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NVIDIA Optimus Powers Notebook Computers More Efficiently

Posted in battery, energy-efficiency, graphics-processor, green-it-strategy, notebook-computer, nvidia, pc on February 10th, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

NVIDIA Optimus for notebook PCs optimizes the graphics processing workload to improve performance and lower energy consumption. …

… “Notebooks equipped with Optimus Technology can last up to 2 times longer on a battery charge than notebooks with standard discrete graphics without Optimus technology. ” …

Via NVidia: Optimus Technology for Notebook Computers

NVIDIA efficient graphics processing strategy

Apple MacBook Pro Family Energy Star 5 Efficiency and Sustainable Design

Posted in apple, battery, design, disposal, energy-efficiency, energy-star-5, epeat-gold, macbook, notebook-computer, recycle on June 8th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

MacBook Pro Sustainable Designs
Apple augments its MacBook Pro line of notebook models and lowers prices up to three hundred dollars. …

… “The industry’s greenest notebook lineup, every Mac notebook achieves EPEAT Gold status and meets Energy Star 5.0 requirements, setting a new standard for environmentally friendly notebook design. Each unibody enclosure is made of highly recyclable aluminum and comes standard with energy efficient LED-backlit displays that are mercury-free and made with arsenic-free glass. All MacBook Pro and MacBook Air models contain no brominated flame retardants and use internal cables and components that are PVC-free. The built-in battery design results in less waste and depleted batteries can be replaced for $129 or $179, which includes installation and disposal of your old battery in an environmentally responsible manner. ” …

Via Apple: MacBook Pro New Models

Notebook EU Flower Certification

Posted in achievement, assessments, asus, award, certification, computer-equipment, drives, eco-certification, eco-friendly, epeat-gold, green-asus, initiatives, laptop, notebook-computer, sustainability on November 25th, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

ASUS notebook receives EU Flower certification

ASUS achieves the first EU Flower Eco Award for computers on its N Series line of notebooks computers. …

… “This achievement validates the eco-friendliness of ASUS’ N Series notebooks, which had already been honored with prestigious EPEAT (Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool) Gold awards in October this year. On a broader note, it is also a reflection of the growing momentum of ASUS’ sustainability drive – Green ASUS – which it initiated in 2000. ” …

Via ASUS: Eco Certification for Computers

Notebook Computer Power Savings Roadmap

Posted in amd-advanced-micro-devices, cpu, future, graphics-processor, laptop, notebook-computer, power-savings, processor, roadmap, sabine, savings on November 20th, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

Power savings are on the CPU roadmap from AMD. …

… “APU is AMD speak for a CPU and a graphics processor on one piece of silicon. AMD expects Sabine to bring significant power savings to notebook computers. ” …

Via DailyTech: Future Processors

Green Battery Disposal

Posted in battery, boston-power, disposal, laptop, notebook-computer, recycle, survey on October 31st, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

Boston Power sponsors survey to understand the habits of notebook users and green trends. …

… “Notebook owners have employed a range of methods to dispose of notebook computer batteries, including manufacturer-related disposal (7 percent), recycling centers (6 percent), exchanging where the replacement was purchased (6 percent) and placing in a bin at a retail outlet (5 percent). Conversely, 4 percent discarded the battery in the trash. ” …

Via Boston-Power: Greener, Better Batteries