Press Release: September 15, 2009

HP Introduces World’s Thinnest Full-performance Notebook and Slim, Stylish Consumer Notebook

PALO ALTO, Calif., Sept. 15, 2009

HP today introduced theworld’s thinnest full-performance notebook PC(1) as wellas a slim, stylish consumer notebook that delivers an optimalbalance of mobility, performance and affordability.

The thin and light notebookmarket represents a significant growth opportunity over the nextseveral years, according to IDC. Over the next five years, thiscategory is forecast to grow three times faster than the overallnotebook market in the United States, which is a trend that isexpected to spread worldwide.(2) The new HP ProBook 5310m and HP Pavilion dm3 expand the market for the category, an area HPpioneered earlier this year with the introduction of the affordableHPPavilion dv2.

Designed for mobileprofessionals, the HP ProBook 5310m, the world’s thinnestfull-performance notebook, is a 0.9-inch thin, 3.7pound(3) notebook sporting a 13.3-inch diagonal LEDhigh-definition(4) (HD) display and a standard voltageprocessor for maximum productivity. It combines durable, blackanodized aluminum with a magnesium frame wrapped in soft-touchpaint that impresses not only with its sophisticated design at anaffordable price, but with outstanding performance in a thin andsleek notebook.

The HP Pavilion dm3provides consumers the ultimate balance of mobility and performancein an affordable, all metal, thin and light design. With up to 10hours of battery life via the standard six-cellbattery,(5) the notebook provides all-day battery lifeand rich entertainment capabilities without sacrificingperformance. The dm3 boasts an HD(4) BrightView13.3-inch diagonal LED screen and choice of AMD or Intel processorsand discrete graphics to meet the multimedia needs of demandingconsumers.

“Striking designs,impressive product features, outstanding value and a focus oncomputing performance add up to a mobile experience second tonone,” said Ted Clark, senior vice president and general manager,Notebook Global Business Unit, Personal Systems Group, HP. “Thesenew notebooks further validate our position as an undisputed leaderin notebook design and raise the bar for the entire thin and lightcategory.”

HP ProBook 5310m –thin, powerful, and affordable

With the HP ProBook 5310m,mobile professionals no longer need to sacrifice performance toachieve great battery life. HP offers the Intel® Core™ 2 DuoSP9300(6) processor that provides all the power a userwould expect with a full-performance PC, while still delivering upto seven hours of battery life(5) with the standardlithium-polymer battery. An optional six-cell battery, expected tobe available later this year, will further increase battery runtime.

The HP ProBook 5310m isalso flexible enough to scale down to meet the needs of customerswho don’t require a full-performance standard voltage notebook.When equipped with an Intel Celeron® dual-core, ultra-low-voltageprocessor, the HP ProBook 5310m is an affordable step up fromcompanion or netbook devices. It is ideal for computing tasks suchas email, calendar and office applications, and it provides theability to view HD content, consume and create content, and accessthe Internet.

HP QuickWeb allows users to access the web in seconds when thenotebook is shut down. The application resides outside thenotebook’s operating system, so there is no need to wait for thecomputer to boot up, users can simply push the dedicated button. Inless than 20 seconds, users have a secure connection to theInternet and can access websites and content normally obtainedthrough a standard browser.(7) Additionally, HP QuickLook3 allows users to look up and respond to email,calendar and contacts without having to boot thenotebook.(7)

Integrated HP Mobile Broadband powered by Gobi(8) allows usersto conveniently access the Internet, company intranet, email, andmission-critical information in more places than ever before. Thenew HP Connection Manager 3.0 simplifies and automates connectingusers with their preferred network.

HP also is committed to the environment and to eliminating all uses of brominated flame retardants (BFRs) andpolyvinyl chloride (PVC) in its computing products by2011.(9) The HP ProBook 5310m Notebook PC offers aBFR/PVC-free configuration.(10)

HP Pavilion dm3 –top performance with maximum flexibility

Designed to provide maximumflexibility to mobile users, the HP Pavilion dm3 comes with achoice of processors, including the latest Intel Core 2 Duo or AMDNeo Dual Core processors.(11) It also offers consumers achoice of Intel shared, ATI or NVIDIA discrete graphics.

When configured with theAMD Neo and ATI combination, the HP Pavilion dm3 offersPowerXpress, which provides performance graphics when plugged inand switches to shared graphics when unplugged for superb batterylife.

Preloaded with HPMediaSmart software, the dm3 makes managing and enjoying digitalmusic, Internet TV, videos, photos and other content fast and easy.New dedicated function keys allow for quick access to mediacontrols, while high-speed hard drive options up to 500 gigabytes(GB) provide ample room for media and documents.(12)

At less than one-inch thinand weighing only 4.2 pounds, the Pavilion dm3 features alightweight, brushed aluminum chassis in sophisticated ModernArgento gray that makes it easy for consumers to carry virtuallyanywhere.

In addition, the HPPavilion dm3 supports optional built-in WWAN for wirelessconnectivity(8) anywhere a cell phone works and includesa low-light VGA HP Webcam and microphone for staying in touch withfriends and family. Lightweight external optical disc drives,including a Blu-ray(13) option, are available.

HP also announced the newHP Envy sub-brand, including a premium thin and light notebook, theHP Envy 13. Additional information on HP Envy will be available themorning of Sept. 15 at


To meet the needs ofincreasingly mobile customers, HP has introduced the HP CalcPad 100and CalcPad. These “plug and compute” accessories are designed toadd desktop features to notebook PCs, offering performance andconvenience for on-the-go business professionals and collegestudents.

