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HP Z210

HP Z210
alaScore 87

40 reviews

Dec, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 40 reviews of HP Z210. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. People are impressed by the design and size. The reliability and usability also get good feedback.

price, usability, reliability, size, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the HP Z210 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for HP Z210


alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of HP Z210 from The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops on

100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HP Z210 Windows 7 Pro 64 Core i3-2120 Small Form Factor Desktop PC (4GB RAM, 500GB HDD, Quadro 400 Graphics)HP Z210 Windows 7 Pro 64 Core i3-2120 Small Form Factor Desktop PC (4GB RAM, 500GB HDD, Quadro 400 Graphics)

Dec, 2018

Consumer review ( review summary for HP Z210


alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of HP Z210 from The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on Reviewers really like the price.


100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HP Z210 VA760UT Workstation PC / Intel Core i5-2500 3.30GHz / 8GB DDR3 / 500GB HDD / DVDRW / Intel HD Graphics 2000 /, Windows 7 ProfessionalHP Z210 VA760UT Workstation PC / Intel Core i5-2500 3.30GHz / 8GB DDR3 / 500GB HDD / DVDRW / Intel HD Graphics 2000 /, Windows 7 Professional

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Nate Ralph (



The HP Z210 CMT is an entry-level machine, serving as an introduction to the world of workstations. Clad in business-appropriate attire (read: drab), this midtower machine is one of the pricier members of our Business Desktops chart, but stands head...

Readily expandable ; Excellent software

Messy internal wiring

Workstations aren't for everyone. But if you need a powerful PC to work through heavy graphics and 3D tasks, and are willing to pay a bit extra for optimized hardware, the HP Z210 CMT stands out as a business desktop worth considering.

May, 2011

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by (

HP Z210 Small Form Factor Workstation


Inside, the system is all business. IT service touchpoints are highlighted in green so, for example, the IT tech can easily swing up the optical drive to get to the SSD mounted underneath. Business systems are usually configured to the IT purchaser's...

High-performance hardware. Easy to upgrade and service. Lots of USB ports, including USB 3.0. Compact form factor. No bloatware preinstalled

Can only use half-height expansion cards. USB 3.0 is card-based. No room for extra hard drives

If you need the processing power of a workstation-class machine, and the added benefit of ISV certification, why not buy a true-blue workstation? The HP Z210 SFF is the one to get, as long as you don't need a lot of internal expansion room.

Expert review by : Active Network (

HP Z210 SFF Workstation Review


Small Compact Design great for cramped spaces, Fast Storage Technology (160 GB SSD) – Would recommend investment in an external storage device with lots of capacity that supports the USB 3.0 interface to complement the SSD or consider sacrificing the...

Limited expandability, Limited storage capacity, Graphics solution limited for heavy 3D work, discrete graphics solution recommended., USB 3.0 ports not working out the box (possible class driver issue with Windows 7)

The HP Z210 makes a perfect solution for any size business looking for a powerful desktop that is easy to manage, upgradable while providing significant performance. Features such as the Intel XEON Processor, 8 GBs of DDR3 ECC RAM and 160 GB SSD makes...

May, 2012

Highly Recommended

Expert review by : Art Liddle (

HP Z210 CMT Workstation


First Look Review: Desktop system offers upper-midrange performance for an entry-level price.

In spring 2010, Cadalyst Labs reviewed HP's then-new Z200 entry-level workstation. At the time, we wrote, "The HP Z200 has a lot going for it" and "is certainly worth your consideration." When HP offered us a chance to review the next-generation Z210...

Nov, 2011

Expert review by (

HP Z210 Small Form Factor Workstation


The Z210 is designed to be an entry-level workstation for budget-minded folks working in photo or video editing, education, and similar fields.

High performance at an affordable price

USB 3 not integrated, only an option

This PC is definitely worth checking out if you want to maximize production on a tight budget. Look at it this way: If you could buy a Porsche for the price of an economy car, wouldn’t you at least be tempted?

Aug, 2011

Expert review by : Greg Crowe (

HP delivers a powerful workstation at the right price


HP's Z210 CMT Workstation can deliver powerful performance for a good price.

