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HP Z230

HP Z230
alaScore 89

34 reviews

Oct, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 34 reviews of HP Z230. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. People really like the reliability and size. The design and price are also mentioned favorably.

usability, price, design, size, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the HP Z230 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 22 user reviews of HP Z230 from The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on People are impressed by the size and design. The usability and price are also appreciated.

price, usability, design, size

86% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HP Compaq Elite 8000 Small Form Factor Desktop PCHP Compaq Elite 8000 Small Form Factor Desktop PC

Oct, 2017

Expert review by: Jon L. Jacobi (

HP Z230 Tower Workstation review: This business desktop delivers power and flexibility


This is a business-oriented workstation, not a consumer PC, and it's priced accordingly.

Intelligent design ; ECC memory ; Very expandable

Only one PCI 3.0 x16 slot ; Expensive

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 warranty. But...

Nov, 2013

Expert review by: Chris Burns (

HP Z230 SFF Workstation Review


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. What you're getting here is a beast of a computer...

As workstations go, HP does not skip a beat. Have a peek at the images directly above and below for a set of internal views on the HP Z230 SFF Workstation and see what you make of its simplicity – plenty of room for growth, with a basic build that’s...

Oct, 2013

Expert review by: Brian Westover (

HP Z230 SFF Workstation


The HP Z230 SFF Workstation is perfect for the business user who wants a powerful, professional-grade system in a manageable form-factor.

Potent Intel Xeon E3-1245 v3 processor. Nvidia Quadro K600 graphics. Supports multiple monitors. Easy-open side panel makes maintenance and repair easy. Compact small-form-factor design. Three-year warranty

Only one open drive bay. Smaller size means less room for expansion

When you buy a workstation PC, you're buying more than just a desktop equipped with powerful components; you're also getting better reliability, tested and certified compatibility with professional software, and a design that lets you fix things...

Sep, 2013

Expert review by: (toptenreviews.com_old)

HP Z230


Does your business need a flexible and efficient business PC that can be upgraded as your business grows? See how the HP Z230 rates in our review.

The basic warranty lasts for three years and there are five expansion slots

The base model Intel Xeon E5-1603 2.8GHz processor only has two cores

The expansion features and the upgradeable components make the HP Z230 a very flexible computer that you can customize to your business' needs. Unfortunately, the base model's Intel i3-4130 processor only has two cores, which can cause your computer to...

Expert review by: Elias Plastiras (

HP Z230 Workstation PC


HP's Z230 offers plenty of configuration options to suit professional applications and workloads

Sturdy build ; Mostly tool-less chassis ; Powerful configuration

Could use a memory card reader as standard ; No digital audio output

HP's Z230 workstation is aimed at those of you who need a professional computer on which to run professional software.

Jan, 2014

Expert review by: Techworld (

HP Z230 Tower Workstation


This business desktop delivers power and flexibility at a price

Dec, 2013

Expert review by: Brian Westover (

HP Z230 SFF Workstation


The HP Z230 SFF Workstation is perfect for the business user who wants a powerful, professional-grade system in a manageable form-factor.

Sep, 2013

Consumer review by: JohnL (

Excellent with (1) Ommission


The overall system is what you would expect as quality from H-P, but to actually be a workstation, the graphics segment needs to be considered, especially since you have put a fast processor, lots of RAM, and a SSD in the box. Go ahead and add a 200.00...

Apr, 2015

Product Specifications


Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Water cooling system: No

Expansion slots

PCI Express x1 (Gen 2.x) slots:1 / 2
PCI Express x16 (Gen 2.x) slots:1
PCI Express x16 (Gen 3.x) slots:1 / 2
PCI Express x4 (Gen 1.x) slots:1
PCI Express x4 (Gen 2.x) slots:1
PCI Express x4 (Gen 3.x) slots:1
PCI Express x8 (Gen 2.x) slots:1
PCI Express x8 (Gen 3.x) slots:1


Discrete graphics adapter memory:1 / 1024 / 2 / 2048 / 4 / 4096
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.024 / 1.7 / 1.74
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:3
Number of execution units:20
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.1 / 11.2
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x412 / 0x41E
On-board graphics adapter memory:1 / 1.7
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.3
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DVI, DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, VGA (D-Sub)

Optical Drive

Optical drives quantity:1

Packaging Content

Panel Type:IPS


Audio chip:Realtek ALC221

Ports & interfaces

USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2 / 4 / 5


Configurable TDP-down:84
Conflict Free processor:No / Yes
ECC supported by processor:No / Yes
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:32 / 768
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16 / 40
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):25.6 / 51.2
Memory channels supported by processor:2 / Dual / Quad
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1333,1600 / 1600 / 800,1066,1333,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-1333/1600, DDR3L-1333/1600 @ 1.5V / DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3-SDRAM, DDR3L-SDRAM
Memory voltage supported by processor:1.5
Processor cache level:L3
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache, L3 / SmartCache, L3
Processor codename:Haswell / Ivy Bridge EP
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-4100 Desktop series / Intel Core i3-4300 Desktop series / Intel Core i5-4500 Desktop series / Intel Core i5-4600 Desktop series / Intel Core i7-4700 Desktop series / Intel Xeon E3-1200 v3 / Intel Xeon E5-2600 v2
Thermal Design Power (TDP):54 / 65, 54 / 80 / 84

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Built-in Visuals Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel HD Graphics:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel Iris Pro Graphics: No
Intel Pro Wireless Display (Pro WiDi) Technology: No
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA):No / Yes
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):No / Yes
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel Standard Manageability: No
Intel TSX-NI:No / Yes
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel Unite technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):No / Yes
Intel Wireless-AC Technology: No
Intel® OS Guard: Yes
Intel® Pro Wireless Display (Intel® Pro WiDi): No
Intel® Secure Key: Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):No / Yes
OS Guard: Yes
Physical Address Extension (PAE):46
Processor ARK ID:75043 / 75047 / 75054 / 75055 / 75056 / 75122 / 75461 / 75462 / 75790 / 77480 / 77769 / 80806 / 80815 / 80909 / 80916 / 80917 / E3-1225V3 / E3-1226V3 / E3-1231V3 / E3-1241V3 / I3-4130 / I3-4330 / I5-4570 / I5-4590 / I7-4770 / I7-4790
Processor package size:37.5 / 52.5
Thermal solution specification:PCG 2013C / PCG 2013D
Thunderbolt 3 Technology: No
Thunderbolt 3.0 Technology: No
Thunderbolt™ 3 Technology: No


Recovery operating system:WINDOWS 10 PRO / Windows 7 Professional / Windows 8 Pro / Windows 8.1 / Windows 8.1 Pro


Number of storage drives installed:1 / 2