HP Vectra XU - good machine?

HP Vectra XU - good machine?

Post by Paul Pullinge » Fri, 19 Apr 1996 04:00:00



Has any one tried this configuration with Nextstep? Or does anyone think
that it might be a good machine to use?

thanks for your help.

paul

no nextmail at the moment  :-(

HP Vectra XU 6/150. List price: With Pentium Pro/150, 256K external
cache, 32MB RAM, 2GB hard disk drive,
Matrox Millennium, quad-speed CD-ROM, 17-inch monitor, $6,600;
with the same configuration but with dual-CPU,
$8,220. Hewlett-Packard Co., Palo Alto, CA; 800-752-0900, 303-
635-1000; fax, 800-333-1917.

                                  Summary of Features: HP Vectra XU 6/150
  Number of CPUs/Clock speed
                                                                                  2/150 MHz
  Motherboard manufacturer/Chip set manufacturer
                                                                                  HP/Intel
  Maximum RAM/Module type
                                                                                  256MB/DIMM
  Number of slots: PCI, ISA, shared
                                                                                  3, 3, 1
  Ports: parallel, PS/2, serial
                                                                                  1, 2, 2
  Hard disk/Interface
                                                                                  2GB/Ultra SCSI
  Graphics board/RAM
                                                                                  Matrox MGA
Millennium/4MB
  CD-ROM
                                                                                  Sony 4X

 
 
 

1. Is the HP Vectra XU any good?

This looks like a nice system. 90MHz Pentium (MP ready), PCI, etc.

And more to the point, do the following items work (does someone have this  
running):

        PCI (does the PCI driver from NeXT work, is the right question I guess)
        Embedded S3-864 2MB Video (I know, the Matrox Impression doesn't work)
        Embedded Ethernet
        Embedded SCSI

And can I use the HP Jetstore 6000 on this system (or any system) This is a  
DDS-2 DAT tape unit, so my gues is, it should work...

And, now we're at it, are the HP monitors any good? Which ones?

A lot of questions, I know,

Thanks,
--

"If you don't know where you're going, any road will take you there"
Paraphrased in Alice in Wonderland, originally from the Talmud.

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