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Affordable performance and flexibility,
re-defined.

HP Z230 Workstation

Create a totally immersive work environment for those who demand reliability and performance on a budget. Designed for heavy 24x7x365 workloads, the HP Z230 delivers next-generation processor, graphics technologies and scalability to match your business needs.

The workstation that fits your workspace

Engineered to impress. The redesigned HP Z230 Small Form Factor Workstation provides the capability and flexibility you demand in a 57% smaller form factor than the tower.

Rock solid reliability, affordably priced

Built for heavy 24/7/365 workloads, with amazingly flexible storage and IO capabilities, the affordable HP Z230 Tower Workstation efficiently handles all the processes of today’s demanding business applications.

The HP Z230 has power to spare – and share

Enjoy the latest in performance and energy efficiency from Intel’s next generation processor architecture. The latest Intel® Xeon® processor E3-1200 v3 family and the 4th generation Intel® Core processors, as well as rich graphics are designed to keep up with your workload. Keep your work front-and-center with support for up to six monitors and easily connect your peripherals and devices using four PCIe slots, one PCI input/output slot, ten external USB ports and the fast charging USB port. With HP Remote Graphics Software you can take your graphics intensive workstation applications with you and collaborate with colleagues in real time. And thanks to Thunderbolt technology, you’ll transfer data at lightning-fast speeds with the ability to connect to high-resolution displays and high-performance data devices over a single Thunderbolt cable.

Professional works demand professional graphics

100,000 hours of testing per year are spent simulating real-world customer workloads, as well as stress-testing that far exceeds typical usage, translate into higher quality drivers that customers trust. Strong relationships with NVIDIA, ® AMD, and Intel ® help us quickly resolve any issues. That’s how HP Workstations are equipped with graphics cards featuring optimized thermal and power design, wide-ranging application certification, and a full three-year limited warranty.

NVIDIA

Get the power to realize your vision with the new family of NVIDIA ® Quadro ® K-series professional graphics featuring the innovative NVIDIA ® Kepler architecture. Offering robust OpenGL as well as DirectX support, NVIDIA ® graphics are fully certified and optimized, with industry-leading applications from AutoDesk, Solidworks, Adobe, and many others for enhanced performance and reliability. The HP Z230 currently supports a wide variety of NVIDIA ® cards, so matching the card with your workflow becomes a lot easier.

AMD Firepro

Boost productivity with the serious power and performance of AMD FirePro professional graphics cards for the HP Z230 Workstation. Featuring AMD Catalyst Pro professional graphics drivers and full OpenGL and DirectX support, AMD FirePro cards are specifically built for outstanding performance. The HP Z230 Tower supports the AMD FirePro W7000 PCIe Gen3 high-end graphics card with the new GCN GPU architecture that provides superb graphics performance for medium to large design workloads.****

