HP to cut PC power use by 25% by 2010

Posted on Wednesday, Jan 09 2008 @ 02:30 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
HP announced it wants to cut the power consumption of its desktop and notebook computers by 25 percent by 2010.

“HP for decades has been integrating environmentally responsible components and processes across the entire product lifecycle,” said Todd Bradley, executive vice president, Personal Systems Group, HP. “We are dedicated to meeting our energy consumption goal of 25 percent reduction by 2010, and these additional EPEAT-Gold registrations exemplify how HP leads the IT market in reducing the environmental impact of its products and business processes.”

HP expects to reach its 2010 energy reduction goal through a variety of strategies, including integrating such components as more efficient power supplies and lower-energy chipsets and other energy-saving technologies and processes across its volume PC portfolio.

Another feature that helps reduce power usage across the HP business desktop line are optional 80 PLUS power supplies, which are up to 15 percent more efficient than standard power supplies. Annually, 1,000 PCs with 80 PLUS power supplies can save the equivalent in carbon dioxide emissions generated by the burning of more than 4,500 gallons of gasoline.

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