Top Ten Eco Computers.

Via Waylon Lewis
on Oct 16, 2008
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Top 10 energy efficient desktop PCs

Excerpt: “Picking a desktop that uses fewer watts than an old skool incandescent light bulb is less about penny-pinching and more about feeling good. Feeling good that you’re using less energy and doing your tiny bit to cut carbon emissions. But also taking pleasure in the elegance of low power PCs in the same way you’d enjoy avoiding bloatware like Outlook.

Plus, by buying a low energy desktop, you’re sending a message to PC makers: there’s money in flogging green products.

For this list, I’ve focussed solely on which machines use the fewest watts when running at full tilt. I’ve not looked at how toxic they are, how much energy they take to manufacture or favoured one operating systems over another. Windows, OS X and Linux all get a look-in…

Finally, yes, yes, I know the greenest PC is the one you already own, but I’m assuming if you’re reading this you need or want a new one.”

For the list, go to the source, with thanks to smartplanetdotcom, one of my new favorite blogs. I can’t wait ’til they get around to Top 10 eco laptops.


About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. | His first book, Things I would like to do with You, is now available.


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