As with green PCs, there isn’t much information available about the how environmentally friendly your current laptop is, but with a bit of digging, you can find out a lot about your next one. While going green is great, you also have to think about how long you’ll be able to use your next laptop. If you can keep it an extra year, you’ll not only save money but also keep the environment cleaner by consuming less.
While you can toil and try to build your own greener computer, there are some manufacturers who actually already offer energy efficient and greener parts sourced computers. These ready-made solutions will allow you to choose a computer that uses less energy and possibly has more recyclable parts for easier e-cycling. Not all of these options are widely known, which is a shame, but here are a few we think are worth considering the next time you’re in the market for a new machine…
Although there are plenty of computer manufacturers offering “greener”, more energy efficient computers these days, information about putting together an energy efficient and environmentally friendly machine isn’t nearly as common. There are so many component options out there, it can be a trying task to find parts designed for high efficiency and hopefully also designed to be easily recyclable/less hazardous when its lifecycle is over. We continue our series exploring greener options for video cards, cases, and power supplies…
As LED lights are starting to become prevalent, thanks to the fact that they are getting more energy efficient than CFLs, we’re finding some interesting lighting solutions from all sorts of companies. These lights were created by the Taiwanese company QisDesign, and they look quite fetching, especially the table lamp that folds completely flat.
You rarely hear much about green and energy efficient computers, and mostly we hear about the gaming rigs that can run the latest games in the best resolution. However if you want to put together a greener PC, what would you use? Just like any PC, assembling one can be problematic since there is a plethora of choices in components. In this series of posts, we will give you ideas and suggestions on how to put together a fully functioning green PC.
CFL lighting is quite common now, but soon enough we predict LED lighting will overtake compact fluorescents, thanks to their superb energy efficiency and arguably their overall better form factor. On average, LED lighting should consume less energy than other sorts of lighting technology readily available. Their small size also allows for some pretty interesting designs, specifically for LED task lamps for the home offifce.
It’s the time of the year where everyone in a festive mood has put up some Christmas decorations. One of the best ways of decorating your Christmas tree or home is by using LED Christmas lights. They boast an energy efficiency that cannot be attained by using traditional lighting.
Air purifiers are becoming more and more common, thanks to people who suffer from allergies. They are also needed in cities that are very polluted. Recently, the US embassy in Beijing ran out of adjectives to describe the air quality, so they came up with crazybad. How bad is crazybad? Pretty bad! That’s why these new energy-efficient air purifiers are nice to have around. On top of that, they are also pretty silent.
Most of us are aware at how much energy a drying cycle will cost. Even if we don’t know the exact monetary cost, we do know how quickly the wheel of the electricity counter spins once the dryer is on. This is one of the reasons why it’s so important to get energy efficient washers and dryers, to cut down on your power bill and make life a little easier.