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HP Z420 4 Core Intel Xeon E5 3.7GHz 8GB 500GB HDD

4 Intel Xeon E5 3.7GHz 8GB Mar 2014
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Performance you want. Value you need. The HP Z420 gives you professional expandability in an accessible tool-free mini-tower form factor all at a great price. With up to 8 discrete processing... More
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Review  HP Workstation Z420

16 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 desktop computers (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 desktop computer supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on medium processor core personal computers that have been around for a similar time to it.

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Very Fast Max Memory Bandwidth Supported Processor

Across all the personal computers of this age and spec the max memory bandwidth supported processor range from 10GB/s to 68GB/s. At 59.7 gigabytes per second, the HP Z420 has a quite fast max memory bandwidth supported processor compared to most of the other PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Z420.

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Fairly Big Max Internal Memory Supported Processor

The max internal memory supported processors of personal computers of a similar type and age to the Z420 range from 2GB to 770GB. At 256 gigabytes, the HP Z420 has a fairly big max internal memory supported processor compared to most of the other similar spec computers that are a comparable age to the Z420.

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Four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports

Most PCs of a comparable type and age to the Z420 have between one and eight USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the HP Z420 which has four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Very Fast Processor Clock Speed

The HP Z420 has one of the fastest processor clock speeds (3.7 gigahertz) amongst medium processor core personal computers of this age. The average processor clock speed of similar spec computers that are a comparable age to the Z420 is 3.1GHz.

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3 PCI Express Slots Version

This PC supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is the most frequently supported PCI Express slots version on medium processor core personal computers that have been available for around the same time as it.

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L3 Processor Cache Level

This desktop computer has a L3 processor cache level, which is typical of many PCs of this age and type.

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10/100/1000Base-T(X) Cabling Technology

This personal computer has a 10/100/1000Base-T(X) cabling technology, which is typical of many desktop computers of a comparable age and type to it.

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Two Firewire (IEEE 1394) Ports

The HP Z420 has more Firewire (IEEE 1394) ports than most of the medium processor core personal computers that have been around for more than two years. Most of the desktop computers of a comparable spec and age to the Z420 only have one Firewire (IEEE 1394) port, however this HP desktop computer has two Firewire (IEEE 1394) ports.

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Eight Processor Threads

The HP Z420 is a eight processor thread computer. Most of the other desktop computers of this age and spec only have between four and seven processor threads.

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Quite Big Processor Cache

The average processor cache of computers of this age and type is 6.8MB, and the processor caches range from 0.51MB to 10MB. The HP Z420 has one of the bigger processor caches (10 megabytes) amongst PCs of this age.

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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 desktop computer. Most of the other desktop computers that came out around the same time as the Z420 have between one and two PCI Express x16 (Gen 3.x) slots.

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Has One Memory Slot

The HP Z420 has a greater number of memory slots than most comparable spec personal computers that have been around for around the same time as it. The most frequently found memory slot is 4x DIMM, but this memory slot is not found on this desktop computer. The memory slots 8x DIMM are also found on this HP computer.

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Quite Fast Memory Clock Speed

The slowest memory clock speed of PCs of a comparable type and age to the Z420 is 1,000MHz, the fastest is 2,200MHz, and the average memory clock speed is 1,600MHz. At 1,866 megahertz, the HP Z420 has a quite fast memory clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the Z420.

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DVD Super Multi Optical Drive Type

The optical drive type of this PC is DVD Super Multi, which is typical of many medium processor core personal computers that came out more than two years ago.

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4 Reasons Against

Very Slow Memory Clock Speed Supported by Processor

At only 800 megahertz, the HP Z420 has a fairly slow memory clock speed supported by processor compared to most of the other similar spec computers that came out more than two years ago. The slowest memory clock speed supported by processor of medium processor core personal computers that are a comparable age to the Z420 is 800MHz, the fastest is 2,200MHz, and the average memory clock speed supported by processor is 1,300MHz.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

The storage speed of this desktop computer is HDD, which is typical of many personal computers of a comparable age and type to it. 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

At 12.5 kilograms, the HP Z420 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other PCs of a similar spec and age to the Z420. The average weight of medium processor core personal computers that were released more than two years ago is 8.2kg, and the weights range from 250g to 24kg.

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Very Tall

The average height of desktop computers of a similar age and spec to the Z420 is 280mm. When compared to other similar spec desktop computers that have been around for around the same time as the Z420, the HP Z420's height of 447.6 millimeters is one of the tallest.

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4 Other reasons to consider the HP Z420

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when HP released the Z420.

Average Internal Memory

The HP Z420 has a pretty average internal memory (8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other comparable spec PCs that were launched around the same time as the Z420.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

The HP Z420 has a fairly average total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other personal computers of this type and age.

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Average Hard Drive Capacity

The HP Z420 has a fairly typical hard drive capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other personal computers that have been available for around the same time as the Z420.

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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
Conflict Free 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)
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Card Reader Integrated
Optical Drive
Optical Drives Quantity
Optical Drive Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Software
Operating System Installed
Recovery Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Networking
Wi-Fi
Cabling Technology
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
DVI Port
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 X4 (Gen 2.x) Slots
PCI Express X1 (Gen 2.x) Slots
Design
Chassis Type
Colour of Product
Water Cooling System
Performance
Audio System
Motherboard Chipset
Product Type
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Intel 64
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel FDI Technology
Idle States
Intel® Insider™
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
Execute Disable Bit
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Supported Instruction Sets
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Scalability
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Processor Package Size
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel® Smart Cache
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Power
Power Supply
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Display Included
Keyboard Supplied
Other Features
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

Expert Reviews

(8)
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

(2)
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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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers f1l05utaba, hp 37ghz8gbdvdrw500, hp 37ghz8gbdvdrw500g, hp 37ghz8gbdvdrw500gb
Barcodes 00888182823392, 08881828233922
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