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First Look Review: HP xw8400 Workstation (Cadalyst Daily Archive)

8 Oct, 2006 By: Ron LaFon

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


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The HP xw8400 was a bit larger than most HP workstations that Cadalyst has reviewed recently -- it measures 17.9" x 8.3" x 20.7" (HxWxD) -- but the slightly larger case apparently included some new acoustic engineering features that made it one of the quietest systems I've ever used. The sleek silver and charcoal gray case featured three 5.25" external drive bays, with an additional five 3.5" drive bays accessible internally. In addition to single serial and parallel connections, the workstation had seven USB 2.0 external connectors, one USB 2.0 internal connector and single external FireWire connectors on both the front and back of the system. The extensive expandability options are supported by an 800W Delta power supply.  Read more >>p>

  

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About the Author: Ron LaFon


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