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HP Workstation Z800

HP Workstation Z800
alaScore 87

17 reviews

Oct, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 17 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the reliability. The design also gets good opinions. Opinions are divided on the usability. Many are negative about the size and value for money.

design, reliability

price, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the HP Workstation Z800 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 17 reviews)

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Consumer review by: review summary for HP Workstation Z800


alaTest has collected and analysed 3 user reviews of HP Workstation Z800 from The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktop Computers on


100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: HP WS095ET NVIDIA Quadro 4000 2GB Graphics Card

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Sharp VL-Z800U Camcorder Review - PCWorld


Gold Award

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Review: HP Z800 12-core Workstation


Just over a year ago I was given the opportunity to review the HP Z800 when it was first released. Back then it was a very powerful workstation with many great qualities that could not be found on any other workstation or desktop. Now a year later HP...

The Z800 has outperformed all the other workstations and desktops that I have reviewed. This is truly a fantastic machine with not only a really slick design, but also a fantastic level of performance and the potential for so much more. I am very...


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Video Editing Computer Review: HP Z800 Computer Workstation


HP is justifiably proud of its new line of workstations. In a massive set of launch events, HP hosted the international technology press and shared a number of achievements its new workstations have accomplished for customers spanning the gamut of...

Well-designed chassis Extremely stable

Expensive as configured, but there are a lot of configuration options available Adding a second processor not worth it

Another great performer from HP provides some major steps forward in the world of workstations.

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Review: HP Z800 8-core workstation


Check out our review of the new 12-core, water cooled, Z800 workstation.

Like I said at the beginning of this review, the first time I saw this workstation I literally said “Wow.” At the time I didn’t know anything about the performance of the Z800, I was just going off of the specs and the design. Now that I have seen how...

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HP Z800 and Z600 Workstations


We recently had the opportunity to test the Z800 and Z600 Workstations and put them through a series of tests.

Modular design; easy to service and upgrade

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Review: HP Z800 workstation


Hewlett Packard, one of the most widely respected company's in the history of computing, and a true technology innovator (versus marketer), has blown the whole notion of computer design wide open with the latest version of its Z 800 workstations. The...

When people look at a product, they often don't take into consideration the design principles that may have gone into the construction of that product. Often times, the product is brought to the home or office and it performs its intended purpose. And...

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Stuff magazine


Packing the power of a portable film studio into a mid-sized PC case, HP's dual Xeon workstation is a powerful creative tool, if you can afford it

An expensive machine to be sure, but perfect if you're thinking of starting the next Pixar from your garage

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HP Z800 Workstation review


At its launch, HP referred to its Z800 as a rock star amongst workstations. We take it for spin to see if it deserves to sit centre stage or if it should head back into rehab.

The Z800 is a great looking, and very cleverly put together workstation offering tool-less access to the internals. Despite offering simply outstanding levels of performance it runs quietly. The initial costs may be high, but if you depend on...

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Way Too Expensive


Nice stable system

Way too expensive, just built a system with quad-core i7, same HD, same memory, same for less than third of this price. Ridiculous. Just because it has a xeon in it, doesn't mean it's a workstation, or that it's worth this price

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Nice but pricey


Go for the ieveno for 1k or the toshiba laptop on here for 1k before shelling out half a years pay for a good processor and a bunch of cheap filler parts

1. XEON processor ; Love AMD processors but right now hyperthreading makes the intel a little better, the problem here is its 4 cores at 3ghz I mean that's fast processing but what about the rest ; 2. It's an HP ; Like it or love it hp makes a good...

1. Low RAM and that's what you really need. I mean hey the xeon is great but really 6gb won't get me to shell out 5k ; 2. hdd space low. I mean really once again not spending more than 2k on anything less than half a terra, hopefully you buy in the 1k...

