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HP Z420 4 Core Intel Xeon E5 3.7GHz 16GB 1TB HDD

4 Intel Xeon E5 3.7GHz 16GB Oct 2014
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Performance you want. Value you need. Maintain professional expandability in an accessible, tool-free mini-tower form factor all at a great price. With support for next-generation Intel Xeon... More
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Review  HP Workstation Z420

20 Reasons For

Good Brand

Medium processor core personal computers produced by HP have good reviews on average compared to other manufacturers. We also checked the reviews for all PCs (not just medium processor core personal computers) and found that HP also has good reviews across its entire range.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This personal computer supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on comparable spec computers that were released around the same time as it.

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Very Fast Max Memory Bandwidth Supported Processor

At 59.7 gigabytes per second, the HP Z420 has a fairly fast max memory bandwidth supported processor compared to most of the other desktop computers that were released more than two years ago. Personal computers of a similar age and type to the Z420 have max memory bandwidth supported processor of between 10GB/s and 68GB/s.

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Quite Big Max Internal Memory Supported Processor

The HP Z420 has a fairly big max internal memory supported processor (256 gigabytes) compared to most of the other comparable spec desktop computers that have been on the market for a similar time to the Z420. The smallest max internal memory supported processor of comparable spec PCs that were released more than two years ago is 2GB, the biggest is 770GB, and the average max internal memory supported processor is 88GB.

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Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed

Across all the medium processor core personal computers that were launched more than two years ago the processor clock speeds range from 1GHz to 4.1GHz. At 3.7 gigahertz, the HP Z420 has a quite fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other comparable spec personal computers that have been around for around the same time as the Z420.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

The smallest internal memory of PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Z420 is 2GB, the biggest is 64GB, and the average internal memory is 7.5GB. The HP Z420 has a quite big internal memory (16 gigabytes) compared to most of the other personal computers that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Big Hard Drive Capacity

The average hard drive capacity of PCs that have been available for more than two years is 800GB. With a hard drive capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the HP Z420 has a quite big hard drive capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that were released more than two years ago.

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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the HP Z420 has one of the bigger total storage capacity amongst medium processor core personal computers of this age. Across all the desktop computers of this age and type the total storage capacity range from 32GB to 3TB.

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3 PCI Express Slots Version

This personal computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is typical of many personal computers of this age and spec.

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L3 Processor Cache Level

This computer has a L3 processor cache level, which is typical of many comparable spec computers that have been around for a similar time to it.

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Three 5.25" Bays

Most of the other similar spec desktop computers that were released around the same time as the Z420 only have between one and two 5.25" bays, however the HP Z420 has three 5.25" bays.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

At 64 gigabytes, the HP Z420 has a quite big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other desktop computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the Z420. Across all the personal computers that were launched around the same time as the Z420 the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 260GB.

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Eight Processor Threads

Most of the other computers of this spec and age only have between four and seven processor threads, however the HP Z420 has eight processor threads.

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Very Big Processor Cache

With a processor cache of 10 megabytes, the HP Z420 has a very big processor cache compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that have been available for more than two years. The average processor cache of computers of this type and age is 6.8MB.

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Two PCI Express X16 (Gen 3.x) Slots

The HP Z420 is a two PCI Express x16 (Gen 3.x) slot personal computer. Most of the other medium processor core personal computers that were launched around the same time as the Z420 have between one and two PCI Express x16 (Gen 3.x) slots.

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Three 3.5" Bays

The HP Z420 is a three 3.5" bay PC. Most of the other similar spec personal computers that came out around the same time as the Z420 have between one and eight 3.5" bays.

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Quite Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

The slowest maximum turbo frequency of personal computers of this age and spec is 1.3GHz and the fastest is 4.4GHz. With a maximum turbo frequency of 3.9 gigahertz, the HP Z420 has one of the faster maximum turbo frequencies amongst medium processor core personal computers of this age.

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Has One Memory Slot

The HP Z420 has a greater number of memory slots than most medium processor core personal computers that came out around the same time as it. The most frequently found memory slot is 4x DIMM, but this memory slot is not found on this personal computer. The memory slots 8x DIMM are also found on this HP computer.

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Fairly Fast Memory Clock Speed

The HP Z420 has one of the faster memory clock speeds (1,866 megahertz) amongst medium processor core personal computers of this age. The average memory clock speed of medium processor core personal computers that have been around for a comparable time to the Z420 is 1,600MHz, and the memory clock speeds range from 1,000MHz to 2,200MHz.

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DVD Super Multi Optical Drive Type

The optical drive type of this desktop computer is DVD Super Multi, which is the most commonly found optical drive type on medium processor core personal computers that have been around for a similar time to it.

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4 Reasons Against

Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed Supported by Processor

The slowest memory clock speed supported by processor of desktop computers that were released around the same time as the Z420 is 800MHz and the fastest is 2,200MHz. When compared to other medium processor core personal computers that were released around the same time as the Z420, the HP Z420's memory clock speed supported by processor of only 800 megahertz is one of the slowest.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

The storage speed of this personal computer is HDD, which is the most commonly found storage medium on PCs that have been on the market for more than two years. A Hard Disk Drive (HDD) is the traditional storage method for computers. A HDD stores the information on magnetic disks. HDD drives are cheap, but they are slower than Flash and SSD bases storage systems.

