Friday, November 2, 2007

Dell Helps Consumers Support Green Technology with New Energy Star 4.0 Desktop

To further extend their bid to become the "greenest" technology company on Earth, Dell has announced a new desktop for consumers that is Energy Star 4.0-compliant.

The new PC from Dell, the Inspiron 531, is powered by an 80 percent efficient power supply and specially configured to switch to a low power sleep state after 15 minutes of inactivity.

The PC, which meets Energy Star 4.0 requirements, also comes with a forest-friendly, paperless owner's manual.

According to a company news release, consumers who use an energy-efficient desktop such as their latest offering, together with a flat panel monitor will, over the course of four years, reduce C02 emissions by approximately the same amount as not driving a car for eight weeks.

The Inspiron 531 is now available to all US customers at a starting price of $369.00.

"We are committed to providing consumers a choice that helps protect the environment without sacrificing the performance needed to maintain a rich, high-definition digital experience." said Karen Plotkin, director of consumer desktop marketing in a statement to the press. "Consumers using this energy-efficient Inspiron 531 can reduce their carbon footprint while also reducing their electric bills."