Hot on the heels of the recent announcement that our Latitude E6400 and E6500 laptops and Precision M2400 and M4400 Workstations received EPEAT Gold status, we just got word that our Studio Hybrid has achieved the same distinction. This makes the Studio Hybrid the first and only consumer desktop to meet the Gold standard, beating Apple's Mac Mini and all of HP's consumer desktop offerings.
EPEAT (or the Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool) makes it easy to navigate environmentally-responsible systems through a set of publicly-available criteria (e.g.- recycled content, elimination of environmentally sensitive materials, corporate environmental policies, and Energy Star 4.0 standard specifications). Dell was first in the industry to achieve EPEAT Gold for a laptop in 2007. As a result of the great customer feedback and hard work of a number of our teams, we currently have more Gold listed laptops than any other provider.
A few key points on Studio Hybrid: It’s about 80 percent smaller than standard desktops and uses up to 70 percent less power. It also meets Energy Star 4.0 with an 87 percent efficient power supply, contains about 75 percent less printed documentation by weight when compared to typical tower desktops and its packaging is made from 95 percent recyclable materials. When you’re ready to send it back to us for free recycling (or recycling your existing computer), you can do so using a system-recycling kit that comes with the system.
While we are honored with this news, we won't be resting on our laurels. There is no finish line in this race and our work to provide greener options to our customers is only getting started. We encourage everyone to join with us in coming up with new ideas around energy efficiency and environmentally-responsible options. Power management is an important part of operating a system as efficiently as possible, but it is no substitute for the need to drive more energy-efficient technology. And at the end of the day, it’s not only about making green easier for our customers, but helping them drive cost savings while achieving their own environmental goals. Stay tuned to Direct2Dell and ReGeneration.org for more exciting news in the weeks and months ahead. Recognition like this comes thanks to our customers' continued participation, so keep those great green ideas coming!