I became interested in low power PCs when I recently brought two of our servers back into the office. Our power bill doubled overnight :-|. As you can imagine, I’ve been madly looking at ways to reduce the power usage of our network.
That’s the beauty of thinking green, using fewer resources can save you money.
It got me thinking… How green are Tablet PCs?
Well we already know that Tablet PCs are way ahead on being green. How?
- Most Tablet PCs have a tiny 65W power supply and usually incorporate Intel Centrino Ultra Low Voltage Processors.
- They are also smaller and lighter which means less materials are used.
But is there room for further green innovation in Tablet PCs?
I note with interest what HP are doing in this area:
The HP Compaq 2710p Notebook PC is just 2.82 cm (1.11 inch) thick and weighs 1.63 kilograms (3.6 pounds). This is made possible by the HP Illumi-Lite Light Emitting Diode (LED) displays, which are thinner and lighter than traditional screens. The Illumi-Lite display also requires less energy and does not use mercury. The case is built using lightweight and durable magnesium, which is easily recyclable. The smaller notebook packaging allows HP to transport 60 units on a pallet instead of 48, which saves energy in transportation.
It’s good to see Tablet PC technology leading the field in Green PCs.