Apple’s Macbook Air Is The Greenest Laptop Yet
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|By Michael d'Estries in Green Products | January 15, 2008|
In between the oohs and aahs coming from MacWorld 2008 over the new itty bitty MacBook Air, Steve Jobs found a moment to tout some environmental creds related to the new machine.
“There’s a few things we’ve done on the environmental side. It’s enclosed in a fully aluminum case — it’s easily recycled, highly desirable by recyclers. It’s our first mercury and arsenic-free display. All of the circuit boards are bromide and PVC free. We’re very happy about that as well… the retail packaging is 50% less volume, this helps a great deal in energy expended in transporting and disposing the materials.”
The new device is also energy star rated and received a silver rating from EPEAT — an organization that rates the environmental impact of computer technology. As expected, this notebook consumes the least amount of power of any MAC; so chalk this one up there with your ECO TV for those thinking of jumping off-grid.
It’s great to see Apple moving in this direction — not to mention devices like laptops becoming smaller and weighing less. All this equals better efficiency in transport, energy consumption, and recycling potential.
Oh yea — we want one!
Check out videos, photos, and other specs over on the official Apple site.