Monday, December 2, 2013
Desktop workstations like HP's Z230 Tower are designed for work, not play. This machine is powered by the Haswell version of Intel's Xeon processor, which can address more memory and has wider memory pipelines than Intel's consumer-oriented Core processors. The sample HP sent for review has a dedicated graphics processor that's optimised for 3D rendering and CAD operations. It's not gamer sexy, and you pay heavily for having the company assemble the components for you, but it is well designed, powerful and practical.