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HP Delivers Performance, Value with Four Cutting-edge Consumer Notebooks


HP (NYSE: HPQ) today announced four new wireless-ready notebooks, including the Compaq Presario 900 and 1500 series as well as the HP Pavilion zt1200 and ze5100 series.

These cutting-edge notebooks are targeted to mobile users who want true desktop performance and the freedom of a notebook as well consumers seeking exceptional multimedia performance at an outstanding value.

Compaq Presario 1500 Series

The Compaq Presario Notebook 1500 series offers simplicity and functionality with everything you need in a notebook, and it comes in an attractive, dual-tone design. It features a cutting-edge digital multimedia experience and Compaq's award-winning MultiPort for wireless Internet access, designed for state-of-the-art connectivity and robust security.

With a large, 15-inch viewing area, the Presario 1500 is the ideal portable system for the home and home office for true desktop performance with the freedom of a wireless notebook.

Its Intel® Pentium® 4 processor offers high performance for the newest, compute-intensive e-business applications, operating systems and data-intensive tasks -- meeting the demanding performance needs of the home user. The Presario1500 also delivers a high level of performance required for a variety of multimedia activities, including Internet audio and streaming video, image processing and video content creation.

Other features include an IEEE 1394 port, Port Replicator with NIC pass-through for customers seeking desktop functionality, full port replication and cable management, ATI Mobility Radeon 7500 graphics controller and the latest USB interface standard, USB 2.0, which offers 40x the throughput of USB 1.1 in addition to backward compatibility.

Estimated U.S. pricing for the Presario 1500 starts at $1,089.(1)

Compaq Presario 900 Series

The Compaq Presario Notebook 900 series provides high performance at a great price without compromising on features. The stylish, easy-to-use series is optimized for wireless connectivity, so users can connect to the Internet or other online applications with maximum flexibility.

The Presario 900 also offers graphics and entertainment features necessary for work, school or home, including the mobile AMD Athlon XP processor, which is designed to offer compelling performance for running Microsoft® Windows® XP. The raw power and robust features of AMD's processor enables users to run multiple applications at the same time.

Other features include the Compaq MultiPort for wireless access available with 802.11b or Bluetooth and a digital video port (IEEE 1394) for video capture, allowing greater performance from digital camcorders, portable drives, scanners, printers and other peripherals.

The Compaq Presario 900 is available at retail stores at an estimated U.S. pricing of only $1,599.(1)

HP Pavilion zt1200 Notebook Series

The HP Pavilion zt1200 notebook series is a thin and light retail notebook combining eye-catching aesthetic appeal with multimedia features and some of the industry's best new technologies.

Its new ATI Mobility Radeon 7500 discreet graphics controller enables users to get the most out of their multimedia experience, without compromising basic mobility computing needs. The HP Pavilion zt1200 notebooks also feature an integrated secure digital/multimedia card slot for flexible digital media sharing and storage including photos, files and MP3s.

Armed with the latest mobile Intel processors, a modem/LAN combination and built-in DVD+CD-RW or DVD drives, these notebooks deliver an ideal combination of performance and mobility for consumers. With optional embedded 802.11b wireless LAN or Bluetooth, users also can wirelessly connect to the Internet while at their favorite coffee shop or airport lounge or instant message friends during downtime between classes.(2)

Estimated U.S. pricing for the HP Pavilion zt1200 starts at $1,799.(1)

HP Pavilion ze5100 Notebook Series

The easy-to-use, all-in-one HP Pavilion ze5100 Notebook series is the latest addition to HP's award-winning line of consumer notebook PCs. The device combines great value and the latest technology in a sleek industrial design without sacrificing multimedia and entertainment capabilities, including the ability to watch DVDs, download MP3s and burn personal music CDs.

Complete with a powerful Intel Pentium 4 processor, a built-in DVD+CD-RW combo drive, as well as a floppy disk drive and modem/LAN combination, this notebook provides the power and connectivity options to run today's multimedia-intensive computer programs.

Using the DVD+CD-RW drive and TV-out port, watching DVD movies on the big screen is as simple as plugging into the television. The Pavilion ze5100 empowers users with on-the-go digital multimedia capabilities allowing them to edit and transfer digital videos through the IEEE 1394 port.

Estimated U.S. pricing for the HP Pavilion ze5100 starts at $1,595.(1)

Additional product information about all of these products is available at http://welcome.hp.com/country/us/eng/
prodserv/notebooks_handhelds.html
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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 merger transaction involving Compaq Computer Corp. on May 3, 2002. The company would have had combined revenue on a pro forma basis with the Compaq transaction of approximately $81.1 billion in fiscal 2001 and has operations in more than 160 countries. More information about HP is available at http://www.hp.com.


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(1) Actual prices may vary, and in some cases price may reflect rebate.

(2) Wireless capability requires optional wireless modem accessory and service contract, purchased separately. Connect-time charges may apply. Check with the service provider for availability and coverage in your area. Some Web site content may be unavailable. Accessories must be purchased separately.

Intel and Pentium are U.S. registered trademarks of Intel Corp. Microsoft and Windows are U.S. registered trademarks of Microsoft Corp.


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 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 annual report on Form 10-K, as amended on January 30, 2002, for the fiscal year ended October 31, 2001, HP's quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended January 31, 2002 (as filed with the SEC on March 12, 2002) 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 and does not intend to update these forward-looking statements.

About HP

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