HOUSTON, December 15, 1998 - Capping off
a year in which Deskpro computers received some of the most prestigious awards from every
major industry publication, Compaq Computer Corporation (NYSE: CPQ) announced today its Deskpro EN
Series 450 Model received PC Magazine's "Best of '98" award in the corporate PC
category. The Deskpro EN Series family of PCs was commended for such features as DMI 2.0
compliance, chassis intrusion detection, and full system hardware monitoring, which allows
network managers to detect error or imminent failure of key components such as the hard
disk drive or memory.
The "Best of '98" award is based on feedback from PC Magazine's key
writers and columnists, who select their personal favorites from products shipped in
Compaq's Deskpro EN Series is designed for enterprise customers who seek a combination
of comprehensive manageability, easy serviceability and life-cycle consistency in their
Available in desktop, minitower or small form factor, the line offers a full range of
Intel Pentium II and Celeron processors, SMART Ultra ATA hard drives up to 14.4 GB, 32X
Max CD-ROM drives (on select models), and the ATI RAGE PRO TURBO AGP graphics card.
For more information and a complete list of awards, see Compaq's website at www.compaq.com/products/desktops/awards.html.
Information on Compaq Deskpro PCs can be found at www.compaq.com/products/desktops.
Founded in 1982, Compaq Computer Corporation is a Fortune Global 100 company. Compaq is
the second largest computer company in the world and the largest global supplier of
personal computers. Compaq develops and markets hardware, software, solutions, and
services, including industry-leading enterprise computing solutions, fault-tolerant
business-critical solutions, networking and communication products, commercial desktop and
portable products and consumer PCs. The company is an industry leader in environmentally
friendly programs and business practices.
Compaq products are sold and supported in more than 100 countries through a network of
authorized Compaq marketing partners. Customer support and information about Compaq and
its products are available at http://www.compaq.com.