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🖥️ 2016 HP Z240 SFF (Linux Fedora 37 Gnome) Desktop

This is a decent desktop computer with an 8-thread CPU, AMD GPU, and 8 GB of RAM. It's not the fastest computer available, but it runs pretty quick and will last a long time. It also has an M-Disc rw drive which is neat.


These are photos of the actual unit for sale


Showing, from left to right:

  • Power button
  • CD drive
  • 4x USB-A ports
  • 3.5mm headset port
  • 3.5mm headphones port

Front of this HP Z240


Showing ports, from left to right:

  • Analog mouse and keyboard
  • 3x DisplayPort
  • Serial I/O
  • Ethernet
  • 4x working USB-A
  • 2x broken USB-A
  • 3.5mm speaker and mic
  • 2x DisplayPort on GPU
  • Standard NEMA power inlet

Back of this HP Z240


Showing, clockwise from top left:

  • Power supply
  • GPU: (AMD FirePro W2100)
  • CPU: Intel i7-6700 @3.4GHz (8-thread)
  • Storage: 512GB HDD, 512GB SSD
  • CD drive (CD-RW, DVD-RW, M-DISC)

Inside of this HP Z240


Clean, all 4 rubber feet intact

Bottom of this HP Z240


Top of this HP Z240

Linux OS

Linux is an open-source operating system, offering increased privacy and security. Linux computers receive security updates for decades and are easier to maintain, repair, and upgrade. This makes them immune from planned obsolescence. Linux computers are virtually immune to viruses too.

Why would you switch to linux? You might be concerned about how windows tracks you. Or maybe you're tired of buying a new mac every few years when your battery stops working? Maybe you don't want to see ads in your filemanager. Or you just don't like that it's possible for anyone to inject ads and trackers on a computer you paid for.

Linux comes in various distributions. These might be more or less user-friendly or customizable. They can come with different desktop environments which determine the appearance of the interface.

Gnome DE

Gnome is a mac-like desktop environment. It features a unified menu bar and applications dock. Gestures make it easy to open apps or switch workspaces. Anyone coming from a mac will fill at home with gnome. It's also a great pick for touchscreen displays.

More about Gnome DE >

Screenshot of Gnome desktop

Apps menu:

Screenshot of Gnome apps page

Notifications menu:

Screenshot of Gnome notifications


Fedora is a linux distribution that is very stable and user-friendly. It comes with an easy-to-use "app store" called the software center that will install thousands of free apps in a single click.

More about Fedora >


  • 2022-07: Diagnostics (pass)
  • 2023-01: Updated BIOS (N51 v1.85)
  • 2023-02-01: Installed OS (Linux Fedora 37 Gnome)
  • 2023-02-24: Installed SSD, configured HDD for timeshift backups
  • 2023-06-22: Software updates (Fedora 38)

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