HP No. 1 in U.S. and Global Desktop Workstation Market Share

PALO ALTO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- Aug 13, 2012 -- HP (NYSE: HPQ) today announced that industry research firm IDC reported that, for the first time, HP leads U.S. market share in the desktop workstation category, and was the global share leader during the second quarter of 2012.

HP's share showed significant growth during past quarters, culminating with a 47.6 percent share in desktop workstations in the United States. HP continues to lead the mobile workstation category worldwide with 41.8 percent share, and leads the combined workstation category with 46.2 percent share, according to the Q2'12 IDC Worldwide Workstation Tracker, Aug. 8, 2012.

"In this difficult economy, customers are looking for solutions that help increase productivity and ROI," said Jim Zafarana, vice president and general manager, Commercial Solutions Business Unit, HP. "HP Z Workstations are used around the world to design everything from running shoes to blockbuster films because they provide customers with the performance, quality and value they require to create the next big thing in their industry."

HP Workstations are designed to meet the needs of some of the most compute-intensive industries, including animation, film and video editing, graphic design, computer-aided design, architecture, photography, high-definition video, manufacturing, finance, healthcare, scientific imaging, and oil and gas exploration.

This week, HP is commemorating the behind-the-scenes workstation achievements that help build the world. Follow along on Twitter @HP and @HP_SmallBiz, and on Facebook.

HP introduced its latest line of award-winning HP Z Workstations and HP EliteBook Mobile Workstations earlier this year, including the world's first all-in-one workstation with a 27-inch diagonal display, the HP Z1. Customers moving to HP Workstations can take advantage of HP's continued innovation in areas such as design, software and independent software vendor certifications for professional applications.

Each HP Workstation is passed through HP's legendary quality assurance and testing process, which goes well beyond PC-industry testing requirements. Users of HP Workstations also enjoy further benefits of HP's precision tuning, such as the system stability that comes with HP taking the time to certify drives for commonly used workstation applications from vendors such as Adobe, Autodesk, CATIA, Dassault, Revit, Siemens and SolidWorks.

About HP
HP creates new possibilities for technology to have a meaningful impact on people, businesses, governments and society. The world's largest technology company, HP brings together a portfolio that spans printing, personal computing, software, services and IT infrastructure to solve customer problems. More information about HP is available at http://www.hp.com.

© 2012 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. HP shall not be liable for technical or editorial errors or omissions contained herein.

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