HP CalcPads serve as anextended keyboard number pad or calculator, featuring quick-launchkeys for one-touch access to Microsoft® Word or Excel or HPCalculator software, which enables mobile professionals to directlyinput their calculations seamlessly from CalcPad to notebook. Twobuilt-in USB 2.0 ports allow users to leverage the CalcPad as a USBhub for added peripherals without the additional hardware orcables. The HP CalcPad 100 also can use the USB connectivity to thenotebook as a power source.

Pricing andavailability(14)

The HP ProBook 5310m startsat $699 with an Intel Celeron dual core and $899 with Intel Core 2Duo and is available immediately in the Asia-Pacific region withthe Microsoft Vista® operating system. The notebook is expected tobe available for delivery in North America, Europe, Africa and theMiddle East, and the Asia-Pacific region on Oct. 22 with theMicrosoft Windows® 7 operating system.(15)

The HP Pavilion dm3 startsat $549 with an AMD processor and $649 with an Intel processor andis expected to be available for delivery worldwide starting Oct. 22with the Microsoft Windows 7 operating system. (16)

More information on HPProBook 5310m, HP Pavilion dm3 and HP Envy13, including productspecifications, images and other HP mobility solutions is availablein an online press kit at


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(1)Thinnest standard-voltage notebook when measured at its thickestpoint.

(2) IDC,“Worldwide and U.S. PC Client Sub Form Factor 2009-2013 Forecast,”Doc. No. 217641, April 2009.

(3)Weight will vary by configuration.

(4) HDcontent required to view HD images.

(5)Battery life will vary depending on the product model,configuration, loaded applications, features and power managementsettings. The maximum capacity of the battery will decrease withtime and usage. Sold separately or as an add-onfeature.

(6)64-bit computing on Intel architecture requires a computer systemwith a processor, chipset, BIOS, operating system, device driversand applications enabled for Intel 64 architecture. Processors willnot operate (including 32-bit operation) without an Intel 64architecture-enabled BIOS. Performance will vary depending onhardware and software configurations. More information is availableat Core is designed to improve performance of certain softwareproducts. Not all customers or software applications willnecessarily benefit from use of this technology. Intel’s numberingis not a measurement of higher performance.

(7)Accessible when the notebook is off in Windows XP, Windows Vista orWindows 7 based systems. Timing may vary depending on the systemconfiguration. Internet access required. QuickWeb and QuickLook 3on HP ProBook s-series requires configuration with Intel and DDR3or AMD and DDR.

(8)Wireless access points and Internet service required and notincluded. Availability of public wireless access pointslimited.

(9) Astechnologically feasible alternatives become readily available thatwill not compromise product performance or quality and will notadversely impact health or the environment, HP plans to completethe phase out of BFR and PVC in newly introduced personal computingproducts in 2011.

(10)Meeting the evolving definition of “BFR/PVC-free” as set forth inthe “iNEMI Position Statement on the ‘Definition of Low-Halogen’Electronics (BFR/CFR/PVC-Free).” Plastic parts contain < 1000ppm (0.1 percent) of bromine (if the Br source is from BFRs) and< 1000 ppm (0.1 percent) of chlorine if the Cl source is fromCFRs or PVC or PVC copolymers. Power supply and power cords are notBFR/PVC-free. Service parts after purchase may not be BFR/PVC-free.Configuration is not planned to be available until Sept. 27,2009.

(11) Thissystem requires a separately purchased 64-bit operating system and64-bit software products to take advantage of the 64-bit processingcapabilities of AMD technology. Dual/quad/triple-core processingavailable with AMD technology is designed to improve performance ofthis system. Given the wide range of software applicationsavailable, performance of a system including a 64-bit operatingsystem and a dual-core processor will vary.

(12) Forhard drives, 1 GB = 1 billion bytes. Actual formatted capacity isless.

(13) AsBlu-ray is a new format containing new technologies, certain disc,digital connection, compatibility and/or performance issues mayarise, and do not constitute defects in the product. Flawlessplayback on all systems is not guaranteed. For Blu-ray titles toplay they may require a DVI or HDMI digital connection and thedisplay may require HDCP support.

(14)Estimated U.S. street price. Actual price may vary.

(15)Certain Windows Vista product features require advanced oradditional hardware: Vista Upgrade Advisor can help determine which features ofWindows Vista will run on a computer. The tool is available fordownload at

(16)Systems may require upgraded and/or separately purchased hardwareand/or a DVD drive to install the Windows 7 software and take fulladvantage of Windows 7 functionality. Details are available at

Intel, Core, Celeronis a trademark of Intel Corporation in the U.S. and othercountries. AMD and ATI are trademarks of Advanced Micro Devices,Inc. Microsoft, Windows XP and Windows Vista are U.S. registeredtrademarks of Microsoft Corporation.

This news releasecontains forward-looking statements that involve risks,uncertainties and assumptions. If such risks or uncertaintiesmaterialize or such assumptions prove incorrect, the results of HPand its consolidated subsidiaries could differ materially fromthose expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements andassumptions. All statements other than statements of historicalfact are statements that could be deemed forward-lookingstatements, including but not limited to statements of the plans,strategies and objectives of management for future operations; anystatements concerning expected development, performance or marketshare relating to products and services; any statements regardinganticipated operational and financial results; any statements ofexpectation or belief; and any statements of assumptions underlyingany of the foregoing. Risks, uncertainties and assumptions includemacroeconomic and geopolitical trends and events; the execution andperformance of contracts by HP and its customers, suppliers andpartners; the achievement of expected operational and financialresults; and other risks that are described in HP’s QuarterlyReport on Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended July 31, 2009 andHP’s other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission,including but not limited to HP’s Annual Report on Form 10-K forthe fiscal year ended October 31, 2008. HP assumes no obligationand does not intend to update these forward-lookingstatements.

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