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HP Z420 6 Core Intel Xeon E5 3.5GHz 8GB 1TB HDD

6 Intel Xeon E5 3.5GHz 8GB Jul 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 Desktop Computers

We calculated the average ratings for all HP personal computers and also specifically for HP many processor core personal computers and found that in both cases HP had good ratings.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on PCs of a similar type and age to it.

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Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed

The HP Z420 has a quite fast processor clock speed (3.5 gigahertz) compared to most of the other computers of this type and age. The average processor clock speed of personal computers that are a similar age to the Z420 is 2.9GHz.

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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the HP Z420 has a fairly big total storage capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec desktop computers that have been around for around the same time as the Z420. The smallest total storage capacity of similar spec personal computers that have been available for around the same time as the Z420 is 180GB, the biggest is 8.3TB, and the average total storage capacity is 800GB.

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Quite Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

At 3.9 gigahertz, the HP Z420 has a quite fast maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other many processor core personal computers that are a similar age to the Z420. The average maximum turbo frequency of PCs of a comparable age and type to the Z420 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 many processor core personal computers that have been around for a comparable time to it. The most commonly found memory slot is 4x DIMM, but this memory slot is not found on this computer. The memory slots 8x DIMM are also found on this personal computer.

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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 frequently found optical drive type on many processor core personal computers that were released around the same time as it.

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6 Reasons Against

Only 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 computer.

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Very Small Max Internal Memory Supported Processor

The HP Z420 has one of the smaller max internal memory supported processors (only 256 gigabytes) amongst many processor core personal computers of this age. The average max internal memory supported processor of similar spec PCs that were launched around the same time as the Z420 is 630GB.

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Very Small Internal Memory

The average internal memory of similar spec PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Z420 is 22GB. At only 8 gigabytes, the HP Z420 has a quite small internal memory compared to most of the other similar spec computers that came out around the same time as the Z420.

If this computer internal memory is too small for you then you might want to look at the Apple Mac Pro (£2,199.00) (12GB).

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Only Four USB 3.0 Ports

The HP Z420 is a four USB 3.0 port personal computer.

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Only Two PCI Express X16 (Gen 3.x) Slots

The HP Z420 is a two PCI Express x16 (Gen 3.x) slot PC. Most of the other many processor core personal computers that have been around for more than two years have between two and three PCI Express x16 (Gen 3.x) slots.

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Very Small Processor Cache

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

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3 Other reasons to consider the HP Z420

Released Over Two Years Ago

This computer has been on the market for over two years.

Average Hard Drive Capacity

At 1,000 gigabyte, the HP Z420 has a fairly standard hard drive capacity compared to most of the other similar spec personal computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Z420.

Desktop computers with a bigger hard drive capacity that might also be worth looking at include the Lenovo P700 (£1,851.60) (2TB).

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HDD Storage Medium

The HP Z420 has an HDD storage medium which is faster than most desktop computers of this age and spec. Most PCs of a similar age and type to 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

Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
PCI Express Slots Version
Processor Thread
Processor Cache
Processor Socket
Maximum Turbo Frequency
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
Processor Series
Tcase
PCI Express Lane (maximum)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Configuration
Processor Codename
Processor Lithography
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Bus Type
Processor Cache Type
Processor Installed
Memory
Internal Memory
Error Checking and Correcting (ECC)
Memory Clock Speed
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive
Integrated Card Reader
Optical Drive
Optical Drive
Optical Drive Type
Graphics
Operating System/software
Operating System
Recovery Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Networking
WiFi
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
DVI Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Expansion Slots
PCI Slot
PCI Express X16 Slot
PCI Express X8 Slot
PCI Express X4 Slot
Design
Chassis Type
Case Colour
Water Cooling System
Performance
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
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
Scalability
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O
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
Packaging Content
Mouse Included
Display Included
Keyboard Supplied
Other Features
Intel Virtualization Technology

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 hp wm641, hp wm641e, hp wm641et, hp p231409, hp p231415, hp e51650v2, hp p231409p, hp p231415p
Barcodes 00888182198599, 00888182418505

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