytes, the HP Z240 has a quite small total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core PCs that were launched in the last year. Latest desktop computers have total storage capacity of between 32GB and 3.3TB, and the average total storage capacity is 740GB.

Alternative 256GB total storage capacity personal computers currently available which you might want to consider include the DELL 7040[plb_3113798_price] which is cheaper.

If you want a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to look at the HP 240 SFF[plb_3345413_price] (1TB and cheaper).

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed Supported by Processor

Across all the personal computers that have been available for a comparable time to the Z240 the memory clock speeds supported by processors range from 800MHz to 2,200MHz, and the average memory clock speed supported by processor is 1,700MHz. The HP Z240 has one of the slower memory clock speeds supported by processors (only 1,333 megahertz) amongst PCs of this age.

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Only Two USB 2.0 Ports

Most new medium processor core PCs have between one and seven USB 2.0 ports, including the HP Z240 which has two USB 2.0 ports.

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1 Other reason to consider the HP Z240

Released Twelve Months Ago

This HP desktop computer was released twelve months ago.

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
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Solid State Drive Installed
Optical Drive
Optical Drive
Optical Drive Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
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 Memory
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
Operating System/software
Operating System
Recovery Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Networking
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ports & Interfaces
Serial 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 X4 Slot
PCI Express X1 Slot
Design
Chassis Type
Case Colour
Performance
Motherboard Chipset
Product Type
Processor Special Features
Embedded Options Available
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 Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) Version
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel TSX-NI Version
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
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Power
Power Supply
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Packaging Content

Expert Reviews

(1)
12 January 2016

HP Inc delivers on its promise of a low-cost but well-equipped workstation. What it lacks in high-end features it makes up for with quality physical design and nimble, reliable performance in...

Smart chassis design, strong performance, range of businessgrade OS options
Not as upgradable as other workstations

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers hp i76700, hp i76700k
Barcodes 00190780549711, 00889894548030, 00889894833006, 00889894833051, 00889894833082, 00889894833099
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