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HP Powers Mobile Business Computing with New Line of Evo Notebooks


HP (NYSE: HPQ) today announced a new line of dependable mobile PCs designed to meet business customers' demand for reliable, easily managed technology solutions. The Compaq Evo Notebook N410c, N610c and N1000 series offer a breadth of selection that can be configured to meet a wide range of customers' needs, all while offering mobile freedom, the latest technology and a comprehensive solutions package.

Compaq Evo Notebook N410c

The power-packed Compaq Evo Notebook N410c is designed for the on-the-go professional requiring a highly functional, travel-friendly business tool. One of the lightest, thinnest, full-featured, high-performance ultraportable notebooks available, the Evo N410c is less than one-inch thin and weighs in at just 3.5 pounds.

The Evo N410c features a mobile Intel® Pentium® III-M processor; award-winning Compaq MultiPort with both 802.11b or Bluetooth solutions; integrated 56k modem and 10/100 NIC; USB 2.0, which offers 40x the throughput of USB 1.1 in addition to backward compatibility; and a full-size keyboard.

In addition, the Evo N410c can support up to two batteries in the notebook system and two additional batteries in the Mobile Expansion Unit (MEU) MultiBays, giving users up to nine hours of computing power.

Optional features include an MEU, which provides two MultiBays that accommodate the full line of Compaq optical, power and storage MultiBay devices. The MEU also supports stereo speakers, LAN connectivity, full port replication and enhanced security features. Other options include an external MultiBay, a low-cost and lightweight alternative to the mobile MEU that provides access to one MultiBay device while traveling.

Estimated U.S. pricing for the Evo N410c starts at $2,149.(1) Additional product information is available at http://www.compaq.com/products/notebooks/n410c/.

Compaq Evo Notebook N610c

Designed for customers who need lightweight design, enterprise-level performance and the latest in connectivity, the Compaq Evo Notebook N610c delivers the ultimate balance of mobility and technology.

Weighing only 4.8 pounds and measuring a scant 1.2", the Evo N610c features mobile Intel Pentium 4-M processors, Compaq MultiPort solution and Compaq MultiBay, a flexible storage technology that allows users to easily exchange a variety of removable media drives including DVD/CD-RW drives.

The Evo N610c delivers superior graphics performance by using the ATI Mobility Radeon 7500 graphics controller with 32 MB of Dynamic Data Rate SDRAM, which handles intensive 2D and 3D graphics tasks required by CAD and multimedia applications.

To simplify the deployment and management of the new Evo N610c, as well as lower the total cost of ownership, the notebook is fully compatible with the new Compaq Port Replicator and Advanced Port Replicator solutions. Smaller than traditional docking stations, these new port replicators support NIC pass through, allow for external monitor usage and support two additional MultiBays in the Advanced Port Replicator.

Estimated U.S. pricing for the Evo N610c starts at $2,149.(1) Additional product information is available at http://www.compaq.com/products/notebooks/n610c/.

Compaq Evo Notebook N1000 series

For price-sensitive business customers who demand the convenience of an all-in-one product to suit their computing needs, the Compaq Evo N1000 series offers an ideal combination of form, function and value.

Featuring the latest Intel Pentium 4 processors with speeds of up to 2.2 GHz, up to 15" TFT displays and ATI Mobility Radeon graphics controllers, the N1000 series delivers outstanding functionality for a wide range of computing demands.

Like all new Evo notebooks, the N1000 series feature MultiPort. Recognized as the most innovative wireless solution on the market,(2) MultiPort provides users the convenience to access the Internet or their enterprise network without cables. Available in either an 802.11b or Bluetooth module, MultiPort provides mobile users with greater performance than traditional wireless PC cards, as well as increased flexibility for upgrades and expansion.

The Evo N1000 series also is compatible with the new Compaq Port Replicator and Advanced Port Replicator solutions, allowing businesses to lower their total cost of ownership.

The Evo N1000 series is available in either a corporate/enterprise ("c" class) or small- and medium-sized business ("v" class) version. The Evo "c" class products were designed to meet the needs of the enterprise customer and offer unsurpassed commonality and compatibility. The products will have up to 12 month life cycles to support customer deployment activities. The "c" class also offers extensive customer support including a standard three-year warranty, full software support for the lifetime of the warranty, designated commercial call center and a dual touch pad/pointing stick.

The Evo "v" class products are designed to meet the needs of small- and medium-sized businesses. The "v" class will have a moderate life cycle of up to six months, standard one-year warranty and dedicated SMB call center.

Estimated U.S. pricing for the Evo N1000 series starts at $1,699.(1) Additional product information is available at http://www.compaq.com/products/notebooks/n1000c/ or http://www.compaq.com/products/notebooks/n1000v/.

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.

(2) Andy Seybold's Outlook 4Mobility -- Most Innovative Wireless Enabled Notebook Computer, November 2001.

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


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