Press Release: April 18, 2007

HP Widens Lead in Global PC Market

PALO ALTO, Calif., April 18, 2007

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HP extended its leadposition in the worldwide PC market, according to results from thefirst calendar quarter of 2007 released today byIDC.(1)

HP has continued to widenits market share lead over its closest competitor while postingrecord operating profit in its most recently reported first quarterresults. Results from the analyst firm for the period also mark theseventh consecutive quarter that HP has grown faster worldwide thanthe global market.

“HP’s focus on deliveringthe best customer experience while optimizing its business model,targeting specific segments and delivering innovation that mattersis driving global growth and market share gain,“ said Todd Bradley,executive vice president, Personal Systems Group, HP. “HP isaddressing the needs of consumers, small and midsize businesses andenterprise customers with the industry’s broadest portfolio ofproducts available through the purchase channels of theirchoice.”

HP’s personal systemsproducts include handhelds, smartphones, notebooks, desktops,workstations, MediaSmart servers, plus the new categories of“walk-up” computing and entertainment devices and next-generationTVs. HP products are offered through the industry’s broadest globaldistribution channels of direct, online and retail with more than250,000 worldwide reseller partners and retail outlets.

According to IDC’s report,HP extended its worldwide PC shipment unit share lead to 3.9percentage points over its nearest competitor for a market share of19.1 percent. HP worldwide PC shipments grew at a rate of 28.2percent year-over-year, more than two and a half times faster thanthe growth rate for the overall worldwide PC market for the period.HP’s U.S. PC shipments grew 25.5 percent – more than seven timesfaster than the market in the first quarter – to increase share to24.2 percent from 20 percent for the same period in 2006.

In related news, HP earliertoday announced the completion of a design makeover of its fullportfolio of consumer personal systems products with a new lineupof desktop and notebook PCs designed to complement any home thatfeatures the latest consumer electronics and home appliances.Additional information on the products and new designs is availableat

This week, the company alsointroduced Vera Wang, “Empress of Style,” as the first woman to befeatured in its award-winning “The Computer is Personal Again”advertising campaign. Fans can visit the campaign microsite for a behind the scenes look at Wang, her designsand the making of the HP spot.

In late March, HPintroduced a dozen new products and services at a special eventthat showcased how small business customers are making technologywork for their individual businesses. More information about theadditions to HP’s small business portfolio is available at


HP focuses on simplifyingtechnology experiences for all of its customers – from individualconsumers to the largest businesses. With a portfolio that spansprinting, personal computing, software, services and ITinfrastructure, HP is among the world’s largest IT companies, withrevenue totaling $94.1 billion for the four fiscal quarters endedJan. 31, 2007. More information about HP (NYSE: HPQ) is availableat

(1) IDC,Worldwide Quarterly PC Tracker, April 18, 2007, Preliminary.

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