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HP Workstation Xw4600

HP Workstation Xw4600
alaScore 83

24 reviews

May, 2019

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. People are impressed by the size and design. The usability and price also get good opinions.

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 83/100 = 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 Reviewers really like the design. The price is also mentioned favorably.

price, design

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

May, 2019

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

Expert review by (

HP xw4600 workstation


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

Feb, 2008

Expert review by : Clare Brandt (

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...

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

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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

Consumer review (

HP Workstation xw4600


Machine is great! fast and quiet and looks smart too. Add a graphics card and more RAM and you have a formidable system for the desktop apps like office and photoshop

The process to reload XP if you want to add HDD mirroring is a real pain. why cant we have a standard XP install disc?? the HP restore discs are bad news and limit the flexibilty for reloading. this is the only problem area and would cost nothing to fix.

Oct, 2009

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/Mini tower

Cache Memory

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

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)


Environmental Standards

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


Country Kits:Denmark / Finland / Norway / Sweden/United Kingdom
Localization:Danish / Finnish / Norwegian / Swedish/English
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:HP Workstation


Chipset Type:Intel 5400/Intel X38 Express
Data Bus Speed:1066MHz/1333MHz


Colour:Alloy metallic / Carbonite/Carbonite / Alloy metallic


Type: None


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

Optical Storage

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

OS Provided

Edition:Windows 7 Professional / Windows XP Professional/Windows Vista Business/Windows Vista Business / Windows XP Professional/Windows XP Professional
Family:Windows 7 / Windows XP/Windows Vista/Windows Vista / Windows XP/Windows XP
Type:Microsoft Windows 7 Professional / XP Professional downgrade/Microsoft Windows Vista Business/Microsoft Windows Vista Business / XP Professional downgrade/Microsoft Windows XP Professional


64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:2.33GHz/2.4GHz/2.66GHz/2.93GHz/2GHz/3.16GHz/3GHz
Installed Qty:1
Max Supported Qty:1/2
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core/Quad-Core
Processor Number:E5405/E6550/E6750/E6850/E7500/E8400/E8500/Q6600/Q9400/Q9450
Type:Core 2 Duo/Core 2 Quad/No CPU/Xeon


Installed Size:0MB/1GB/2GB/4GB
Max Supported Size:16GB/32GB/8GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM

Service & Support

On-Site Warranty:On-site
Type: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 0 / RAID 1 / RAID 10 / RAID 5/RAID 10 / RAID 5 / RAID 0

Storage Controller (2nd)

Type: None

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive

Interface Type:Serial ATA-300

Storage Hard Drive (2nd)

Type: None

Storage Removable

Type: None


Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:0GB/160GB/250GB/500GB
Recommended Use:Corporate business / Small business

Video Memory

Installed Size:256MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:No graphics/NVIDIA Quadro FX 370/NVIDIA Quadro FX 380/NVIDIA Quadro NVS 290
Interface Type:PCI Express x16