Dell announced that is extending its commitment to deliver the most energy-efficient products in the industry with configurations of its OptiPlex 745 and 740 corporate desktops designed to meet Energy Star 4.0 requirements.

 

The company also said that it expects to be one of the first in the industry to complete its Energy Star 4.0 compliance work across multiple systems within its commercial desktops, notebooks and workstations product lines before the July 2007 deadline. In the coming weeks, Dell will offer configurations of Dell Precision workstations that meet the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requirements. In addition, the recently announced Latitude D830, D630 and D531 notebook systems are also available with a broad selection of configurations that are also compliant.

 

"Dell is committed to delivering the most energy-efficient products in the industry and we see Energy Star 4.0 as a new minimum requirement," said Margaret Franco, director, Dell Product Group. “Our mission is to deliver the most energy efficient products, along with software and power management tools. This combination, which we call Dell Energy Smart, is where we will help customers cut energy consumption and save millions per year in their overall computing environments.”

 

Dell Precision, Latitude, and OptiPlex systems feature factory-configured Dell Energy Smart power settings designed to offer customers maximum power savings. Energy Smart configurations on OptiPlex desktops have been available since September 2006 and when combined with an Energy Star compliant configuration, a system can exceed EPA energy requirements.

 

The OptiPlex Energy Smart 745 and 740 feature 80 percent efficient power supplies that enable more efficient energy consumption management. Configured with flat panel monitors, these systems can help customers save up to 77 percent in power consumption compared to previous generation systems when combined with Energy Smart power settings.

 

Last month, the company enhanced its Dell Energy Smart solutions with the Dell PowerEdge Energy Smart 2970 server, which helps customers decrease power consumption and reduce overall operating costs within the data center. The PowerEdge Energy Smart 2970 can deliver up to 25 percent greater performance per watt while reducing power consumption by up to 21 percent compared to standard PowerEdge 2970 Servers. When combined with client Energy Smart solutions, Dell enterprise customers can potentially save millions of dollars in large data center and client deployments.

 

Dell also offers easy-to-use online calculators and planners at www.dell.com/energy to estimate and manage power needs. Customers can find an energy calculator for Dell commercial products, to help measure and assess potential impact to their power bills and carbon footprint.