Good performance; lots of management software

Not great with 2-D graphics; cooling may be a problem

Jul, 2011

Expert review by : Lance Olinger (

HP Z210 CMT Workstation Review


Fast & Reliable

Lacks USB 3.0, eSATA, memory card reader, and Blu-ray

The HP Z210CMT is a good base model computer for the everyday video editor.

Consumer review (

High Quality and Great Value!


I installed an SSD, blue ray drive, memory card reader, and spare GT 720 graphics card and the system has been rock solid. I would highly recommend this computer for the price (I got on a shell shocker deal).

- No scratches; looked new. - Everything inside was nicely routed and properly fastened. - Overall a very fast machine for the price!

According to HP using the XEON processor on this MB requires ECC memory, so I couldn't upgrade with the spare non-ECC memory I had laying around. - Included Video Card has dongle with two DVI ports; if you need VGA or HDMI, make sure to get an adapter...

Jan, 2016

Consumer review (

HP Desktop Computer Z210 XEON E3-1240 (3.30 GHz) 8 GB DDR3 2 TB HDD Windows 7 Professional 64-Bit


Wish I got 2 at this price.

Got this for my father in law. He is happy with it. Fast CPU! Big case for upgrades.

Jan, 2016

Consumer review (

So far so good


I'd certainly buy from this seller again.

A lot of computer for the sale price I got ... Xeon processor with ECC memory. Nice and clean ... booted up with no problems ... everything seems to work fine. Case has plenty of room for expansion. Comes with a fairly nice mouse and keyboard ...8GB...

N/A at this time ... no reason to believe there will be.

Dec, 2015

Product Specifications


Certification:Energy Star 5.0
Energy Star certified: Yes


Cable lock slot:Kensington
Chassis Type:Mini Tower / Minitower / SFF
Colour of product:Black
Number of 3.5" Bays:1 / 2 / 3
Number of 5.25" Bays:1 / 3
Placement supported:Vertical

Expansion slots

PCI Express x1 slots:1 / 2
PCI Express x16 slots:1 / 2
PCI Express x4 slots:1
PCI Express x8 slots:1
PCI slots:1 / 2


Discrete graphics adapter model: No
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.5 / 1.024
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:2
On-board graphics adapter:N / Y
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:850
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1100 / 1350
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x102
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 2000 / Intel HD Graphics P3000 / No


ECC:No / Yes
Internal Memory:2 / 4 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16 / 32
Memory clock speed:1333
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 2 / 2 x 2 / 2 x 4
Memory slots:2x DIMM / 4x DIMM
Non-ECC:No / Yes


Bluetooth: No
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Internal modem: No
Wi-Fi: No
Wi-Fi standards: No

Operational conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):20 - 85
Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 35

Optical Drive

BD interface type:SATA
LightScribe:No / Yes
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi / DVD-RW

Other features

Built-in Camera: No
Built-In Microphone: Yes
Compatible operating systems:Windows 7 / Windows 7 Professional 32-bit\nWindows 7 Professional 64-bit\nWindows 7 Ultimate 64-bit\nNovell SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11\nRed Hat Enterprise Linux WS 5
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3U, IEEE 802.3ab
Dimensions (WxDxH):100 x 381 x 338 / 178 x 455 x 447
DVD interface type:SATA
External drive bays:1 x 5.25", 1 x 3.5" / 1x 5.25", 1x 3.5" / 3 x 5.25" / 3x 5.25"
Floppy drive installed: No
Graphics adapter:FirePro 2270 / FirePro V2270 / FirePro V4800 / HD Graphics 2000 / HD GRAPHICS P3000 / Quadro 400 / QUADRO 600
Graphics adapter family:AMD / ATI / Intel / Intel, NVIDIA / nVidia
Graphics adapter manufacturer:ATI / Intel / nVidia
Internal drive bays:1 x 3.5" / 1x 3.5" / 3 x 3.5" / 3x 3.5"
Mac compatibility: No
Maximum internal memory:16384
Maximum number of SMP processors:1
Network cards:Intel 82578LM
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet (10/100/1000)
Plug and Play: Yes
Power supply type:AC / AC/DC
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Rack mounting: No
Resolution:1920 x 1200
Trusted Platform Module (TPM): Yes
TV tuner integrated: No
Weight:10.7 / 7.6

