After years of the "bigger/faster is better"
philosophy with consumer products, it appears that the tide is changing. While
auto manufacturers are still cranking out potent
pavement-pounding machines, many are looking to improve their corporate
CAFE numbers with more
fuel efficient vehicles. Corporations too are looking to become more
efficient with the use
of hydrogen fuel cells for power generation.
In keeping with the energy efficiency kick, Dell is
introducing its new OptiPlex
755 series which features a Gold Electronic Products Environmental
Assessment Tool (EPEAT) rating and is Energy Star 4.0 compliant.
According to Dell, the release of the OptiPlex 755 furthers
the company's aim to be "most green technology vendor" in the
"Our commitment to customers is to eliminate complexity
throughout the lifecycle of their IT assets," said Dell Product Group
director Darrel Ward. "We designed the OptiPlex 755 to be the most
flexible and versatile business desktop available to date with innovations in
systems management, eco-design and services."
The OptiPlex can be configured with up to a Core 2 Duo E6850
processor, 4GB of DDR2 memory, a 256MB ATI Radeon 2400 XT graphics processor and
up to 250GB of HDD storage space.
Dell's new OptiPlex 755 lineup is available in mini tower,
desktop and small form factor varieties. Prices start at $592, $582 and $582
respectively for each after a $50 instant discount.
quote: If it you meant "most energy efficient," VIA just released a product with a TDP of 1 watt, but the AMD one is certainly more useable.