PALO ALTO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 12, 2003--HP (NYSE:
today unveiled the Compaq Evo N620c, a wireless-ready notebook PC for
business customers looking for greater mobility with no sacrifice in
performance. The notebook delivers up to six hours of battery life,
has a lightweight design and offers flexible, secure wireless
connectivity -- all fitting the mobile lifestyle of business users.
Featuring the new Intel(R) Pentium(R)-M processor also used in the
Intel Centrino mobile solution, the Compaq Evo N620c delivers
outstanding power and performance. The Intel Pentium-M processors
deliver up to 70 percent better battery performance versus Intel
Pentium 4-M processors with equivalent clock speeds.(1)
HP is focused on delivering the latest integrated connectivity
technology, including gigabit Ethernet and wireless LAN, to provide
customers with optimized connectivity today and the promise of
investment protection as network infrastructures evolve over time.
"Business users want technology that makes wireless communication
easy, reliable and secure while still allowing them to stay productive
for long periods of time," said Kevin Frost, vice president of
worldwide notebook marketing, HP Personal Systems Group. "HP
understands the needs of the connected enterprise and is designing
notebooks that can be implemented in IT environments without the risk
of obsolescence or incompatibility."
As part of the company's efforts to deliver the best return for
customers' IT investments, HP offers many cost-saving features with
all "c"-class business notebooks, including long managed lifecycles
for consistent product roll-outs, stable images, system management,
common "multibay" optional components, common docking, and flexible,
wireless connectivity delivered globally. The Compaq Evo N620 notebook
is backed by HP's world-class global services network.
HP also ensures support for important security standards that
address wireless LAN security concerns. Current HP wireless business
notebook PCs, including the Compaq Evo N620c, provide support for
Cisco-EAP (Cisco-Leap), an industry standards based approach to help
ensure only authorized users are able to connect to a Cisco wireless
HP integrated wireless LAN solutions feature support for a range
of industry-standard security building blocks that includes 128-bit
WEP data encryption and the 802.1x standard, additionally addressing
customer needs for secure wireless user authentication.
The Evo N620c notebook also supports the HP Protect Tools Smart
Card Security Manager with optional HP PC Card Smart Card reader. This
security solution allows the use of smart card technology to protect
against unauthorized users turning the computer on and accessing data.
Future HP business notebooks with integrated wireless LAN,
including new Intel Centrino-based notebooks from HP, also are
expected to be certified under the recently announced Cisco Compatible
Extensions program. Certification will ensure that HP notebooks have
been tested to provide interoperability with Cisco wireless networks
and a path to future enhancements.
Compaq Evo N620c: The Ultimate Balance of Mobility and Technology
Weighing less than five pounds and measuring a thin 1.2 inches,
the Compaq Evo N620c is optimized for mobility, connectivity and
Featuring the new Intel Pentium-M processor with speeds up to 1.6
GHz, ATI's Mobility Radeon 7500 graphics technology with 32 MB of DDR
SDRAM and a 14.1-inch SXGA+ or XGA TFT display, the Evo N620c meets
the challenges of the most demanding corporate environment.
An integrated Gigabit (10/100/1000 mb/s) LAN controller allows
users to connect to a local network at speeds up to 10 times faster
than today's fast Ethernet technology with backwards compatibility to
existing wired network infrastructure. USB 2.0 -- up to 40 times
faster than the speed of USB 1.1 -- and optional MultiPort 802.11b and
Bluetooth round out the portfolio of features available to keep users
In addition, the Evo N620c provides the convenience of desktop
printing with HP Mobile Printing for Notebooks software, which enables
printing from the notebook to any networked HP printer on a company
intranet without requiring complex setup or configuration.
The Compaq Evo N620c notebook PC is available to customize with a
full range of options. Available now, it can be purchased through
participating resellers, at
http://www.hp.com or by phone at +1 800
888 0220. Estimated U.S. pricing for the Compaq Evo Notebook N620c
configured with the Pentium M 1.4-GHz processor, 14.1 TFT XGA, 40-GB
hard drive, 256-MB RAM, DVD and 32-MB VRAM starts at $1,799.(2)
Coming Soon -- New HP Notebook Featuring Centrino Technology
HP plans to introduce a new Centrino-based notebook PC later in
spring. Centrino technology represents an opportunity to build on a
shared mobility vision with Intel for notebooks that emphasize secure
wireless connectivity, long battery life and thin and lightweight
design, with the performance today's mobile professional demands.
The upcoming Centrino-based notebook PC from HP will target small-
and medium-sized business customers and consumers, complementing HP's
broad portfolio of mobility products that gives customers more freedom
to match the right notebook with the right user.
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
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(1) Based on Business Winstone 2002 Batterymark test.
(2) Actual prices may vary.
Intel and Pentium are U.S. registered trademarks of Intel Corp.
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