Dec 21 2009

Being Environmentally Friendly In The Netbook World


As being “green” grows into the latest and greatest fashion, it’s worth taking a look at what environmentally-friendly options the netbook world has to offer.

Laptop Magazine, in its recent ranking of green netbooks, named the Sony Vaio P the top choice in mainly energy-related categories. While it has a rather short battery life, the Vaio P came in first in most other areas, including “Average Power While Idle” and “Average Power during Movie Playback.”

Epeat provides a comprehensive listing of green computers and displays, based on criteria such as energy conservation, environmentally-friendly packaging, and safer materials. Of note, the HP Mini 2140 earns a top ranking of Gold. It is already EnergyStar 5.0 compliant, and the Mini is at least 90% reusable/recyclable. The Asus EEE 1000HE and Samsung’s NC10 are in the Silver category, not far behind.

Don’t assume, though, that all netbooks are green. Treehugger offers a perspective on the positives and negatives of netbooks. Going green requires smart shopping, so do some research. It’ll pay off for you and the environment soon enough.

Image via CyberIndian.

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