updated 02:20 pm EST, Tue March 4, 2008
Lenovo M57 Eco
Lenovo this afternoon pushed its line closer to complete eco-friendliness with the M57 Eco, its latest small form factor desktop. The tabletop ThinkCenter PC is not just energy efficient but also the first system to meet GREENGUARD's specs for a system free of chemical emissions. Even noise pollution is low at just 4 bels or less, Lenovo boasts. Some trim levels also rely on Intel's newer 45 nanometer Core 2 Duo processors to maintain this green status without compromising speed.
All systems are designed with the option of fitting into the workplace and can use Intel's vPro technology for remote fixes from an IT administrator. A base system starts at $699, though the more common $1,199 setup ships with a 2.66GHz Core 2 Duo, 2GB of memory, a 160GB hard drive, and a read-only DVD drive. Stock systems ship within one month.