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Green (and ugly) PC from Lenovo

The ThinkCentre A61e

Lenovo recently released the ThinkCentre A61e, a brand new green computer. The ThinkCentre A61e uses few hazardous materials, consumes little power and is easy to recycle. Because of that it has received the desirable EPEAT Gold status.

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Peter Schrady with the really long title of vice president and general manager, Emerging Products Business Unit says that "the importance of maximizing energy efficiency and being environmentally conscious is touching all aspects of our daily lives, from the light bulbs we use to light our homes to the hybrid cars we drive to the green technology we rely on to run our businesses."

Un-customized it uses an AMD Sempron LE 1150 processor, 512MB ATI Radeon X1200, 512MB Memory, 80GB hard drive and costs $399. Not too shabby. Sure the computer is ugly (or shall we say retro?) but it’s still one of the more high performing green computers out there.

According to Lenovo using the energy-efficient AMD Athlon X2 dual core and AMD Sempron single core processors can help save up to 50 percent in energy costs annually.

Another good thing is that Lenovo ranks high in the Green Electronics Guide from Greenpeace. They are currently on the 4th place being beaten only by Dell (on third place).

Press Release: Lenovo Raises Energy-Efficiency Bar with Its Smallest, Quietest Desktop PC

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I do not think the Lenovo ugly, I think its purposeful! I would say that IBM has tended to make ugly machines though, especially the PS2: http://members.chello.nl/mlampers/images/PS2-m50z.JPG An interesting url re Chinese production: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/7028573.stm I would ask how Green is a Lenovo?

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