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HP Z420 4 Core Intel Xeon E5 V2 3GHz 4GB 500GB HDD

4 Intel Xeon E5 V2 3GHz 4GB Sep 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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15 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This PC supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is typical of many medium processor cores computers that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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HP Has Good PC Reviews

We calculated the average reviews for all HP desktop computers and also specifically for HP medium processor cores computers and found that in both cases HP had good reviews compared to other brands.

Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

At 256 gigabytes, the HP Z420 has a quite big maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other desktop computers that are a comparable age to the Z420. The average maximum internal memory supported by processor of desktop computers of a similar age and spec to the Z420 is 91GB.

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Fairly Fast Memory Bandwidth Supported by Processor (max)

The HP Z420 has one of the faster memory bandwidth supported by processor (max)s (51.2 gigabytes per second) amongst medium processor cores computers of this age. The average memory bandwidth supported by processor (max) of medium processor cores computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the Z420 is 30GB/s, and the memory bandwidth supported by processor (max)s range from 10GB/s to 68GB/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 PC.

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3 PCI Express Slots Version

This desktop computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is the most frequently supported PCI Express slots version on computers of this type and age.

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Three Number of 5.25" Bayss

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

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Two Firewire (IEEE 1394) Portss

The HP Z420 is a two firewire (IEEE 1394) ports desktop computer. Most of the other desktop computers of a similar age and type to the Z420 only have one firewire (IEEE 1394) ports.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

With a maximum internal memory of 64 gigabytes, the HP Z420 has a fairly big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor cores computers that are a comparable age to the Z420. The maximum internal memorys of medium processor cores computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Z420 range from 2GB to 260GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 32GB.

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Fairly Big Processor Cache

Across all the PCs of this age and spec the processor caches range from 0.51MB to 10MB, and the average processor cache is 6.9MB. The HP Z420 has a fairly big processor cache (10 megabytes) compared to most of the other desktop computers of this spec and age.

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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 desktop computer.

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Has One Memory Slots

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

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Quite Fast Memory Clock Speed

With a memory clock speed of 1,866 megahertz, the HP Z420 has one of the faster memory clock speeds amongst medium processor cores computers of this age. The slowest memory clock speed of computers that were released more than two years ago is 1,000MHz and the fastest is 2,200MHz.

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DVD Super Multi Optical Drive Type

The optical drive type of this PC is DVD Super Multi, which is the most frequently found optical drive type on computers of a similar age and spec to it.

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8 Reasons Against

Quite Slow Memory Clock Speeds Supported by Processor

The HP Z420 has a fairly slow memory clock speeds supported by processor (only 800 megahertz) compared to most of the other desktop computers of a similar age and spec to the Z420. Medium processor cores computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the Z420 have memory clock speeds supported by processors of between 800MHz and 1,600MHz.

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Very Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

With a discrete graphics adapter memory of only 1,024 gigabyte, the HP Z420 has a quite small discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other computers of this age and spec. The average discrete graphics adapter memory of medium processor cores computers that were released more than two years ago is 2.4TB.

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Only HDD Storage Media

The storage speed of this computer is HDD, which is typical of many comparable spec personal computers that have been available for a similar time 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

The internal memorys of medium processor cores computers that have been around for around the same time as the Z420 range from 2GB to 64GB. At only 4 gigabytes, the HP Z420 has a fairly small internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor cores computers that were launched around the same time as the Z420.

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Very Small Hard Drive Capacity

At only 500 gigabytes, the HP Z420 has a fairly small hard drive capacity compared to most of the other computers of this age and spec. Across all the medium processor cores computers that were released more than two years ago the hard drive capacitys range from 320GB to 3TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 800GB.

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Only One DisplayPorts Quantity

Most medium processor cores computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the Z420 have between one and two displayPorts quantitys, including the HP Z420 which has one displayPorts quantity.

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Only Four Processor Threadss

The HP Z420 is a four processor threads desktop computer.

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Heavy

At 12.5 kilograms, the HP Z420 is quite heavy compared to most of the other computers of this age and spec. The weights of personal computers that were launched around the same time as the Z420 range from 250g to 24kg.

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2 Other reasons to consider the HP Z420

Average Processor Frequency

The HP Z420 has a relatively standard processor frequency (3 gigahertz) compared to most of the other computers that have been available for more than two years.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 500 gigabytes, the HP Z420 has a pretty average total storage capacity compared to most of the other PCs of a comparable age and type 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
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
Optical Drive
BD Interface Type
Optical Drives Quantity
Optical Drive Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter
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
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® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Intel 64
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
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
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Packaging Content
Mouse Included
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

+- Manufacturer's Description

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
Barcodes 00888182246207, 00888793703342, 08887937033422

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