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Compaq ProLiant Servers To Support Latest Intel

Compaq ProLiant Servers To Support Latest Intel Processor

AUCKLAND, March 28, 2001 - Compaq Computer New Zealand has announced support for the new Intel Pentium III Xeon 900 MHz processor on its next generation 8-processor and 4-processor industry-standard ProLiant servers.

Available in New Zealand from late April 2001, Compaq anticipates a rapid take-up of the increased performance offered by the 8-processor ProLiant 8000 and ProLiant 8500 and the 4-processor ProLiant ML570 and ProLiant DL580.

"The next generation ProLiant servers will provide superior solutions for the high-end server-based computing required by complex e-Business applications." says Jeff Healey, Industry Standard Server Product Marketing Manager. "We expect the increased performance of these servers to be picked up quickly by our corporate customers looking to extract the best performance from their high end systems."

FOR MEDIA ENQUIRIES PLEASE CONTACT: Pamela Bonney Public Relations Manager Compaq Computer New Zealand Tel: 09-918-9278 Mob: 021-914-990

Stephen Knightly Manager - Client Service Consultus New Zealand Ltd Tel: 09-913-1833 Mob: 025-756-063

Distributed by Consultus NZ Ltd for Compaq Computer NZ

COMPANY BACKGROUND Compaq Computer Corporation, a Fortune Global 100 company, is a leading global provider of technology and solutions. Compaq designs, develops, manufactures, and markets hardware, software, solutions, and services, including industry-leading enterprise computing solutions, fault-tolerant business-critical solutions, and communications products, commercial desktop and portable products, and consumer PCs that are sold in more than 200 countries. Information on Compaq and its products and services is available at

Compaq and the Compaq logo Registered U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Product names mentioned herein may be trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective companies. This press release may contain forward-looking statements based on current expectations that involve a number of risks and uncertainties. The potential risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially include: component shortages, delays in the implementation of changes in delivery models, increased competitive environment and pricing pressures, delays in product rollout schedules, slow acceptance for new form factors, employee retention, disruptions related to restructuring actions, the financial condition of resellers, delays in new systems implementation, operational inefficiencies related to sales cycles, equity investment volatility, and emerging market political or economic instability. Further information on the factors that could affect Compaq's financial results is included in Compaq's Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filings, including the latest Annual Report on Form 10-K and the latest quarterly report on Form 10-Q.

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