New HP Desktops Incorporate Green Inside and Out

New HP Desktops Incorporate Green Inside and Out

Hewlett-Packard last week unveiled two new desktop PCs and a computer monitor that tout green benefits from computing.

Both computers are in HP's Pavilion line of products, one called the Pavilion Verde Special Edition and one called the Pavilion Phoenix Special Edition. The machines have been EPEAT rated at the Silver level by the Green Electronics Council and are Energy Star certified as well for energy-efficient performance.

Also on the energy-consumption front, the machines will come shipped with power management features enabled, which HP estimates can reduce overall energy use by 45 percent compared to machines running without power management software. The computers are also being shipped in packaging that is 100 percent recyclable and uses less plastic foam than earlier packaging materials.

HP has in recent months released a regular stream of greener machines; in January of this year, the company unveiled two EPEAT Gold-rated desktops, and supported research on green IT practices that suggested the federal government could save over $80 million per year by upgrading to Energy Star 4.0-certified IT hardware.