HP 725

The HP Apollo 9000 Series 700 Model 725/50 Workstation

The Model 725/50 was the low-cost workstation of choice for a broad range of applications that requird fast X Window System performance and 2D/3D wireframe graphics. They were designed primarily to meet the needs of such workstation markets as electronic computer aided design (ECAD) mechanical computer aided design (MCAD), computer aided software engineering (CASE), desktop publishing and desktop productivity as well as many emerging markets, such as customer services and financial services.

Model 725/50 took the high performance of the HP PA-RISC 7100-based desktop workstations, offered price points comparable to PCs. The 50-MHz system delivered high performance at low system costs.


SPECints92 37.1
SPECfp92 71.8
MIPS 62.0
MFLOP (DP) 13.2
Xmark 5.4
X11 vectors/sec 700K
Memory (min/max (MB) 16/256
Cache Inst/Data (KB) 64/64

The Models 725/50 supported a wide variety of industry standard I/O interfaces, similar to other members of the Series 700 family. These systems had built in local area networking AUI Thicknet connection, four user EISA slots, external SCSI-2 port, bidirectional Centronics interface, two RS-232 serial ports, and HP-HIL.

Features and Benefits

Model 725/50 offered RAM capacities of 32-256 MB. Disk capacities could range up to 2 GB internal and 68.6 GB total. Customers could configure systems to meet HP Channel Partner application needs. The self-service workstations allowed easy installation, upgradability, expansion, and serviceability.

The system had built-in local area networking, an external SCSI-II port, bi-directional Centronics interface, two RS232 serial ports, CD quality audio connection, and HP-HIL. The Series 700 supported over 3,000 applications from over 1,600 software suppliers in technical and commercial markets.

Model 725/50 offered 19-inch grayscale and color monitors. The system was configurable with two 3.5" hard disks and one 3.5" or 5.25" removable-media device. Hard disks could be 525 MB or 1 GB each. Removable media could be DAT drive, 1.44 MB 3.5" floppy, or 600 MB 5.25" CD-ROM. Model 725/50 included four EISA-bus slots to add boards like Fast Differential SCSI-II, HP-IB, IEEE 802.3, FDDI, X.25, IEEE 802.5, HP Apollo Token Ring, ISDN, or SNA.