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HP Z230 4 Core Intel Xeon E3 V3 3.5GHz 16GB 1.3TB HDD+SSD

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4 Intel Xeon E3 V3 3.5GHz 16GB Nov 2014
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HP Has Good Reviews for Its PCs

Based on 242 user and expert reviews, HP has good ratings for its desktop computers. HP also has good ratings specifically within its medium processor core personal computers range compared to other brands.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This personal computer supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many PCs of this type and age.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of 1,200 megahertz, the HP Z230 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other computers of this type and age. Across all the medium processor core personal computers that have been available for a comparable time to the Z230 the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 850MHz to 860,000MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 3,200MHz.

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Quite Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

Medium processor core personal computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the Z230 have maximum on-board graphics adapter memories of between 1GB and 2GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 1.4GB. 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 PCs of this age.

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11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version

This PC supports a 11.2 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is typical of many computers of this type and age.

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

The HP Z230 is a four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port personal computer. Most of the other medium processor core personal computers that have been available for a comparable time to the Z230 have between one and eight USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed

At 3.5 gigahertz, the HP Z230 has a quite fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that were released more than two years ago. Medium processor core personal computers that have been around for around the same time as the Z230 have processor clock speeds of between 1GHz and 4.1GHz.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

Across all the PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Z230 the internal memory range from 2GB to 64GB, and the average internal memory is 7.5GB. At 16 gigabytes, the HP Z230 has a fairly big internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the Z230.

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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

PCs of this spec and age have total storage capacity of between 32GB and 3TB. At 1,256 gigabyte, the HP Z230 has a fairly big total storage capacity compared to most of the other computers that are a similar age to the Z230.

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3 PCI Express Slots Version

This computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is the most frequently supported PCI Express slots version on comparable spec PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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L3 Processor Cache Level

This desktop computer has a L3 processor cache level, which is the most frequently found processor cache level on comparable spec personal computers that were launched more than two years ago.

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

This desktop computer has a 10/100/1000Base-T(X) cabling technology, which is the most commonly found cabling technology on medium processor core personal computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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Eight Processor Threads

The HP Z230 has more processor threads than most of the comparable spec personal computers that were launched around the same time as the Z230. Most of the PCs that were released more than two years ago only have between four and seven processor threads, however this HP personal computer has eight processor threads.

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Quite Big Processor Cache

With a processor cache of 8 megabytes, the HP Z230 has a fairly big processor cache compared to most of the other similar spec computers that have been around for more than two years. The processor caches of medium processor core personal computers that have been on the market for a similar time to the Z230 range from 0.51MB to 10MB, and the average processor cache is 6.8MB.

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Has One Memory Slot

The number of memory slots found on the HP Z230 is more than most similar spec personal computers that have been on the market for more than two years. This desktop computer has a 4x DIMM memory slot, which is the most commonly found memory slot found on medium processor core personal computers that have been available for more than two years.

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DVD Super Multi Optical Drive Type

The optical drive type of this PC is DVD Super Multi DL, which is the most frequently found optical drive type on medium processor core personal computers that are a comparable age to it.

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1 Reason Against

Only HDD Storage Medium

The storage speed of this desktop computer is HDD+SSD, which is typical of many desktop 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.

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2 Other reasons to consider the HP Z230

Released Over Two Years Ago

This desktop computer was released over two years ago.

Average Hard Drive Capacity

With a hard drive capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the HP Z230 has a relatively typical hard drive capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that have been on the market for a similar time to the Z230.

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Specification

Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
PCI Express Slots Version
Processor Threads
System Bus Rate
Processor Cache
Processor Socket
Processor Boost Frequency
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
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Stepping
Number of QPI Links
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
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
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Number of SSDs Installed
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
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Number of Execution Units
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
Cabling Technology
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Ports & Interfaces
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
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® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Intel 64
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
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® 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
Processor Code
Intel I/O Acceleration Technology
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Scalability
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 TSX-NI Version
Intel® Smart Cache
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Power
Power Supply
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Packaging Content
Mouse Included
Display Included
Keyboard Supplied
Other Features
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

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Expert Reviews

(8)
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
12 March 2014

The Z230 has a lot going for it. The price is highly competitive. The compact design lets you place it just about anywhere. It can be quite powerful if you configure it with a fast processor and...

Sturdy build
Mostly toolless chassis
Powerful configuration
Intelligent design
ECC memory
Could use a memory card reader as standard
No digital audio output
Only one PCI 3.0 16 slot
Expensive
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...

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User Reviews

(12)
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 f1m23utaba, f1l61utaba, f1l61ut#aba, F1M23UT ABA
Barcodes 00030306810522, 00888182856604, 00888793780749, 00888793780756, 08881828566044, 08887937807498
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