Items tagged with Energy Star

The release of Microsoft's Surface Go 2 and Surface Book 3 is imminent, as regulatory agencies have been dripping information on the upcoming Windows 10 devices. The latest leaks are coming courtesy of Energy Star certification for both devices. In the case of the Surface Go 2, the convertible is confirmed to come equipped with an Intel Core m3-8100Y processor, which should allow it to continue on with a fanless design. This particular model is also equipped with 8GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD. This appears to the top-end configuration, as we've seen previous leaks point to an entry-level Pentium Gold 4425Y equipped model paired with 8GB of RAM and a 128GB SSD. A previous leak from... Read more...
Google-owned Nest finally has something it has been wanting for a long time: numbers. With two independent studies in hand (along with another study commissioned by Nest), the young home automation company can talk to you (with much more credibility) about how much its customers are saving on their heating bills by installing the Nest Thermostat. The numbers are pretty impressive: a Nest house typically saves about $131 to $145 per year. Change the temperature a few times and the Nest learns how to keep you home at the right temp (at the right time). As Nest is quick to point out in its new white paper, the yearly savings amount to about a 15% reduction in heating and cooling bills and mean... Read more...
With all the hoopla surrounding 3D displays, we wondered if anyone would bother releasing a traditional LCD monitor anymore. ViewSonic answered that question today by lifting the curtain on their new VG28 series, the latest in a line of ergonomic widescreen LCD displays with Energy Star 5.0 and EPEAT certifications. The new models come in three different flavors, including a 20-inch unit ((VG2028wm), 22-inch model (VG2228wm), 24-inch display (VG2428wm), and a sizable 27-inch model (VG2728wm). "The VG28 displays offer flexibility and comfort along with certified energy savings," said Sean Gunduz, senior product marketing manager, ViewSonic. "Ergonomic design and eco-friendly features are increasingly... Read more...
Mother Earth may be hurting from that oil spill down in the Gulf, but there's still some bright news on the "green" front: the new, tougher Energy Star standard went into effect this week, making it tougher for companies to ship and sell gizmos that aren't power efficient. Beginning on May 1, the new Energy Star 4.0 standard for televisions will go into effect, and while the standard was announced last September, it hasn't officially been the latest and greatest until now. With the new standard, the "maximum amount of power an Energy Star TV can consume will drop by about 40 percent." After May 1, no televisions will be able to be manufacturerd will be able to carry an Energy Star logo unless... Read more...
These days, power savings are just important as frame rates, gigahertz and megabytes. With the whole world going "green," what better way to join the bandwagon than to slap an Energy Star 5.0-compliant motherboard into your main rig? This week, Asus has announced an industry first by bringing that very label to its mainboards. The Energy Star 5.0 standard is the latest and greatest, and it's set to take effect on July 1st of this year. Asus' motherboards exceed Restriction on Hazardous Substances (RoHS) and Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) standards for the reduction of harmful materials in its products and in the environment, and moreover, these boards feature an Energy Processing... Read more...
Intel Releases Energy Star Implementation Guidelines New paper developed in conjunction with the EPA designed to aid system integrators in developing more energy-efficient platforms SANTA CLARA, Calif., March 19, 2007 - Intel Corporation announced today that it has released a new implementation guide, developed in conjunction with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), that helps PC manufacturers and system integrators deliver ENERGY STAR*-qualified PCs based on Intel microprocessors and other system components. The new implementation guide provides large and small system integrators with key understandings on how to specify and test desktop PC, notebook PC, workstation computer and... Read more...