The HP Z840 is built in such a way for providing high- end computing and visualization. The HP Z840 allows the user to achieve the performance need with the ability to support two next generation Intel® Xeon® E5 -2600 V3 processors for up to 44 total processor cores in one system.
The sides feature a gorgeous brushed aluminum with HP printed into the metal. This is surrounded by an incognito black bezel frame. The HP Z840 has two handles on top for easy transfer of this heavy machine.
The Z840 has the tool-free chassis which is quite heavy compared to other video editing workstations because of the potential upgrades and serviceability.
HP Z840 has a slotted front with a DVD-RW drive in the middle. Below that exists a memory card reader. Just offset on the side of the front panel are four USB 3.0 ports with a power and reset button and auxiliary in and out ports.
The right side of the tower has a handle, which releases the door.
Once opened, the HP Z840 holds everything in a very nice and smooth tool-less plastic cover. With ease, the user can switch out memory, CPUs, drives or video cards with the click of one or two tabs.
The internals are protected with strategically placed plastic covers which keep the airflow efficient and directed to where it is most needed. The processors are cooled with multiple fans directing air to and away from each of them, each processor has its own fan and three exhaust fans on the side.
The low-acoustic chassis also provides dual integrated Gb Ethernet and is also lockable and 5U rack mountable. It also contains room for 5 PCIe Gen3 slots and 2 PCIe Gen2 slots, 16 DIMM slots, 10 drive bays, 6 SATA/8 SAS ports, a 15-in-1 media card reader, four front mount USB3 ports for charging devices, and also four USB 3.0 and two USB 2.0 ports in the rear for multiple connections.
The HP Z840 can hold up to 512GB DDR4-2133 RAM and comes packed with a NVIDIA Quadro K2200 graphics card.
Optional Thunderbolt 2 technology provides for the connection of fast external peripherals for transfer speeds up to 20Gb/s.
Though fairly large and heavy, this workstation is exactly what is needed to make video production fast and hassle free. Using the enormously expandable options, the user can specify exactly what is needed while balancing cost and performance.