View full HP Z230 SFF Workstation Specs
Form factor Small Form Factor
Available operating systems
  • Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit Other editions available**
  • Windows 7 Professional 32-bit Other editions available***
  • HP Linux Installer Kit
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 (90 day license)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop/Workstation (1 year paper license; no preinstalled OS)
Available Processors1,6
  • Processor GHz Max Turbo GHz Cache Memory Cores Hyper-Threading Intel® vPro™ Technology Intel® HD Graphics
  • Intel® Pentium® G3220 processor 3.0 – 3 MB 1333 MHz 2 No No Yes
  • Intel® Pentium® G3240 processor 3.1 – 3 MB 1333 MHz 2 No No Yes
  • Intel® Core™ i3-4130 processor 3.4 – 3 MB 1600 MHz 2 Yes No 4400
  • Intel® Core™ i3-4150 processor 3.5 – 3 MB 1600 MHz 2 Yes No 4400
  • Intel® Core™ i3-4160 processor 3.6 – 3 MB 1600 MHz 2 Yes No 4400
  • Intel® Core™ i3-4330 processor 3.5 – 4 MB 1600 MHz 2 Yes No 4600
  • Intel® Core™ i3-4350 processor 3.6 – 4 MB 1600 MHz 2 Yes No 4600
  • Intel® Core™ i5-4570 processor 3.2 3.6 6 MB 1600 MHz 4 No Yes 4600
  • Intel® Core™ i5-4590 processor 3.3 3.7 6 MB 1600 MHz 4 No Yes 4600
  • Intel® Core™ i5-4670 processor 3.4 3.8 6 MB 1600 MHz 4 No Yes 4600
  • Intel® Core™ i5-4690 processor 3.5 3.9 6 MB 1600 MHz 4 No Yes 4600
  • Intel® Core™ i7-4770 processor 3.4 3.9 8 MB 1600 MHz 4 Yes Yes 4600
  • Intel® Core™ i7-4771 processor 3.5 3.9 8 MB 1600 MHz 4 Yes Yes 4600
  • Intel® Core™ i7-4790 processor 3.6 4.0 8 MB 1600 MHz 4 Yes Yes 4600
  • Intel® Xeon® processor E3-1225 v3 3.2 3.6 8 MB 1600 MHz 4 No Yes P4600
  • Intel® Xeon® processor E3-1226 v3 3.3 3.7 8 MB 1600 MHz 4 No Yes P4600
  • Intel® Xeon® processor E3-1230 v3 3.3 3.7 8 MB 1600 MHz 4 Yes Yes No
  • Intel® Xeon® processor E3-1231 v3 3.4 3.8 8 MB 1600 MHz 4 Yes Yes No
  • Intel® Xeon® processor E3-1240 v3 3.4 3.8 8 MB 1600 MHz 4 Yes Yes No
  • Intel® Xeon® processor E3-1241 v3 3.5 3.9 8 MB 1600 MHz 4 Yes Yes No
  • Intel® Xeon® processor E3-1245 v3 3.4 3.8 8 MB 1600 MHz 4 Yes Yes P4600
  • Intel® Xeon® processor E3-1246 v3 3.5 3.9 8 MB 1600 MHz 4 Yes Yes P4600
  • Intel® Xeon® processor E3-1270 v3 3.5 3.9 8 MB 1600 MHz 4 Yes Yes No
  • Intel® Xeon® processor E3-1271 v3 3.6 4.0 8 MB 1600 MHz 4 Yes Yes No
  • Intel® Xeon® processor E3-1280 v3 3.6 4.0 8 MB 1600 MHz 4 Yes Yes No
  • Intel® Xeon® processor E3-1281 v3 3.7 4.1 8 MB 1600 MHz 4 Yes Yes No
Chipset Intel® C226 chipset
Memory7,8 4 DIMM slots, up to 32 GB ECC/non-ECC, DDR3 1600 MHz
Drive Controllers9
  • Integrated SATA Controller, RAID 0,1 supported: 5 ports, 6 Gb/s
Storage10
  • Intel® Pro 1500 SSD 180 GB
  • Up to (2) 3.5-inch 7200 rpm SATA drives: 500 GB, 1, 2 or 3 TB (6 TB max)
  • Up to (2) 2.5-inch 10K rpm SATA drives: 250, 500 GB, 1 TB (2 TB max)
  • Up to (2) 2.5-inch SATA SSD drives: 128, 180, 240, 256, 480, 512 GB or 1 TB (2 TB max)
  • Up to (1) 2.5-inch SATA self-encrypting solid state boot drive (SED SSD): 256 GB
  • Up to (1) 2.5-inch SATA self-encrypting 7200 rpm boot drive (SED): 500 GB
  • Up to (1) Z Turbo PCIe SSD drive: 256, 512 GB (512 GB max)*****
  • Optional (1) 64 GB SSD Disk Cache Module can be used in conjunction with up to (2) SATA HDDs n RAID 0/RAID 1 using Intel® Smart Response Technology.
Optical storage11,12 DVD-ROM, DVD+/-RW DL Super Multi, HP Blu-ray Writer, HP 15-in-1 Media Card Reader
Drive bays
  • 1 internal 3.5-inch bay
  • 1 internal 2.5-inch bay
  • 1 internal/external 3.5-inch bay
  • 1 external Half-Height 5.25-inch bay
Expansion slots
  • 1 PCIe Gen3 x16
  • 1 PCIe Gen2 x4 slot/x16 connector
  • 1 PCIe Gen2 x1 slot/x4 connector
  • 1 PCIe Gen2 x1 slot
Available graphics
  • Integrated Graphics: Intel® HD Graphics available on select processors as above
