HP Delivers Reliable, Affordable Wireless Notebook to Mobile Small and Medium Business Customers
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HP Delivers Reliable, Affordable Wireless Notebook to Mobile Small and Medium Business Customers

PALO ALTO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 1, 2003--HP (NYSE: HPQ) today announced the HP Compaq Business Notebook nx9010, a notebook PC that incorporates proven, reliable technologies and optional wireless connectivity to allow mobile professionals at small- and medium-sized businesses to increase productivity at an affordable price.

The new notebook PC offers the latest in wireless connectivity through optional integrated 54g wireless LAN (local area network) technology. It is designed to work with new wireless networks based on the draft 802.11g specification as well as existing 802.11b wireless networks.

By choosing to integrate 54g integrated wireless into the nx9010 notebook, users can benefit from higher data transfer speeds with broader coverage than current wireless specifications provide. Integrated 54g wireless makes the notebook ideal for business environments with only one access point, enabling mobile customers to significantly enhance their productivity from the office or while on the go.

The 54g wireless technology is also more secure since it was designed to support the Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) standard, which provides significant improvements in data protection on wireless networks. The nx9010 notebook is planned to support the WPA standard through a software update soon.

Designed with practicality in mind, the new nx9010 is reliable, easy to use and features the all-in-one functionality of having a hard drive, optical drive and floppy drive all included. The notebook also features the latest technologies, including Intel(R) processors, large 15-inch displays and ATI Mobility Radeon graphics that allow users to work more efficiently to meet business needs.

The HP Compaq nx9010 is part of a large portfolio of quality products to meet the needs of today's small and medium business user. (See today's press release titled "HP Targets Small- and Medium-sized Businesses with New Technology Offerings.")

Technical Information

The HP Compaq Business Notebook nx9010 includes:

-- Intel Pentium(R) 4 and Intel Celeron processors
-- Large capacity 30-, 40-, 60- or 80-GB hard drives
-- Up to 1-GB 266-MHz DDR system memory
-- Choice of 14.1-inch XGA or 15-inch XGA and SXGA+ displays
-- Integrated 10/100 LAN, 56K V.92 Mini PCI modem and optional 802.11b or 54g
-- Eight cell lithium-ion battery
-- Fixed optical drive with CD, DVD, CD-RW or DVD/CD-RW
-- One Type II PC Card slot
-- User programmable instant launch keys, intuitive scroll pad, touch pad with on/off button
-- One IEEE 1394 port, three USB 2.0 ports, S-Video connector, port replicator connector
-- ATI Mobility Radeon graphics controller with 64-MB of DDR SDRAM (shared with system memory)

Available immediately through authorized resellers, the HP Compaq nx9010 with integrated 54g wireless LAN technology starts at an estimated U.S. street price of $1,549.(1)

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 acquisition of Compaq Computer Corporation on May 3, 2002. More information about HP is available at http://www.hp.com.

(1) Actual prices may vary.

Note to Editors: Intel and Pentium are U.S. registered trademarks of Intel 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 and performance 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 quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended January 31, 2003, 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 to update these forward-looking statements.

             Mike Hockey, 281/927-9379
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