Remember awhile ago when we said we thought the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) XO laptop was the greenest laptop by a factor of 10? OLPC seems to have cooked up some actual data of its own, now claiming it is the world's "most energy-efficient and environmentally friendly laptop, based on independent evaluations and data."
While it's hard to say if this is actually true or not, the XO does seems to have ranked up an impressive set of eco-credentials. OLPC says it is in full compliance with the European Union’s RoHS standards, has qualified for Energy Star 4.0 Category A and has received the US PC and notebook environmental ratings agency EPEAT Gold rating.
"In developing the XO laptop, OLPC had the goal of creating a child-friendly educational tool that inspires creativity and learning for children all over the world," said Mary Lou Jepsen, chief technology officer at OLPC. "But equally important for us was to produce a laptop that could be used in remote areas with unreliable or limited energy sources. The result is a laptop computer that has more than 10 times less environmental impact than the average laptop computer. It’s the greenest laptop ever made, and that's not just its color."
OLPC says its laptop uses just a single watt of electricity when idle and can also operate on human-generated or solar energy to power it. There's also a whole bunch of other marketing mumbo, but you get the general idea: this laptop seems to be about as green as you can get. That is, of course, unless you are using an abacus.
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