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HP Products Receive Four Best of Show Honors

HP announced it earned accolades in four TECHXNY Best of Show Awards categories, including the show’s top honor of Best Business Solution. Continuing to make dynamic innovations available to the small and mid-size business (SMB) customer.

HP won the following awards:

— Best Business Solution for its Security Vulnerability Assessment Service for SMB

— Best Digital Solution for the HP Officejet 7410 All-in-One

— Best of Show Mobile/Wireless Solution for the HP iPAQ Pocket PC h6315

— Best Consumer Electronics Solution for HP Digital Projector ep9010

“HP is committed to developing superior products and services that meet the unique needs of small and mid-size business customers, so they can spend less time worrying about technology and more time focused on their business,” said Kevin Gilroy, senior vice president and general manager, Small and Medium Business, HP. “These accolades prove the success of that resolve, and reinforce the value of HP technology and expertise to our customers.”

HP’s Security Vulnerability Assessment for SMB, winner of Best Business Solution and a first of its kind security service designed specifically for SMBs, makes it simple for small business customers to ensure that they are protected from security threats before they happen. Through expert analysis, the assessment service provides SMBs with a clear direction on how to make their networks more secure — all at the most affordable price in the industry.

HP’s Officejet 7410 All-in-One, honored as TECHXNY’s Best Digital Solution, delivers breakthrough speed (up to 30 pages per minute (ppm) black, up to 20 ppm color), built-in wireless networking and remote printing capabilities. The HP Officejet 7410 All-in-One is well suited for the home-office professional looking for a complete, integrated, easy-to-use all-in-one device.

The HP iPAQ Pocket PC h6315, named the Best of Show Mobile/Wireless Solution, enables high-speed wireless voice and data connectivity at work, at home and on the go. Customers can wirelessly access digital content and services such as corporate data, wireless printing, music downloads and streaming video. The HP iPAQ Pocket PC h6315 was the industry’s first handheld to provide mobile professionals three-way integrated wireless voice and data capabilities over GSM/GPRS, Wi-Fi (wireless fidelity) and Bluetooth(TM) wireless technology.

Rounding out the awards, HP’s Digital Projector ep9010 took home the Best Consumer Electronics Solution award for its ability to easily convert any room into a movie theater. With an integrated DVD player and a 2.1 stereo/subwoofer sound system, the ep9010 delivers the size, sound and visual impact of a big-screen movie in the comfort of a home.

Additional information on these and other products and services is available in an online press kit at http://www.hp.com/go/smbtechxny04.

Judges for the Best of Show Awards program, sponsored by CMP Media, included top editors and journalists from leading information technology and business outlets, including Entrepreneur, TechWeb, Security Pipeline, Computerworld, Baseline, TechWeb, PC World, InfoWorld, Network Computing, CRN and VARBusiness.

About New York’s Technology Week – TECHXNY

TECHXNY – New York’s Technology Week, (formerly PC EXPO) in its 22nd year, is the largest and most successful IT business event serving the ever-changing technology industry in North America. In 2003, TECHXNY attracted over 20,500* qualified business attendees (*independently audited by Exhibit Surveys). TECHXNY combines focused events to help the industry’s top buyers access the latest developments and cost-effective technology solutions. Targeted events including CETEX (Consumer Electronics Trade Expo), BPO Connections, and OutsourceWorld as well as a series of top-level conference sessions and forums which will all run concurrently at the Javits Center from October 5 – 7, 2004 — creating the premier platform for IT professionals in North America. For additional information on the event, visit http://www.techxny.com.

About HP

HP is a technology solutions provider to consumers, businesses and institutions globally. The company’s offerings span IT infrastructure, personal computing and access devices, global services and imaging and printing. For the four fiscal quarters ended July 31, 2004, HP revenue totaled $78.4 billion. More information about HP is available at http://www.hp.com.

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