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COMPAQ WINS MOST TOP HONOR PRODUCT AWARDS FROM LEADING INDUSTRY PUBLICATIONS

 HOUSTON, Dec. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Reaffirming its drive to lead in the PC marketplace, Compaq Computer Corporation (NYSE:CPQ) today announced that it has won more top honor product awards from leading industry computer publications than anyof its competitors during 1992. Together with the recentannouncement of a dramatic turnaround, the awardsdemonstrate Compaq's continued success in the industry--in PC technology, price competitiveness and customer support.
 "Over the past year, Compaq set goals to reduce prices, to provide the most comprehensive service and support programs and deliver innovative products -- all focusing on meeting the needs of today's PC marketplace, " said Eckhard Pfeiffer, President and CEO, Compaq Computer Corporation. "These awards reflect the realization that we have achieved these goals without abandoning our tradition of high-quality and technical innovation."
 Compaq's PC systems, desktop and notebook PCs received top honors from PC/Computing, PC Magazine, PC World, PC LapTop and Network World for their technological superiority, innovative features and value.
 Compaq took top honors at PC/Computing Magazine's annual "Most Valuable Product (MVP) Awards" ceremony, winning two MVP awards. Editors gave the awards to products that fundamentally change what a user can accomplish with a PC. The publication selected the COMPAQ ProLinea 4/33 as the MVP in the entry-level desktop system category over products from IBM and Dell; and the recently introduced COMPAQ LTE Lite/25E was chosen as the MVP in the monochrome portable category.
 PC Magazine named the COMPAQ DESKPRO 66M the top system in the 9th annual "Awards for Technical Excellence," which recognizes a product's engineering and technical advances. United Kingdom's PC Magazine named the Contura 3/25c the best portable product in its annual "Technical Innovation Awards."
 The COMPAQ PORTABLE 486c was given the top portable computer hardware award in PC World Magazine's annual "World Class Awards." The COMPAQ PORTABLE 486c was selected by votes submitted by PC World readers who were asked to choose the best hardware and software products based on performance and value. The Contura 3/25 won New Zealand's PC World 1992 "World Class Award" in the notebook category.
 The COMPAQ LTE Lite/25C also won PC LapTop Computers Magazine's "Editor's Choice Award for Notebook of the Year." PC LapTop commemorated its stunning active-matrix color VGA display, integrated EasyPoint trackball, high performance and wide range of notebook features. The product was selected from among 42 notebook PCs.
 The COMPAQ Contura Family of notebooks, the company's quality notebook PCs for price-conscious users, won several awards including PC LapTop's first annual "Value Award." Outperforming other PC clone vendors' offerings for whom this award category was initially intended, the COMPAQ Contura was recognized for its solid performance, luxury features and exceptional value.
 In addition, the COMPAQ Contura 3/25 was named the best notebook computer in the New Zealand "PC World Annual Awards," selected by readers for its best value and performance.
 Compaq's high-end PC server products, including the family of COMPAQ SYSTEMPRO servers, recently received Network World's "Enterprise Technology Award" in both the LAN server and superserver categories. For this, Network World's most prominent award, readers were asked to choose the products and services best designed to work in enterprise network environments. Compaq's PC server products were chosen over companies such as IBM, Dell, Hewlett-Packard, AST and DEC.
 Compaq Computer Corporation is a world leader in the manufacture of PC servers, and desktop, portable, laptop and notebook personal computers and network laser printers. Founded in 1982, Compaq reported 1991 worldwide revenues of $3.3 billion.
 COMPAQ products are sold and supported in more than 85 countries through a network of more than 8,300 Compaq Marketing Partners, including authorized resellers (national chains, franchisors, retail outlets and superstores), specialized resellers, value-added resellers (VARs), distributors, network integrators, systems integrators and authorized third-party maintainers.
 Compaq also offers a broad range of service and support programs, including free technical support through the Customer Support Center, worldwide product warranties and product information on CD-ROM.
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