By using eco-friendly components in their PCs, computer manufacturers are doing their bit to contribute to the cause of environmental protection. Software developers also have introduced features in their programs to reduce power consumption. Well, if you are looking to buy a PC, there are many Windows 7-based computers available, which use green technology. And with Windows 7, you’ll have access to several power management features that the operating system offers. Let’s take a look at some Windows 7-based green PCs that you can buy.
Toshiba Portégé Z835-P330
Powered by Intel Core i3 processor, the 13.3-inch Toshiba Portégé Z835-P330 laptop is RoHS-compliant and is an EPEAT Gold and Energy Star Qualified Windows 7 PC. EPEAT Gold is the highest possible rating offered by the Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT) for the identification of eco-friendly electronic products. The laptop’s Li-Ion battery can provide up to 8.28 hours of power backup. The computer has a 128GB Solid State Drive and 4GB DDR3 RAM. Toshiba’s eco Utility software helps to improve system performance and manage the power settings. With a price tag of $899.99, the laptop is worth the savings from its energy efficiency.
Sony VAIO SA
The 13.3-inch ultra-portable Sony VAIO SA series laptop comes with Windows 7 options of the Home Premium, Professional, and Ultimate editions. The EPEAT rating for Sony VAIO SA is Gold and is also Energy Star certified. For saving power, the laptop has a backlit keyboard that fades off if the computer is left idle for a specific time. The screen brightness is also controlled automatically depending on the ambience. The minimum system memory of the laptop is 4GB and the hard drive storage space ranges from 320GB to 1TB. Starting at $799.99, Sony VAIO SA offers value for money and power savings in the long run.
Dell Inspiron 14z
Dell Inspiron 14z laptop, which has a 14-inch wide-screen display, comes with Windows 7 Home Premium operating system. The processor options include the second generation Intel Core i3 and i5 processors. The laptop’s components do not include hazardous materials such as arsenic or mercury. The EPEAT rating for the laptop is Silver and it’s an Energy Star qualified product. The packaging material is made from bamboo instead of foam. What’s more, Dell has started a recycling program in many countries for retail and business customers. The range of Dell Inspiron 14z laptops starts from $649.