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Steve Jobs making good on his company's promise to be greener

Apple Inc. last made an announcement about transitioning its entire line of LCD displays over to new LED-backlight LCD panels. In a commitment to making Apple a more earth-friendly company, Steve Jobs confirmed that by the end of 2007, Apple will rid itself of all mercury-based fluorescent LCD panels.

This week Apple seems to be making progress on its transition to LED-backlit LCD panels. Reports confirmed that AU Optronics and Chi Mei Optoelectronics all have LED-backlight LCD panels that are under review by Apple. Au Optronics and Chi Mei Optoelectronics are further down the line with Apple, having 13.3-inch and 15.4-inch panels already certified by Apple.

Apple's 15.4-inch MacBook Pro line of laptops are already using the new panels, and the new 13.3-inch certifications indicate that Apple will be transitioning its MacBook line soon.  Coretronic and Kenmos Technology, suppliers of LED-backlights, have been sourced by Apple, with Kenmos being preferred for its integration with Stanley Electric's LED V-cut light-guide panel technology. Because of this, Chi Mei Optoelectronics has decided to use back panels from Kenmos.

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RE: If I remember correctly, Mac is not too green!
By josmala on 5/8/2007 5:41:21 AM , Rating: 0
Apple was the greenest large computer manufacturer but who answered greenpeace questions about future plans. NO COMMENT.
For instance HP got extra poinst for promise of removing PVC from packaging. Apple got big minus for NOT speaking about the thing they did 12 years ago.
Other manufacturers told greenpeace that they where planning to do things, some where in the future. But what about apple. Apple already has done those, but just didn't talk about it.

In EPA done enviromental assesment Lenovo,dell,HP the BEST laptop they got was below 14 points, while ALL apple laptops got 17 points

Greenpeace made a list based on THAT. And after greenpeace had run an anti-macintosh advertisement campain. Apple gave them answers.

And BEFORE the advertisement campain, In EPA done enviromental assesment Lenovo,dell,HP the BEST laptop they got was below 14 points, while ALL apple laptops got 17 points.

While greenpeace mentioned each of those greener than apple.

By BladeVenom on 5/8/2007 7:18:21 AM , Rating: 5
Greenpeace is full of organic fertilizer.

By Oregonian2 on 5/8/2007 1:01:16 PM , Rating: 1
Pretty much. The once were an organization with a green goal. They've become an organization with self aggrandizement as their goal.

"What would I do? I'd shut it down and give the money back to the shareholders." -- Michael Dell, after being asked what to do with Apple Computer in 1997
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