Energy Star Stories January 2, 2014

Apple today released a new environmental impact report on its Apple and the Environment webpage detailing improvements in the newly launched Mac Pro’s environmental performance. In the report, Apple notes the new Mac Pro meets ENERGY STAR® Version 6.0 standards and gets a Gold rating from EPEAT, but it also provides estimates for the Mac Pro’s lifetime greenhouse gas emissions (around 940 kg CO2e), power consumption, and material efficiency.

In a section outlining the power efficiency of the new Mac Pro with the chart above, Apple claims the new machine “consumes 68 percent less power in idle mode than the previous-generation Mac Pro.”  expand full story

Energy Star Stories April 27, 2012

$300 Chinese iMac knockoffs still blow away most PCs

Much like the MacBook Air knockoff we showed you in December, the iMac clone above from Shanzhaiben (via MIC Gadget) does not actually run OS X, but it does apparently sport a “highly recyclable aluminum” enclosure and weighs as much as the 21.5-inch model from Apple. It might not be the most powerful PC you can get, but we think it is the nicest at $300 in terms of design. Here is what you will get with the 18.4-inch knockoff:

Configuration: Intel D525, processor, dual-core, four threads, clocked at 1.8GHz, 4GB DDR3 memory, 500G hard drive, 18.4-inch HD LED screen resolution of 1920 * 1080, built-in stereo speakers, support for Bluetooth, Wifi, 1.3 million pixel camera, product size 54 * 20 * 45, weight 9.3kg. Highly recyclable aluminum and glass enclosure to comply with the ENERGY STAR Energy Star 5.2 standard, EPEAT Gold Gold certification.

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