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HP Placed in “Leaders” Quadrant for Enterprise PCs in Worldwide Magic Quadrant Report

November 12, 2008

HP (NYSE:HPQ) today announced it has been placed in the “Leaders” quadrant in industry analyst firm Gartner, Inc.’s global enterprise desktop PCs and notebook PCs Magic Quadrants.(1)

According to these Gartner Magic Quadrant reports, “vendors in the Leaders quadrant register the highest scores on Ability to Execute and Completeness of Vision. These vendors have wider geographic coverage, comprehensive sales organizations, financial stability, comprehensive customer support, broader product portfolios, longer product availability and larger market presence.”

According to Gartner, the Ability to Execute axis “evaluates desktop PC vendors on the quality and efficiency of the processes, systems, methods or procedures that enable their performance to be competitive, efficient and effective, and to positively impact revenue, retention and reputation. Ultimately, global enterprise desktop PC providers are judged on their ability and success in capitalizing on their vision.”

“In my opinion, the Magic Quadrant adds exceptional value to the industry, offering enterprise customers an objective, qualitative analysis of the vendors throughout the notebook and desktop PC market,” said Alan Reed, Personal Systems Group, HP. “I believe HP’s position in the Leaders quadrant further underscores our innovation in the PC market and reinforces its continued commitment to its business customers.”

HP’s reliable, energy-efficient desktop PCs provide enterprise customers with streamlined management, enhanced security and user-friendly technology features. HP’s complete desktop and notebook PC portfolio of hardware, services and support offers customers dependable computing technology to meet their demanding business needs.

About HP

HP, the world’s largest technology company, provides printing and personal computing products and IT services, software and solutions that simplify the technology experience for consumers and businesses. HP completed its acquisition of EDS on Aug. 26, 2008. More information about HP is available at http://www.hp.com/.

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(1) Gartner, Inc., “Magic Quadrant for Global Enterprise Desktops PCs,” by Mikako Kitagawa, Stephen Kleynhans, Oct. 7, 2008 and “Magic Quadrant for Global Enterprise Notebook PCs” by Mikako Kitagawa, Stephen Kleynhans, Oct. 6, 2008.

The Magic Quadrants are copyrighted October 2008 by Gartner, Inc. and are reused with permission. The Magic Quadrant is a graphical representation of a marketplace at and for a specific time period. It depicts Gartner’s analysis of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace, as defined by Gartner. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in the Magic Quadrant, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors placed in the “Leaders” quadrant. The Magic Quadrant is intended solely as a research tool, and is not meant to be a specific guide to action. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

(C) 2008 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P. The information contained herein is subject to change without notice. The only warranties for HP products and services are set forth in the express warranty statements accompanying such products and services. Nothing herein should be construed as constituting an additional warranty. HP shall not be liable for technical or editorial errors or omissions contained herein.




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