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HP Z420 4 Core Intel Xeon E5 V2 3GHz 4GB 500GB HDD

4 Intel Xeon E5 V2 3GHz 4GB Aug 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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HP Has Good Reviews for Its Personal Computers

HP medium processor core personal computers have good reviews on average and across all personal computers HP is one of the superior brands.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

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

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Quite Big Max Internal Memory Supported Processor

Across all the comparable spec desktop computers that are a similar age to the Z420 the max internal memory supported processors range from 2GB to 770GB. The HP Z420 has a quite big max internal memory supported processor (256 gigabytes) compared to most of the other PCs of a comparable age and type to the Z420.

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Quite Fast Max Memory Bandwidth Supported Processor

At 51.2 gigabytes per second, the HP Z420 has a fairly fast max memory bandwidth supported processor compared to most of the other similar spec PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Z420. The average max memory bandwidth supported processor of medium processor core personal computers that are a similar age to the Z420 is 30GB/s.

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

The HP Z420 is a four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port personal computer.

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3 PCI Express Slots Version

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

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L3 Processor Cache Level

This desktop computer has a L3 processor cache level, which is typical of many similar spec desktop computers that are a comparable age to it.

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Three 5.25" Bays

Most of the other medium processor core personal computers that have been on the market for more than two years only have between one and two 5.25" bays, however the HP Z420 has three 5.25" bays.

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Two Firewire (IEEE 1394) Ports

The HP Z420 has more Firewire (IEEE 1394) ports than most of the desktop computers that were released more than two years ago. This personal computer is a two Firewire (IEEE 1394) port PC compared to most of the personal computers of a similar age and spec to the Z420 which only have one Firewire (IEEE 1394) port.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

Desktop computers that were launched more than two years ago have maximum internal memory of between 2GB and 260GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 32GB. At 64 gigabytes, the HP Z420 has a fairly big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other computers of this spec and age.

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Very Big Processor Cache

The smallest processor cache of PCs of this spec and age is 0.51MB and the biggest is 10MB. When compared to other desktop computers of this age and spec that we have checked the processor cache of, the HP Z420's processor cache of 10 megabytes is one of the biggest.

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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 PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Z420 have between one and two PCI Express x16 (Gen 3.x) slots.

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Three 3.5" Bays

Most personal computers that have been around for more than two years have between one and eight 3.5" bays, including the HP Z420 which has three 3.5" bays.

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Has One Memory Slot

The number of memory slots found on the HP Z420 is more than most desktop computers of a comparable type and age to it. The most commonly found memory slot is 4x DIMM, but this memory slot is not found on this HP personal computer. The memory slots 8x DIMM are also found on this computer.

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Fairly Fast Memory Clock Speed

At 1,866 megahertz, the HP Z420 has a quite fast memory clock speed compared to most of the other personal computers that have been available for a similar time to the Z420. The memory clock speeds of computers of this age and type range from 1,000MHz to 2,200MHz, and the average memory clock speed is 1,600MHz.

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DVD Super Multi Optical Drive Type

The optical drive type of this personal computer is DVD Super Multi, which is typical of many personal computers of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed Supported by Processor

When compared to other desktop computers of this spec and age, the HP Z420's memory clock speed supported by processor of only 800 megahertz is one of the slowest. The memory clock speeds supported by processors of medium processor core personal computers that have been around for a similar time to the Z420 range from 800MHz to 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 personal computer is HDD, which is typical of many medium processor core personal computers 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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Very Small Internal Memory

The internal memory of desktop computers of a comparable age and spec to the Z420 range from 2GB to 64GB. With an internal memory of only 4 gigabytes, the HP Z420 has one of the smaller internal memory amongst medium processor core personal computers of this age.

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Very Small Hard Drive Capacity

Across all the PCs of a similar age and type to the Z420 the hard drive capacity range from 320GB to 3TB. At only 500 gigabytes, the HP Z420 has a quite small hard drive capacity compared to most of the other computers that are a comparable age to the Z420.

