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HP Z230

HP Z230
alaScore 89

33 reviews

Dec, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 33 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 are impressed by 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 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for HP Z230

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 22 user reviews of HP Z230 from Amazon.com. 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 Amazon.com. People really like the size and design. The usability and price also get good views.

price, usability, design, size

86% of the reviews on Amazon.com 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

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Jon L. Jacobi (pcworld.com)

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 : Brian Westover (pcmag.com)

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 : Chris Burns (slashgear.com)

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 : Elias Plastiras (goodgearguide.com.au)

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 (techworld.com)

HP Z230 Tower Workstation

 

This business desktop delivers power and flexibility at a price

Dec, 2013

Expert review by : Brian Westover (itreviews.co.uk)

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 (tigerdirect.com)

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

Certificates

Energy Star certified: / Yes
EPEAT compliance:Silver
RoHS compliance: Yes

Design

Cable lock slot: Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Chassis type: / Micro Tower / Mini Tower / Rack (2U) / SFF / Tower
Color of product:Black
Number of 2.5" bays:1 / 2
Number of 3.5" bays:1 / 2 / 3
Number of 5.25" bays:1 / 2 / 3
Placement supported:Horizontal/Vertical / Vertical
Product color:Black
Water cooling system:N

Energy Management

Power supply:240 / 320 / 400 / 800
Power supply input frequency:50/60
Power supply input voltage:100 - 240

Expansion Slots

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

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter memory:1 / 1024 / 2 / 2048 / 4 / 4096
Discrete graphics adapter model: / AMD FirePro V3900 / AMD FirePro W2100 / No / NVIDIA Quadro K2000 / NVIDIA Quadro K2200 / NVIDIA Quadro K420 / NVIDIA Quadro K600 / NVIDIA Quadro K620
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3
Graphics adapter Open GL support: Yes
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.024 / 1.74 / 2
Number of discrete graphics adapters:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
Number of execution units:20
On-board graphics adapter:No / Y / Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:350
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.1 / 11.2 / 11.2/12
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1150 / 1200
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 model:Intel HD Graphics 4000 / Intel HD Graphics 4400 / Intel HD Graphics 4600 / Intel HD Graphics P4600 / No / None
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.3

Memory

ECC:No / Yes
Internal memory:16 / 4 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR-SDRAM / DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:32 / 96
Memory clock speed:1600
Memory layout:1 x 4 / 1 x 8 / 2 x 2 / 2 x 4 / 2 x 8 / 4 x 2
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 4 / 1 x 8 / 2 x 2 / 2 x 4 / 2 x 8 / 4 x 2
Memory slots: / 12x DIMM / 4x DIMM
Non-ECC: Yes

Networking

Bluetooth: No
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN:N / Y
Ethernet LAN connection:N / Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000 / 10,1000,100 / 1000
Internal modem: No
Wi-Fi:No / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / No

Operational Conditions

Non-operating altitude:0 - 179921.3
Operating altitude:-787.4 - 2362.2 / 0 - 120078.7
Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 80 / 10 - 90
Operating relative humidity range:10 - 80 / 10 - 90
Operating temperature (T-T):10 - 35 / 10 - 40 / 5 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):10 - 35 / 10 - 40 / 5 - 35
Storage relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90 / 5 - 90
Storage relative humidity range:10 - 90 / 5 - 90
Storage temperature (T-T):-20 - 60
Storage temperature range (T-T):-20 - 60

Optical Drive

BD interface type:SATA
LightScribe:No / Yes
Optical Drive Type: / DVD Super Multi / DVD Super Multi DL / DVD-RW / DVD±RW
Optical drives quantity:1

Other Features

Cooling type:Active
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-d, VT-x / VT-x
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-d,VT-x / VT-x

