HP Lets Small and Midsize Businesses Easily Add PC Seats with Simple Shared-computing Experience

New HP t200 Zero Client links up to 15 seats to one PC or server, adds Ethernet connectivity

NEW YORK — (BUSINESS WIRE) — October 5, 2011 — HP (NYSE: HPQ) today announced the HP t200 Zero Client for MultiSeat, the industry’s first PC sharing solution with the option of USB or Ethernet connectivity, giving businesses the flexibility to add more users at a fraction of the cost per seat of traditional PCs.

HP is showcasing the new HP t200 Zero Client for the HP MultiSeat Solution today at the Small Business Expo 2011 in New York City.

Designed for affordable expansion and simple deployment, the plug-and-play HP t200 Zero Client provides a familiar, individual Windows® computing experience for up to 15 users without requiring additional PCs. The device is positioned for use by small and midsize businesses, training and call centers, schools, medical offices, manufacturing sites and other organizations with multiple employees in a shared workspace.

“The HP t200 Zero Client provides additional scalability to our HP MultiSeat Solution, making it an ideal solution not only for small businesses and classrooms, but also training, healthcare and manufacturing environments,” said Jeff Groudan, director, Worldwide Thin Clients, HP. “As the global industry leader in thin clients, HP continues to innovate simple, flexible, affordable thin computing solutions that deliver rich, productive user experiences.”

Industry research firm IDC reported that HP led the thin client category in market share in the second quarter of 2011, retaining the No. 1 position globally.(1)

Simple, affordable and efficient

Ready to deploy for quick, out-of-the-box productivity, the HP t200 Zero Client allows multiple users to easily connect to a single HP Compaq ms6200 Series Desktop host computer via USB for close-proximity computing environments, or via Ethernet for more physically dispersed deployments.

Unlike competing solutions, the simple-to-deploy HP MultiSeat Solution does not require opening the PC to install expansion cards. Easy enough for small, unmanaged IT environments, yet powerful enough for robust business productivity, each HP MultiSeat Solution sets up quickly with wizard-based setup tools.

The HP t200 Zero Client is slightly larger in size than a deck of cards, and consumes only 3 watts of power when connecting to the host via USB, reducing energy costs.

The HP t200 Zero Client is fully licensed and supported by Microsoft for its MultiPoint Server 2011 operating system, which offers complete compatibility with the latest OS, security patches and updates. HP provides comprehensive solution support on the complete offering.

Pricing and availability

The HP t200 Zero Client for MultiSeat is expected to be available worldwide in early November at a starting price of $99.(2)

More information on HP’s thin clients and virtualization solutions is available at http://www.hp.com/go/multiseat and www.hp.com/go/clientvirtualization.

About HP

HP creates new possibilities for technology to have a meaningful impact on people, businesses, governments and society. The world’s largest technology company, HP brings together a portfolio that spans printing, personal computing, software, services and IT infrastructure at the convergence of the cloud and connectivity, creating seamless, secure, context-aware experiences for a connected world. More information about HP is available at http://www.hp.com.

(1) IDC Enterprise Client Device Tracker, 2Q11, August 2011.

(2) Estimated U.S. street prices. Actual prices may vary.

This news release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks, uncertainties and assumptions. If such risks or uncertainties materialize or such assumptions prove incorrect, the results of HP and its consolidated subsidiaries could differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements and assumptions. All statements other than statements of historical fact are statements that could be deemed forward-looking statements, including but not limited to statements of the plans, strategies and objectives of management for future operations, including execution of growth strategies, transformation initiatives and restructuring plans; any statements concerning expected development, performance or market share relating to products and services; any statements regarding anticipated operational and financial results; any statements of expectation or belief; and any statements of assumptions underlying any of the foregoing. Risks, uncertainties and assumptions include macroeconomic and geopolitical trends and events; the competitive pressures faced by HP’s businesses; the development and transition of new products and services (and the enhancement of existing products and services) to meet customer needs and respond to emerging technological trends; the execution and performance of contracts by HP and its customers, suppliers and partners; the protection of HP's intellectual property assets, including intellectual property licensed from third parties; integration and other risks associated with business combination and investment transactions; the hiring and retention of key employees; expectations and assumptions relating to the execution and timing of growth strategies, transformation initiatives and restructuring plans; the resolution of pending investigations, claims and disputes; and other risks that are described in HP’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended July 31, 2011 and HP’s other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including but not limited to HP’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended October 31, 2010. HP assumes no obligation and does not intend to update these forward-looking statements.

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