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HP Z420 4 Core Intel Xeon E5 3GHz 8GB 1TB HDD

4 Intel Xeon E5 3GHz 8GB Aug 2013
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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
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Review  HP Workstation Z420

15 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This computer supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is the most frequently supported processor operating modes on computers of this age and type.

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HP Has Good Computer Reviews

Medium processor cores computers produced by HP have good ratings on average compared to other brands. We also checked the reviews for all desktop computers (not just medium processor cores computers) and found that HP also has good ratings across its entire range.

Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The average maximum internal memory supported by processor of comparable spec PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Z420 is 91GB, and the maximum internal memory supported by processors range from 2GB to 770GB. With a maximum internal memory supported by processor of 375 gigabytes, the HP Z420 has one of the bigger maximum internal memory supported by processors amongst PCs of this age.

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Fairly Fast Memory Bandwidth Supported by Processor (max)

The HP Z420 has a fairly fast memory bandwidth supported by processor (max) (34.1 gigabytes per second) compared to most of the other desktop computers of a comparable age and type to the Z420. The slowest memory bandwidth supported by processor (max) of similar spec personal computers that have been available for a comparable time to the Z420 is 10GB/s, the fastest is 68GB/s, and the average memory bandwidth supported by processor (max) is 30GB/s.

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

The HP Z420 is a four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity desktop computer.

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Fairly Big Hard Drive Capacity

At 1,000 gigabyte, the HP Z420 has a fairly big hard drive capacity compared to most of the other similar spec computers that were launched around the same time as the Z420. The average hard drive capacity of comparable spec computers that came out around the same time as the Z420 is 800GB.

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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the HP Z420 has one of the bigger total storage capacitys amongst medium processor cores computers of this age. The smallest total storage capacity of medium processor cores computers that have been around for around the same time as the Z420 is 32GB and the biggest is 3.3TB.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

The HP Z420 has one of the bigger internal memorys (8 gigabytes) amongst comparable spec desktop computers of this age. The average internal memory of personal computers of this spec and age is 8.5GB, and the internal memorys range from 2GB to 64GB.

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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 computers of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Three Number of 5.25" Bayss

The HP Z420 is a three number of 5.25" bays PC. Most of the other comparable spec computers that have been on the market for more than two years only have between one and two number of 5.25" bayss.

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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 comparable spec desktop computers of this age. The smallest maximum internal memory of PCs of a comparable type and age to the Z420 is 2GB, the biggest is 260GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 32GB.

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Fairly Big Processor Cache

The average processor cache of personal computers of this spec and age is 6.9MB, and the processor caches range from 0.51MB to 10MB. At 10 megabytes, the HP Z420 has a quite big processor cache compared to most of the other medium processor cores computers that are a similar age to the Z420.

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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.

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Has One Memory Slots

The number of memory slots found on the HP Z420 is more than most medium processor cores computers that came out around the same time as it. The most commonly found memory slots is 4x DIMM, but this memory slots is not found on this PC. The memory slotss 8x DIMM are also found on this computer.

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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 medium processor cores computers that have been available for around the same time as it.

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8 Reasons Against

Very Slow Memory Clock Speeds Supported by Processor

With a memory clock speeds supported by processor of only 800 megahertz, the HP Z420 has one of the slower memory clock speeds supported by processors amongst similar spec PCs of this age. Similar spec desktop computers that were released more than two years ago have memory clock speeds supported by processors of between 800MHz and 1,600MHz.

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Only HDD Storage Media

The storage speed of this desktop computer is HDD, which is typical of many personal computers that are a similar 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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Only One DisplayPorts Quantity

The HP Z420 is a one displayPorts quantity personal computer. Most of the other desktop computers of a comparable age and spec to the Z420 have between one and two displayPorts quantitys.

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Only Four Processor Threadss

Most medium processor cores computers that were released more than two years ago have between four and seven processor threadss, including the HP Z420 which has four processor threadss.

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Only One Number of Discrete Graphics Adapters

Most PCs of a comparable type and age to the Z420 have one number of discrete graphics adapters, including the HP Z420 which has one number of discrete graphics adapters.

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Only Not Supported Wi-Fi Standards

This desktop computer supports a Not supported wi-Fi standards, which is typical of many desktop computers that were launched around the same time as it.

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Heavy

The average weight of computers of this spec and age is 7.8kg. The HP Z420 is fairly heavy (12.5 kilograms) compared to most of the other personal computers of this age and type.

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Quite Slow Processor Frequency

The processor frequencys of medium processor cores computers that were released around the same time as the Z420 range from 1GHz to 4.1GHz, and the average processor frequency is 3.1GHz. With a processor frequency of only 3 gigahertz, the HP Z420 has a fairly slow processor frequency compared to most of the other medium processor cores computers that were released more than two years ago.

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1 Other reason to consider the HP Z420

Released Over Three Years Ago

HP released the Z420 over three years ago.

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
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Number of Storage Drives Installed
Optical Drive
BD Interface Type
LightScribe
Optical Drives Quantity
Optical Drive Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Number of Discrete Graphics Adapters
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
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
Headphone Outputs
Microphone in
Line-Out
Line-in
DC-In Jack
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
PS/2 Ports Quantity
DisplayPorts 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® 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® OS Guard
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)
Scalability
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
Energy Star Certified
Packaging Content
Touchscreen
Display Included
Keyboard Supplied

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

(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…

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers hp wm639, hp wm641, hp wm641e, hp wm639e, hp wm639et, hp wm641et, hp inc wm435, hp inc wm435e, hp inc wm435ea, hp inc wm435eaa, hp inc wm435eaab, hp inc wm435eaabu
Barcodes 00887758594865, 00887758846735

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