Energy Star 4.0 Consumer Desktop

Today we took another step in our commitment to becoming the greenest technology company on Earth by introducing our first consumer Energy Star 4.0 desktop PC.

Powered by an 80 percent efficient power supply, the Inspiron 531 comes pre-configured to switch to a low-power sleep state after 15 minutes of inactivity. Entry-level configurations include an AMD Athlon 64 X2 dual-core processor, 1GB DDR2 memory, 250GB hard drive, CDRW / DVD combination drive, NVIDIA integrated graphics, Windows Vista Home Basic, and one year limited warranty with In-Home service and support.

Dell has played an active role in the Energy Star program since 1993. We offer multiple desktops, workstations and notebooks that meet the new Energy Star 4.0 requirements. Every Dell flat panel display we’ve released this year is also Energy Star 4.0-compliant. According to our calculations, using an energy-efficient desktop with a flat panel monitor for four years can result in significant savings due to reduced electricity bills.

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If you haven’t already, I encourage you to check out for additional details on our commitment to delivering the most energy-efficient products in the industry. As always, we’d like to hear your environmentally-focused ideas and feedback on ways we can continue to build on our “desktop to datacenter” energy-effiency strategy.

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