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HP Integrates Communication, Ergonomics into Space-saving System for Businesses

PALO ALTO, Calif., Sept. 17, 2003

HP (NYSE:HPQ) today introduced the HP Integrated Work Center, HP Desktop Access Center and two new flat panel monitors providing business customers improved communications in easy-to-use, space-saving designs.

The HP Integrated Work Center offers users the option to use an HP Business Desktop d530 ultra-slim desktop PC and 17- or 15-inch flat panel display integrated into a single space-saving unit. The HP Desktop Access Center rests securely under the Integrated Work Center, integrating the communication functions of a user's PC and phone in a single device while providing quick and easy access to the connections business customers use most.

"As an innovation leader, HP has a history of developing ergonomic, space-saving concepts and technologies that help our customers solve real-world business problems," said Jeff Groudan, vice president, HP Personal Systems Group. "The HP Integrated Work Center and Desktop Access Center are designed to improve user comfort and help clear clutter from the desk, creating a more orderly, efficient work environment to help increase office productivity."

The innovative design of the HP Integrated Work Center allows the display and desktop to mount on a single stand, priced at an estimated U.S.$99,(1) providing customers the flexibility to upgrade PC and monitor separately and more cost-effectively than expensive "all-in-one" PC and monitor designs. The center's cable management system cleanly routes wires down one side of the unit, while the optional wireless keyboard stows directly under the display, creating more desk space.

Designed for compatibility with the Video Electronics Standards Association's flat panel mounting standard, the system offers added flexibility and affordability to customers by allowing them to use existing industry-standard flat panels. The entire stand also swivels to allow quick access to the back-mounted PC and enables users to easily turn the display panel 90 degrees to portrait orientation, as well as tilt and slide the panel vertically to allow for a variety of height adjustments.

To complete the full Integrated Work Center solution, the HP Compaq business desktop d530 ultra-slim desktop provides customers with maximum stability and manageability. With a lifecycle as long as 15 months, a common software image across the platform and HP Lifecycle Solutions manageability tools, the reliable d530 ultra-slim desktop enables fast, easy PC deployment across enterprise networks. This helps lower the total cost of technology ownership by reducing the need for IT support and improving IT staff productivity. The d530 desktop also offers leading manageability tools and industry-standard solutions such as intelligent manageability, Altiris eXpress and PC Transplant solution to ensure fast, easy deployment.

HP also released two flat panel monitors, the HP L1530 and HP L1730, both of which are available as part of the HP Integrated Work Center or stand alone. The monitors are designed for business users that need high-quality, space-saving displays with maximum ergonomic adjustability. With superb front-of-screen performance and crisp, sharp images, these monitors are compatible with a wide range of HP products, including desktops, workstations and thin clients.

Priced at an estimated U.S.$329 and $449,(1) respectively, the affordable L1530 and L1730 feature reduced power consumption, helping to ease procurement budgets and increase return on investment.

Along with their slim, stylish design, the L1530 and L1730 monitors have anti-static and anti-glare film coatings. Their adjustable screen height, tilt, 340-degree swivel and 90-degree pivot features allow users to customize viewing positions and select either landscape or portrait orientation.

With four USB 2.0 ports, HP Multibay optical or hard drive bay, headset connection, speaker volume control and optional Bluetooth™ connectivity, the HP Desktop Access Center helps customers manage their personal workspace by removing extra cables and providing easy access to ports to connect USB and audio devices such as digital cameras, HP portable drive key storage and Pocket PCs.

Priced at $99, the HP Desktop Access Center can be used with most flat panel monitors or in conjunction with the HP Integrated Work Center to provide easy desktop access to the connections and devices customers use most - creating more work space for users by allowing them to distance the PC from the work area.. The Desktop Access Center also complements the L1530 and L1730 monitors, fitting securely under the monitor base with no additional desk space required.

Business customers can purchase an entire solution that includes the HP Integrated Work Center, HP Compaq Business Desktop d530 ultra-slim desktop and HP Desktop Access Center starting at an estimated U.S. street price of $1,257 with a 15-inch monitor or $1,377 with a 17-inch monitor.(1) The products are planned to be available beginning Oct. 1 direct from HP or directly through authorized resellers.

More information about the HP products for businesses announced today is available at http://www.hp.com/go/businessdesktop/accessories.

About HP

HP is a technology solutions provider to consumers, businesses and institutions globally. The company's offerings span IT infrastructure, personal computing and access devices, global services and imaging and printing for consumers, enterprises and small and medium businesses. For the last four quarters, HP revenue totaled $71.8 billion. More information about HP is available at http://www.hp.com.


(1) Actual prices may vary. Solution prices may vary based on customer configuration of the PC.

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