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Compaq Continues to Strengthen Workstation Market Position with New, Enhanced Evo Workstations
HOUSTON, October 1, 2001
Continuing to provide the most powerful and scalable workstations for the graphics and data-intensive applications of design, technical and financial users, Compaq Computer Corporation
According to a recent IDC report, Compaq occupied the number one market position in the economic/financial segment for the second quarter of 2001 with 39.8 percent of units shipped and 42.8 percent of revenue.
Additionally, a Gartner Dataquest study on the worldwide mechanical computer-aided design (MCAD) and architecture, engineering and construction CAD (AEC) markets reports Compaq captured the market share leader position in number of units shipped for 2000 in those markets as well. Compaq sold 34.5 percent of all units shipped in the MCAD market (up 4 percent from 1999) and 45 percent of all units in the AEC market. For the Windows NT/2000 segment, Compaq shipped more units than the next two competitors combined, with 67 percent of the AEC market and 40.5 percent of the MCAD market.
"The new Compaq Evo workstations are the next evolution for CAD, financial and other data and graphics-intensive application users, featuring the latest technology advances for those looking to run continually more complex applications," said Keith LeFebvre, director of Workstation and Thin Client Business in Compaq's Access Business Group. "Compaq workstations are optimized for the CAD/CAM and financial analysis markets, and the market share numbers show that our design and strong ISV relationships provide complete computing solutions for engineering and financial applications."
The introduction of the Evo Workstation W4000 strengthens Compaq's market share position by expanding the company's workstation offerings to small or more budget-conscious businesses. Starting at $1,064, the new Evo Workstation W4000 delivers affordable performance with the latest in Intel Pentium 4 processors up to 2 GHz, but won't strain the budget of the small business or entry-level workstation customer.
Available in a convertible minitower or a space-saving small form factor chassis, the industry's smallest workstation form factor, the single-processor Evo Workstation W4000 provides ultimate flexibility for the financial trading market and other limited-space environments. The Evo Workstation W4000 features the newest Intel 845 chipset with AGP 4X capability, integrated Ultra ATA/100 controller, PC 133 ECC SDRAM support and a front side bus speed of 400 MHz for excellent video and audio performance.
Also featuring the widest selection of high-performance graphics; including NVIDIA Quadro2 EX, Matrox Millennium G450 and Matrox Millennium G200 Quad Multi-Monitor; the Evo Workstation W4000 is an ideal workstation for entry-level digital content creation (DCC), MCAD, geographic information systems (GIS) and financial analysis professionals.
The reliable Evo Workstation W4000 also includes integrated solutions for easy management within an IT environment. Standard ECC memory with pre-failure notification provides a more stable platform, and Compaq's strong ISV partnerships have ensured that the W4000 is software-tested and certified on key workstation applications, which means no hardware/software conflicts and reduced total cost of ownership.
Enhanced Evo Workstations W6000 and W8000
In addition to the introduction of the Evo Workstation W4000, Compaq also announced enhancements to the Evo Workstations W6000 and W8000 unveiled in May. Both the W6000 and W8000 are now available with up to two Intel Xeon 2 GHz processor with the 860 chipset and 36 GB Ultra 160 SCSI drives at 15,000 rpms.
Ideal for financial trading and analysis applications, electronic design automation (EDA), mainstream CAD/CAE, DCC and software development applications, the Evo Workstation W6000 is an affordable dual-processor-capable system featuring five bays (two available) with optional CD-ROM, DVD-ROM or CD-RW and up to 2 GB maximum memory support. The Evo Workstation W6000 is priced at just $1929.
Also available with optional CD-RW, the rack-mountable Evo Workstation W8000 features seven bays (four available) and supports up to 4 GB of memory, making it a scalable, expandable system powerful enough for the most demanding MCAD, CAE, 3D rendering, animation, video editing or GIS applications, starting at just $2,224. Like the new Evo Workstation W4000, the W8000 is also designed for convenience with headphone, microphone and I/O ports located on the front of the chassis.
For more information about the Evo Workstation family, visit http://www.compaq.com/products/workstations.
New Professional Series Flat Screen and Flat Panel Monitors
Compaq also unveiled four new alternatives in monitors: the P720, P920 and P1220 flat-screen Professional Series CRT monitors, and the TFT8030 and TFT7020 flat panel displays.
Offering top-quality precision imaging for business customers, Compaq's new Professional Series color monitors are the most technologically advanced CRTs on the market today, utilizing the Diamondtron® Natural Flat screen technology to provide the sharpest picture available while reducing glare and minimizing image distortion. Designed to ease eyestrain, irritation and fatigue, the P-series monitors are ideal for workstation and power computing customers, such as graphic artists, CAD/CAM users, desktop publishers, financial analysts, software developers or programmers who need the highest performance monitor available.
Compaq P-series monitors also feature ColoReal color management technology, which offers the most accurate color transfer from the Internet. Designed to accompany Evo desktops and workstations in a carbon/silver color combination, the Compaq P-series monitors are available in 17-inch (P720) for $329, 19-inch (P920) for $509 or 22-inch (P1220) for $909.
For customers with space constrained environments or who prefer a sleek, minimalist design, the new TFT7020 and TFT8030 are ideal flat panel monitors.
Featuring a viewing area comparable to a 19-inch CRT and a carbon/silver color scheme, the $799 TFT7020 is an affordable complement to any Evo workstation or desktop. The 17-inch TFT7020 also offers dual connectionsanalog and digitalintegrated speakers, and is compatible with all standard swing-arm and wall mounts, as well as all Video Electronics Standard Association (VESA) compliant platforms.
Available November 15, the 18-inch TFT8030 is the most advanced flat panel display on the market and provides crystal-clear 1280X1024 SXGA native resolution with .28 pixel pitch, thin border bezels, 16.7 million colors and 17 different display modes. At $1,299, the TFT8030 is especially useful on trading floors and in other applications requiring tiling of multiple units for a maximum display surface in constrained space environments. The monitor's long-life backlights offer brightness levels up to 250 nits, while full-screen image quality delivers a crisp, clear picture across the entire screen at every resolution. Video inputs allow the unit to receive live or taped video feeds and connect to multiple inputs with multiple graphics cards. The TFT8030 is also compatible with emerging digital card technology for seamless, digital, pure play imaging from the newest compatible hardware and software.
For more information about Compaq CRT or TFT monitors, visit http://www.compaq.com/products/monitors.
Founded in 1982, Compaq Computer Corporation ("Compaq") is a leading global provider of enterprise technology and solutions. Compaq designs, develops, manufactures and markets hardware, software, solutions and services, including industry-leading enterprise storage and computing solutions, fault-tolerant business-critical solutions, communication products, and desktop and portable personal computers that are sold in more than 200 countries. Information on Compaq and its products and services is available at http://www.compaq.com.