Green Energy Laptop

fmv-looxFujitsu – one of the leading manufacturer – is setting another example of highly responsible eco-consciousness. The company is selling a laptop that runs on wind power. How? Fujitsu is purchasing wind power green energy credits for each of the FMV Loox laptops sold that are equivalent to the amount of electricity estimated to be used by the machine over a four year lifespan.

Fujitsu’s has calculated that the computer will be used for 4.5 hours each day, left on-charge for a further 4.5 hours and switched off for 15 hours for each of 240 days each year over four years. The resulting amount of electricity is 45.55 kilowatt hours and that’s equivalent to 18 kilograms of CO2 emissions. So, for each machine sold Fujitsu will purchase the equivalent amount of wind-power credits from the Japan Natural Energy, which has been established by power generation companies to encourage such good deeds of corporate citizenship.

What is more, the laptop complies with current EnergyStar standards and the new standards that come into effect in July. The computer, which will be available through Fujitsu’s Web site and not through shops, is among the company’s smallest models and features a 5.6-inch screen that can swivel around and fold back on itself into a tablet PC-like form factor. While not positioned as a netbook it runs the Intel Atom processor that is common in most other machines of the same size. Other features include 1GB of memory, up to a 120GB hard disk drive and built-in cellular modem card in some models.

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