HP has good average reviews for its many processor cores PCs as well as across its entire computer range.
Two CPU Configuration (max)s
Most of the other computers of this age and type only take one CPU configuration (max), however the HP Z420 takes two CPU configuration (max)s.
Three Number of 5.25" Bayss
The HP Z420 is a three number of 5.25" bays PC.
Has One Memory Slots
The HP Z420 has a greater number of memory slots than most desktop computers of this spec and age. This PC has an 8x DIMM memory slots, which is the most commonly found memory slots found on comparable spec PCs that were released more than a year ago.
Silver EPEAT Compliance
This personal computer has a Silver EPEAT compliance, which is the most frequently found EPEAT compliance on comparable spec personal computers that are a similar age to it.
13 Reasons Against
Quite Slow Memory Clock Speeds Supported by Processor
The HP Z420 has a very slow memory clock speeds supported by processor (only 800 megahertz) compared to most of the other comparable spec computers that are a similar age to the Z420. Comparable spec PCs 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.
Very Slow Processor Frequency
The slowest processor frequency of PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Z420 is 1.6GHz, the fastest is 3.5GHz, and the average processor frequency is 3GHz. At only 2.1 gigahertz, the HP Z420 has a fairly slow processor frequency compared to most of the other comparable spec desktop computers that have been available for a similar time to the Z420.
If you are looking for a faster processor frequency then you might want to look at the Lenovo P700[plb_3007701_price] (2.4GHz) which is also higher rated.
Only Four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantitys
Most similar spec desktop computers that have been around for more than a year have between two and seven USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantitys, including the HP Z420 which has four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantitys.
Very Slow Memory Bandwidth Supported by Processor (max)
The slowest memory bandwidth supported by processor (max) of many processor cores PCs that were launched around the same time as the Z420 is 51GB/s and the fastest is 68GB/s. The HP Z420 has one of the slower memory bandwidth supported by processor (max)s (only 51.2 gigabytes per second) amongst similar spec desktop computers of this age.
+10 More reasons against
Quite Slow Processor Boost Frequency
The processor boost frequencys of similar spec personal computers that have been around for a comparable time to the Z420 range from 2.6GHz to 3.9GHz, and the average processor boost frequency is 3.5GHz. The HP Z420 has one of the slower processor boost frequencys (only 2.6 gigahertz) amongst comparable spec computers of this age.
Quite Small Internal Memory
At only 8 gigabytes, the HP Z420 has a quite small internal memory compared to most of the other computers that have been on the market for more than a year. Across all the PCs that are a comparable age to the Z420 the internal memorys range from 4GB to 64GB.
If you would prefer a bigger internal memory then you might also want to look at the Apple ME253[plb_3040912_price] (12GB).
Quite Low System Bus Rate
With a system bus rate of only 7.2 Gigatransfers per second, the HP Z420 has a quite low system bus rate compared to most of the other computers of a similar type and age to the Z420. The system bus rates of many processor cores PCs that were released one year ago range from 6.4GT/s to 9.6GT/s.
Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed
With a memory clock speed of only 1,866 megahertz, the HP Z420 has one of the slower memory clock speeds amongst many processor cores PCs of this age. The memory clock speeds of personal computers that are a similar age to the Z420 range from 1,600MHz to 2,200MHz, and the average memory clock speed is 2,100MHz.
Only Two PCI Express X16 (Gen 3.x) Slotss
Most similar spec PCs that are a comparable age to the Z420 have between one and three PCI Express x16 (Gen 3.x) slotss, including the HP Z420 which has two PCI Express x16 (Gen 3.x) slotss.
Only Not Supported Wi-Fi Standards
This PC supports a Not supported wi-Fi standards, which is typical of many computers of a comparable age and type to it.
Only One Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
The HP Z420 is a one ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports personal computer. Most of the other PCs that came out more than a year ago have one ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports.
Only 12 Processor Threadss
The HP Z420 is a 12 processor threads computer. Most of the other computers of a comparable spec and age to the Z420 have between 6 and 23 processor threadss.
Quite Small Processor Cache
The average processor cache of personal computers of a comparable type and age to the Z420 is 17MB, and the processor caches range from 12MB to 30MB. At only 15 megabytes, the HP Z420 has a quite small processor cache compared to most of the other similar spec personal computers that are a comparable age to the Z420.
4 Other reasons to consider the HP Z420
Released Over Two Years Ago
It was over two years ago when this HP PC was released.
Average Hard Drive Capacity
At 1,000 gigabyte, the HP Z420 has a pretty standard hard drive capacity compared to most of the other personal computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the Z420.
Average Total Storage Capacity
At 1,000 gigabyte, the HP Z420 has a fairly average total storage capacity compared to most of the other similar spec desktop computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Z420.
+2 Other reasons
HDD Storage Media
The HP Z420 has an HDD storage media which is faster than most many processor cores PCs that were released more than a year ago. Most many processor cores PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it have an SSD storage media. 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.
We think you might also be interested in some of the other HDD PCs currently available including because of it's better review score, the HP Z420[plb_2498184_price].
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Ed would recommend the HP Workstation Z420 (Verified Purchase)
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Easy To Set Up
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
Tom would recommend the HP Workstation Z420 (Verified Purchase)
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