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Compaq Unveils Most Powerful Home Internet PC Featuring Just-Announced AMD Athlon Processor.



HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 9, 1999--

New Presario 5861 Features Latest Multimedia Technologies,

Exceptional Performance and Free Internet Access See how to access the Internet.

Offering consumers the fastest and latest computer technologies, Compaq Computer Corporation (company) Compaq Computer Corporation - The largest US manufacturer and vendor of IBM PC compatible personal computers and servers. Compaq was started in 1982 by three ex-Texas Instruments employees.

Quarterly sales $2499M, profits $210M (Aug 1994).

http://compaq.com/.
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) today unveiled the Presario 5861 Internet desktop PC, which features the new AMD (Advanced Micro Devices, Inc., Sunnyvale, CA, www.amd.com) A major manufacturer of semiconductor devices including x86-compatible CPUs, embedded processors, flash memories, programmable logic devices and networking chips.  Athlon processor. The first model to be announced To be announced (TBA)

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 in the Presario 5800 Series, the Presario 5861 will be available within 30 days through Compaq's direct programs -- the "Built For You" kiosk program at U.S. retail locations, on the Web at www.compaq.com or by calling 1-800-888-0220.

Like all Presario Internet PCs, the Presario 5861 comes standard with key technologies that make accessing and experiencing the best of the Web as seamless and enjoyable as possible. This includes a choice of three Internet access services, including NetZero(1), the leading ISP (1) See in-system programmable.

(2) (Internet Service Provider) An organization that provides access to the Internet. Connection to the user is provided via dial-up, ISDN, cable, DSL and T1/T3 lines.
 in free advertiser-based access; Compaq.NET(2), Compaq's own Internet service; or AOL (A division of Time Warner, Inc., New York, NY, www.aol.com) The world's largest online information service with access to the Internet, e-mail, chat rooms and a variety of databases and services. , the leading brand in consumer Internet service. With NetZero, consumers receive free unlimited Internet access immediately, without any monthly fees or contracts. With either Compaq.NET or AOL, the customer receives a 100-hour trial of free Internet access.

"Consumers wanting the most powerful PC technology will marvel at the performance capabilities of the Presario 5861," said Michael Larson Paul Michael Larson (May 10, 1949 – February 16, 1999) was a contestant on the United States television game show Press Your Luck. Larson's claim to fame was his winning $110,237 in cash and prizes, which he was able to do by memorizing the patterns used on the , Senior Vice President and Group General Manager, Consumer Business Unit, Compaq Computer Corporation. "The Athlon processor significantly outperforms any other previous-generation x86 chip. For the PC enthusiast looking for Looking for

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 cutting-edge power and performance that will take them into the new millennium, the Presario 5861 is the only choice."

The Presario 5861 comes equipped with an AMD Athlon 600-MHz processor, 128 MB of memory, 13 GB(3) 7200 RPM hard drive and the latest in graphics and audio technologies, such as the 3DfxVoodoo3 3500 graphics card, which provides the ultimate resolution for realistic multimedia and gaming applications.

Designed to provide consumers with the most satisfying Internet experience, the Presario 5861 also features the enhanced Easy Access Internet Keyboard A computer keyboard that contains buttons for common Internet functions such as launching the Web browser and e-mail applications and controlling sound volume. , which provides instant one-touch access to exciting Web destinations including e-mail and AltaVista, as well as Online Market Place and Retail Central, for the best shopping experience on the Internet. In addition, the My Presario button provides instant direct connection to a personalized Compaq Web site that gives performance updates and helpful hints about the user's specific Presario model.

When bundled with a 17-inch (16.0-inch viewable) CV 715 monitor, the Presario 5861 will be priced at just $1,999. Included in the system is the enhanced Digital Creativity Imaging Center(4), which provides connections for state-of-the-art digital devices and advanced video editing software Video editing software is application software which handles the editing of video sequences on a computer. It usually includes the ability to import and export video, cut and paste sections of a video clip, and add special effects and transitions; and it sometimes includes the  from MGI MGI Mouse Genome Informatics
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 for creating, developing and viewing home movies and presentations -- making the Presario 5861 an ideal choice for the digital video enthusiast.

For the ultimate audio experience, Compaq consumers can take advantage of the first and only THX A design system that provides realistic sound playback for movie and home theater from THX, Ltd., San Rafael, CA (www.thx.com), an independent spin-off from Lucasfilm, Ltd. The THX Sound System was developed during the production of the Return of the Jedi in 1982 and named after George (R) certified PC sound system, the Klipsch Promedia v.2-400, for an additional $224. The 400-watt Klipsch sound system will bring any game, CD or DVD DVD: see digital versatile disc.
DVD
 in full digital video disc or digital versatile disc

Type of optical disc. The DVD represents the second generation of compact-disc (CD) technology.
 movie title to life for an in-home theater-type experience.

The Presario 5861 is backed by Compaq's Extra Mile Service program which features Compaq Extra Mile Assistance for quick remote problem diagnostics and resolution; Extra Mile Maintenance, which includes the Compaq Service Connection, Compaq's Web-based tool that automatically sends free software updates to keep the consumer's PC in top operating condition; and Extra Mile Solutions, which provides information on Presario Internet PCs and easy and quick data backup.

Whether purchasing from authorized resellers or directly from Compaq, consumers can finance any Presario PC product for a low monthly rate through Compaq Financial Services.

More information about the Presario 5861 and other Compaq consumer products and services can be found at http://www.compaq.com/athome.

Compaq Background

Compaq Computer Corporation, a Fortune Global 100 company, is the second largest computer company in the world and the largest global supplier of computer systems. Compaq develops and markets hardware, software, solutions, and services, including industry-leading enterprise computing solutions, fault-tolerant business-critical solutions, enterprise and network storage solutions, 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.

Compaq and Presario, Registered U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Product names mentioned herein may be trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective companies. AMD and AMD Athlon are trademarks of Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. -0-

(1)  NetZero offer is valid in U.S. only. Free Internet access is
     provided by NetZero to new subscribers in exchange for certain
     personal information from the subscriber and an agreement by the
     subscriber to view targeted Web advertising. Internet access does
     not include local telephone company charges, if any, or
     applicable taxes. Any long distance charges incurred will be the
     responsibility of the customer. Please make sure your access
     number is local. Other terms and conditions apply. See NetZero
     Agreement for details.
(2)  Compaq.NET offers unlimited Internet access starting at
     $11.99/month based on pre-paid 12-month service agreement. See
     User Agreement for additional terms and conditions.
(3)  For hard drives, GB = billion bytes
(4)  Works with most third-party devices.
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