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HP Brings the Power of the Internet to Printing

Press release from the issuing company

PALO ALTO, Calif., March 20, 2001- Hewlett-Packard Company (NYSE:HWP) today introduced a series of LaserJet printers that transforms the way customers can use printers in the home and office by offering them new ways to access, manage and print information from the Internet. These printers feature a wide range of Internet-enabling technologies that allow customers to scan documents directly to the Web, remotely manage printers and supplies, and print information directly from wireless devices. "The explosion of Internet connectivity within organizations and the proliferation of wireless devices have created a tremendous need for our customers to better access and share information and images anytime, anywhere and in any format," said Vyomesh Joshi, president, HP Imaging and Printing Systems. "With these new printers, HP customers will be well-positioned to leverage Web-based services and information to maximize their competitive advantage today as well as tomorrow." By the year 2004, IDC forecasts that 35 percent of the devices connected to the Internet will be non-PC based.(1) "Fundamentally, this means that business as we know it today will change," said Weili Su, printing and imaging analyst for IDC. "From an industry perspective, we believe these new printers provide HP customers with compelling reasons to upgrade and will continue to fuel growth in HP's imaging and printing business." In addition to offering customers significantly faster print speeds, advanced paper handling and more competitive pricing than their predecessors, each of the HP LaserJet printers fully supports multiple operating systems, including Linux.

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