Lenovo ThinkPad L Laptops Provide Green Alternatives
Known for its innovative corporate culture, Lenovo is heeding the consumer call for green products with its new ThinkPad L Series of laptops, on sale for $599 through May 12.
Lenovo’s testing shows that the L Series laptops use an estimated 40% less energy consumption and 50% less CO2 emissions, compared to previous ThinkPad laptops. Up to 30% post-consumer recycled content is used to manufacture them, including materials from office water jugs and discarded IT equipment. Power is conserved with LED-backlit displays and a power management system, and the laptops are ENERGY STAR and EPEAT Gold certified.
Lest you worry that green laptops might somehow be inferior to traditional models, the ThinkPad L412 and 512 offer high performance features, including Intel chips, Windows 7, 2 GB of memory, and the speed needed to help multi-taskers perform well in the workplace. The computers are VoIP optimized and have room for plenty of peripheral devices. The laptops feature up to 8 hours of battery life. Both versions feature anti-glare screens – the 412 is 14 inches wide and the 512 is a roomy 15.6 inches.
It will be interesting to see if consumers use their purchasing power to place value on Lenovo’s green initiatives.
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