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HP Z840 8 Core Intel Xeon E5 V3 2.6GHz 32GB 1TB HDD

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HP Z840 Workstation Review
HP Z840 Workstation UNBOXING Windows 7 Professional

11 Reasons For

Good Brand

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

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This computer supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many similar spec desktop computers that have been on the market for more than a year.

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

The HP Z840 is a eight USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port computer.

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Very Big Max Internal Memory Supported Processor

At 768 gigabytes, the HP Z840 has a quite big max internal memory supported processor compared to most of the other personal computers that have been on the market for more than a year. The smallest max internal memory supported processor of personal computers that were released one year ago is 64GB, the biggest is 770GB, and the average max internal memory supported processor is 580GB.

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Very Fast Memory Clock Speed Supported by Processor

The slowest memory clock speed supported by processor of many processor core personal computers that have been on the market for a similar time to the Z840 is 800MHz and the fastest is 1,600MHz. With a memory clock speed supported by processor of 1,600 megahertz, the HP Z840 has a fairly fast memory clock speed supported by processor compared to most of the other many processor core personal computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the Z840.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 32 gigabytes, the HP Z840 has a fairly big internal memory compared to most of the other computers of a comparable spec and age to the Z840. Across all the desktop computers of this age and spec the internal memory range from 8GB to 64GB, and the average internal memory is 24GB.

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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

At 1,000 gigabyte, the HP Z840 has a quite big total storage capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec desktop computers that have been available for around the same time as the Z840. Across all the desktop computers that are a comparable age to the Z840 the total storage capacity range from 120GB to 2.3TB.

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Fairly Fast Memory Clock Speed

The memory clock speeds of desktop computers of this type and age range from 1,600MHz to 2,200MHz. At 2,133 megahertz, the HP Z840 has a quite fast memory clock speed compared to most of the other desktop computers of a comparable age and spec to the Z840.

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Very Big Maximum Internal Memory

The average maximum internal memory of similar spec personal computers that are a comparable age to the Z840 is 140GB. With a maximum internal memory of 512 gigabytes, the HP Z840 has one of the biggest maximum internal memory amongst similar spec desktop computers of this age.

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DDR4-SDRAM Internal Memory Type

The HP Z840 has a DDR4-SDRAM internal memory type which is newer than most desktop computers of this age and type. Most many processor core personal computers that have been available for a comparable time to it have a DDR3-SDRAM internal memory type.

A DDR4-SDRAM internal memory type is actually the best internal memory type across all desktop computers of a comparable type and age to the Z840.

Across similar types of PC the worst internal memory type is DDR3-SDRAM.

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Eight USB 3.0 Ports

The HP Z840 is a eight USB 3.0 port PC. Most of the other PCs of this age and spec have between four and eight USB 3.0 ports.

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9 Reasons Against

Very Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The average discrete graphics adapter memory of computers of a comparable type and age to the Z840 is 3TB. With a discrete graphics adapter memory of only 4 gigabytes, the HP Z840 has a fairly small discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other many processor core personal computers that were released one year ago.

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Not Cheap

PCs of this spec and age range in price from £1,277 to £5,320. We think that this computer looks expensive compared to other PCs of this spec and age.

Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

The HP Z840 has one of the slower processor clock speeds (only 2.6 gigahertz) amongst many processor core personal computers of this age. The average processor clock speed of many processor core personal computers that came out around the same time as the Z840 is 3GHz, and the processor clock speeds range from 1.6GHz to 3.5GHz.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

The HP Z840 has a faster storage speed than most PCs that have been around for around the same time as it. This desktop computer has an HDD storage medium, whereas most many processor core personal computers that are a similar age 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.

An HDD storage medium is in fact the worst storage speed amongst all PCs of a comparable type and age to the Z840.

Amongst similar types of computer the best storage speed is SSD.

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Only Two USB 2.0 Ports

Most similar spec PCs that have been around for more than a year have between two and eight USB 2.0 ports, including the HP Z840 which has two USB 2.0 ports.

