RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC ? February 12, 2009: Lenovo today announced that the ThinkPad W700 and W700ds mobile workstations meet or exceed criteria for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency?s (EPA) Energy Star 5.0 program for computers, which takes effect in July. This brings Lenovo?s portfolio of Energy Star 5.0 offerings to more than 25 PC products, including laptops, desktops, workstations and monitors.
?With rising energy costs and continued cost cutting, customers are expecting their PCs to efficiently manage the energy they use,? said Sam Dusi, executive director, Worldwide ThinkPad Product Marketing, Lenovo. ?We?re finding new ways to raise the bar on efficiency, from squeezing out even higher efficiency with existing technologies like batteries, LED displays and solid state drives, to looking at new power sources to building in power management technologies. All of this has helped us turn traditionally power guzzling machines like mobile workstations into energy sipping PCs that meet or exceed Energy Star 5.0 criteria.?
Mobile workstations are designed to handle the most data and graphics-intensive tasks from users in fields such as digital content creation, digital photography and oil and gas. The ThinkPad W700 and W700ds mobile workstations are the peak of Lenovo?s mobile performance. They come with choices of Intel mobile quad core processors, NVIDIA Quadro FX graphics, up to two hard drives, 8 GB of high speed DDR3 memory as well as an optional Blu-Ray DVD burner. They can also be configured with a high brightness WUXGA LED display and a host of connectivity options including WiMax, Bluetooth and WiFi. To keep the mobile workstations running coolly and efficiently, Lenovo designed them with a dual thermal solution with one fan to cool the CPU and the other to cool the GPU. The ThinkPad W700 mobile workstation also brings users new levels of innovation with an optional built-in digitizer and color calibrator, and the ThinkPad W700ds mobile workstation goes even further with an optional second display for extra screen real estate.
Lenovo PC products that already meet or exceed the Energy Star 5.0 criteria include these models:
Laptops: ThinkPad X200, X200s, X200 Tablet, X301, T400, T500, R400, R500, SL300, SL400, SL500, IdeaPad U330, Y430
Desktops: ThinkCentre M58/58p small form and eco ultra small form factor
Workstations: ThinkPad W700, W700ds
The following products meet or exceed the proposed criteria for monitors which will be final in March.
Monitors: ThinkVision L174, L1700p, L1900, L1900p, L197 Wide, L1940 Wide, L1940p Wide, L2240p Wide, L2440p Wide, L2440x Wide
Technical specifications of Energy Star 5.0 criteria are found at www.energystar.gov.
Lenovo will continue to introduce products that meet or exceed Energy Star 5.0 criteria in 2009. For more information on individual PC energy usage, customers can access online calculators at www.lenovo.com/environment to help them compare configurations to determine annual cost savings and avoided CO2 emissions. Additionally, Lenovo has more than 58 products that are rated EPEAT Gold for their environmental attributes, including energy efficiency, materials use and recycling options.
Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) is dedicated to building exceptionally engineered personal computers. Lenovo?s business model is built on innovation, operational efficiency and customer satisfaction as well as a focus on investment in emerging markets. Formed by Lenovo Group?s acquisition of the former IBM Personal Computing Division, the company develops, manufactures and markets reliable, high-quality, secure and easy-to-use technology products and services worldwide. Lenovo has major research centers in Yamato, Japan; Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen, China; and Raleigh, North Carolina. For more information see www.lenovo.com.