Green Machines It's cool to care about the environment, and technology manufacturers are making it easier than ever for green-conscious entrepreneurs to buy more environmentally friendly, energy-saving tech products.
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The Everex Green gPC TC2502 is a low power-consumption Linux desktop that's suitable for less-demanding computing applications. For more business power, check out the Dell OptiPlex Energy Smart line of desktops with power management features and high-efficiency processors. Also, several of Hewlett-Packard's Compaq desktop PCs meet the stringent new Energy Star 4.0 requirements and can save users between $6 and $58 in annual power costs.
D-Link's Green Ethernet initiative has produced a line of energy-efficient desktop- and rack-mountable switches that offer significant power savings. Netgear has been working on reducing the use of hazardous materials in its products and has more than 170 Energy Star-qualified products available.