Thursday, March 6, 2008

Lenovo Builds First GreenGuard PC

LENOVO, the Chinese heir to IBM's PC business, has announced the ultra small Thinkcentre M57[P] Eco desktop PC, the first desktop PC to gain Greenguard certification.

Greenguard certification is only given to products that don't emit potentially harmful levels of up to 2,000 chemicals including volatile organic counpounds. It is awarded by the US Greenguard Environmental Institute, which has tested and certified more than 150 thousand products and materials.

"We are quite proud to say the ThinkCentre M57/M57P is the first desktop ever to meet our rigorous standards for chemical emissions," said Greenguard CEO Carl Smith. "Lenovo is leading the industry in its commitment to environmentally responsible computing."

Small, green and easy to run was what Lenovo senior VP of products Fran O'Sullivan said his customers wanted.

Lenovo's Eco PC is built using recycled consumer plastics and is both EPEAT Gold and Energy Star 4.0 rated. ยต