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HP Workstation xw6400

HP Workstation xw6400
alaScore 78

16 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 16 reviews from magazines and websites.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the HP Workstation xw6400 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 16 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

User Reviews  

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HP xw8400 Quad-Core Workstation


If you've read about the new quad-core workstations, you've probably wondered if they could substantially speed up your work. I wondered about that, too. So I jumped at the chance to review the latest HP xw8400 Workstation equipped with two 2.66 GHz...

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First Look Review: HP xw8400 Workstation


Highly recommended desktop system is a bit pricey, but offers extremely quiet operation and remarkable AutoCAD performance

Although the higher price tag would ordinarily preclude the xw8400 from receiving Cadalyst's Highly Recommended rating, the stellar AutoCAD performance proved to be the determining factor here, so the HP xw8400 earns the Highly Recommended rating.

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HP xw8400 Workstation


Remember the Xeon? It was Intel's leading-edge processor for PC-based workstations in the late 1990s. Then it was eclipsed by AMD's Opteron processor. Now the Xeon is back in the headlines with a vengeance.


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Hewlett Packard XW6400


The HP Workstation Xw6400 is a power packed computer worthy of the most daunting office tasks, and could even double as a gaming PC, should work become too boring. It has 2 GB of memory right out of the box - plenty for multitasking - and the dual...

The HP Xw6400 is an excellent choice for a business computer, and one would be hard-pressed to find anything more powerful for the price

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Right product at the right price!


I was looking for a second dock to use with my HP Slate 2. J&R was offering it at almost half the price of anyone else. Super simple purchase and extra speedy shipping. Thanks!

Compact","Durable","Easy to Use","Reliable

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FAST as all hell


Not sure if it supports SLI video configuration, so get one good video card to make up for it since SLI is overated anyway.

I have mine configured with 2 5150's (2.66ghz) and a Geforce 8800GTS and this machine is an ultimate gamer or anything rig. Runs onboard RAID. Total of 6 fans and this machine is still whisper quiet. XP Pro sees the 4 CPU's

Only 4 Sata ports and not much room for drive expansion. A little on the expensive side but getting a great quality built machine

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HP Workstation xw6400(RB294UT#ABA) XEON 5130(2.00GHz) 2GB DDR2 160GB NVIDIA Quadro FX1500 Windows XP Professional - Retail


Great pc.

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HP Workstation Xw6400


HP workstation XW6400 this model of computer suspended production now. I buy this computer, I thought that it listens. The performance is very stable. I had already bought one year. It has not had any problem.Its shortcoming is the disposition is too...

ease of use

the disposition is too low

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Good work station for racks in the automation industry


We use the xw6400 works stations as part of racks in a few different projects. The racks typically consist of a half dozen to a few dozen work stations. I also have an xw6200 work station, an xw6400 work station and an xw9400 work station in my...

Quiet, not sensitive to vibration

Somewhat outdated, it may be hard to purchase new units

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HP - xw6400


HP's latest personal workstation series, the xw6400, is aimed at mid-range business users and, housed in a new mini-tower case, it's ideal where desk space is at a premium yet a system with plenty of grunt ...

This is an ideal system if you are looking to upgrade from an entry level workstation, while its small format makes it ideal for the smaller office, although on the flip side it does mean that your options are limited if you want to expand the hardware.


Product Specifications

The HP xw6400 is distinguished by what has been taken away - size, power demands, heat and noise - making this mid-range workstation the ideal solution for space and power constrained environments. Added is Intel processor technology delivering the performance you need today with the expandability and configuration flexibility for adapting to tomorrow. Focused on meeting specific customer requirements, the HP xw6400 was designed to fit under/in a financial trader desk, OEM enclosures and other small spaces. The HP xw6400 supports up to eight displays.

