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by Susan Twombly, Feb. 2009

Want to keep productivity high and power usage low? You can, with these top tips for energy-efficient end-user computing. Read on to find out how HP can help make your choices greener and your energy bills leaner.

Evaluate your impact

Energy savings calculator. In four easy steps, this new tool helps you estimate the annual energy savings potential of moving to a new desktop PC platform.1

Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT™). This independent procurement tool can help you easily evaluate, compare and select systems based on environmental criteria, such as energy consumption. HP has one of the largest number of EPEAT™ Gold registered products in the industry. The Gold rating is the highest possible level for electronic equipment.

Choose proven power savers

HP business desktop PCs, notebooks and workstations are designed with built-in energy-saving intelligence – from pre-set sleep states and adjustable fan speeds to thermal and power management technology.

HP business desktop PCs

All HP 5000 and 7000 series business PCs can be configured to meet the EPA’s ENERGY STAR® guidelines, the most recognized national symbol for energy efficiency in the U.S. These product lines are designed around many of the industry's newest and most energy-efficient technologies.

The ENERGY STAR logo means that your PC has been configured and tested to stringent energy consumption standards as set forth by the EPA. All ENERGY STAR qualified Business Desktop PCs from HP are also EPEATGold registered – reaching even a higher standard of environmental attributes.

Check out the HP Compaq dc7900 business PC. It features many of the latest innovations in energy-saving PC technology, including low-power PC components, an advanced thermal design and user-controlled power management software. It’s also available with up to 87 percent efficient power supplies.

HP business notebook PCs

Nearly all HP business notebooks are ENERGY STAR® qualified for power efficiency. The HP Illumi-Lite display in select notebooks uses highly efficient, mercury-free LED screens, which can significantly lengthen your battery life.

Ambient light sensors on certain models help reduce your power consumption by automatically adjusting display brightness to lighting conditions. Many HP commercial notebooks support solid state drives that can reduce heat and increase battery life.

HP EliteBook 2530p Notebook PC
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HP EliteBook 2730p Notebook PC
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You can lighten your workload and your power consumption with HP EliteBook 2530p or 2730p Notebook PCs. Both include the features above and are EPEAT™ Gold rated.

HP personal workstations

HP’s entire Personal Workstation line achieved an EPEAT™ Gold rating. All 2008 models feature 80 percent efficient power supplies standard and have ENERGY STAR® qualified configurations available.

Many power-saving settings are standard across the workstation family, such as energy-efficient processors, adjustable fan speeds and pre-set sleep states. Sleep mode “powers down” non-critical components during periods of inactivity, yet allows the workstation to be quickly “woken up” to resume computing. High-end workstation models also feature HP liquid cooling technology.

Calculate your energy consumption with the new Workstation Power Usage Estimator. A step-by-step guide helps you make simple power measurements and input data into a customizable spreadsheet. Compare different hardware and usage scenarios to help estimate your energy-saving potential.

Monitor and manage desktop energy

With HP Power Manager, you can easily monitor and adjust your own PC power management settings.2 This tool converts power usage information into cost-savings estimates and compares them to real-life examples, such as CO2 emissions for a typical mid-size car.

HP Compaq dc5000 and 7000 series desktop PCs come pre-loaded with Verdiem SURVEYOR remote power management software3 to help you measure, manage and remotely control power settings across your PC infrastructure.

Consider the alternatives

HP thin clients on the desktop connect to centralized servers or Blade PCs in a data center. In this remote computing setup, you can benefit from a familiar PC experience while enjoying the cost-savings of thin clients and PC blades. In fact, HP thin clients can be up to 80 percent more power efficient than traditional desktop PCs with similar capabilities.4

Be a green achiever

Find out more about energy-efficient end-user solutions today. With HP, it’s easy to keep your green initiatives and your business moving forward.

(1) All figures are estimates, compiled by Verdiem. Power savings calculations shown were determined based on internal testing. The PCMark 05 benchmark was used to determine productivity and peak usage energy consumption. Customer results will vary based on variables that include percentage of time PCs are in standby, idle, productivity, and peak usage. Component manufacturing variability and cost of electricity will also affect the savings a customer may see. HP advises customers to test PC systems with new power savings features in their environment to determine potential savings.

Environmental comparisons were calculated based on factors from the World Resources Institute GHG Protocol ( ) and the U.S.-Climate Technology Cooperation Gateway (U.S.-CTC) ( )

(2) HP Power Manager is pre-loaded on the HP dc7900 desktop and is available as a free download on HP 5000 and 7000 series business desktop PCs.

(3) SURVEYOR licenses must be purchased separately and are available as a third party option from HP.

(4) Savings based on a deployment of 1,000 thin clients, plus additional savings in air conditioning costs. Actual savings a customer could see will vary and is dependent on many factors, including but not limited to thin client usage patterns, electricity rates, desktops being replaced and manufacturing variability.

Related links:

» Energy-efficient computing
» HP energy calculator
» Energy-efficient power supplies
» 7000 series desktop PCs
» HP EliteBook 2530p Notebook PC
» HP EliteBook 2730p Notebook PC
» Energy-efficient workstations
» HP thin clients

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