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Compaq's Enhanced Evo Workstation W4000 Becomes Industry's Most Aggressively Priced Workstation in Its Class

Evo Workstation W4000 DDR Provides Superior Price, Performance With New DDR Memory and Intel Pentium 4 Processors Up to 2.2 GHz (January 22, 2002)
Providing the most powerful entry-level workstation for the graphics and data-intensive applications of design, technical and financial users, Compaq Computer Corporation (NYSE: CPQ - news) today announced its affordable Evo Workstation W4000 now delivers more power at an even more aggressive price with the new, more economical Double Data Rate (DDR) memory.

``As DDR is being embraced by the industry for its performance in high-end consumer PCs and the storage and the server spaces, Compaq has also decided to expand its offerings with the Evo Workstation W4000,'' said Ramona Thibeault, Corporate Access Business Group vice president for North America at Compaq. ``DDR memory provides competitive performance to traditional RDRAM, with the advantage of allowing us to pass substantial cost savings on to our cost- sensitive customers.''

The powerful, yet affordable Evo Workstation W4000 series brings Compaq's workstation offerings to small or more budget-conscious businesses. The new Evo Workstation W4000 DDR starts at just $1091, with the an IntelŪ PentiumŪ 4 1.8 GHz processor with new DDR memory and 32 MB Matrox G450 Dual Head graphics card, delivering affordable performance without straining the budget of the small business or entry-level workstation customer.

Configurable with up to 2.2 GHz Intel processors for incredible speed and featuring the widest selection of high-performance graphics -- including NVIDIA Quadro2 EX, Quadro2 MXR, or Quardro2Pro; ATI FireGL2; or Matrox Millennium G450 or G550, or Matrox Millennium G200 Quad Multi-Monitor -- the Evo Workstation W4000 DDR is an ideal workstation for entry-level digital content creation (DCC), MCAD, geographic information systems (GIS) and financial analysis professionals.

The reliable Evo Workstation W4000 series also includes integrated solutions for easy management within an IT environment. Standard ECC memory with pre-failure notification provides a more stable platform, and Compaq's strong ISV partnerships have ensured that the W4000 is software-tested and certified on key workstation applications, which means no hardware / software conflicts and reduced total cost of ownership.

For more information about the Evo Workstation W4000 or other Compaq workstation offerings, visit .

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Founded in 1982, Compaq Computer Corporation is a leading global provider of enterprise technology and solutions. Information on Compaq and its products and services is available at

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