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Cabinet (Chassis)

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

Cabinet (Chassis)

Form Factor:Desktop/Desktop slimline/Mini tower
Manufacturer Form Factor:Convertible mini tower/Mini tower/Small form factor/Ultra-slim desktop

Cache Memory

Installed Size:12MB/16MB/24MB/4MB/512KB/8MB
Per Processor Size:12MB/2MB/4MB/512KB/6MB/8MB

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:19in/24in
Diagonal Size (metric):48.3cm/61cm
Max Resolution:1920 x 1200
Type:LCD display/None.
Widescreen Display: Yes

Environmental Standards

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


Country Kits:Canada/Canada / United States/Denmark/Europe/France/Germany/Latin America/Switzerland/United Kingdom/United States/United States / Canada
Localization:Danish/English/English / French/English / French / Spanish/French/French / English/German/Spanish
Packaged Quantity:1/4
Product Line:HP Compaq Business Desktop/HP Workstation


Chipset Type:Intel 5000X/Intel 5400/Intel 865G
Data Bus Speed:1066MHz/1333MHz/533MHz/667MHz/800MHz


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


Type: None


Data Link Protocol:Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet/Gigabit Ethernet / Fast Ethernet
Type:Network adapter

Optical Storage

Read Speed:40x (CD) / 16x (DVD)/48x/48x (CD) / 16x (DVD)
Rewrite Speed:12x/24x (CD) / 4x (DVD/32x/32x (CD) / 6x (DVD-RW) / 8x (DVD+RW) / 12x (DVD-RAM)
Write Speed:40x (CD) / 8x (DVD-R) / 16x (DVD+R) / 2.4x (DVD+R DL)/48x/48x (CD) / 16x (DVD

Optical Storage (2nd)

Read Speed:48x

OS Provided

Edition:Windows Vista Business
Type:FreeDOS/Linux/Microsoft Windows Vista Business/Microsoft Windows Vista Business / XP Professional downgrade/Microsoft Windows Vista Business 64-bit Edition / XP Professional 64-bit Edition downgrade/Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition/Microsoft Windows XP Professional/Microsoft Windows XP Professional N/Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP1/Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition/Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS 4/Red Hat Linux


64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:1.6GHz/1.86GHz/2.33GHz/2.66GHz/2.6GHz/2GHz/3.2GHz/3.33GHz/3.73GHz/3GHz
Installed Qty:1/2
Max Supported Qty:1/2
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core/Quad-Core
Processor Number:5050/5060/5080/5110/5120/5130/5140/5150/5160/E5310/E5320/E5335/E5345/E5410/E5450/X5260/X5355/X5365
Type:Dual-Core Xeon/None/Pentium 4/Quad-Core Xeon/Xeon


Installed Size:0MB/1GB/256MB/2GB/3GB/4GB/512MB/6GB/8GB
Max Supported Size:16GB/2GB/32GB/4GB

Service & Support

On-Site Warranty:On-site
Type:3 years warranty

Storage Controller

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

Storage Controller (2nd)

RAID Level:RAID 0 / RAID 1 / RAID 10/RAID 1 / RAID 0/RAID 10 / RAID 0/RAID 10 / RAID 5 / RAID 0
Type:IDE/None/RAID/Serial ATA/Serial Attached SCSI

Storage Floppy Drive

Type:3.5 1.44 MB floppy / 3.5" 1.44 MB floppy/3.5" 1.44 MB floppy / 3.5 1.44 MB floppy/None

Storage Hard Drive

Interface Type:ATA-100/Serial ATA-150/Serial ATA-300/Serial Attached SCSI

Storage Hard Drive (2nd)


Storage Removable

Type: None


Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:0GB/1.292TB/1292GB/146GB/160GB/1TB/219GB/240GB/250GB/292GB/300GB/320GB/40GB/500GB/600GB/73GB/750GB/80GB
Recommended Use:Corporate business / Small business/Corporate business / Small business
Type:Personal computer/Workstation

Video Memory

Installed Size:128MB/1GB/256MB/512MB/64MB/768MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:ATI FireGL V3300/ATI FireGL V3350/ATI FireGL V7200/Intel Extreme Graphics 2/No graphics/NVIDIA Quadro FX 1500/NVIDIA Quadro FX 3500/NVIDIA Quadro FX 4500/NVIDIA Quadro FX 4600/NVIDIA Quadro FX 5500/NVIDIA Quadro FX 560/NVIDIA Quadro NVS 285/NVIDIA Quadro NVS 290/NVIDIA Quadro NVS 440
Interface Type:AGP 8x/PCI Express/PCI Express x16