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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.
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 that are a similar age to it.
11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
This computer supports a 11.1 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is typical of many desktop computers that have been available for a comparable time to it.
Fairly Big Hard Drive Capacity
Across all the medium processor core personal computers that have been around for around the same time as the Z230 the hard drive capacity range from 320GB to 3TB. At 1,000 gigabyte, the HP Z230 has a fairly big hard drive capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec desktop computers that were released more than two years ago.
PCs with a bigger hard drive capacity that might be worth looking at include the Alienware X51[plb_2502156_price] (2TB), or the Asus M32AD[plb_2702522_price] (3TB).
Quite Big Total Storage Capacity
With a total storage capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the HP Z230 has one of the bigger total storage capacity amongst PCs of this age. The smallest total storage capacity of desktop computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Z230 is 32GB, the biggest is 3TB, and the average total storage capacity is 710GB.
Desktop computers with a bigger total storage capacity that might be worth considering include the Alienware X51[plb_2502156_price] (2TB), or the Asus M32AD[plb_2702522_price] (3TB).
3 PCI Express Slots Version
This personal computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is the most commonly supported PCI Express slots version on medium processor core personal computers that are a similar age to it.
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L3 Processor Cache Level
This computer has a L3 processor cache level, which is the most commonly found processor cache level on PCs of a similar age and spec to it.
Has One Memory Slot
The HP Z230 has a greater number of memory slots than most desktop computers that are a comparable age to it. This computer has a 4x DIMM memory slot, which is the most frequently found memory slot found on medium processor core personal computers that have been on the market for more than two years.
DVD Super Multi Optical Drive Type
The optical drive type of this personal computer is DVD Super Multi, which is the most commonly found optical drive type on medium processor core personal computers that have been available for a similar time to it.
The heights of PCs of this type and age range from 19mm to 560mm. With a height of only 100 millimeters, the HP Z230 is one of the shorter desktop computers of this age and spec amongst medium processor core personal computers of this age.
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Only HDD Storage Medium
The storage speed of this computer is HDD, which is the most commonly found storage medium on computers 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 compared this personal computer to all the other HDD desktop computers and we think cheaper personal computers such as the OptiPlex 7020 SFF[pl_2457325_price], and the OptiPlex 9020[pl_2881924_price] both from DELL or the HP EliteDesk 800 G1[plb_1589712_price] is also worth considering.
If you are looking for a personal computer with a faster storage speed then you might also want to look at the HP EliteDesk 800 G1[plb_2229911_price] (SSD and cheaper).
3 Other reasons to consider the HP Z230
Released Over Two Years Ago
It was over two years ago when HP released the Z230.
Average Processor Clock Speed
With a processor clock speed of 3.3 gigahertz, the HP Z230 has a relatively standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other desktop computers of a similar spec and age to the Z230.
If this personal computer processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might also want to consider the HP Z230[plb_2554785_price] (3.4GHz), or the DELL Precision T1700 SFF[plb_2676603_price] (3.5GHz) which also has a higher rating.
Average Internal Memory
With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the HP Z230 has a pretty average internal memory compared to most of the other computers that were released more than two years ago.
If this medium processor core desktop computer internal memory is too small for you then you might also want to look at the Asus M32AD[plb_2702522_price] (16GB).
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…
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…