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HP Z420 (F1L05UT)

HP Z420 (F1L05UT)
alaScore 88

14 reviews

Oct, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 14 reviews of HP Z420 (F1L05UT). The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. Comments about the usability and price are overall positive. Some have doubts about the size. There are some mixed reviews about the design.

price, usability


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 88/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 14 reviews)

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Expert review by: Joel Santo Domingo (

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 (

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 (

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 (

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 (

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 (

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: Dusty (

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 (

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 (

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

Consumer review by: lhietpas (

HP Handle in Top Optical Bay


Good machine, for a home system. I have a feeling that these should be able to last awhile without any hardware problems.

Aug, 2012

Product Specifications


DVD Writer:DVD-Writer / No
Fingerprint Reader: No
Hard Drive Type:Flash Hard Drive / Hard Disk Drive / Hybrid Hard Drive / Not Applicable
Remote Control: No
TV Card: No
Video Editing Card: No
Web Cam: No


Bluetooth: No
Card Reader:Multi Card Reader / No
Firewire:No / Yes
TV Output:No / Not Applicable / Yes
Wireless LAN: No


Aspect Ratio:Not Applicable
True Resolution:Not Applicable

General Features

Digital Entertainment Platform:Not Applicable / vPro
Media Centre Edition: No
Operating System Version:Linux / NO OS / Windows 7 Professional / Windows 7 Ultimate / Windows 8 / Windows 8 Pro / Windows 8 Pro Downgradable
Product Type:PC Workstation
Type:PC Workstation


Brand of Graphic Chip:AMD / Intel ® / Matrox / Not Applicable / nVidia
GPU Model (Graphic Card):FIRE PRO V3900 / FIRE PRO V4900 / FirePro 2270 / FIREPRO W7000 / FirePro™ V3900 / FirePro™ V4900 / HD Graphics 4000 / MGA G200e / n.a. / Not Applicable / QUADRO 2000 / Quadro 4000 / Quadro 410 / QUADRO 600 / Quadro K2000 / QUADRO K4000 / QUADRO K5000 / QUADRO K600 / QUADRO NVS 300 / QUADRO NVS 310
GPU TYPE:Dedicated GPU / OnBoard Graphic
OnBoard Graphic Chip:Dedicated GPU / OnBoard Graphic


Chipset Brand:Intel® / Unknown
Chipset Type:C206 / C602 / Unknown
Hyper Threading:No / Yes
Processor:Xeon / Xeon ® E5 / XEON E5
Processor Brand:Intel ® / Intel®
Processor Number:E5-1603 / E5-1607 / E5-1607V2 / E5-1620 / E5-1620V2 / E5-1650 / E5-1650V2 / E5-1660V2 / E5-1680V2 / E5-2650V2 / E5-2687W