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HP Workstation Xw4600

HP Workstation Xw4600
alaScore 83

17 reviews

Sep, 2014

  • No negative mentions yet

alaTest has collected and analyzed 17 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the size and design. The usability and value for money also get good opinions.

value for money, design

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 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for HP Workstation Xw4600

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of HP Workstation Xw4600 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.com.

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

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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

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Three 3-D Modeling Programs, From Free to Fancy: Blender, 3DCrafter, Poser

 

Ever dream of designing three-dimensional models for games and animated movies? We examine two free options and a new version of a well-known professional 3-D modeling program. Each has its own niche and can produce excellent results--but if speedy...

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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,...

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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...

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Computer Review: HP xw4600 Workstation

 

As a result of the escalating processor arms race between Intel and Advanced Micro Devices, processors from desktop processor families are now finding themselves in workstations. HP' s latest workstation family, the xw4600, is interesting in that the...

Powerful Energy-efficient Great warranty

Can get expensive, depending on configuration

A workstation that will let you hit the ground running, though depending on how you configure it, it might cost quite a bit.

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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

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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...

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HP xw4600 workstation

 

On paper, HP's latest entry-level workstation barely qualifies for the label 'workstation', at least as far as hardware is concerned. There's no sign of a Xeon processor, and not even a high-end quad-core desktop chip.

Not much raw hardware for the money, but the package as a whole inspires confidence and software is impressively well-integrated.

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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,...

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HP XW4600

 

Good deal overall.

I noticed on the product description page it doesn't list the PSU wattage ; This PC came with a 475w PSU, though I am not sure if that will be what you receive since it isn't officially listed ; The tower design allows for a lot of upgrades and...

This PC does not come with a sound card, and as far as I could find in the device manager a sound device was not listed. So I guess you don't get any sound unless you buy a dedicated card. This PC does not come with any backup disks or driver disks, so...

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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

Depth:18in
Height:17.7in
Weight:30lbs
Width:6.6in

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
EPEAT Level:EPEAT Gold

Header

Compatibility:PC
Country Kits:Brazil/Canada/United States
Localization:English/French
Manufacturer:Hewlett-Packard
Model:Xw4600
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:HP Workstation

Mainboard

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

Miscellaneous

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

Modem

Type: None

Networking

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)
Type:CD-RW / DVD-ROM combo/DVD/DVD / DVD-ROM/DVD-ROM/None
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

Processor

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
Installed Qty:1
Manufacturer:Intel
Max Supported Qty:1
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core/Quad-Core
Processor Number:E2180/E4500/E5200/E6550/E6750/E6850/E7200/E7600/E8300/E8400/E8500/Q6600/Q8300/Q9300/Q9550/QX9650
Type:Core 2 Duo/Core 2 Extreme/Core 2 Quad/No CPU/Pentium/Pentium Dual Core
Upgradability:Upgradable

RAM

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

Software

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
Type:None/RAID

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive

Interface Type:Serial ATA-300/Serial Attached SCSI

Storage Hard Drive (2nd)

Type:None/Standard

Storage Removable

Type: None

System

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

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
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