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HP Breaks the 24-hour Battery Life Barrier

Customizable HP EliteBook delivers all-day power

HP announced an unprecedented milestone in mobile computing: up to 24 hours of continuous notebook

operation on a single battery charge.

As measured by an industry-standard benchmark, the new HP EliteBook 6930p configured with an optional

ultra-capacity battery delivered up to 24 hours of battery runtime.(1)

“All-day computing has been the holy grail of notebook computing,” said Chin Hon Cheng, vice president,

Notebook Business Unit, Personal Systems Group, HP Asia Pacific and Japan. “With the HP EliteBook 6930p,

customers no longer have to worry about their notebook battery running out before their work day is over.”

Designed and tested to last, HP batteries benefit from a combination of HP engineering and energy-efficient

notebook components such as Intel® solid-state hard drives (SSD) and mercury-free LED displays. For example,

the highly efficient HP Illumi-Lite LED display boosts battery run time by up to 4 hours compared to traditional

LCD displays, while the Intel SSD provides up to a 7 percent increase in battery life compared to traditional hard


With up to 24 hours of battery life, business travelers can easily:

· Use an HP EliteBook 6930p continuously on the world’s longest scheduled commercial airline flight – linking

Singapore’s Changi Airport and Newark’s Liberty International Airport – approximately 18 hours, 40 minutes.

· Take more than 10 trips on the EuroStar train between London and Paris – approximately 2 hours, 15 minutes

each direction – before recharging the battery.

Solid state for mobile professionals

Inspired by aircraft construction and designed for style-conscious mobile professionals, HP EliteBook notebooks

feature the latest mobile technologies.

From November 2008, customers will be able to purchase an HP EliteBook with the new Intel high-performance

SSDs – HP is a launch customer for the new Intel X25-M and X18-M Mainstream SATA SSDs.

In addition to helping achieve outstanding battery life, these new Intel SSDs provide greater durability and

reliability as well as faster system responsiveness. Internal HP benchmarks show overall performance boosts of

up to 57 percent on industry benchmarks, and data transfer rates almost six times faster than traditional hard


“Intel architected its new line of high-performance solid-state drives specifically to bring a new level of

performance and reliability to the computing platform and make significant impact to the way people use their

PCs,” said Randy Wilhelm, vice president and general manager, NAND Products Group, Intel. “The HP

milestone is an example of the impact of this new level of performance that specifically delivers on lower power

consumption for longer battery life.”

EliteBook 6930 for mobile professionals

The initial ENERGY STAR®-qualified HP EliteBook 6930p configuration starts at only 2.1 kilograms. It features a

14.1-inch diagonal widescreen display and is available with an optional, mercury-free Illumi-Lite LED display.

The HP EliteBook 6930p is built for the corporate road warrior as it features a shock-resistant hard drive,

enhanced display panel and spill-resistant keyboard to help defend data against bumps, drops and spills. It was

designed to meet the tough MIL-STD 810F military-standard tests(2) that measure levels of environmental reliability

and operation at extreme temperatures, while withstanding vibration and high humidity.

The inner magnesium shell of the notebook’s HP DuraCase is equipped with a honeycomb pattern that is

thermally bonded to anodized aluminum for a solid construction.

All HP notebooks are designed with the environment in mind, with energy-efficient features and select materials

for easier recycling. For example, HP has set a goal to remove all mercury – a material commonly found in

notebook screens – from its entire notebook line by the end of 2010.

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 (NYSE: HPQ) is available at

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(1) Requires separately purchased Ultra Capacity Battery and customer download of the latest Intel graphics driver and HP

BIOS. Notebook must be configured with optional Intel 80 GB SSD drive and HP Illumi-Lite LED Display (planned to be available

October 2008) and requires Microsoft Windows® XP operating system. Battery life will vary depending on the product model,

configuration, loaded applications, features, and power management settings. The maximum capacity of the battery will decrease with

time and usage.

(2) Testing was not intended to demonstrate fitness for U.S. Department of Defense contracts requirements or for military use. Test results

are not a guarantee of future performance under these test conditions.

Intel is a trademark of Intel Corp. in the United States and other countries. ENERGY STAR is a U.S. registered mark of the United States Environmental Protection Agency.

Microsoft and Windows XP are U.S. registered trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

This news release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks, uncertainties and assumptions. If such risks or uncertainties materialize or such assumptions prove

incorrect, the results of HP and its consolidated subsidiaries could differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements and assumptions. All

statements other than statements of historical fact are statements that could be deemed forward-looking statements, including but not limited to statements of the plans, strategies

and objectives of management for future operations; any statements concerning expected development, performance or market share relating to products and services;

anticipated operational and financial results; any statements of expectation or belief; and any statements of assumptions underlying any of the foregoing. Risks, uncertainties and

assumptions include the execution and performance of contracts by HP and its customers, suppliers and partners; the achievement of expected results; and other risks that are

described in HP’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended April 30, 2008 and HP’s other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including

but not limited to HP’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended October 31, 2007. HP assumes no obligation and does not intend to update these forward-looking


© 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. To the extent permitted by law, HP shall not be

liable for technical or editorial errors or omissions contained herein.

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