Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Power Saving Green PC at US$470

Taiwanese IT hardware manufacturer VIA Technologies and Brazilian systems integrator Bitway Computadores have launched a power saving PC for 800 reais (US$470), the companies said in a joint statement.

The Bitway Flex PC comes with motherboard VIA pc2500 and runs on operational system Linux. The motherboard is manufactured in Brazil and comes with the 1.5GHz power saving processor VIA C7-D, which runs on 76% less power.

"Our motherboard and processor dissipate less heat, so the emission of carbonic gas is lower and this also allows customers to save power," Via's operations director in Brazil, Carlos Kato told BNamericas.

The desktop will be available in the market by month's end and will come along with a CRT monitor, 512MB memory, an 80GB hard drive, DVD-CDRW, a multimedia kit, keyboard and mouse.

"This is a partnership we have formed with the store Insinuante. The first order was for 8,000 PCs and we will deliver this month, and produce more according to their demand," Bitway's sales manager Roberto Melo told BNamericas.