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: No
AC adapter included:N
Aspect Ratio:16:10 / 16:9
Bundled software:HP Performance Advisor\nHP Client Security\nHP Remote Graphics Software (RGS) 6.0\nHP ProtectTools Security\nPDF Complete Corporate Edition\nCyberLink PowerDVD / Power2Go\nHP PC Hardware Diagnostics UEFI / HP Performance Advisor\nHP Remote Graphics Software 6.0\nPDF Complete - Corporate Edition\nCyberlink Media Suite & PowerDVD
Contrast ratio (typical):1000:1
Display brightness:250 / 300 / 380
Display Diagonal:23 / 23.8 / 24 / 27
Display included:No / Yes
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080 / 1920 x 1200 / 2560 x 1440
Display Type:LED
Drivers included: Yes
Full HD: Yes
Keyboard Layout:QWERTY
Keyboard supplied:No / Yes
Keyboard type:QWERTY
Manual: Yes
Mouse included:N / No / Yes
Numeric keypad: Yes
Panel type:IPS
Viewing angle, horizontal:178
Viewing angle, vertical:178
Windows keys: Yes

Performance

Audio chip:Realtek ALC221
Audio system:Audio Realtek ALC221 / HD / HDA / Integrated High Definition Realtek ALC221 / Realtek ALC221 / Realtek ALC262
Chipset: / Intel C226 / Intel C602
Motherboard chipset:Intel C226 / Intel C602 / Intel® C226
Number of displays supported:3
Product type:PC / Workstation

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port: No
DC-in jack:No / Yes
DisplayPorts quantity:1 / 2 / 3
DVI port:No / Yes
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1 / 2
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1 / 2
Firewire (IEEE 1394) ports:2
Headphone outputs:1
Line-in: Yes
Line-out: Yes
Microphone in: Yes
Parallel ports quantity:1
PS/2 ports quantity:2
S/PDIF out port: No
Serial ports quantity:1
SmartCard slot: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2 / 5 / 6 / 9
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:4 / 5
USB 3.0 ports quantity:4
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

Power supply:240 / 320 / 400 / 800
Power supply input frequency:50/60
Power supply input voltage:100 - 240

Processor

Bus type:DMI / DMI2 / QPI
Conflict Free processor:N / Y
ECC supported by processor:N / Y
FSB Parity: No
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
Memory voltage supported by processor:1.5
Number of processors installed:1
Number of QPI links:1 / 2
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 1x8+2x4, 2x8 / 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 / 1x8, 1x16, 2x4, 2x8 / 1x8, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 / 2x8, 1x8+2x4 / x4, x8, x16
PCI Express slots version:3.0 / Up to 3.0
Processor: / E3-1225V3 / E3-1226V3 / E3-1230V3 / E3-1231V3 / E3-1240V3 / E3-1241V3 / E3-1245V3 / E3-1246V3 / E3-1270V3 / E3-1271V3 / E5-2630V2 / i3-4130 / i3-4330 / i5-4570 / i5-4590 / i5-4670 / i5-4690 / i7-4770 / i7-4790
Processor boost frequency:3.1 / 3.6 / 3.7 / 3.8 / 3.9 / 4
Processor cache:15 / 3 / 4 / 6 / 8
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Haswell / Ivy Bridge EP
Processor cores:2 / 4 / 6
Processor family: / 4th gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 4th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 4th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i3-4xxx / Intel Core i5-4xxx / Intel Core i7-4xxx / Intel Pentium M / Intel Xeon E3 v3 / Intel® Xeon® E3 V3 Family / Intel® Xeon® E5 Family
Processor frequency:2.6 / 3.2 / 3.3 / 3.4 / 3.5 / 3.6
Processor lithography:-, 22 / 22
Processor model:E3-1225V3 / E3-1226V3 / E3-1230V3 / E3-1231V3 / E3-1241V3 / E3-1245V3 / E3-1246V3 / E3-1270V3 / E3-1271V3 / E5-2630V2 / i3-4130 / i3-4330 / i5-4570 / i5-4590 / i5-4670 / i5-4690 / i7-4770 / i7-4790
Processor operating modes:32-bit, 64-bit / 64-bit
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
Processor socket:Socket H3 (LGA 1150) / Socket R (LGA 2011)
Processor threads:12 / 4 / 8
Stepping:C0
System bus data transfer rate:5 / 7.2
System bus rate:5 / 7.2
Tcase:66.8 / 71 / 72 / 72.72
Thermal Design Power (TDP):65, 54 / 80 / 84

