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iPAQ Desktop Makes Business Computing Simple

New Compaq iPAQ Desktop Makes Business Computing Simple

Auckland NZ, March 1, 2001 -- Compaq Computer New Zealand has announced immediate availability of the latest Compaq iPAQ Desktop. Simplified for business computing, the iPAQ Desktop appeals to employees in corporate network environments who primarily use PCs for mainstream office productivity applications and corporate Internet/Intranet access.

Built with simplicity in mind, the iPAQ Desktop was designed to reduce hardware and software complexity and costs. By decreasing the size of the unit's footprint, eliminating ISA/PCI slots, and focusing on USB with Windows 2000 or Windows ME, the iPAQ Desktop delivers ease of deployment, support, and usability.

Security features were increased by adding a security bracket that locks the side covers securing major components of the system such as hard drive, memory modules, and legacy module. The security bracket is a separate component that ships preinstalled with every iPAQ Desktop and is mounted using two Torx tamper proof screws. The security bracket also has a design feature that allows the user to disable the multibay eject mechanism, preventing removal of multibay devices.

Starting at $1,200*, the iPAQ Desktop is extremely affordable and easy to choose. There are two iPAQ Desktop versions. The iPAQ Desktop with Legacy Ports provides parallel, serial, and PS/2 ports for existing peripherals, running Windows 2000, 98, or NT4. The iPAQ Desktop Legacy-Free features Windows 2000 or ME and six USB ports for the new wave of USB peripherals. An optional snap-on legacy module easily allows users to convert the Legacy-Free unit to an iPAQ Desktop with Legacy Ports (parallel, serial, and PS/2).

The new iPAQ Desktop models feature Intel's 815E chipset, and can be purchased with either the Intel Pentium III 866 MHz or Intel Celeron TM 700 MHz processors. Multibay options include a CD-RW, CD-ROM, LS-120, 10GB hard drive and a Zip 250 drive.

*All prices listed herein are suggested street price excluding GST

ABOUT COMPAQ Compaq Computer Corp., a Fortune Global 100 company, is the largest supplier of computing systems in the world. Compaq designs, develops, manufactures and markets hardware, software, solutions and services, including industry-leading enterprise computing solutions, fault-tolerant business-critical solutions, communications products, commercial desktop and portable products, and consumer PCs and electronics.

Compaq products and services are sold in more than 200 countries directly to businesses, through a network of authorised Compaq marketing partners. Compaq markets its products and services primarily to customers from the business, home, government and education sectors. Customer support and information about Compaq and its products and services are available at: www.compaq.co.nz MEDIA ENQUIRIES: Pamela Bonney Public Relations Manager Compaq Computer New Zealand Tel: 09- 918-9278 Mob: 021-914-990 pamela.bonney@compaq.com

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Stephen Knightly Manager - Client Service Consultus New Zealand Ltd Tel: 09- 913-1833 Mob: 021-656-063 sknightly@consultus.co.nz


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