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HP Z420 4 Core Intel Xeon E5 3.7GHz 4GB 500GB HDD

4 Intel Xeon E5 3.7GHz 4GB Oct 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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16 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This computer supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is typical of many personal computers of a similar spec and age to it.

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Fairly Fast Memory Bandwidth Supported by Processor (max)

At 59.7 gigabytes per second, the HP Z420 has a quite fast memory bandwidth supported by processor (max) compared to most of the other computers that were launched around the same time as the Z420. Across all the comparable spec PCs that are a similar age to the Z420 the memory bandwidth supported by processor (max)s range from 10GB/s to 68GB/s, and the average memory bandwidth supported by processor (max) is 30GB/s.

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Good Brand

We checked 322 owner and expert reviews for HP computers and found that on average HP has good reviews compared to other brands. We also found that HP has good reviews specifically for its medium processor cores computers.

Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The maximum internal memory supported by processors of computers of this age and spec range from 2GB to 770GB. At 256 gigabytes, the HP Z420 has a quite big maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other medium processor cores computers that were released more than two years ago.

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Fairly Fast Processor Frequency

At 3.7 gigahertz, the HP Z420 has a quite fast processor frequency compared to most of the other medium processor cores computers that were released around the same time as the Z420. Across all the desktop computers that were released more than two years ago the processor frequencys range from 1GHz to 4.1GHz.

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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 similar spec personal computers that are a comparable age to it.

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Three Number of 5.25" Bayss

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

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

Across all the medium processor cores computers that were released more than two years ago the maximum internal memorys range from 2GB to 260GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 32GB. With a maximum internal memory of 64 gigabytes, the HP Z420 has one of the bigger maximum internal memorys amongst personal computers of this age.

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Eight Processor Threadss

The HP Z420 is a eight processor threads personal computer.

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Very Big Processor Cache

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

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Three Number of 3.5" Bayss

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

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Two PCI Express X16 (Gen 3.x) Slotss

The HP Z420 is a two PCI Express x16 (Gen 3.x) slots PC. Most of the other similar spec personal computers that were released more than two years ago have between one and two PCI Express x16 (Gen 3.x) slotss.

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Fairly Fast Processor Boost Frequency

Across all the medium processor cores computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Z420 the processor boost frequencys range from 1.3GHz to 4.4GHz, and the average processor boost frequency is 3.6GHz. With a processor boost frequency of 3.9 gigahertz, the HP Z420 has one of the faster processor boost frequencys amongst comparable spec personal computers of this age.

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Has One Memory Slots

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

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Quite Fast Memory Clock Speed

The slowest memory clock speed of personal computers of a similar age and spec to the Z420 is 1,000MHz, the fastest is 2,200MHz, and the average memory clock speed is 1,600MHz. At 1,866 megahertz, the HP Z420 has a quite fast memory clock speed compared to most of the other comparable spec personal computers that are a similar age to the Z420.

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DVD Super Multi Optical Drive Type

The optical drive type of this personal computer is DVD Super Multi, which is the most frequently found optical drive type on medium processor cores computers that have been available for a similar time to it.

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4 Reasons Against

Quite Slow Memory Clock Speeds Supported by Processor

Across all the computers of a comparable spec and age to the Z420 the memory clock speeds supported by processors range from 800MHz to 1,600MHz. The memory clock speeds supported by processor of the HP Z420 of only 800 megahertz is one of the slowest amongst medium processor cores computers that were released more than two years ago.

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Only HDD Storage Media

The storage speed of this computer is HDD, which is the most frequently found storage media on personal computers of this age and spec. 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 HP Z420 has a fairly small internal memory (only 4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other similar spec personal computers that have been around for a comparable time to the Z420. Across all the computers of this age and spec the internal memorys range from 2GB to 64GB.

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Heavy

With a weight of 12.5 kilograms, the HP Z420 is one of the heavier PCs of this age and spec amongst medium processor cores computers of this age. The lightest desktop computer of this age and type is 250g heavy, the heaviest is 24kg, and the average weight is 7.8kg.

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3 Other reasons to consider the HP Z420

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this personal computer was released.

Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 500 gigabytes, the HP Z420 has a fairly standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other computers of this spec and age.

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Average Hard Drive Capacity

With a hard drive capacity of 500 gigabytes, the HP Z420 has a relatively average hard drive capacity compared to most of the other personal computers of a comparable 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 Boost Frequency
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
Processor Series
Tcase
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Configurations
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
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Optical Drive
BD Interface Type
Optical Drives Quantity
Optical Drive Type
Graphics
Software
Operating System Installed
Recovery Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Networking
Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Ports & Interfaces
Firewire (IEEE 1394) Ports
Headphone Outputs
Microphone in
Line-Out
Line-in
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
PS/2 Ports Quantity
DVI Port
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Expansion Slots
PCI Slots
PCI Express X16 (Gen 3.x) Slots
PCI Express X8 (Gen 3.x) Slots
PCI Express X8 (Gen 2.x) Slots
PCI Express X4 (Gen 2.x) Slots
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® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
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
Processor ARK ID
Power
Power Supply
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Packaging Content
Display Included

Expert Reviews

(10)
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

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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

Manufacturer Part Numbers hp z420, hp f1k27, hp z420i, hp f1k27u, hp z420in, hp z420int, hp f1k27ut, hp e51607v2, hp z420inte, hp z420intel
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