A tool-less chassis design allows for easy maintenance and expandability.
Graphics performance for the xw9400 is made possible by the
Nvidia nForce Professional 3000 series chipset, which enables dual PCI Express
x16 graphics slots. With dual PCI Express graphics, customers can run large
models and display complex graphics with realism and speed.
The xw9400 has a starting price below $2,000 and supports
new serial attached SCSI hard drives, as well as enough memory expansion
capability for the maximum Windows or Linux configurations. The workstation
will be Windows Vista capable when it launches later this month.
HP has also introduced several new LCD flat panel monitors,
including a 30-inch model that will begin shipping on November 1st. The HP LP3065
features a resolution of 2560 x 1600 and a 178 degree viewing angle. The unit
has an expanded color gamut of 92 percent and a response time of 8ms. When it
ships, its price will be around $1,999.
Additional widescreen models from HP include 20- and 24-inch
units. The new 20-inch L2045w will be priced in the low $300 range when it
ships later this year, while the 24-inch model is now available for $899.