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HP Z420 4 Core Intel Xeon E5 2.8GHz 4GB 500GB HDD

4 Intel Xeon E5 2.8GHz 4GB 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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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

16 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This computer supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is typical of many PCs of this age and type.

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HP Computers Have Good Reviews

We calculated the average reviews for all HP personal computers and also specifically for HP medium processor cores computers and found that in both cases HP had good reviews.

Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

At 375 gigabytes, the HP Z420 has a fairly big maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other personal computers of a comparable spec and age to the Z420. Across all the computers of a similar spec and age to the Z420 the maximum internal memory supported by processors range from 2GB to 770GB.

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Fairly Fast Memory Bandwidth Supported by Processor (max)

Across all the personal computers that have been available for a comparable time to the Z420 the memory bandwidth supported by processor (max)s range from 10GB/s to 68GB/s. With a memory bandwidth supported by processor (max) of 31.4 gigabytes per second, the HP Z420 has a fairly fast memory bandwidth supported by processor (max) compared to most of the other PCs of a comparable type and age to the Z420.

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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 personal computers that are a similar age to it.

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Two PCI Express X16 Slotss

Most PCs that were released around the same time as the Z420 have between one and two PCI Express x16 slotss, including the HP Z420 which has two PCI Express x16 slotss.

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Three Number of 5.25" Bayss

The HP Z420 is a three number of 5.25" bays PC.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

With a maximum internal memory of 64 gigabytes, the HP Z420 has one of the bigger maximum internal memorys amongst medium processor cores computers of this age. The average maximum internal memory of personal computers of a comparable spec and age to the Z420 is 32GB, and the maximum internal memorys range from 2GB to 260GB.

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Fairly Big Processor Cache

The smallest processor cache of medium processor cores computers that came out more than two years ago is 0.51MB and the biggest is 10MB. At 10 megabytes, the HP Z420 has a fairly big processor cache compared to most of the other medium processor cores computers that have been available for around the same time as the Z420.

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Three Number of 3.5" Bayss

The HP Z420 is a three number of 3.5" bays personal computer.

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Two PCI Express X16 (Gen 3.x) Slotss

Most comparable spec computers that have been on the market for more than two years have between one and two PCI Express x16 (Gen 3.x) slotss, including the HP Z420 which has two PCI Express x16 (Gen 3.x) slotss.

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Has One Memory Slots

The HP Z420 has a greater number of memory slots than most computers of a similar age and spec to it. The most commonly found memory slots is 4x DIMM, but this memory slots is not found on this desktop computer. The memory slotss 8x DIMM are also found on this personal computer.

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Fairly Fast Memory Clock Speed

The memory clock speeds of medium processor cores computers that have been on the market for more than two years range from 1,000MHz to 2,200MHz. The HP Z420 has one of the faster memory clock speeds (1,866 megahertz) amongst personal computers of this age.

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Supports One Placement Supported

The number of placements supported by the HP Z420 is more than most medium processor cores computers that are a comparable age to it. This desktop computer supports a Vertical placement supported, which is the most commonly supported placement supported supported by computers of this age and spec.

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Has One Cables Included

The HP Z420 has a greater number of included cables than most computers that have been available for more than two years. This personal computer has an AC cables included, which is the most frequently found cables included found on computers of this age and type.

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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 PCs of a similar type and age to it.

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8 Reasons Against

Very Slow Memory Clock Speeds Supported by Processor

Across all the similar spec personal computers that were launched more than two years ago the memory clock speeds supported by processors range from 800MHz to 1,600MHz, and the average memory clock speeds supported by processor is 1,300MHz. At only 800 megahertz, the HP Z420 has a fairly slow memory clock speeds supported by processor compared to most of the other personal computers of a comparable age and spec to the Z420.

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Quite Slow Processor Frequency

With a processor frequency of only 2.8 gigahertz, the HP Z420 has one of the slower processor frequencys amongst desktop computers of this age. Across all the similar spec computers that came out around the same time as the Z420 the processor frequencys range from 1GHz to 4.1GHz.

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Only HDD Storage Media

The storage speed of this personal computer is HDD, which is typical of many desktop computers of a comparable spec and age 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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Very Small Internal Memory

With an internal memory of only 4 gigabytes, the HP Z420 has one of the smaller internal memorys amongst medium processor cores computers of this age. Desktop computers of a similar spec and age to the Z420 have internal memorys of between 2GB and 64GB, and the average internal memory is 8.5GB.

