Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Quietest PC Scores on Energy

ThinkCentre A61e desktop help users save up to 50 percent in energy costs annually.

Lenovo reinvigorated the desktop PC space with the ThinkCentre A61e ultra small form factor desktop. As the company’s smallest, quietest and most energy-efficient desktop, it has a footprint of the size of an average telephone book, and choices of energy-efficient, 45-watt AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 dual core and AMD Sempron™ single core processors.

The ThinkCentre A61e desktop marks Lenovo’s first product with EPEAT Gold status. Operated by the Green Electronics Council, EPEAT ranks products on a variety of environmental attributes from energy efficiency to the recyclable use of materials. Many organisations use this tool to help make purchasing decisions. Recognised for its environmental attributes, the ThinkCentre A61e desktop uses up to 90 percent reusable material as well as 90 percent recyclable packaging. It also can be powered by an optional solar panel.

As the first desktop in the industry to run on energy-efficient AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 dual core and AMD Sempron™ single core processors, it can help users save up to 50 percent in energy costs annually over previous models2. For instance, a customer deploying as few as 50 desktops could avoid more than 20,000 pounds of carbon dioxide emissions and a large enterprise deployment of 50,000 desktops could cut more than 20 million pounds of carbon dioxide emissions.

"With the ThinkCentre A61e, we have combined small size and consistently quiet acoustics with a light weight, highly energy-efficient green PC that cuts energy costs in significant ways to help organisations reduce their operational expenses,” said Anil Philip, Executive Director, Transaction Business, Lenovo India.
As energy prices rise, finding ways to control these variable costs through more efficient technology becomes increasingly important.

Nimble desktop

According to IDC, the worldwide desktop market grew year-over-year by 4.2 percent in the second quarter of 2007 with Lenovo growing 20.4 percent in this period. IDC forecasts worldwide shipments of the ultra small form factor desktop to grow by 52 percent from 2005 to 20104.

Taking up 25 percent less space and weighing just eight pounds, the ThinkCentre A61e ultra small form factor desktop fits the shrinking real estate in today’s work environment, making it a good fit for customers in education, medical and financial sectors.

The PC’s single, low-speed fan keeps it running cool for ultimate reliability and keeping it consistently quiet whether in idle mode or stretched to the maximum for peak performance.