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

The HP Z420 has a quite small total storage capacity (only 500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that came out more than two years ago. Across all the medium processor core personal computers that were released more than two years ago the total storage capacity range from 32GB to 3TB.

If you would prefer a computer with a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to look at the Apple Mac Pro (512GB).

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Quite Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The discrete graphics adapter memory of computers of a similar type and age to the Z420 range from 510MB to 6.2GB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 2GB. When compared to other medium processor core personal computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the Z420 that we have checked, the discrete graphics adapter memory of the HP Z420 of only 1,024 megabyte is one of the smallest.

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Only One DisplayPort

Most medium processor core personal computers that have been around for a comparable time to the Z420 have between one and three DisplayPorts, including the HP Z420 which has one DisplayPort.

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Only Four Processor Threads

Most medium processor core personal computers that are a similar age to the Z420 have between four and seven processor threads, including the HP Z420 which has four processor threads.

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Heavy

With a weight of 12.5 kilograms, the HP Z420 is quite heavy compared to most of the other similar spec computers that have been around for a comparable time to the Z420. The weights of computers of this type and age range from 250g to 24kg.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

The slowest processor clock speed of computers that have been around for around the same time as the Z420 is 1GHz, the fastest is 4.1GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 3.1GHz. The HP Z420 has one of the slower processor clock speeds (only 3 gigahertz) amongst medium processor core personal computers of this age.

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Very Tall

The HP Z420 is one of the tallest medium processor core personal computers that have been available for around the same time as the Z420 (447.6 millimeters) amongst medium processor core personal computers of this age. The average height of medium processor core personal computers that have been around for around the same time as the Z420 is 280mm, and the heights range from 19mm to 560mm.

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1 Other reason to consider the HP Z420

Released Over Three Years Ago

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

Specification

Features
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
PCI Express Slots Version
Processor Thread
Processor Cache
Processor Socket
Processor Model
Processor That Supports ECC
Memory Channel Supported Processor
Max Memory Bandwidth Supported Processor
Memory Clock Speed Supported by Processor
Memory Type Supported Processor
Max Internal Memory Supported Processor
Tcase
PCI Express Lane (maximum)
Stepping
Processor Operating Mode
Processor Codename
Processor Lithography
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Bus Type
Processor Cache Type
Processor Installed
Ergonomics
Memory
Internal Memory
Error Checking and Correcting (ECC)
Memory Clock Speed
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive
Optical Drive
BD Interface Type
Optical Drive
Optical Drive Type
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Operating System/software
Operating System
Recovery Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Networking
WiFi
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
Ports & Interfaces
Firewire (IEEE 1394) Port
Headphone Out Port
Microphone in Port
Line-Out Port
Line-In Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
PS/2 Port
DisplayPort
DVI Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Expansion Slots
PCI Slot
PCI Express X16 (Gen 3.x) Slot
PCI Express X8 (Gen 3.x) Slot
PCI Express X8 (Gen 2.x) Slot
PCI Express X4 (Gen 2.x) Slot
Design
Chassis Type
5.25" Bay
3.5" Bay
Case Colour
Performance
Audio System
Motherboard Chipset
Product Type
Processor Special Features
Intell Identity Protection Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel 64
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel AES New Instructions
Idle States
OS Guard
Thermal Monitoring Technology
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Instruction Set
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Processor Code
Scalability
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O
Processor Package Size
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Smart Cache
Processor ARK ID
Display
Power
Power Supply
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Operational Conditions
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Packaging Content
Mouse Included
Display Included
Keyboard Supplied
Other Features
Technical Details
Technical Details
Management Features

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…

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers hp z420, hp f1k27, hp z420i, hp f1k27u, hp z420in, hp z420int, hp f1k27ut, hp e51607v2, hp z420inte, hp z420intel
Barcodes 00888182246207, 00888793703342, 08887937033422

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