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HP Z230 2 Core Intel Core I3-4xxx 3.4GHz 4GB 500GB HDD

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2 Intel Core I3-4xxx 3.4GHz 4GB Jan 2015
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HP Has Good Reviews for Its PCs

HP few processor core computers have good reviews on average and across all personal computers HP is one of the better rated manufacturers.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on few processor core computers that have been around for around the same time as it.

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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 comparable spec computers that are a similar age to it.

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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 PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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L3 Processor Cache Level

This personal computer has a L3 processor cache level, which is typical of many comparable spec PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Very Big Maximum Internal Memory

With a maximum internal memory of 32 gigabytes, the HP Z230 has one of the biggest maximum internal memory amongst few processor core computers of this age. PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Z230 have maximum internal memory of between 4GB and 32GB.

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Has One Memory Slot

The number of memory slots found on the HP Z230 is more than most few processor core computers that were launched more than two years ago. The most commonly found memory slot is 2x DIMM, but this memory slot is not found on this computer. The memory slots 4x DIMM are also found on this PC.

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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 few processor core computers that have been around for more than two years.

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4 Reasons Against

Only HDD Storage Medium

The storage speed of this desktop computer is HDD, which is the most commonly found storage medium on personal computers of a similar age and spec to it. 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.

If the storage speed of this HP PC is not fast enough for you then you might also want to look at the Shuttle DSA2LS (Flash).

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Heavy

With a weight of 8.8 kilograms, the HP Z230 is one of the heavier few processor core computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Z230 amongst PCs of this age. The lightest comparable spec personal computer that has been around for a similar time to the Z230 is 600g heavy and the heaviest is 16kg.

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Very Tall

Personal computers of this age and type have heights of between 22mm and 450mm. With a height of 399 millimeters, the HP Z230 is fairly tall compared to most of the other few processor core computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Z230.

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Very Deep

The depth of the HP Z230 of 442 millimeters is one of the deepest amongst few processor core computers that have been around for more than two years. PCs of this age and type have depths of between 27mm and 460mm, and the average depth is 290mm.

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4 Other reasons to consider the HP Z230

Average Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 3.4 gigahertz, the HP Z230 has a fairly average processor clock speed compared to most of the other few processor core computers that have been available for more than two years.

If this desktop computer processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might want to look at the HP ProDesk 600 (3.5GHz), or the DELL OptiPlex 3020 (3.5GHz).

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the HP Z230 has a relatively standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other computers of a similar spec and age to the Z230.

Personal computers with a bigger total storage capacity that might be worth looking at include the HP ProDesk 400 G1 (1TB).

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Average Hard Drive Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the HP Z230 has a relatively standard hard drive capacity compared to most of the other personal computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the Z230.

If this computer hard drive capacity is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the HP ProDesk 400 G1 (1TB).

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Average Internal Memory

The HP Z230 has a fairly standard internal memory (4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other comparable spec computers that were released more than two years ago.

If you want a PC with a bigger internal memory then you might also want to consider the DELL OptiPlex 3020 (8GB).

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Specification

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PCI Express Slots Version
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System Bus Rate
Processor Cache
Processor Socket
Processor Model
ECC Supported by Processor
Memory Channels Supported by Processor
Memory Bandwidth Supported by Processor (max)
Memory Clock Speeds Supported by Processor
Memory Types Supported by Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Conflict Free Processor
Processor Series
Tcase
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Stepping
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Configurations
Processor Codename
Processor Lithography
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Bus Type
Processor Cache Type
Number of Processors Installed
Memory
Internal Memory
Non-ECC
Memory Clock Speed
Memory Slots
Memory Layout (slots X Size)
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Hard Drive Capacity
RAID Levels
RAID Support
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Optical Drive
BD Interface Type
LightScribe
Optical Drives Quantity
Optical Drive Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Family
Software
Operating System Installed
Recovery Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Networking
Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Ports & Interfaces
Serial Ports Quantity
Headphone Outputs
Microphone in
Line-Out
Line-in
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
PS/2 Ports Quantity
DVI Port
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Expansion Slots
PCI Slots
PCI Express X16 (Gen 3.x) Slots
PCI Express X4 (Gen 2.x) Slots
PCI Express X1 (Gen 2.x) Slots
Design
Chassis Type
Colour of Product
Performance
Audio System
Motherboard Chipset
Product Type
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Intel 64
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel FDI Technology
Intel TSX-NI
Idle States
Intel® Insider™
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
Execute Disable Bit
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Supported Instruction Sets
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Scalability
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Thermal Solution Specification
Processor Package Size
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Processor ARK ID
Power
Power Supply
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Packaging Content
Display Included
Keyboard Supplied

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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 w8p, hp w8pl, hp 4gb2, hp f1l66, hp w8pli, hp w7p64, hp wm589, hp f1l66u, hp w8plic, hp w7p64b, hp wm589e, hp f1l66ut, hp wm589et, f1l38utraba, hp f1l66uta, hp f1l66utab, hp f1l66utaba
Barcodes 00042111745883, 00888182844922, 00888182862810, 00888182862827, 08881828449224, 08881828628100
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