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Heavy

Across all the computers of this spec and age the weights range from 250g to 24kg. At 12.5 kilograms, the HP Z420 is quite heavy compared to most of the other similar spec personal computers that are a comparable age to the Z420.

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Very Tall

At 447.6 millimeters, the HP Z420 is very tall compared to most of the other computers of this spec and age. Personal computers that have been around for a comparable time to the Z420 have heights of between 19mm and 560mm.

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1 Other reason to consider the HP Z420

Released Over Two Years Ago

This medium processor core desktop computer was released over two years ago.

Specification

Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
PCI Express Slots Version
Processor Threads
Processor Cache
Processor Socket
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Model
ECC Supported by Processor
Memory Channels Supported by Processor
Memory Bandwidth Supported by Processor (max)
Memory Clock Speeds Supported by Processor
Memory Types Supported by Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Processor Series
Tcase
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Configurations
Processor Codename
Processor Lithography
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Bus Type
Processor Cache Type
Number of Processors Installed
Memory
Internal Memory
ECC
Memory Clock Speed
Memory Slots
Memory Layout (slots X Size)
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Optical Drive
BD Interface Type
Optical Drives Quantity
Optical Drive Type
Software
Operating System Installed
Recovery Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Networking
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Ports & Interfaces
Firewire (IEEE 1394) Ports
Headphone Outputs
Microphone in
Line-Out
Line-in
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
PS/2 Ports Quantity
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Expansion Slots
PCI Slots
PCI Express X16 (Gen 3.x) Slots
PCI Express X8 (Gen 3.x) Slots
PCI Express X8 (Gen 2.x) Slots
PCI Express X4 (Gen 2.x) Slots
Design
Chassis Type
Number of 5.25" Bays
Number of 3.5" Bays
Colour of Product
Performance
Audio System
Motherboard Chipset
Product Type
Processor Special Features
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel 64
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Idle States
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Supported Instruction Sets
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Scalability
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Processor Package Size
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel® Smart Cache
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Power
Power Supply
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Packaging Content
Keyboard Supplied

Expert Reviews

(9)
20 June 2013

The HP Z420 combines a quad-core Intel Xeon processor with an Nvidia Quadro graphics to give you a powerhouse system that can grow along with your company...

HP's mid-range workstation is an exemplary if somewhat plain vanilla example of the category, solidly built and a speedy performer...

18 June 2013

The HP Z420 is a powerful, expandable workstation. It combines the power of a quad-core Intel Xeon processor with an Nvidia Quadro graphics to give you a powerhouse system that can grow along with...

22 May 2012

HP has done a great job of filling this workstation with great components, but still keeping the price low. If you are looking for workstation for your office then I recommend you look at the HP Z...

21 May 2012

Recently we had a chance to review Dell's Precision T3600, and we found it impressive. A company that seemed content to be an also-ran in the enterprise desktop space reinvigorated itself with... Read more…

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User Reviews

(3)
Reviewed 2 December 2015 by Ed
Ed would recommend the HP Workstation Z420 (Verified Purchase)

Use product for assembling, burning, and labeling CDs, DVDs, and BDs. Use also for modeling (electronics). Workstation is expandable -- I'll at least 32gig of memory. Used HP for 18 years, only... Read more…

Easy To Set Up
Powerful
Powerful For The Price
Affordable. Even though this is last year's model, the price point for a low-to-mid Xeon makes this an excellent bargain. It's still faster, spec wise, than most high end 7's regardless
Case is in a class of its own. 100 Screwless. Comes with ALL parts you'll need to max out the hard drive and optical bays. Very easy to get at everything. Add the included 600 watt PS and this case wa
Graphics Card. The graphics card with this system is NOT a gaming card. It is a high end workstation graphics card. Yes it will play some games, it is more geared for media (audiovideo) editing, not g
No eSata. No eSata is included with this model, however, you can buy an add on (from HP direct) that will give you eSata. However, it does not support hotplug (as it just connects to the internal Sata
USB 3 ports. I really wish HP gave me some more USB 3 ports, especially with the lack of built-in eSata, if I want to add even MORE storage, two in the rear just isn't enough. (there are two in front
HP BIOS. I was surprised to see that HP uses its stock business line BIOS on such a high end workstation. And as always (to me), HP BIOS leaves alot to be desired. This machine is no exception. I'm ma
RAID is Windows only. There's no ROM based utility, the RAID has to be configured within Windows using the Intel Rapid Storage Technology software. Not a big deal, I'm using Windows anyways, and the R
Reviewed 1 September 2015 by Tom
Tom would recommend the HP Workstation Z420 (Verified Purchase)

This product, customized by B&H to my specifications is proving to be an incredibly good performing, largr internal storage capacity, fast computer. I am using this machine to process,store and... Read more…

Reviewed 18 January 2015 by Kris H.
(Verified Purchase)

I bought this to replace my ailing 7 year old Core2Duo and boy what an upgrade. My desktop at home has now turned into a quasi server, so I wanted to make sure I could add enough internal storage,... Read more…

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