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:N / Y
CPU configuration (max):1 / 2
Embedded options available:No / Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:22
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel Active Management Technology: No
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching:No / Yes
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology:No / Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State:No / Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access:No / Yes
Intel FDI Technology:No / Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access:No / Yes
Intel HD Audio Technology: No
Intel HD Graphics:N / Y
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology:No / Yes
Intel I/O Acceleration Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel Insider:No / Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology:No / Yes
Intel Matrix Storage Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology:No / Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel QuickPath Interconnect: No
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology:No / Yes
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):N
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N / Y
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel Standard Manageability:N
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:No / Yes
Intel TSX-NI:N / Y
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-d, VT-x
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / Y
Intel visual technologies: No
Intel vPro Technology:No / Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):No / Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT):N
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N / Y
Intel® Built-in Visuals Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N / Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N / Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):N / Y
Intel® Insider™:No / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Iris™ Pro Graphics: No
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST):N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N / Y
Intel® OS Guard:Y
Intel® Pro Wireless Display (Intel® Pro WiDi):N
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Secure Key:Y
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N / Y
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Smart Response Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No / Yes
Intel® Unite™:N
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / Y
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N / Y
Intel® Wireless-AC Technology: No
InTru™ 3D Technology:No / Yes
Physical Address Extension (PAE):46
Processor ARK ID:75043 / 75047 / 75054 / 75056 / 75122 / 75461 / 75462 / 75790 / 77480 / 77769 / 80806 / 80810 / 80815 / 80908 / 80909 / 80910 / 80916 / 80917
Processor code:SR149 / SR14D / SR14E / SR14T / SR14U / SR151 / SR152 / SR1QF / SR1QH / SR1QJ
Processor package size:37.5 / 37.5 x 37.5 / 52.5
Scalability:1S / 2S
Supported instruction sets:AVX / AVX 2.0 / AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes
Thermal solution specification:PCG 2013C / PCG 2013D
Thunderbolt™ 3 Technology:N
UART:N
Поддержка Intel Unite: No

Software

Bundled software:HP Performance Advisor\nHP Client Security\nHP Remote Graphics Software (RGS) 6.0\nHP ProtectTools Security\nPDF Complete Corporate Edition\nCyberLink PowerDVD / Power2Go\nHP PC Hardware Diagnostics UEFI
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed: / FreeDOS / Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 7 Professional / Windows 8.1 / Windows 8.1 Pro
Optional operating system supplied:Windows 8.1 Pro
Pre-installed software:HP Performance Advisor, HP Client Security, HP Remote Graphics Software (RGS) 6.0, HP ProtectTools Security, PDF Complete Corporate Edition, CyberLink PowerDVD/Power2Go, HP PC Hardware Diagnostics UEFI, Compre Office / HP Performance Advisor, HP Remote Graphics Software (RGS) 6.0, PDF completo, Corporate Edition CyberLink PowerDVD/Power2Go, HP PC Hardware Diagnostics UEFI, Compre Office / HP Performance Advisor,HP Remote Graphics Software 6.0, PDF Complete, Cyberlink Media Suite, PowerDVD
Recovery operating system:Windows 10 Pro / Windows 7 Professional / Windows 8 Pro / Windows 8.1 / Windows 8.1 Pro

Storage

Card reader integrated:No / Yes
Compatible memory cards:MMC, SD, SDXC, SDHC
Hard disk rotational speed:10000 / 7200
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 2000 / 500
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA / Serial ATA III
Hard Drive Size:2.5/3.5 / 3.5
Hard drive speed:10000 / 7200
Host interface:SATA / Serial ATA III
Number of hard drives installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Number of storage drives installed:1 / 2
Number of storage drives supported:3
RAID levels:0, 1 / 1
RAID support: Yes
Solid-state drive capacity:128 / 256
Solid-state drive interface:PCI Express / Serial ATA / Serial ATA III
Solid-state drive interfaces:PCI Express / SATA / Serial ATA III
Storage media:HDD / HDD+SSD / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 1128 / 1256 / 2000 / 2256 / 256 / 500

Technical Details

Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D / Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video / No

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:14.9 / 15 / 15.1 / 17 / 17.4 / 18.3 / 5.94 / 6.85
Height:15.6 / 15.7 / 16 / 17.5 / 3.94 / 4 / 4.13 / 6.18
Weight:15 / 15.9 / 19.4 / 20 / 22.9 / 34.2
Width:13 / 13.3 / 2.64 / 5.24 / 6.69 / 6.73 / 7