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Go green! The world’s first green computer is here.

Did you see Al Gore take over the Oscar’s last night with his “Go Green” appeal to the masses?  If you missed it, here’s a recap: Al Gore elbowed up with Leo DiCaprio among others to tout being proactive in making our world more environmental-friendly.  We are always for a good cause especially for protecting our ozone layer and earth.  Al Gore, on the other hand, well, he’s another issue altogether that we won’t get into here.

To continue with this “green peace” piece, the computer industry is going green also with the first green computer.  It sounds like it is for a good cause, but we’re not buying into it.  This green computer, created by PC World for its parent company DSG International, is devised from recyclable parts.  This includes the hard drive, memory, and cables.  That is the only reason it is called “green.”  I don’t know about you, but I’d like my computer to be built from new parts, not used ones.  Yes, recyling means just using the raw materials again so that it is practically new when created with other parts.  But, with the decreased shelf life of a computer, I want to get all the advantage possible with new parts and no chance of failure with re-used parts. 

The only part that cannot be made from recyclable parts is the CPU, or the central processing unit.  There will be trees built nearby to offset the carbon emissions resulting from the manufacturing of the CPU.

The positive is that the computers can be configured to be the most-energy efficient systems while using them.  But, the same can be said for non-green computers.  Needless to say, this green computer does not look like the way to go for a durable computer.  Time can prove differently, but the rate at which computers live nowadays requires all the energy boost possible.

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