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HP Workstation Z400

HP Workstation Z400
alaScore 85

55 reviews

May, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 55 reviews of HP Workstation Z400. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. Reviewers really like the design and reliability, but reviews are divided on the size. Some have doubts about the usability.

price, reliability, design

usability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the HP Workstation Z400 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for HP Workstation Z400

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of HP Workstation Z400 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.co.uk.

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

This summary is based on the product: HP Z400 Desktop Workstation PC - Intel Xeon Quad Core CPU - Windows 7 Professional / Windows 10 - nVIDIA Quadro Graphics - (Windows 7 Pro - 8GB DDR3 -

May, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for HP Workstation Z400

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 10 user reviews of HP Workstation Z400 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 2.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.com. Reviews about the design and price are on the whole positive, but many are negative about the usability.

price, design

usability

50% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HP Workstation z400 - CMT - 1 x Xeon W3565 / 3.2 GHz - RAM 6 GB - HDD 1 x 160 GB - Gigabit Ethernet - Windows 7 Pro 64-bit - Monitor : noneHP ENVY Recline TouchSmart 27-k161 Signature Edition All-in-OneH2P25AT#ABA H2P25AT Tower Thin Client - VIA Eden X2 U4200 1 GHz

May, 2016

Expert review by: Daniel Lim (slashgear.com)

HP Z400 Workstation Review

 

Earlier this year we covered the launch of HP's latest Intel Nehalem-based workstations, and soon enough HP had a Z400 test unit for us to try out. The entry-point to the new range, the Z400 misses out on some of the more innovative design features of...

Jul, 2009

Expert review by: Jan Ozer (digitalcontentproducer.com)

HP Six-core Z400 Test Drive, Part 1

 

Those users considering an HP workstation now have four units to choose from: the top-of-the-line dual-processor Z800 and Z600, which both sport the fancy new case that HP introduced last year, and the less-expensive Z400 and Z200...

These tests demonstrate what I stated at the top: that application performance on multiple-processor systems depends primarily on the multi-processor efficiency of the programs that you're using. If you're running Episode Engine in a relatively...

Oct, 2010

Expert review by: Jon K. Carroll (tomshardware.com)

HP's Z400 Workstation Runs The Tom's Hardware Gauntlet

 

We've recently put a lot of effort into designing a custom benchmark suite for testing workstation-class hardware. It's a work in progress, first ...

Up until recently, the graphics card in a system largely dedicated to photo editing or video editing only needed to be powerful enough to drive the monitors, and 3D support was secondary to good quality 2D support. With the evolution of Nvidia's CUDA...

Sep, 2010

Expert review by: Videomaker (videomaker.com)

HP Z400 Workstation Reviewed

 

The HP Z400 is a great computer for video editors.

Fast, Reliable, 3 year Warranty, Supports many removable media devices, USB/eSATA/Card Reader/Blu-Ray

Mid-Range Hard Drives, Pricey

Dec, 2009

Expert review by: Consumer Electronics Net (consumerelectronicsnet.com)

On a pure price performance level, the system is hard to beat

 

The Hewlett-Packard HP Z400 is the company's entry level workstation. While it doesn't have the whiz bang design features of the HP Z800 reviewed in March, it still does not disappoint as the benchmark numbers will surprise you. The fully customizable...

Nov, 2009

Expert review by: John Virata (digitalproducer.digitalmedianet.com)

HP Z400 workstation

 

The Hewlett-Packard HP Z400 is the company's entry level workstation. While it doesn't have the whiz bang design features of the HP Z800 reviewed in March, it still does not disappoint as the benchmark numbers will surprise you.

On a pure price performance level, the system is hard to beat

Nov, 2009

Expert review by: Greg Crowe (gcn.com)

HP's Z400 a workhorse workstation in any configuration

 

The Lab tests a powerful workstation-level desktop computer from HP, the Z400.

Many expansion slots and Serial ATA ports

Support bar interferes with some accessibility

Sep, 2009

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Not exactly as advertised

 

High performance, PC is in very good condition, very clean (I have a z400 at work that's pretty much been on continuously for the last 5 years with no issues..these machines are built to last. The OS does not contain media (the usual case). I swapped...

only came with 3x2GB RAM, not the advertised 8GB. The machine has 6 slots, but the HP manual online says to install memory in threes

Jun, 2015

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Would have been a great case!!!

 

High performance, PC is in very good condition, very clean (I have a z400 at work that's pretty much been on continuously for the last 5 years with no issues..these machines are built to last. The OS does not contain media (the usual case). I swapped...

only came with 3x2GB RAM, not the advertised 8GB. The machine has 6 slots, but the HP manual online says to install memory in threes

Jun, 2015

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Freezes - Must be hard reset often.

 

High performance, PC is in very good condition, very clean (I have a z400 at work that's pretty much been on continuously for the last 5 years with no issues..these machines are built to last. The OS does not contain media (the usual case). I swapped...

only came with 3x2GB RAM, not the advertised 8GB. The machine has 6 slots, but the HP manual online says to install memory in threes

Jun, 2015

Product Specifications

Combining ultimate performance with a revolutionary industrial design, the HP Z800 Workstation delivers the extreme speed and massive expandability that you demand to tackle your biggest challenges.

Design

Water cooling system: No

Graphics

Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.5 / 2.048

Optical Drive

Optical drives quantity:1

Processor

Conflict Free processor: No
ECC supported by processor: Yes
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:24
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):25.6
Memory channels supported by processor:Triple
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:800,1066
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM
Processor cache level:L2 / L3
Processor cache type:L2 / L3 / SmartCache, L3
Processor codename:Bloomfield
Processor Series:Intel Xeon 3500 series
Thermal Design Power (TDP):130

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): No
Physical Address Extension (PAE):36
Processor package size:42.5

Software

Recovery operating system:Windows 8 Pro

Storage

Number of storage drives installed:1