Workstation Review: Another Price/Performance Champ
We recently received the new HP Z230 workstation, the successor to the Z220 and the original Z210 that we reviewed in April 2012. First announced last summer at SIGGRAPH, we got our initial glimpse of the Z230 at an HP workstation event in New York, when the company unveiled several additional systems in HP’s highly rated Z-series workstation line.
Like its predecessor, the HPZ230 is available as both a tower and a small form factor (SFF) workstation. At 6.7x17.4x15.7 in., the Z230 tower that we received is 17% smaller than the Z220 that it replaces, and the SFF version is 57% smaller than the tower. Both new Z230 systems are aimed at mainstream users in markets such as mechanical CAD, media and entertainment, healthcare, finance, government, education, geospatial and architecture, engineering and construction (AEC).