Lenovo takes green approach with new ThinkCentre desktops
Energy-efficient models are made up of high amounts of recycled content
Lenovo's new ThinkCentre desktop computers boast a number of green credentials including being composed of up to 42% post-consumer recycled material and passing rigorous tests by the Greenguard Environmental Institute that detects nearly 2,000 potentially harmful contaminants.
Lenovo has been on the bad side of the environmental activist group Greenpeace, which gave the firm a penalty point in its Guide to Greener Electronics company rankings for backtracking on its commitment to eliminate PVC vinyl plastic and brominated flame retardants (BFRs) in all its products by the end of last year.
It has now moved up one place in the rankings as Greenpeace recognises "its new commitment to work towards the goal of phasing out the use BFRs and PVC across all newly-introduced products in 2011".
The M90 and M90p for large businesses are also Lenovo's first ThinkCentre desktops to feature the new 2010 Intel Core vPro family of processors, which provide added multi-tasking power, and run Microsoft Windows 7. They are also certified Energy Star 5.0, claiming to help users save approximately $43 in annual power bills for each computer.
Both models will be available in the Middle East by early February with prices for the M90 desktop starting from AED 2,900 and the M90p from AED 3,300.