Green on the Go


With the launch of 10 new systems – the lightest, most powerful and most energy efficient in our company’s history – we wanted to highlight the Latitude E6400 and E6500 laptops and Precision M2400 and M4400 Workstations as the latest to achieve EPEAT Gold status (the E4200 and E4300 will be listed as EPEAT Gold in the coming weeks). The team has also achieved gold status for the T3400, T5400 and T7400, previously listed as silver.

EPEAT (or the Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool) helps customers in the public and private sectors compare laptops, desktops and monitors based on a set criteria of environmental attributes (recycled content, elimination of environmentally sensitive materials, corporate environmental policies, and ENERGY STAR standard specifications, among others). Dell was the first to achieve EPEAT Gold for a laptop in 2007 and currently lists 76 systems as Silver or Gold. The success of the tool itself is a reflection of the importance customers are placing on consistent and transparent environmental standards and yardsticks. EPEAT Gold means that the products meet all 23 required criteria plus at least 75 percent of the 28 optional criteria.

With our latest products, we are enabling “green-on-the-go” computing with a few firsts. The newly launched Latitude E4200 is our first ultra-portable laptop to contain halogen-free laminates, chassis plastics and fan housings. The packaging is 99 percent recyclable by weight with 25 percent post-consumer recycled cardboard. We’ve also made a point to incorporate LED backlit displays on several new models.

Additionally, most of our Precision Workstations are designed to meet or exceed Energy Star 4.0. These Precision Workstations are extremely powerful machines, proving that you needn't sacrifice performance for energy efficiency. 

Fifty percent of our laptop models and sixty three percent of our desktop models now meet or exceed Energy Star requirements, avoiding CO2 emissions and driving cost savings for our customers.   

Thanks for helping us shape our environmental efforts. We recognize how important it is to be able to navigate green technology and will continue to support EPEAT and other yardsticks to help simplify the process. As always, please share your thoughts and ideas. You can leave a comment here or visit IdeaStorm or Together, let’s continue to make a world of difference!

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