Excerpt: The HP Z230 comes standard with the Intel i3-4130 dual-core processor. While this may have been a fast and efficient processor several years ago, its performance doesn't compare to the quad-core processors used by the best business computers today. Having multiple programs running at a time can cause a dual-core Intel processor to slow down in performance and a slow computer can result in unsatisfied customers and lost profit.
Pros: The basic warranty lasts for three years and there are five expansion slots.
Cons: The base model Intel Xeon E5-1603 2.8GHz processor only has two cores.
Conclusion: 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 more than ready to be your at-work partner for years to come.