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HP Workstation Xw4600

HP Workstation Xw4600
alaScore 82

24 reviews

Sep, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 24 reviews of HP Workstation Xw4600. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. Reviewers really like the size and design. The usability and price are also mentioned favorably.

price, usability, design, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the HP Workstation Xw4600 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 user reviews of HP Workstation Xw4600 from The average user rating for this product is 2.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on People are impressed by the design. The price also gets good comments.

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

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Sep, 2017

Expert review by: Daniel Lim (

HP XW6600 and XW4600 Workstations Review


Lately the SlashGear test bench has been playing home to a number of midrange workstations from HP. The 4600 and 6600 ranges from low end to mid-level quad

Nov, 2008

Expert review by: Clare Brandt (

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Expert review by: Ryan McLaughlin (

Review: HP xw4600 Workstation


The HP xw4600 workstation is the latest in a line of workstations from HP. This is not one of their high end machines or their low end machines. The xw4600 is positioned to fill the mid range slot.

I think this is a great system. I am very pleased with it especially since this machine was built with cost in mind. The price tag for this system, as configured, comes out just under $2500. Maxing out the system by switching to a quad core processor,...

Jun, 2008

Expert review by: Ron LaFon (

HP xw4600 Workstation with LP3065 30 LCD Monitor (Cadalyst Labs Review)


An in-depth look at a quiet, powerful, and affordable workstation.

For this review, Cadalyst Labs evaluated a workstation/monitor combination for a longer period of time and in a significantly broader context than we normally do for workstation reviews. Cadalyst will evaluate only a few systems per year in this...

Jun, 2008

Expert review by: Videomaker (

HP xw4600 Workstation Computer Review


A New Side of HP

Powerful, Energy-efficient, Great warranty

Can get expensive, depending on configuration

Apr, 2008

Expert review by: bruce bicknell (

HP xw4600 Workstation


The HP xw4600 Workstation performed well above my expectations and with the flexibility of being able to customize the machine to your own specs online.

Customizable; energy efficient; very quiet

Needs a better sound card

I would recommend the xw4600 to anyone on a reasonable budget who's looking for a machine designed with creative professionals in mind.—Bruce Bicknel

Expert review by: Neil Bennett (

HP xw4600


Even for a single-processor model, the xw4600 has a dinky chassis that will slip under even the smallest desk - and it's well-designed, too.

Small but capacious and well-designed case ; very low cost ; excellent graphics card

Single drive reduces performance

We were also very impressed with the xw4600's price. Next to the Imagine X64 price tag of £1,465 plus VAT, our xw4600 is an absolute bargain. If you're on a tight budget, this is an excellent choice - and with more powerful components, it has the...

Feb, 2008

Expert review by: Digital Arts (

HP xw4600 review


In contrast to the hulking CAD2 Vision DQX-SE, HP's latest workstation is a svelte tower, no larger than a traditional office computer. Even for a single-processor model, the xw4600 has a dinky chassis that will slip under even the smallest desk – and...

Small but capacious and well-designed case; very low cost; excellent graphics card

Single drive reduces performance

Feb, 2008

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HP xw4600 workstation


Workstations used to costs thousands. HP's latest workstation range proves that no longer has to be the case.

Feb, 2008

Consumer review by: Kennard42 (

Very nice machine


First refurb I have bought. I am VERY pleased with the machine. great value for the price. Very snappy. Heck the win7 pro OS alone would cost half the price if you were building a new low-end machine.

Quite fast, interior of my particular machine looked like it was never run.. not a trace of dust on the fans. Full size case

The case was a bit scuffed, but that's what you expect on a refurb ; minor nitpick is that it does not seem to be able to power on from the mouse. There is a BIOS setting but does not seem to work ; I have updated windows, installed three printers,...

Sep, 2014

Product Specifications

Combining next-generation performance technologies into a powerful, flexible and reliable single processor socket workstation, the HP xw4600 Workstation is designed and engineered to give you and your business a professional edge. Gain a productivity advantage and accomplish more in less time. With outstanding price/performance, the HP xw4600 is an affordable workstation solution based on the new Intel X38 Express performance chipset and the latest workstation-class Dual and Quad-Core Intel processors. With dual PCIe x16 Gen2 graphics interfaces, the HP xw4600 delivers up to twice the performance bandwidth of previous generation interfaces on your choice of professional 2D or 3D graphics cards while driving up to four 3D or six 2D displays without compromise. Realize savings in power consumption and energy costs with an 80 PLUS efficient power supply and Energy Star qualified options without sacrificing performance. Make a lasting impact with your financial investment with flexible, workstation-class options/expandability and support up to 8 GB of memory. The computing horsepower of the HP xw4600 allows you to meet the increasingly demanding requirements of graphics and other data-intensive professional applications such as mechanical design, digital content creation, or video editing and more. With more ports and expandability than before, it is easy to add memory, peripherals and storage as your future requirements change. Like all HP Workstations, the HP xw4600 offers a tool-less chassis design for simple serviceability as well as free remote management software and optional Remote Graphics Software to assist in making your work life easier. Focus on your priorities and work with true confidence with the comprehensive support of HP and its global partner network backing your system. HP engineers work onsite with ISVs to test and certify applications, OS and hardware configurations to help ensure that applications run better, faster and with greater reliability. Through innovative tools such as the HP Performance Tuning Framework (available free on Microsoft Windows - based systems), you can optimize and deliver the highest levels of system performance and application power throughout the life of your HP Workstation.

