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HP Z420 6 Core Intel Xeon E5 3.5GHz 16GB 1TB HDD

6 Intel Xeon E5 3.5GHz 16GB Mar 2014
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The HP Z420 Workstation Unboxing and Guided Tour
Latest HP Z420 Workstation Xeon E5-1620 3.6GHz 8GB RAM 500GB HDD Overview
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Review  HP Workstation Z420

5 Reasons For

HP Desktop Computers Have Good Reviews

Based on 242 owner and expert reviews, HP has good ratings for its desktop computers. HP also has good ratings specifically within its many processor core personal computers range compared to other manufacturers.

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 computers that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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Very Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

With a maximum turbo frequency of 3.9 gigahertz, the HP Z420 has a very fast maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other comparable spec PCs that are a similar age to the Z420. The maximum turbo frequencies of many processor core personal computers that are a similar age to the Z420 range from 2.5GHz to 4GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 3.5GHz.

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Has One Memory Slot

The number of memory slots found on the HP Z420 is more than most personal computers of this spec and age. 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 computer.

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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 comparable spec desktop computers that were launched more than two years ago.

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2 Reasons Against

Very Small Max Internal Memory Supported Processor

The average max internal memory supported processor of PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Z420 is 630GB. At only 256 gigabytes, the HP Z420 has a quite small max internal memory supported processor compared to most of the other many processor core personal computers that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

With a processor cache of only 12 megabytes, the HP Z420 has one of the smallest processor caches amongst many processor core personal computers of this age. The average processor cache of computers of a comparable age and type to the Z420 is 20MB, and the processor caches range from 12MB to 30MB.

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6 Other reasons to consider the HP Z420

Released Over Two Years Ago

This HP computer was released over two years ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

The HP Z420 has a fairly typical processor clock speed (3.5 gigahertz) compared to most of the other similar spec personal computers that were released more than two years ago.

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Average Internal Memory

At 16 gigabytes, the HP Z420 has a relatively typical internal memory compared to most of the other comparable spec computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the Z420.

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Average Hard Drive Capacity

At 1,000 gigabyte, the HP Z420 has a pretty typical hard drive capacity compared to most of the other many processor core personal computers that were released more than two years ago.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the HP Z420 has a pretty standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other desktop computers of a similar age and spec to the Z420.

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HDD Storage Medium

The HP Z420 has a faster storage speed than most desktop computers of a similar spec and age to it. This desktop computer has an HDD storage medium, whereas most similar spec personal computers that have been on the market for around the same time as it have a Flash storage medium. 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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Specification

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Storage
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Storage Media
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Speed
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Optical Drive
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Software
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Recovery Operating System
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Networking
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Headphone Outputs
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USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
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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® 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
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Certificates
Energy Star Certified
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Keyboard Supplied

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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