  • Professional 2D: NVIDIA NVS 310, NVIDIA NVS 315, NVIDIA NVS 510
  • Entry 3D: AMD FirePro™ V3900, NVIDIA Quadro 410, NVIDIA Quadro K420, NVIDIA Quadro K600
Audio High Definition Integrated Realtek ALC221 Audio and integrated speaker; optional HP Thin USB Powered Speakers
Network
  • Integrated Intel I217LM PCIe GbE Controller
  • Optional Intel Ethernet I210-T1 PCIe as 2nd NIC
Remote Management
  • Intel® vPro™ with Intel® AMT 9.0
Ports
  • Front: 2 USB 3.0; 2 USB 2.0; 1 microphone in; 1 headphone out
  • Rear: 2 USB 3.0; 4 USB 2.0; 3 DisplayPort 1.2 (for use with Intel HD Graphics); 1 audio in; 1 audio out; serial ports: 1 standard, 1 optional; 2 PS/2; RJ-45 (LoM), optional 2 IEEE 1394b ports (PCIe card)
  • Internal: 1 USB 3.0, 3 USB 2.0
  • Optional: 1 Thunderbolt™ 2 port via optional add-in PCIe card14
Input Devices
  • HP PS/2 keyboard
  • HP USB keyboard
  • HP USB CCID smart card keyboard
  • HP PS/2 mouse
  • HP USB optical mouse
  • HP USB 1000 dpi laser mouse
  • HP Optical 3-button optical mouse
  • USB SpaceMouse Pro
  • USB SpacePilot Pro
Dimensions (H x W x D) 3.95 x 13.3 x 15.0 in (10.5 x 33.83 x 38.15 cm)
Power Supply
  • 240-watt 92% efficient power supply
  • 240-watt Standard Efficiency Power Supply available in some countries
Compatible Displays (screen size diagonally measured)
  • HP DreamColor LP2480zx Professional Display
  • HP Z Display Z30i 30-inch IPS Display
  • HP Z Display Z27i 27-inch IPS Display
  • HP Z Display Z24i 24-inch IPS Display
  • HP Z Display Z23i 23-inch IPS Display
  • HP Z Display Z22i 21.5-inch IPS Display
Warranty13 Limited three-year Mon-Fri 8-5 next business day, parts, labor and 24/7 phone support, terms and conditions may vary. One-year warranty option available in selected countries.
View full HP Z230 Tower Workstation Specs
Form factor Tower
Available operating systems
  • Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit Other editions available**
  • Windows 7 Professional 32-bit Other editions available***
  • HP Linux Installer Kit
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 (90 day license)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop/Workstation (1 year paper license; no preinstalled OS)
Available Processors1,6
  • Processor GHz Max Turbo GHz Cache Memory Cores Hyper-Threading Intel® vPro™ Technology Intel® HD Graphics
  • Intel® Pentium® G3220 processor 3.0 – 3 MB 1333 MHz 2 No No Yes
  • Intel® Pentium® G3240 processor 3.1 – 3 MB 1333 MHz 2 No No Yes
  • Intel® Core™ i3-4130 processor 3.4 – 3 MB 1600 MHz 2 Yes No 4400
  • Intel® Core™ i3-4150 processor 3.5 – 3 MB 1600 MHz 2 Yes No 4400
  • Intel® Core™ i3-4160 processor 3.6 – 3 MB 1600 MHz 2 Yes No 4400
  • Intel® Core™ i3-4330 processor 3.5 – 4 MB 1600 MHz 2 Yes No 4600
  • Intel® Core™ i3-4350 processor 3.6 – 4 MB 1600 MHz 2 Yes No 4600
  • Intel® Core™ i5-4570 processor 3.2 3.6 6 MB 1600 MHz 4 No Yes 4600
  • Intel® Core™ i5-4590 processor 3.3 3.7 6 MB 1600 MHz 4 No Yes 4600
  • Intel® Core™ i5-4670 processor 3.4 3.8 6 MB 1600 MHz 4 No Yes 4600
  • Intel® Core™ i5-4690 processor 3.5 3.9 6 MB 1600 MHz 4 No Yes 4600
  • Intel® Core™ i7-4770 processor 3.4 3.9 8 MB 1600 MHz 4 Yes Yes 4600
  • Intel® Core™ i7-4771 processor 3.5 3.9 8 MB 1600 MHz 4 Yes Yes 4600
  • Intel® Core™ i7-4790 processor 3.6 4.0 8 MB 1600 MHz 4 Yes Yes 4600
  • Intel® Xeon® processor E3-1225 v3 3.2 3.6 8 MB 1600 MHz 4 No Yes P4600
  • Intel® Xeon® processor E3-1226 v3 3.3 3.7 8 MB 1600 MHz 4 No Yes P4600
  • Intel® Xeon® processor E3-1230 v3 3.3 3.7 8 MB 1600 MHz 4 Yes Yes No
  • Intel® Xeon® processor E3-1231 v3 3.4 3.8 8 MB 1600 MHz 4 Yes Yes No
  • Intel® Xeon® processor E3-1240 v3 3.4 3.8 8 MB 1600 MHz 4 Yes Yes No
  • Intel® Xeon® processor E3-1241 v3 3.5 3.9 8 MB 1600 MHz 4 Yes Yes No
