Wednesday, September 24

Dell laptops to go GREEN.

Dell is changing all of it's new laptop displays to mercury-free light
emitting diodes (LED) in the next 12 months.  This is a move to make the computers softer on the evnviroment and easier to recycle.

According to Dell the LED displays consume less energy (43% less for 15 inch screens) than ones lit with CCFL (cold cathode fluorescent lamps.)

The Laptops shipping in December with LED screens represent about two-thirds of Dell's notebook sales, and include Latitude E models and two Prescision moble workstation models.

The Round Rock, Texas-based company said LED backlit displays will be standard in at least 80 percent of the laptops it sells by the end of 2009 and in all its notebooks by the end of 2010.

I personally like the idea of going green, and it seems like Dell is on the right track.  Dell seems to be one-upping Apple's 2007 commitment to get rid of the less-expensive fluorescents "eventually."  Apple uses LED's in the Macbook Air, its 15-inch Macbook, and one configuration of the 17-inch Macbook Pro, plus all iPods and iPhones.

What are your thoughts on the computer company's going green?  What other major tech stuff would you like to see go green?  

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Anonymous said...

Personally, I would like to see the majority of their products go green. Big companies like Dell have to do this. It sets a good example and others follow. In due time, we will finally realize how important it is that we take this action.

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