Press Release:

HP Widens the View with New Wireless Notebook PC

Presario X1000's 15.4-inch Widescreen Display, Thin and Wide Design Allow Users to See More, Do More and Carry Less
PALO ALTO, CALIF., MAY 14, 2003

HP (NYSE:HPQ) today introduced the Compaq Presario Widescreen Notebook X1000 PC featuring a high-resolution 15.4-inch wide aspect ratio display that breaks new ground in the way mobile users can approach graphics-intensive and multimedia applications.

The Presario X1000 is ideal for working on multiple applications side by side or when editing with digital images and video for desktop publishing or other graphics-intensive work. The widescreen display is 20 percent brighter, features 33 percent wider viewing angles and includes an improved contrast ratio compared to traditional notebook displays.

To meet the needs of multimedia users, the Presario X1000 is available with ATI's Mobility Radeon 9200 graphics with 64-MB video memory, JBL Pro speakers and three USB 2.0 ports. The unit also features an IEEE 1394 connection for blazing fast connections to digital camcorders and other consumer electronic devices and an integrated Secure Digital (SD)/MultiMedia memory card (MMC) slot that allows for quick transfer of digital photos, music or other files to and from the PC and digital cameras, printers, handhelds and other devices. Beginning in summer, users can expect to select a unit with a DVD+RW drive.

Powered by Intel® Centrino™ mobile technology, the stylish, aluminum-covered Presario X1000 delivers a powerful combination of performance, battery life and wireless connectivity. The notebook is 1.3-inches thin and only weighs 6.5 pounds, making it easy for users to take while on the go. Featuring the Pentium-M processor designed specifically for mobile computing, the X1000 notebook can achieve up to 5 hours of battery life while still providing performance to meet the needs of demanding applications.

The notebook's integrated Intel PRO/Wireless 2100 LAN card provides the foundation for clear and compatible connections across 802.11b Wi-Fi (wireless fidelity) networks. Optional integrated Bluetooth™ wireless connectivity allows users to synchronize and share their data with other Bluetooth enabled devices, such as HP iPAQ Pocket PCs, HP mobile printers or cell phones, to create their own personal area networks.

Technical information on the Compaq Presario X1000 includes:

  • Intel Pentium® M processors running at 1.3 GHz, 1.4 GHz, 1.5 GHz or 1.6 GHz combined with the Intel 855PM chipset
  • Intel PRO wireless 2100 802.11b mini-PCI card. Optional integrated Bluetooth module
  • 15.4-inch wide aspect ratio displays with WUXGA, (1,920 x 1,200 resolution), 15.4-inch WSXGA+ (1,680 x 1,050) and WXGA (1,280 x 800)
  • ATI Mobility Radeon 9200 with 64 MB or 32 MB of DDR dedicated memory or ATI Mobility Radeon 7500 with 32 MB of DDR dedicated memory
  • Hard drives of 40 GB, 60 GB or 80 GB and a high-performance (5,400 rpm) 60 GB
  • Choice of optical drives, including 24x CD-ROM, 8x DVD, 24x CD-RW/DVD or DVD+RW(1)
  • Up to 2 GB DDR (266-MHz) system memory
  • Three USB 2.0 ports, one IEEE 1394 port, one S-Video out port
  • Integrated 10/100 Ethernet, 56 Kbps V.92 modem
  • Eight-cell Lithium-ion battery

The Compaq Presario X1000 can be customized with a full range of options and is available for purchase through the Web at www.compaq.com or by phone at +1 800 888 0220 beginning May 21. The X1000 is expected to be available in retail stores in June starting at an estimated U.S. street price of $1,299 after a $100 mail-in rebate.(2)

About HP

HP is a leading global provider of products, technologies, solutions and services to consumers and businesses. The company's offerings span IT infrastructure, personal computing and access devices, global services and imaging and printing. HP completed its acquisition of Compaq Computer Corporation on May 3, 2002. More information about HP is available at http://www.hp.com.


(1) DVD+RW drive expected to be available in summer.

(2) Actual prices may vary. Price for system X1001US available May 21 on the Web is $2,399, after $100 mail-in-rebate.

Intel and Pentium are U.S. registered trademarks and Centrino is a trademark of Intel Corp.
The Bluetooth trademarks are owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc.


This news release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks, uncertainties and assumptions. All statements other than statements of historical fact are statements that could be deemed forward-looking statements. Risks, uncertainties and assumptions include the possibility that the market for the sale of certain products and services may not develop as expected; that development and performance of these products and services may not proceed as planned; and other risks that are described from time to time in HP's Securities and Exchange Commission reports, including but not limited to HP's quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended January 31, 2003, and subsequently filed reports. If any of these risks or uncertainties materializes or any of these assumptions proves incorrect, HP's results could differ materially from HP's expectations in these statements. HP assumes no obligation to update these forward-looking statements.

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