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Quite Slow Max Memory Bandwidth Supported Processor

The HP Z840 has one of the slower max memory bandwidth supported processor (only 59 gigabytes per second) amongst similar spec personal computers of this age. Computers of a similar type and age to the Z840 have max memory bandwidth supported processor of between 51GB/s and 68GB/s.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

Many processor core personal computers that are a comparable age to the Z840 have maximum turbo frequencies of between 2.6GHz and 3.9GHz. With a maximum turbo frequency of only 3.4 gigahertz, the HP Z840 has one of the slower maximum turbo frequencies amongst many processor core personal computers of this age.

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Only One Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port

The HP Z840 is a one Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) port personal computer. Most of the other many processor core personal computers that have been available for around the same time as the Z840 have one Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) port.

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Heavy

At 21.1 kilograms, the HP Z840 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other PCs of a similar spec and age to the Z840. The weights of many processor core personal computers that have been around for around the same time as the Z840 range from 5kg to 30kg.

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2 Other reasons to consider the HP Z840

Recent Price Increase of £19.95

In the last 53 days the Z840 has increased in price by £19.95.

Average Hard Drive Capacity

At 1,000 gigabyte, the HP Z840 has a relatively standard hard drive capacity compared to most of the other computers of this age and type.

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Specification

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Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
PS/2 Port
DisplayPort
DVI Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Expansion Slots
PCI Express X16 (Gen 3.x) Slot
PCI Express X8 (Gen 3.x) Slot
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Processor Special Features
Physical Address Extension (PAE)
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel 64
Embedded Options Available
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel Secure Key
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)
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Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O
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Expert Reviews

(5)
30 September 2015

The HP Z840 workstation is a high-powered business class tower that is a one-stop shop for all aspects of your company. The HP Z840 is powerful enough to handle the work of a CAD, multimedia, or...

Powerful
Fully, customizable, year support
Fullycustomizable
3year support
Incredible expandability
Can get pricey
No WiFi adaptercard installed
Weight
2TB of memory not available until 3rd quarter 2015 when 128 GB DIMMs become available
Expensive
29 September 2015

The HP Z840 workstation is a high-powered business class tower that is a one-stop shop for all aspects of your company. The HP Z840 is powerful enough to handle the work of a CAD, multimedia, or...

25 January 2015

Video editors, rejoice! Hewlett-Packard has come forth with their new HP Z840. Released in August of 2014, the Z840 is built to expand to meet whatever you would like to throw at it. With up to 36... Read more…

20 January 2015

The HP Z840 is a high-end, dual-socket, professional workstation with two octo-core processors, prodigious expansion space, and ISV-certified graphics for your multi-million-dollar projects...

PC Mag

25 November 2014

It's hard to find fault with the HP Z840. If you're a Mac user, you may wonder why there isn't an onboard Thunderbolt connector. HP does support Thunderbolt 2, though that support is limited to an...

User Reviews

(1)
Reviewed 29 April 2016 by BRIAN C.

This is an extremely powerful workstation. However, I wasn't aware that it didn't have onboard or integrated graphics, so I installed an AMD(the cheapest firepro workstation card) and now the... Read more…

IPMI, small form factor, reasonable ESXi 5.0 compatibility
IKVM IPMI
Power consuption
Seems stable
Silent
NI 2 not recognized by ESXi 5.0 (more vmWare's fault than SuperMicro's), Serious BIOS issues, SuperMicro support was not helpful at all. The BIOS revision that my board shipped with 1.1a) has some ve
8GB sticks yet
I would like other PCI slots, but I'm fine. Very expensive server memory. Not good if you have limited budget
I wanted a low power Linux home server and this board is outstanding. If it had one more PCI Express slot it would be beyond perfect
One of the ethernet ports isn't recognized by ESXi and there's no USB 3.0. Knew both of those going in and was willing to accept those absenses knowing that the support for the 2nd ethernet will most

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers hp j9b53, hp j9b53e, hp p231322, hp j9b53ea, hp e52640v3, hp inc z840, hp bd4bzs00, hp p231322p, hp bd4bza00, hp j9b53eaa, hp j9b53eaab, hp inc j9b53, hp inc z840x, hp e52640v3x2, hp inc j9b53e, hp inc z840xe, hp j9b53eaabu, hp inc z840xeo, hp inc j9b53ea, hp inc e52640v3, hp inc j9b53eaa, hp inc z840xeon, hp inc j9b53eaab, hp inc j9b53eaabu
Barcodes 00889296525134, 00889296525622, 00889296525929

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