Comparing a Regal Computer and an HP Workstation (October 2017)


At Regal Computers, we pride ourselves on offering our customers a better bang for their buck than leading competitors.  The key to offering tremendous value and performance is two-fold.  First, we build our PCs with only the highest quality components that rank near the top in terms of speed, reliability, and power.  Secondly, every aspect of our business is designed to reduce waste and pass the savings on to the customer.  We don’t use unnecessary sales teams, outsource technical support, or install bloatware on our computers.  Instead, we build all of our products by hand and ship directly to any customer located in the continental United States.  These practices and attitudes enable us to offer products for many hundreds of dollars less than equivalent products offered by HP.


The Comparison

To prove that we offer the best PCs, we ran an experiment to compare our best sellers with custom configured HP workstations.  Using HP's online store, we configured three HP desktops to most closely match our three top selling PCs.  The results speak for themselves, with HP charging hundreds and even thousands more than Regal Computers.


The Marquis-100 vs. a Custom Configured HP Z640

The Marquis-100 comes equipped with an i7-4770K Quad Core processor clocked at 4.2GHz, 16GB of 2400 MHz RAM, a 250GB SSD, a 2TB HDD, and a 4GB GeForce GTX 1050 Ti.  We customized an HP Z640 with components that would lead to a similar performance as the $1,999 Marquis-100.  Here is what a side-by-side comparison looks like:

Marquis-100 Compare

With a price of $4,152.80, this custom HPZ640 would cost you more than double the price of the Marquis-100.  Imagine paying for a single HP when you could get two similar PCs from Regal Computers.  What could you do with that extra cash in your pocket?


The Baron-200 vs. a Custom Configured HP Z840

The Baron-200 features an overclocked i7-6800K 6-Core processor at 3.4 GHz, 16GB of 2400 MHz RAM, a 525GB SSD, a 3TB HDD, and a 6GB GeForce GTX 1060.  We configured a custom HP Z840 with components that would yield a similar performance as the $2,699 Baron-200.  Here’s how such a computer stacks up:

Baron-200 Compare

With a price tag of $4,891.40 this custom HPZ840 would cost you thousands more than the Baron-200.  That’s a significant savings that you could put toward any number of different things.


The Duke-300 vs. a Custom Configured HP Z840

The Duke-300 features an overclocked i7-7820X 8-Core processor at 3.6GHz, 32GB of 2400 MHz RAM, a 525GB SSD, a 3TB HDD, and a 6GB GeForce GTX 1060.  We put together a custom HP Z840 with components that would produce a similar performance as the $3,299 Duke-300.  Once again, the price of such a PC is quite high:

Duke-300 Compare

With a whopping $6,113.14 price tag, this HPZ840 would cost you almost $3,000 more than the Duke-300.  Would you rather have that extra cash in your bank account or throw it away on an overpriced PC?


Conclusion and Other Considerations

It’s important to note a few other differences between what HP offers and what we offer here at Regal Computers.  In addition to the components detailed above, each Regal Computer comes with liquid cooling, a modular 80+ Bronze or 80+ Gold Certified power supply to keep power consumption low, and a motherboard with features suited to media production.  Moreover, while HP takes several weeks to ship, Regal Computers ships all products typically within five business days.  We also offer deeper customization than HP.  Is there a specific part you want included with your build?  Simply ask, and we will happily add it to your PC.

The comparison between a Regal Computer and a customized HP desktop is truly one sided.  When it comes to offering customers the best value for the money, Regal Computers is on top.  If you shop with us, you are going to easily save hundreds of dollars, plain and simple.  Don’t waste money on HP, get a Regal Computer instead.

Are you interested in a custom Regal Computer?  Get a custom quote today.

Note:  All prices are accurate as of October 7, 2017.