Energy Star 4.0

We’ve been focused on building more energy-efficient products. Today we announced that our OptiPlex 740 and 745 and corporate desktops meet Energy Star 4.0 requirements. Additionally, we expect to be one of the first PC companies to complete Energy Star 4.0 compliance across multiple desktop, notebook and workstation product lines ahead of the EPA’s July 2007 deadline.

The US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Energy Star program is a joint effort between the EPA and manufacturers to reduce air pollution by promoting energy-efficient products. Dell has actively participated in the Energy Star program since 1993 and currently offers multiple products that meet the EPA requirements.

The Energy Star 4.0 specification sets a more stringent standard for energy efficiency. Customers can further exceed that standard with the addition of Dell’s Energy Smart power settings. In the case of OptiPlex 740 and 745 systems with flat panel monitors, customers can save up to 77 percent in power consumption compared to previous generation systems.

Our Latitude D531, D630 and D830 notebooks announced earlier this month are also available with Energy Star 4.0 configurations. We will achieve compliance on configurations of Dell Precision workstations in the coming weeks.

For more information on our Energy Smart products, please visit You can also learn all about Dell’s environmental and energy efficiency programs at

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