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Leading Performance At A Breakthrough Value

Newest Compaq Presario Desktop And Notebook Internet PCs Deliver Leading Performance At A Breakthrough Value

AUCKLAND, July 16, 2001 - Compaq Computer NZ today introduced the latest in a long line of highly popular Presario desktop and notebook products, featuring leading-edge technology and digital innovation at a breakthrough value. The newest line-up helps customers communicate and create at work or at play. In addition, all new models meet all the minimum hardware requirements to support the upcoming October 25 release of Windows XP, Microsoft's robust new Windows operating system.

"These new Compaq Presario offerings integrate technologies that our customers value," said Kevin Klein, Team Leader for Home & Office Access. "With the feedback that we've been receiving from customers and channel partners alike, Compaq continues to deliver first-to-market technologies that define the ultimate computing experience."

Presario Desktop Internet PCs: Power your inspiration The new Compaq Presario 5000 desktop models deliver leading-edge technology and a wide mix of affordable features designed to meet the most popular computing needs. Starting at $2,699 including GST, models offer a minimum of 128 MB of memory, 20.0 or 40.0 GB hard drives and a range of different optical drives, including popular CD-RW drives allowing consumers to create their own custom CDs to store and share music, videos, images and more. Providing a comprehensive solution for today's Internet experience, the Presario 5000 Internet PC is ideal for any home or home office.

The new Compaq Presario 7100AN Internet PC is perfect for extreme gaming, digital video editing and sophisticated graphics applications. Available in a highly expandable mini-tower form factor, the Presario 7100AN offers huge levels of expandability and customisation. In addition, it features an Intel Pentium 4 1.4GHz processor for the digital user who demands a high level of performance and power. It doesn't stop there. The Presario 7100AN also includes a 64 MB Nvidia GeForce2 MX graphics card with TV-Out, 128 MB of PC800 RDRAM, a Creative Sound Blaster PCI 128 audio card, a 40.0 GB hard disk drive and much more. Starting at $4,999 including GST, the Presario 7100AN is available for purchase today from participating retailers.

Presario Notebook Internet PCs: Demand the most for an on-the-go life-style The new Compaq Presario 1200 and 1700 Series Internet Notebook PCs extend customers an enriched, fully loaded computing experience with powerful features - all packaged in sleek designs at great values. Starting below $4000, the new Presario 1200AN notebook model offers customers an Intel® Celeron® 850 MHz processor, 128 MB SDRAM, a 13.3" TFT active matrix display, a 10.0 GB hard disk drive and a range of other features. For customers seeking a bit more grunt, the Presario 1201AP ships with an Intel® Pentium® III 850MHz processor and 20.0 GB hard disk drive. In addition, the Presario 1700AU offers enhanced capabilities with an ATI Mobility M1 8MB dedicated memory, a DVD-ROM drive, a 10/100 network interface card and heaps more - all for $5,999 including GST.

Presario Software Offerings: Functionality and ease for a fulfilling experience Compaq Presario Internet PCs ship with a comprehensive breadth of software titles to guarantee the easiest and most fulfilling computing experience. Furthermore, to increase customer peace of mind, the newest range of Presario PCs will be shipped with Norton(tm) Anti-Virus software, providing consumers the confidence that their privacy and important information are protected from Internet threats.

Imaging Solutions: Productivity tools for the Home & Home Office Compaq also released the IJ650 Colour Inkjet Printer, an economical answer to the computing needs of students, multiple PC households and most home offices. The IJ650 Colour Inkjet Printer features a robust 2400 x 1200 dpi resolution, providing photo-quality printing and smaller ink drop size at a breakthrough price. The IJ650 will be available at participating retailers from late July and will be priced at $399 including GST.

For students, home offices and small businesses with more demanding imaging needs, Compaq offers the S200 flatbed scanner. With high-quality scanning at an incredible speed plus easy set-up, the S200 Flatbed Scanner makes it simple to post photos to Web sites or share them with friends and family via e-mail. With the touch of a single button, users can scan images up to A4 size to add life to school projects or business presentations. The S200 Flatbed Scanner has 48-bit colour depth and scans at up to 2400 x 1200 dpi optical resolution, but can be expanded up to 9600 dpi, providing laser-sharp text and brilliant colour images. Priced at $499 including GST, the S200 Flatbed Scanner will be available at retail from late July.

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