Audio Output

Type:None/Sound card

Cabinet (Chassis)

Form Factor:Mini tower
Manufacturer Form Factor:Convertible mini tower

Cabinet (Chassis)

Form Factor:Mini tower
Manufacturer Form Factor:Convertible mini tower

Cache Memory

Installed Size:12MB/1MB/2MB/3MB/4MB/6MB/8MB
Per Processor Size:12MB/1MB/2MB/3MB/4MB/6MB/8MB

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:24in
Diagonal Size (metric):61cm
Max Resolution:1920 x 1200
Type:LCD display/None.
Widescreen Display: Yes

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes
EPEAT Compliant: Yes


Discrete graphics adapter memory:256 / 512
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.128 / 0.256 / 0.5


Country Kits:Brazil/Canada/United States
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:HP Workstation


Chipset Type:Intel X38 Express
Data Bus Speed:1033MHz/1066MHz/1333MHz/800MHz


Color:Alloy metallic / Carbonite/Alloy metallic / Carbonite/Carbonite / Alloy metallic
Manufacturer Selling Program:HP Smart Buy


Type: None


Data Link Protocol:Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet/Gigabit Ethernet / Fast Ethernet
Type:Network adapter/None

Optical Storage

Read Speed:48x (CD) / 16x (DVD)
Rewrite Speed:32x/32x (CD) / 6x (DVD-RW) / 8x (DVD+RW) / 12x (DVD-RAM)
Write Speed:48x/48x (CD) / 16x (DVD

Optical Storage (2nd)

Read Speed:48x (CD) / 16x (DVD)

OS Provided

Edition:Windows Vista Business
Type:Linux/Microsoft Windows Vista Business/Microsoft Windows Vista Business / XP Professional downgrade/Microsoft Windows Vista Business 64-bit Edition/Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS 4


64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:2.2GHz/2.33GHz/2.4GHz/2.53GHz/2.5GHz/2.66GHz/2.83GHz/2GHz/3.06GHz/3.16GHz/3GHz
Conflict Free processor: No
ECC supported by processor: No
Installed Qty:1
Max Supported Qty:1
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core/Quad-Core
Processor cache level:L2
Processor cache type:L2
Processor codename:Conroe / Wolfdale / Yorkfield
Processor Number:E2180/E4500/E5200/E6550/E6750/E6850/E7200/E7600/E8300/E8400/E8500/Q6600/Q8300/Q9300/Q9550/QX9650
Processor Series:Intel Core 2 Duo E6000 series / Intel Core 2 Duo E7000 series / Intel Core 2 Duo E8000 series / Intel Core 2 Quad Q9000 series for Desktop / Intel Pentium E5000 series for Desktop
Processor system type:DP
Thermal Design Power (TDP):65 / 95
Type:Core 2 Duo/Core 2 Extreme/Core 2 Quad/No CPU/Pentium/Pentium Dual Core

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / 2 / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):No / Yes
Processor ARK ID:30784 / 33910 / 33911 / 33922 / 35070 / 35348 / 35365 / 36503 / 37212 / E7200 / E8400 / E8500
Processor package size:37.5


Installed Size:0MB/1GB/2GB/4GB/4GB / 2GB/8GB
Max Supported Size:16GB/8GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM

Service & Support

On-Site Warranty:On-site
Type:1 year warranty /3 years warranty


Microsoft Office Ready:Includes a preinstalled image of select 2007 Microsoft Office suites. Purchase a Medialess License Kit (MLK) to activate the software.

Storage Controller

RAID Level:RAID 0 / RAID 1 / RAID 5 / RAID 10/RAID 0 / RAID 1/RAID 0 / RAID 1 / RAID 10 / RAID 5/RAID 10 / RAID 5 / RAID 0

Storage Controller (2nd)

RAID Level:RAID 10 / RAID 0

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive

Interface Type:Serial ATA-300/Serial Attached SCSI

Storage Hard Drive (2nd)


Storage Removable

Type: None


Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:0GB/160GB/160GB / 250GB/219GB/240GB/250GB/320GB/330GB/410GB/500GB/580GB/596GB/80GB

Video Memory

Installed Size:256MB/512MB/512MB / 256MB/768MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:ATI FireGL V5600/ATI FirePRO V3700/No graphics/NVIDIA Quadro FX 1700/NVIDIA Quadro FX 1700 / NVIDIA Quadro NVS 290/NVIDIA Quadro FX 1800/NVIDIA Quadro FX 370/NVIDIA Quadro FX 3700/NVIDIA Quadro FX 380/NVIDIA Quadro FX 570/NVIDIA Quadro NVS 290
Interface Type:PCI Express 2.0 x16/PCI Express x16