Product Specifications

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Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo

Audio Output

Type:Sound card


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific

Cabinet (Chassis)

Form Factor:Mini tower
Front Accessible Bays Qty:3
Internal Bays Qty:4
Manufacturer Form Factor:Mini tower

Cabinet (Chassis)

Form Factor:Mini tower
Front Accessible Bays Qty:3
Internal Bays Qty:4
Manufacturer Form Factor:Mini tower

Cache Memory

Installed Size:16MB/4MB/8MB/8MB / 16MB
Per Processor Size:4MB/8MB

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes

Camera Flash

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.5in/24in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.4cm/61cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating
Max Resolution:1920 x 1200
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display/None.
Widescreen Display: Yes

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes
EPEAT Compliant: Yes

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Dusk / Fireworks / Night mode / Party/indoor / Slow shutter / Sports mode / Sunlight

Flash Memory

Form Factor:SD Memory Card
Storage Capacity:8MB


Country Kits:United States
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:HP Workstation/Sharp Viewcam

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.8
Max Focal Length:38mm
Min Focal Length:3.8mm
Optical Zoom:10
Type:Zoom lens


Chipset Type:Intel 5520
Data Bus Speed:1066MHz


Color:Black / Silver/Silver/Silver / Black
Manufacturer Selling Program:HP Smart Buy


Type: None


Data Link Protocol:Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet/Gigabit Ethernet / Fast Ethernet
Type:Network adapter

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Sensor Resolution:1.33Mpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/4"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):6.4 mm ( 1/4 ) / 6.4 mm ( 1/4" )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Qty:1CCD

Optical Storage


Optical System

Image Stabilizer:Electronic

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows 7 Professional / XP Professional downgrade/Microsoft Windows Vista Business/Microsoft Windows Vista Business / XP Professional downgrade/Microsoft Windows Vista Business 64-bit Edition/Microsoft Windows Vista Business 64-bit Edition / XP Professional 64-bit Edition downgrade/Microsoft Windows Vista Business 64-bit Edition / XP Professional downgrade

Power Device

Power Provided:1110Watt/850Watt
Type:Power supply


64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:2.13GHz/2.26GHz/2.4GHz/2.66GHz/2.8GHz/2.93GHz/2GHz/3.2GHz
Installed Qty:1/1 / 2/2
Max Supported Qty:2
Multi-Core Technology:Quad-Core
Processor Number:E5504/E5506/E5520/E5530/W5580/X5550/X5560/X5570


Installed Size:12GB/18GB/1GB/2GB/3GB/4GB/6GB/8GB
Max Supported Size:192GB/24GB/24GB / 192GB
Technology:DDR3 SDRAM

Service & Support

On-Site Warranty:On-site
Type:3 years warranty


Microsoft Office Ready:Includes a preinstalled image of select 2007 Microsoft Office suites. Purchase a Medialess License Kit (MLK) to activate the software.

Storage Controller

RAID Level:RAID 0 / RAID 1 / RAID 10 / RAID 5/RAID 10 / RAID 5 / RAID 0

Storage Controller (2nd)

RAID Level:RAID 0 / RAID 1 / RAID 10/RAID 10 / RAID 0
Type:Serial Attached SCSI

Storage Floppy Drive

Type:3.5" 1.44 MB floppy / 3.5 1.44 MB floppy/None

Storage Hard Drive

Interface Type:Serial ATA-300/Serial Attached SCSI

Storage Hard Drive (2nd)


Storage Removable

Type: None


Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:1.046TB/160GB/1TB/250GB/300GB/320GB/450GB/500GB/900GB
Recommended Use:Corporate business / Small business/Corporate business / Small business

Video Input

Analog Video Format:NTSC
Digital Scene Transition:White fader
Digital Zoom:700
Media Type:Mini DV
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Special Effects:Black & White / Negative Art / Sepia / Solarization
Still Image Format:JPEG

Video Memory

Installed Size:1.5GB/256MB/512MB/768MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:ATI FirePRO V3700/No graphics/NVIDIA Quadro CX/NVIDIA Quadro FX 1800/NVIDIA Quadro FX 380/NVIDIA Quadro FX 4800/NVIDIA Quadro FX 580/NVIDIA Quadro NVS 285/NVIDIA Quadro NVS 295
Interface Type:PCI Express x16


Viewfinder Color Support:Color
Viewfinder Type:LCD