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HP Z230 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 3.6GHz 16GB 256GB SSD

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4 Intel Core I7-4xxx 3.6GHz 16GB May 2015
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HP Has Good Personal Computer Reviews

HP medium processor core personal computers have good reviews on average and across all personal 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 typical of many desktop computers that have been around for more than a year.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of medium processor core personal computers that have been around for a comparable time to the Z230 is 640MHz, the fastest is 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,100MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of 1,200 megahertz, the HP Z230 has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies amongst similar spec personal computers of this age.

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Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed

The processor clock speeds of similar spec PCs that are a comparable age to the Z230 range from 1.3GHz to 4GHz. At 3.6 gigahertz, the HP Z230 has a quite fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other similar spec PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Z230.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

The HP Z230 has a fairly big internal memory (16 gigabytes) compared to most of the other comparable spec personal computers that have been around for more than a year. PCs that came out around the same time as the Z230 have internal memory of between 2GB and 64GB, and the average internal memory is 8.3GB.

If you are looking for a bigger internal memory then you might also want to look at the HP 440 MT (32GB and higher rated).

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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 comparable spec computers that have been around for a similar 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.

An SSD storage medium is actually the best storage speed amongst all medium processor core personal computers that have been on the market for more than a year.

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

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3 PCI Express Slots Version

This desktop computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is typical of many medium processor core personal computers that have been around for more than a year.

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L3 Processor Cache Level

This desktop computer has a L3 processor cache level, which is typical of many computers of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Quite Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

At 4 gigahertz, the HP Z230 has a quite fast maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other desktop computers that are a comparable age to the Z230. The average maximum turbo frequency of desktop computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the Z230 is 3.6GHz, and the maximum turbo frequencies range from 1.8GHz to 4.4GHz.

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

This PC has a 10/100/1000Base-T(X) cabling technology, which is the most commonly found cabling technology on personal computers of a comparable age and type to it.

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Six USB 2.0 Ports

The HP Z230 is a six USB 2.0 port personal computer.

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Eight Processor Threads

The HP Z230 has more processor threads than most of the PCs of a similar age and spec to the Z230. Most of the similar spec PCs that were released one year ago only have between four and seven processor threads, however this computer has eight processor threads.

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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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Fairly Big Processor Cache

Medium processor core personal computers that have been around for a comparable time to the Z230 have processor caches of between 2MB and 10MB. The HP Z230 has one of the bigger processor caches (8 megabytes) amongst medium processor core personal computers of this age.

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Quite Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

At 4,096 megabytes, the HP Z230 has a fairly big discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other computers of this age and spec. The smallest discrete graphics adapter memory of comparable spec personal computers that were released one year ago is 4.9MB and the biggest is 8.2GB.

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Supports One Case Placement

The number of placements supported by the HP Z230 is more than most desktop computers of a comparable age and type to it. This desktop computer supports a Vertical case placement, which is the most frequently supported case placement supported by PCs of this type and age.

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Has One Memory Slot

The HP Z230 has a greater number of memory slots than most similar spec desktop computers that have been available for around the same time as it. This computer has a 4x DIMM memory slot, which is the most frequently found memory slot found on personal computers of a comparable spec and age to the Z230.

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DVD Super Multi Optical Drive Type

The optical drive type of this personal computer is DVD Super Multi, which is the most frequently found optical drive type on personal computers that have been available for a similar time to it.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

The average total storage capacity of desktop computers that were launched around the same time as the Z230 is 840GB. The HP Z230 has one of the smaller total storage capacity (only 256 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core personal computers of this age.

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Released Over Two Years Ago

This computer has been on the market for over two years.

Specification

Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
PCI Express Slots Version
Processor Threads
System Bus Rate
Processor Cache Level
Processor Cache
Processor Socket
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Model
Memory Voltage Supported by Processor
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
RAID Levels
RAID Support
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Number of SSDs Installed
Number of Storage Drives Installed
Card Reader Integrated
Optical Drive
BD Interface Type
LightScribe
Optical Drives Quantity
Optical Drive Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Number of Discrete Graphics Adapters
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Output
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
Bluetooth
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
Cabling Technology
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Internal Modem
Ports & Interfaces
Serial Ports Quantity
Headphone Outputs
Microphone in
Line-Out
Line-in
DC-In Jack
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
PS/2 Ports Quantity
DisplayPorts Quantity
DVI Port
USB 3.0 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
Placement Supported
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
Number of 2.5" Bays
Number of 5.25" Bays
Number of 3.5" Bays
Colour of Product
Water Cooling System
Performance
Audio System
Motherboard Chipset
Product Type
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Smart Response Technology
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio)
Intel 64
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel® Rapid Start Technology
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST)
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT)
Intel HD Graphics
Intel® Secure Key
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
Intel FDI Technology
Intel TSX-NI
Idle States
Intel® Built-In Visuals Technology
Intel® OS Guard
Intel® Insider™
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Intel Standard Manageability
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
Processor Code
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
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) Version
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel® Smart Cache
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thunderbolt™ 3 Technology
Processor ARK ID
Power
Power Supply Input Voltage
Power Supply Input Frequency
Power Supply
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Operational Conditions
Storage Relative Humidity (H-H)
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Non-Operating Altitude
Operating Altitude
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Certificates
RoHS Compliance
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Packaging Content
Mouse Included
Numeric Keypad
Display Included
Keyboard Supplied
Other Features
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)
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

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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

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Barcodes 00720917510323, 00725184085864, 00725184085895, 00725184085925, 00888793780787, 00888793780794, 00888793780800, 00888793781005, 08887937807870, 08887937808006
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