Packaging Content

AC adapter included: No
Bundled software:HP ProtectTools
Display diagonal:61
Display included:No / Yes
Drivers included: Yes
Handheld remote control: No


Audio system:ALC261 / HD / HD Audio / HDA / Realtek ALC261
Compatible processor series:Core i3, Core i5, Core i7, Xeon
Motherboard chipset:Intel C206
Product Type:PC / Workstation
Trusted Platform Module (TPM):Y

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port: No
DC-in jack:No / Yes
DisplayPorts quantity:1
DVI port:No / Yes
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Headphone outputs:1 / 2
Line-in: Yes
Microphone in: Yes
PS/2 ports quantity:2
S/PDIF out port: No
Serial ports quantity:1
SmartCard slot: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:10 / 12 / 14
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


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


Bus type:DMI
Conflict Free processor: No
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):31 / 33 / 34 / 35
ECC supported by processor:No / Yes
FSB Parity: No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:32
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16 / 2
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):21
Memory channels supported by processor:2 / Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1066,1333
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3 1066/1333 / DDR3-SDRAM
Number of Processors Installed:1
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processor boost frequency:3.4 / 3.7 / 3.8 / 3.9
Processor cache:1, 6 / 3 / 6 / 8
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache, L3
Processor codename:Sandy Bridge
Processor Cores:2 / 4
Processor family:2nd gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 2nd gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 2nd gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel® Xeon® E3 Family
Processor frequency:3.1 / 3.3 / 3.4 / 3.5
Processor lithography:32
Processor Model:E3-1225 / E3-1240 / E3-1245 / E3-1280 / I3-2100 / i3-2120 / i3-2130 / i5-2400 / i7-2600
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-2100 Desktop series / Intel Core i5-2400 Desktop series / Intel Core i7-2600 Desktop series / Intel Xeon E3-1200
Processor Socket:Socket H2 (LGA 1155)
Processor threads:4 / 8
Stepping:D2 / Q0
System bus rate:5
Tcase:69.1 / 72.6 / 73.6
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35, 65 / 65 / 80 / 95

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N / No / Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:No / Y / Yes
Execute Disable Bit:Y / Yes
Idle States:Y / Yes
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel Advanced Vector Extensions: Yes
Intel AES New Instructions:No / Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching:No / Yes
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology:No / Y / Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y / Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access:Y / Yes
Intel FDI Technology:No / Y / Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access:Y / Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider:No / Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology:No / Yes
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): No
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N / No / Yes
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / No / Yes
Intel vPro Technology:No / Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y / Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N / No / Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT): No
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID): No
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):No / Y / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT): Yes
Intel® Insider™:No / Y / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N / Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT): No
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA): No
Intel® Smart Cache: Yes
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / N / No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No / Yes
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N / No
InTru™ 3D Technology:Y / Yes
Processor ARK ID:52207 / 52213 / 52270 / 53422 / 53426 / 53428 / E3-1225 / E3-1245 / I3-2100 / i3-2120 / i5-2400 / i7-2600
Processor code:SR00B / SR00G / SR00K / SR00L / SR00R / SR05W
Processor package size:37.5 / 37.5 x 37.5
Supported instruction sets:AVX / AVX, SSE4.1, SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y / Yes


Bundled software:HP ProtectTools
Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Linux / Windows 7 Professional


Card reader integrated:No / Yes
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 250 / 300 / 320 / 500 / 600
Hard Drive Interface:SATA / Serial ATA II
Hard drive speed:10000 / 7200
Number of Hard Drives Installed:1 / 2
RAID Levels:0, 1
RAID support: Yes
Solid-state drive capacity:160
Solid-state drive interface:SATA
Storage Media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:300 / 500 / 600

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:38.1 / 45.5
Height :10 / 33.8 / 44.7
Weight:10.4 / 10.7 / 7.6
Width:10 / 17.8 / 33.8