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HP Introduces Energy-efficient Business Desktop PCs, Including Industry’s First with Solid-state Drive

PALO ALTO, Calif., Jan. 23, 2008

HP today announced two new energy-efficient business desktop PCs, including the industry’s first to feature a solid-state hard drive (SSD), which offers improved reliability.

Both the HP Compaq dc7800 Ultra-slim Desktop PC with SSD and the HP Compaq dc5800 Business PC provide the power and flexibility to meet the needs of most any business. In addition, they include a variety of environmental features that allow them to meet the most stringent environmental requirements of the Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT™) Gold registry.

The two PCs add to HP’s industry-topping number of Gold-listed products in the EPEAT registry. The registry helps businesses evaluate, compare and select technology products based on their environmental attributes, such as meeting the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s latest ENERGY STAR™ energy-efficiency requirements.

While using more power-efficient PCs can help any business save on energy costs and reduce the environmental impact of their technology, the effect across an enterprise environment can be immense.

For example, the recent IDC Go Green PC Power Play Study found that the U.S. federal government could save more than $82.4 million in energy costs(1)– the equivalent to conserving more than 1.3 million barrels of oil in just one year(2)– if its more than 10 million existing ENERGY STAR 3.0 PCs were updated to the new 4.0 standard.(3) The research study was underwritten by HP to help quantify the savings opportunities energy-efficient PCs could provide the federal government.

“HP’s ongoing efforts to design for the environment have spanned decades,” said Alan Reed, vice president and general manager, Personal Systems Group, HP. “HP leverages this expertise to continually develop smart ideas for its PC product lines that not only help business customers be more productive, but also reduce operating costs and their effect on the environment.”

New desktops more efficiently power business

The HP Compaq dc7800 Ultra-slim Desktop PC’s solid-state hard drive provides many performance and durability improvements, including near instantaneous access to data and the elimination of moving parts, which are the main cause of electro-mechanical wear out. Additional benefits include a faster system start, better reliability, improved power efficiency, shock improvement and a smaller overall footprint.

The dc7800 Ultra Slim Desktop is one of the industry’s smallest, enterprise-ready desktops – 46 percent smaller than previous models – and also features HP’s lowest power consuming, 85 percent efficient power supply, without compromising performance.

It is loaded with energy-efficient features, including the latest Intel® Core™ 2 Duo(4)processors with optional Intel vPro™ technology and preloaded Verdiem SURVEYOR™ network power management software agent.(5) SURVEYOR can help measure, manage and reduce power consumption on PCs and monitors, and, when paired with Intel vPro remote management technologies, can lower PC energy costs to as little as $10 per year per system.(6)

“As partners in a variety of environmental efforts, HP and Intel are seeking ways to improve our environmental impact,” said Robert Crooke, vice president and general manager, Intel Business Client Group.  “The dc7800 is a good example.  It takes advantage of the energy-efficient performance of the Intel Core microarchitecture and the manageability features of Intel vPro technology, which can help bring to an end the practice of leaving computers on all night for IT service and can help IT to verify power-conservation settings on PCs.”

The new HP Compaq dc5800 Business Desktop PC, available in redesigned small form factor and microtower PC designs, delivers reliable technology, productivity tools and security features that are designed to provide a worry-free foundation for businesses.

Proven industry-standard technologies, such as Intel’s next-generation chipset and processors and the SURVEYOR power management software agent, help dc5800 customers reduce processor heat and energy costs, as well as manage power and sleep settings more efficiently to increase the useful life of the PC.

The HP Compaq dc5800 Business PC also is equipped with additional manageability and security features to help better protect IT investments. Available features include access to a suite of client management tools from a single integrated console, minimum 12-month product lifecycle, a single software image designed for use across the entire platform, regardless of model or configuration, and worldwide configurations for consistent deployment for global corporations.

The dc5800 security options include embedded TPM 1.2 to help provide enhanced data protection and limit system access through hardware-based encryption. Optional HP ProtectTools security software further enhances an IT infrastructure’s first line of defense.

Pricing and availability

The HP Compaq dc7800 Ultra-slim Business Desktop with SSD is expected to be available mid-February in North America at a starting U.S. list price of $1,258, while the HP Compaq dc5800 is expected to be available beginning Feb. 11 in configurations starting as low as $579.(7) Additional global availability will vary by region.

More information about HP’s desktop offerings is available at www.hp.com/go/desktops.

HP and the environment

For decades HP has worked to manage its environmental impact by adopting environmentally responsible practices in product development, operations and supply chain. The company strives to be a global leader in reducing its carbon footprint, limiting waste and recycling responsibly. HP’s efforts earned it recognition as one of Fortune Magazine’s “Ten Green Giants” in April 2007. More information about the company’s work in relation to the environment is available at www.hp.com/environment.

About HP

HP focuses on simplifying technology experiences for all of its customers – from individual consumers to the largest businesses. With a portfolio that spans printing, personal computing, software, services and IT infrastructure, HP is among the world’s largest IT companies, with revenue totaling $104.3 billion for the four fiscal quarters ended Oct. 31, 2007. More information about HP (NYSE: HPQ) is available at http://www.hp.com.

(1) Kilowatt hours estimated at .10 per hour per the Energy Information Administration, www.eia.doe.gov/cneaf/electricity/epm/table5_6_a.html; data on 3.0 ratios as a portion of total population: Sanchez, Marla C., Carrie A. Webber, Richard Brown, and Gregory K. Homan. 2008 Status Report – Saving, Estimates for the ENERGY STAR® Voluntary Labeling Program. LBNL-56380. October. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, Calif.

(2) Source: U.S. Climate Technology Cooperation Gateway, www.usctcgateway.net/tool/.

(3) Source: Government Insights, an IDC Company.

(4) Dual/Quad Core is a new technology designed to improve performance of multi-threaded software products and hardware-aware multitasking operating systems and may require appropriate operating system software for full benefit. Not all customers or software applications will necessarily benefit from use of this technology.

(5) SURVEYOR licenses must be purchased separately and are available as an option from HP.

(6) Performance tests and ratings are measured using specific systems and/or components and reflect approximate performance of Intel products as measured by those tests. Any difference in system hardware, software, or configuration may affect actual performance. Buyers should consult other sources of information to evaluate system or component performance they are considering purchasing. For information on performance tests and performance of Intel products, visit www.intel.com/performance/resources/limits.htm.

(7) Estimated U.S. list prices. Actual prices may vary.

Intel, Intel Core and vPro are trademarks or registered trademark of Intel Corp. or its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries.

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; any statements concerning expected development, performance or market share relating to products and services; 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 the execution and performance of contracts by HP and its customers, suppliers and partners; the achievement of expected results; and other risks that are described in HP’s 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 Oct. 31, 2007. HP assumes no obligation and does not intend to update these forward-looking statements.

© 2008  Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P. The information contained herein is subject to change without notice. The only warranties for HP products and services are set forth in the express warranty statements accompanying such products and services. Nothing herein should be construed as constituting an additional warranty. HP shall not be liable for technical or editorial errors or omissions contained herein.

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