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Very Small Hard Drive Capacity

The smallest hard drive capacity of computers of a similar spec and age to the Z420 is 320GB, the biggest is 3TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 800GB. The HP Z420 has one of the smaller hard drive capacitys (only 500 gigabytes) amongst comparable spec PCs of this age.

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Only Four Processor Threadss

The HP Z420 is a four processor threads desktop computer.

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Only Not Supported Wi-Fi Standards

This personal computer supports a Not supported wi-Fi standards, which is typical of many medium processor cores computers that are a comparable age to it.

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Heavy

The HP Z420 is one of the heavier computers of this spec and age (12.5 kilograms) amongst medium processor cores computers of this age. Medium processor cores computers that have been around for around the same time as the Z420 have weights of between 250g and 24kg.

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2 Other reasons to consider the HP Z420

Released Over Three Years Ago

This HP desktop computer was released over three years ago.

Average Total Storage Capacity

The HP Z420 has a pretty typical total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other PCs of a similar age and spec to 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 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
Tcase
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Stepping
Processor Operating Modes
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
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)
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Hard Drive Capacity
RAID Support
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Number of Storage Drives Installed
Card Reader Integrated
Optical Drive
BD Interface Type
LightScribe
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
Bluetooth
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
Cabling Technology
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Ports & Interfaces
Firewire (IEEE 1394) Ports
SmartCard Slot
S/PDIF Out Port
Headphone Outputs
Microphone in
Line-Out
Line-in
DC-In Jack
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
PS/2 Ports Quantity
DVI Port
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Combo Headphone/mic Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Expansion Slots
PCI Slots
PCI Express X16 (Gen 3.x) Slots
PCI Express X16 Slots
PCI Express X8 (Gen 3.x) Slots
PCI Express X8 (Gen 2.x) Slots
PCI Express X8 Slots
PCI Express X4 (Gen 2.x) Slots
PCI Express X4 Slots
Design
Chassis Type
Placement Supported
Number of 5.25" Bays
Number of 3.5" Bays
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 Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Smart Response Technology
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio)
Intel 64
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel® Rapid Start Technology
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST)
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT)
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
Processor Code
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
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
Processor ARK ID
Power
Power Supply Input Voltage
Power Supply Input Frequency
Power Supply
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Operational Conditions
Storage Relative Humidity (H-H)
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Certificates
RoHS Compliance
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Packaging Content
Cables Included
Mouse Included
Display Included
Keyboard Supplied

Expert Reviews

(9)
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

(3)
Reviewed 2 December 2015 by Ed
Ed would recommend the HP Workstation Z420 (Verified Purchase)

Use product for assembling, burning, and labeling CDs, DVDs, and BDs. Use also for modeling (electronics). Workstation is expandable -- I'll at least 32gig of memory. Used HP for 18 years, only... Read more…

Easy To Set Up
Powerful
Powerful For The Price
Affordable. Even though this is last year's model, the price point for a low-to-mid Xeon makes this an excellent bargain. It's still faster, spec wise, than most high end 7's regardless
Case is in a class of its own. 100 Screwless. Comes with ALL parts you'll need to max out the hard drive and optical bays. Very easy to get at everything. Add the included 600 watt PS and this case wa
Graphics Card. The graphics card with this system is NOT a gaming card. It is a high end workstation graphics card. Yes it will play some games, it is more geared for media (audiovideo) editing, not g
No eSata. No eSata is included with this model, however, you can buy an add on (from HP direct) that will give you eSata. However, it does not support hotplug (as it just connects to the internal Sata
USB 3 ports. I really wish HP gave me some more USB 3 ports, especially with the lack of built-in eSata, if I want to add even MORE storage, two in the rear just isn't enough. (there are two in front
HP BIOS. I was surprised to see that HP uses its stock business line BIOS on such a high end workstation. And as always (to me), HP BIOS leaves alot to be desired. This machine is no exception. I'm ma
RAID is Windows only. There's no ROM based utility, the RAID has to be configured within Windows using the Intel Rapid Storage Technology software. Not a big deal, I'm using Windows anyways, and the R
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

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