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HP Z230

HP Z230
alaScore 90

31 reviews

Oct, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 31 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 also get good reviews.

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 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: ( review summary for HP Z230


alaTest has collected and analyzed 12 user reviews of HP Z230 from The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, 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

83% 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 Elite 8000 Desktop - Core 2 Duo 2.93GHz - 1TB 7200RPM HDD - 4GB RAM - WIFI - DUAL Video Output - DVD/CD-RW - Windows 7 Pro 64-Bit Operating System HP 110-017cb 23" Desktop, Intel Pentium G2020T, 4GB Memory, 1TB Hard Drive

Oct, 2015

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: (

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


DVD Writer:DVD-Writer / No
Fingerprint Reader: No
Hard Drive Type:Flash Hard Drive / Hard Disk Drive / Hybrid Hard Drive / Not Applicable
Remote Control: No
TV Card: No
Video Editing Card: No
Web Cam: No


Bluetooth: No
Card Reader:Multi Card Reader / No
Firewire: No
TV Output:No / Not Applicable / Yes


Aspect Ratio:Not Applicable
True Resolution:Not Applicable

General Features

Digital Entertainment Platform:Not Applicable / vPro
Media Centre Edition: No
Operating System Version:Linux / NO OS / Windows 7 Professional / Windows 7 Ultimate / Windows 8 / Windows 8 Pro / Windows 8 Pro Downgradable
Product Type:Mini / PC Workstation / Tower


Brand of Graphic Chip:AMD / Intel ® / Not Applicable / nVidia
GPU Model (Graphic Card):FIRE PRO V3900 / FIREPRO W2100 / FirePro™ V3900 / HD GPU / HD GRAPH. P4600 / HD GRAPHICS 4600 / HD GRAPHICS P3000 / HD Graphics P4600 / n.a. / Not Applicable / Quadro 410 / Quadro K2000 / QUADRO K2200 / QUADRO K4000 / QUADRO K4200 / QUADRO K600 / QUADRO K620 / QUADRO NVS 310 / QUADRO NVS 315
GPU TYPE:Dedicated GPU / Dedicated GPU + OnBoard / OnBoard Graphic


Chipset Brand:Intel® / Unknown
Chipset Type:C200 / C216 / C226 / Q87 / Unknown
Hyper Threading:No / Yes
Processor:Core™ i3 / Core™ i5 / Core™ i7 / Pentium ® / Xeon ® E3 / XEON E3
Processor Brand:Intel ® / Intel®
Processor Number:E3-1225V3 / E3-1226V3 / E3-1230V2 / E3-1230V3 / E3-1240V3 / E3-1241V3 / E3-1245V3 / E3-1246V3 / E3-1270V3 / E3-1271V3 / E3-1280V3 / E3-1281V3 / G3220 PENTIUM / I3-4330 / I5-4570 / I5-4590 / I5-4670 / I7-4770 / I7-4771 / I7-4790 / XEON E3-1230 / XEON E3-1240 / XEON E3-1245