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HP Vectra VL400

HP Vectra VL400
alaScore 74

20 reviews

May, 2019

alaTest has collected and analyzed 20 reviews of HP Vectra VL400. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the HP Vectra VL400 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 74/100 = Good quality.

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HP - Vectra VL400


One of the bigger players in the corporate marketplace, Hewlett Packard's desktops tend to be well-built systems with specialised features that set them apart from the pack. The Vectra VL400 continues that trend and is the ...

Apr, 2001

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HP Vectra VL400


Nice high-end features, but lackluster multimedia.

As a basic workhorse that emphasizes multimedia less and security and management more, this Vectra fills corporate needs well.

Nov, 2000

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Vectra VL400


Hewlett-Packard, along with Dell, has the best we've seen when it comes to corporate PCs, thanks to innovative hardware designs and complete, intuitive management tools. Hewlett-Packard's TopTools has long set the standard in management utilities, and...

Product Specifications

Go through the offices of medium and large corporations and look at what brand of PC's they use. The choice machine for these companies is HP, and the reason is simple. HP is second to none in the manufacture and support of corporate PC's because they recognize the priorities of your business. Quality, reliability, and manageability are the hallmarks of the HP Vectra line. Add some of the best service and support in the industry and the choice of the Vectra is clear. The VL 8 series uses the powerful Pentium II processor. To maintain top performance, it has an integrated L2 cache memory. This model belongs on the desks of software engineers, design staff, and other mission-critical employees. The sufficient amount of RAM will make all your business-critical applications run safely and more reliably. A huge amount of hard drive space will help you to house all the necessary files and never feel the lack of free space. The standard that drives many purchasing decisions is not the cost of the computer, but the cost of ownership. That is a feature that the HP Vectra excels in. Offering DMI compliant machines since 1993, HP is the expert in this arena. Some Vectras' VL 8 are fully DMI 2.0 compliant that allows your technicians to power up the PC and configure it remotely. It also includes the powerful HP TopTools software that offers a wide range of monitoring and management features. TopTools provides everything from asset management to software distribution, and system maintenance. Some models include a 3Com 10/100Base-T Ethernet adapter. If your support people are stretched too thin, then these are the computers your company needs.

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Cabinet (Chassis)

Form Factor:Desktop/Desktop slimline/Mini tower
Manufacturer Form Factor:Desktop/Desktop slimline/Mini tower

Cache Memory

Installed Size:256KB/512KB
Max Supported Size:256KB/512KB

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)



Country Kits:Belgium/Europe/France/N/a/United Kingdom
Model:VL400/VL8 BX
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:HP Vectra


Chipset Type:Intel 440BX/Intel 815
Data Bus Speed:100MHz/133MHz




Type: None


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

Optical Storage

CD / DVD Rewrite Speed:N/A
Read Speed:24x/32x/40x (CD) / 8x (DVD)/48x
Write Speed:N/A

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows 2000 / NT4.0/Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional /Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional / NT 4.0/Microsoft Windows 95/98 Second Edition/Microsoft Windows 98 Second Edition/Microsoft Windows NT 4.0


Clock Speed:400MHz/733MHz/800MHz/866MHz
Installed Qty:1
Max Supported Qty:1
Type:Pentium II/Pentium III


Installed Size:128MB/64MB
Max Supported Size:512MB/768MB

Service & Support

Type:3 years warranty

Storage Controller

RAID Level:N/A/None

Storage Controller (2nd)

Type: None

Storage Floppy Drive

Type:3.5" 1.44 MB floppy / 3.5 1.44 MB floppy

Storage Hard Drive

Interface Type:ATA-33/ATA-66

Storage Hard Drive (2nd)

Type: None

Storage Removable

Type: None


Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:10GB/15GB/20GB/6.4GB
OS Certified:Caldera OpenLinux 2.3 / Red Hat Linux 6.2 / SuSE Linux 6.3 / Turbo Linux Workstation 6.0/Caldera OpenLinux eDesktop 2.4 / Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional / Microsoft Windows 98 Second Edition / Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 4.0 / Red Hat Linux 6.2 / SuSE Linux 6.2 / Turbo Linux Workstation 6.0
Recommended Use:Corporate business/Corporate business / Small business
Type:Personal computer

Video Memory

Installed Size:16MB/4MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:Matrox MGA G100/Matrox MGA G400/Matrox MGA G450
Interface Type:AGP/AGP 2x/AGP 4x