Convertible Mini-tower Workstation Provides Flexibility, Reliability and Hyperthreading Technology
PALO ALTO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 14, 2003-- HP (NYSE: HPQ) today announced its latest entry-level workstation, the Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4-based HP Workstation xw4100, which is designed to provide customers with computational and visualization performance, reliability and support with an affordable manufacturer's suggested retail price of $799.(1)
The HP Workstation xw4100 uses the new Intel 875P high-performance
chipset and it includes Intel Performance Acceleration Technology for
enhanced system performance due to reduced memory access latencies.
The workstation also is optimized for Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
to efficiently run multiple applications simultaneously and to speed
The device's innovative convertible mini-tower and tool-less
chassis are designed to provide mechanical computer-aided engineering
(MCAD/CAE), digital content creation (DCC), geographic information
systems (GIS) and finance customers with the flexibility they need for
their work environments. The versatile chassis allows the HP xw4100 to
go easily from deskside to desktop and improves serviceability and
heat management. The workstation also features a convenient
front-access input/output panel and two USB v2.0 ports.
The affordably priced HP Workstation xw4100 delivers optimized
performance and reliability with professional OpenGL and multi-display
2D graphics and application certifications for entry-level 2D and 3D
MCAD and 2D animation, video editing and publishing users.
"HP workstations are intelligently engineered for high
reliability, which should allow for excellent application performance
while providing exceptional return on investment," said Jim Zafarana,
worldwide marketing manager, HP Workstation Global Business Unit. "The
HP xw4100 delivers on that promise by offering customers unprecedented
value and performance without compromising reliability."
The HP Workstation xw4100 builds on HP's industry lead in
workstation performance set by the HP Workstation xw5000.(2) The HP
xw4100 takes uniprocessor compute power to the next level with faster
processor front side bus speeds, greater memory bandwidth and Intel's
Performance Acceleration Technology.
The HP xw4100 supports Microsoft(R) Windows(R) 2000 Professional
and Windows XP Professional, while support for the Red Hat Linux
operating system is expected to be available in June.
HP works closely with leading software and hardware applications
providers to test and certify their offerings on HP workstations.
Applications certified for the HP Workstation xw4100 include, but are
not limited to:
|--||For MCAD users: Autodesk AutoCAD Inventor and Revit; Aveva CADCenter; Bentley MicroStation; CoCreate OneSpace; Dassault Catia V5; SolidWorks; SolidEdge; EDS PLM Solutions I-deas NX, EDS PLM Solutions Unigraphics NX, ICEM Surf; MSC.Patran PTC Pro/ENGINEER 2001 Windows; PTC Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire Linux.|
|--||For DCC users: Adobe(R) Premiere and After Effects; Alias/Wavefront Studio and Maya; Avid Xpress DV; Canopus DV Storm2; Discreet 3D Studio MAX and Combustion; Matrox RT.x100; Media100 iFinish; NewTek Lightwave and Aura; Pinnacle Edition DV; Side Effects Houdini.|
Pricing and Availability
The HP Workstation xw4100 has a manufacturer's suggested retail
price of $799. This model and the entire HP workstation product line
are available directly from HP or through authorized HP resellers.
Further details are available at
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(1) Actual prices may vary.
(2) SPEC organization benchmarks. HP xw5000 won 10 of 11 SPEC
apc/opc workstation benchmarks. Feb. 5, 2003.
Note to Editors: Intel and Pentium are U.S. trademarks or
registered trademarks of Intel Corp.
Microsoft and Windows are U.S. registered trademarks of Microsoft
Corp. Adobe is a registered trademark of Adobe Systems Incorporated.
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