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HP Z420 (F1L05UT)

HP Z420 (F1L05UT)
alaScore 87

15 reviews

Apr, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 15 reviews of HP Z420 (F1L05UT). The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. People are impressed by the usability. The price also gets good feedback, whereas there are some critical opinions about the design and size.

price, usability

size, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the HP Z420 (F1L05UT) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: Joel Santo Domingo (pcmag.com)

HP Z420

 

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 your company.

Xeon power. Quadro graphics. Lots of expansion room. ISV Certifications. USB 3.0 on front and back. SSD C: drive with 1TB D: drive

No eSATA or Thunderbolt

The HP Z420 ($2,768 direct) is a mid-level single processor workstation from HP. It has a good measure of expandability backing up its liquid cooled Intel Xeon processor and Nvidia Quadro workstation-class graphics. It was a speedy performer on our...

Jun, 2013

Expert review by: Dustin Sklavos (anandtech.com)

HP Z420 Workstation Review: Competition Heats Up

 

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 smart new chassis designs to go along with the refreshed...

When I attended the Dell press event for their revised Precision line, one of the other journalists there essentially called Dell to the mat for playing second fiddle to HP, and asked what Dell was going to do to make up the difference. Given the...

May, 2012

Expert review by: Michael Crider (slashgear.com)

HP Z420 Workstation review

 

Workstation computers are strange beasts: it's rare that someone more used to a traditional laptop or desktop will need them, or indeed, will be able to justify the extra expense. But for those who need massive amounts of performance for specific...

There aren't many reading this that need massive amounts of power for specific and often crucial tasks. But for those who do, and can afford the premium that a workstation demands, the Z420 is an excellent choice. While not as flashy as the machines...

May, 2012

Expert review by: ComputerShopper (computershopper.com)

Expert Review

 

Potent performance, SSD plus hard drive storage, Plenty of expansion slots

No Thunderbolt or eSATA ports, Consumer- rather than industrial-grade hard drive

The Z420 is priced fairly for the level of validation and support HP pours into its offering, and this is really where the system makes sense: moderate-demand visual computing for a low- to moderate-range budget. If you're really serious about graphics...

Jun, 2013

Expert review by: Ryan McLaughlin (justechn.com)

Review: HP Z420 Workstation

 

In a never ending effort to always improve, HP has released a new version of their Z workstations. These new workstations are the Z1, Z210, Z420, Z620, and Z820. HP was good enough to send me the Z420, which is their Price/Performance Leader, and I am...

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 line of workstations. With such a variety to choose...

May, 2012

Consumer review by: Kris H (newegg.com)

Excellent Workstation

 

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, and still have the ability play my old games, do some...

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 i7's regardless ; Case is in a class of its own. 100% Screwless. Comes with ALL...

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 (audio/video) editing, not games. However, the card itself is a beautiful...

Jan, 2015

Consumer review by: Kris H. (newegg.com)

Excellent Workstation

 

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, and still have the ability play my old games, do some...

- 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 i7's regardless. - Case is in a class of its own. 100% Screwless. Comes with...

- 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 (audio/video) editing, not games. However, the card itself is a beautiful...

Jan, 2015

Consumer review by: Dusty (newegg.com)

Need more RAM

 

The rebuild price was attractive for a workstation

You should have 8GB RAM minimum for running CAD applications this machine is too slow

Aug, 2014

Consumer review by: ITGuardian (cdw.com)

HP Z420 E5-1620 256GB 16GB W7P DVR

 

All of our CAD workstations are from hp. With 32 GB of Ram, Xeon prozessor (8 core) and SSD they are procession extremely fast. The complete mashine is high quality. Very silent because of its watercooling system!

Nov, 2012

Consumer review by: molan (cdw.com)

HP Z420 E5-1620 256GB 16GB W7P DVR

 

We purchased these machines as CAD workstations and they work very well. equipped with 18GB of RAM and an SSD they are crazy fast! we have 12 of them and haven't had any issues to report

Sep, 2012
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Product Specifications

Design

Water cooling system: No

Expansion slots

PCI Express x16 (Gen 3.x) slots:1 / 2
PCI Express x4 (Gen 2.x) slots:1
PCI Express x4 (Gen 3.x) slots:1
PCI Express x8 (Gen 2.x) slots:1
PCI Express x8 (Gen 3.x) slots:1

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter memory:1024 / 2048 / 3072 / 4000 / 4096
Maximum graphics adapter memory:1.024

Optical Drive

Optical drives quantity:1

Ports & interfaces

USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:4

Processor

Conflict Free processor:N / No
ECC supported by processor:No / Y / Yes
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:256 / 375
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:40
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):31.4 / 34.1 / 51.2 / 59.7
Memory channels supported by processor:Quad
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:800,1066 / 800,1066,1333,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM
Processor cache level:L3
Processor cache type:L3 / SmartCache, L3
Processor codename:Ivy Bridge / Sandy Bridge EP
Thermal Design Power (TDP):130

Processor special features

Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N / No
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:0.00
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): No
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):No / Y / Yes
OS Guard:Y / Yes
Physical Address Extension (PAE):32
Processor package size:52.5

Software

Recovery operating system:Windows 8 Pro / Windows 8.1 Pro

Storage

Number of storage drives installed:1 / 2