Lenovo, which not too long ago was in environmental tech news because of its EPEAT Gold desktop, is back again with a new eco-friendly monitor which is being sold standalone or as a complete EPEAT solution. The ThinkVision L193p is priced at around $300 and should be available in November.
The ThinkVision L193p got an EPEAT Gold rating, which is said to be an industry first for displays when rated in a system which "evaluates products based on 51 environmental criteria in the areas of reduction/elimination of environmentally sensitive materials, design for end of life, product longevity/lifecycle extension, energy conservation, end of life management, packaging and corporate performance." This 19-inch monitor apparently met 23 required criteria and 20 or so out of 28 optional criteria.
Lenovo added the ThinkVision L193p uses more than 25 percent post-consumer recycled materials in its plastic parts. It also meets a few other environmental standards, including Energy Star 4.0 requirements. Features of this monitor include a 160/160 degree viewing angle, five millisecond response time and support for digital content protection (HDCP) and analog and DVI-D signals.
It's interesting to note how much of an interest Lenovo has taken in going green with its products. It seems to have come a long way from once being at the bottom of the green electronics barrel. Now if they could actually just make an attractive, eco-friendly monitor, I might buy in...
written by weee recycling, October 24, 2007
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