  • Intel® Xeon® processor E3-1245 v3 3.4 3.8 8 MB 1600 MHz 4 Yes Yes P4600
  • Intel® Xeon® processor E3-1246 v3 3.5 3.9 8 MB 1600 MHz 4 Yes Yes P4600
  • Intel® Xeon® processor E3-1270 v3 3.5 3.9 8 MB 1600 MHz 4 Yes Yes No
  • Intel® Xeon® processor E3-1271 v3 3.6 4.0 8 MB 1600 MHz 4 Yes Yes No
  • Intel® Xeon® processor E3-1280 v3 3.6 4.0 8 MB 1600 MHz 4 Yes Yes No
  • Intel® Xeon® processor E3-1281 v3 3.7 4.1 8 MB 1600 MHz 4 Yes Yes No
Chipset Intel® C226 chipset
Memory7,8 4 DIMM slots, up to 32 GB ECC/non-ECC, DDR3 1600 MHz
Drive Controllers9
  • Integrated SATA Controller, RAID 0,1 supported: 5 ports, 6 Gb/s
Storage10
  • Intel® Pro 1500 SSD 180 GB
  • Up to (3) 3.5-inch 7200 rpm SATA drives: 500 GB, 1, 2 or 3 TB (9 TB max)
  • Up to (3) 2.5-inch 10K rpm SATA drives: 250, 500 GB, 1 TB (3 TB max)
  • Up to (3) 2.5-inch SATA SSD drives: 128, 180, 240, 256, 480, 512 GB or 1 TB (3 TB max)
  • Up to (1) 2.5-inch SATA self-encrypting solid state boot drive (SED SSD): 256 GB
  • Up to (1) 2.5-inch SATA self-encrypting 7200 rpm boot drive (SED): 500 GB
  • Up to (1) HP Z Turbo PCIe SSD drives: 256, 512 GB (512 GB max)*****
  • Optional (1) 64 GB SSD Disk Cache Module can be used in conjunction with up to (2) SATA HDDs in RAID 0/RAID 1 using Intel® Smart Response Technology.
Optical storage11,12 DVD-ROM, DVD+/-RW DL Super Multi, HP Blu-ray Writer, HP 15-in-1 Media Card Reader
Drive bays
  • 2 internal 3.5-inch bays
  • 1 internal 2.5-inch bay
  • 1 external slim ODD bay
  • 2 external Half-Height 5.25-inch bays
Exapansion slots
  • 1 PCIe Gen3 x16
  • 1 PCIe Gen2 x4 slot/x16 connector
  • 1 PCIe Gen2 x1 slot/x4 connector
  • 1 PCIe Gen2 x1 slot, 1 PCI 32-bit
Available graphics
  • Integrated Graphics: Intel® HD Graphics available on select processors as above
  • Professional 2D: NVIDIA NVS 310, NVIDIA NVS 315, NVIDIA NVS 510
  • Entry 3D: AMD FirePro™ V3900, NVIDIA Quadro 410, NVIDIA Quadro K420, NVIDIA Quadro K600
  • Mid-range: NVIDIA Quadro K2000
  • High-end 3D: AMD FirePro™ W7000 (AMO**** only), NVIDIA Quadro K4000
Audio High Definition Integrated Realtek ALC221 Audio and integrated speaker; optional HP Thin USB Powered Speakers
Network
  • Integrated Intel I217LM PCIe GbE Controller
  • Optional Intel Ethernet I210-T1 PCIe as 2nd NIC
Remote Management
  • Intel® vPro™ with Intel® AMT 9.0
Ports
  • Front: 2 USB 3.0; 1 USB 2.0; 1 USB 2.0 Charging data port; 1 headphone; and 1 microphone
  • Rear: 2 USB 3.0; 4 USB 2.0; 1 DVI-I single link and 2 DisplayPort 1.2 (for use with Intel HD Graphics); 1 audio in; 1 audio out; 1 microphone; 1 serial (optional); 1 parallel port (optional); 2 PS/2; RJ-45 (LoM), optional 2 IEEE 1394b ports
  • Internal: 1 USB 3.0, 3 USB 2.0
  • Optional: 1 Thunderbolt™ 2 port via optional add-in PCIe card14
Input Devices
  • HP PS/2 keyboard
  • HP USB keyboard
  • HP USB CCID smart card keyboard
  • HP PS/2 mouse
  • HP USB optical mouse
  • HP USB 1000 dpi laser mouse
  • HP Optical 3-button optical mouse
  • USB SpaceMouse Pro
  • USB SpacePilot Pro
Dimensions (H x W x D) 15.7 x 6.7 x 17.4 in (39.93 x 17.04 x 44.25 cm)
Power Supply
  • 400-watt 92% efficient power supply
  • 320-watt Standard Efficiency Power Supply available in some countries
Compatible Displays (screen size diagonally measured)
  • HP DreamColor LP2480zx Professional Display
  • HP Z Display Z30i 30-inch IPS Display
  • HP Z Display Z27i 27-inch IPS Display
  • HP Z Display Z24i 24-inch IPS Display
  • HP Z Display Z23i 23-inch IPS Display
  • HP Z Display Z22i 21.5-inch IPS Display
Warranty13 Limited three-year Mon-Fri 8-5 next business day, parts, labor and 24/7 phone support, terms and conditions may vary. One-year warranty option available in selected countries.
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