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HP to Reduce PC Energy Usage by 25 Percent

Today at the 2008 Consumer Electronics Show, HP committed to reduce the energy consumption of its volume desktop and notebook PC families by 25 percent by 2010.

HP also now leads the industry in the number of Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT™) Gold listed products with the introduction of more than two dozen PCs registered in North America at either the Gold or Silver rating levels.

“HP for decades has been integrating environmentally responsible components and processes across the entire product lifecycle,” said Todd Bradley, executive vice president, Personal Systems Group, HP. “We are dedicated to meeting our energy consumption goal of 25 percent reduction by 2010, and these additional EPEAT-Gold registrations exemplify how HP leads the IT market in reducing the environmental impact of its products and business processes.”

HP has long focused on developing products designed with the environment in mind, and it was the first PC manufacturer to register an EPEAT Gold product with the HP Compaq rp5700 Long Lifecycle Business Desktop PC in 2007.

The EPEAT system helps shoppers evaluate, compare and select desktop computers, notebooks and monitors based on the products’ environmental attributes. EPEAT evaluates electronic products according to three tiers of environmental performance: Bronze, Silver and Gold.

New HP business products meeting the most rigorous, Gold status include the HP Compaq 2510p and HP Compaq 2710p Business Notebook series PCs and all models of the HP Compaq dc7800, dc5750 and dc5700 Business Desktop PC families.

HP also has a diverse array of new consumer desktop and notebook PCs that are U.S. EPA ENERGY STAR® qualified and EPEAT Silver listed. The new notebooks include the HP Pavilion dv9700, dv6700, dv2700 and tx1000 series, along with the Compaq Presario A9000, F700 and C700 series. In desktops, HP is introducing the HP Pavilion a6360 available in North America a variety of customizable configurations on the HP Home and Home Office online store.

Reducing PC energy consumption

HP expects to reach its 2010 energy reduction goal through a variety of strategies, including integrating such components as more efficient power supplies and lower-energy chipsets and other energy-saving technologies and processes across its volume PC portfolio.

The products recently listed as EPEAT Gold incorporate various features to help businesses reduce their environmental impact. For example, the HP Compaq dc7800 Business Desktop PC is loaded with energy-efficient features, starting with the latest Intel® Core™ 2 Duo(3) processors, which consume less energy and deliver more performance than previous versions. One of the industry’s smallest, enterprise-ready desktops, the new HP dc7800 Ultra-slim Desktop PC is 46 percent smaller than previous models, delivering maximum energy-efficiency with a standard, 85 percent efficient power supply without compromising performance.

Another feature that helps reduce power usage across the HP business desktop line are optional 80 PLUS® power supplies, which are up to 15 percent more efficient than standard power supplies.(4) Annually, 1,000 PCs with 80 PLUS power supplies can save the equivalent in carbon dioxide emissions generated by the burning of more than 4,500 gallons of gasoline.(5)

Additionally, the Verdiem SURVEYOR™ remote power management software agent(6) comes preloaded on all dc7800 series PCs. When activated, SURVEYOR can help measure, manage and reduce power consumption on PCs and monitors by up to 33 percent, or about 200 kilowatt-hours per PC annually.

More information about these and other products and services announced at 2008 CES is available in an online press kit at www.hp.com/go/CES2008.

HP and the environment

For decades HP has worked to manage its environmental impact by adopting environmentally responsible practices in product development, operations and supply chain. The company strives to be a global leader in reducing its carbon footprint, limiting waste and recycling responsibly. HP’s efforts earned it recognition as one of Fortune Magazine’s “Ten Green Giants” in April 2007. More information about the company’s work in relation to the environment is available at www.hp.com/environment.

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