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HP Introduces Its Fastest Notebook PCs
HP's 1 GHz Mobile PCs Allow Internet Users to Access and Share More Information in Less Time
PALO ALTO, Calif., March 19, 2001
Hewlett-Packard Company (NYSE:HWP) today announced its two fastest notebook PCs, both of which incorporate the Intel® mobile Pentium® III processor at 1 GHz. Both PCs provide consumers and enterprise customers with reliable and powerful mobile solutions which quickly load applications and Internet sites, thereby increasing the ability to multitask while on the road or in the office.
HP also announced that it will introduce integrated wireless LAN technology in its HP Omnibook 500 and HP Omnibook 6000 notebook PC lines, allowing customers to easily switch between wireless and existing infrastructures. In addition, HP also announced the HP Wireless Device Partnership Program to provide wireless application providers, developers and resellers with the necessary information to grow their wireless businesses.
The HP Pavilion N6395 notebook PC(1) is HP's first retail notebook PC to incorporate Intel's 1 GHz mobile processor. The HP Pavilion N6395 notebook PC provides retail customers with a reliable, multimedia tool that delivers powerful mobile performance for serious work on the multimedia-rich Internet as well as serious play for complex video games.
The HP Omnibook 6000 enterprise notebook PC combines the power of Intel's fastest mobile processor with HP's tradition of providing reliable, manageable, stable, secure and expandable products. Its sleek styling with magnesium alloy cover, rubberized corners and grips, and spill-resistant keyboard, help make this a durable machine that holds up well for people on the go. The HP Omnibook 6000 enterprise notebook PC's durability, management software and swappable options -- including CD-RW drives -- enable businesses to enjoy lowered support requirements and increased total value.
"HP is enabling customers to be at their office anytime and to take their office anywhere through simple, reliable and secure notebook PCs," said Webb McKinney, vice president and general manager for HP's PC Organization. "HP will continue to evaluate, research and deliver the best possible solutions providing users with reliable mobility."
HP plans to introduce the company's first integrated wireless LAN technology into its HP Omnibook 500 and HP Omnibook 6000 notebook PC lines during fiscal Q3 2001. The notebook PC lines include software and hardware designs that allow customers to easily switch between wireless and existing "wired" infrastructures.
HP also has joined the Wireless Ethernet Compatibility Alliance (WECA) and will use the group's Wi-Fi certification to ensure that current and future HP products interoperate with public 802.11b networks and other existing enterprise infrastructures.
Wireless Device Partner Program
HP's Mobile Computing Division also is announcing the Wireless Device Partner Program(1), which gives wireless application providers, developers and wireless-ready resellers the necessary information to grow their wireless businesses.
To kick off the program, HP has joined in a strategic wireless WAN alliance with Wireless WebConnect! to provide Ricochet WebConnect! (1), Metricom's 128 kbps wireless mobile data service which delivers high-speed wireless access to the Internet, e-mail and corporate networks via notebook and handheld PCs.
More information on HP's notebook PCs, mobility solutions and partnership programs is available at http://www.hp.com/notebooks.
Pricing and Availability
HP Pavilion 6395 notebook PCs are available immediately at a variety of U.S. retailers and direct from hpshopping.com, HP's award-winning consumer e-commerce site, with a U.S. estimated street price of $3,199(2).
HP Omnibook 6000 notebook PCs are available immediately in a variety of configurations, with U.S. estimated street prices ranging from $1,899 to $4,199(2). Configurations and specifications are available at http://www.hp.com/omnibook.
Hewlett-Packard Company -- a leading global provider of computing and imaging solutions and services -- is focused on making technology and its benefits accessible to individuals and businesses through simple appliances, useful e-services and solutions for an Internet infrastructure that's always on.
HP had total revenue from continuing operations of $48.8 billion in its 2000 fiscal year. Information about HP and its products can be found on the World Wide Web at http://www.hp.com.
(1) Available in North America only.
(2) Actual prices may vary.
Intel and Pentium are U.S. registered trademarks of Intel Corp.
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