April 17, 2002

HP powers design automation and animation development with new Linux-basedworkstation

Hewlett-Packard Company today announced
the immediate availability of its HP Workstation x2100 for Linux. With
support for Linux, the HP Workstation x2100 provides designers and artists
in entertainment, electronic-design engineers and financial services
organizations with a development tool that brings a new level of power and
stability at an economical price point.
Its support for Linux is part of
HP's overall strategy to develop Linux Intel® based solutions across its
product line, offering customers a choice of operating systems (OS)
platforms for their mixed IT environments.

Since 1980, HP has developed over 40 graphics products based on seven
distinct architectures, resulting in over 500 graphics-specific patents.
Drawing from HP's deep history in workstations customized for mechanical
design engineering, digital content creation and other data-intensive
applications, the x2100 extends HP's leadership in workstations and Linux
while customers are adopting Linux as their standard moving forward.

The HP x2100 is part of HP's mid-range workstation solution portfolio. It
is pre-loaded with Red Hat 7.1 and offers dual display solutions, a full
breadth of graphics card selection, and certified graphics performance. It
is powered by the latest Intel Pentium® 4 processors enabling support for
up to 2.4GHz with twice as much L2 cache as previously available. The new
workstation provides mass storage expandability, providing hard disk space
and performance needed to work on large models and multiple designs.

HP's Leadership Graphics Program provides guaranteed ISV certification from
major vendors including Nothing Real, Alias|Wavefront's® Maya®, Softimage®
XSI, Arete, Side Effects, Kaydara, Toonboom, among others, offering
guaranteed compatibility.

Pricing & Availability

The HP Workstation x2100 is immediately available worldwide with an
estimated U.S. entry price of $1,470. For more information, go
www.hp.com/linux or 1-888-HP-LINUX.

About HP

Hewlett-Packard Company -- a leading global provider of computing and
imaging solutions and services -- is focused on making technology and its
benefits accessible to all. HP had total revenue of $45.2 billion in its
2001 fiscal year. Information about HP and its products can be found on
the World Wide Web at http://www.hp.com.

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