Fujitsu Futro S100 Thin Client

Fujitsu’s offering to the low power pc world comes with the Fujitsu Futro S100 Thin Client, which features a 500MHz VIA Eden ULV processor and a peak power usage of just 11 Watts! The Futro S100 is a completely silent thin client, as there’s no fan and no magnetic storage device. When idle, the PC uses just 1W of power! Read the rest of this entry »

Old Low Power PCs Design

Old Low Power PCs Design

After just 6 months, I felt that the Low Power PCs website needed a completely fresh design. With the new design, I’ve added an Archives page so you can access all previous articles on the site in one place. I have also reduced the number of adverts on the website to make it easier to read the articles.

I hope you enjoy the new layout. More energy efficient computer news is on the way!

Toshiba NB205 Netbook

Toshiba have released their first netbook, namely the Toshiba Mini NB205. The Toshiba netbook meets Energy Star 5.0 standards and was awarded the Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT) Gold status too. The netbook has a 1.66-GHz Intel Atom N280 processor, which contributes to its low energy status. Read the rest of this entry »

Corsair energy-efficient Power Supplies

Corsair have announced their energy efficient modular power supply units, namely the Corsair Professional Series HX850W and HX750W. These power supplies have been designed for demanding PC applications, but have been built with a 90% efficiency rating. This reduces wasted energy, particularly energy wasted as heat. Read the rest of this entry »

Napkin PC Concept

Avery Holleman is a designer who’s counting on PCs to become massively more energy efficient and compact with his concept of a Napkin PC. The Napkin PC is ideal for collaboration as you just share the Napkins (which are the displays). The Napkins all inter-operate wirelessly with the control station. You can then interact with the displays using the special pens. Read the rest of this entry »

Ultralight iUnika Netbooks

Spanish company iUnika has announced the release of 4 new low power netbooks, starting at 130 Euros (about $181 or £115). Although no firm release dates have been released, the iUnika Solar model charges via solar power and will sell for around 160 Euros ($225 or £140). Read the rest of this entry »

Aleutia Ion

Aleutia are at it again with their Aleutia Ion Home Theatre PC (HTPC). The PC is about the size of a shoebox (220mm x 300mm x 129mm) and consumes only 50 Watts of power. Read the rest of this entry »

NEC AtermWR8150N

NEC have released 2 new wireless network routers that have been designed to have 30% less power consumption compared to existing routers. The AtermWR8150N Series routers feature an ECO button, which when pushed will switch off all LEDs except the power indicator light. Supposedly switching off the LEDs saves 30% less energy. Read the rest of this entry »

Zero-Energy Esprimo 7935 PC

Most PCs when powered down, but not switched off at the wall, consume around 4W of energy. The new Fujitsu Siemens’ Zero-Energy Esprimo 7935 PC consumes nothing when it’s powered down. Additionally, Fujitsu Siemens have introduced a feature that allows the PC to switch on at a pre-defined time in a low power mode, which is then used to install maintenance patches overnight. Read the rest of this entry »

Modulus - Sustainable Notebook Computer

A product designer by the name of Ed Boaden has come up with an energy-saving laptop design that facilitates better air flow under the laptop, therefore reducing energy used by a cooling fan. The Modulus uses snap fittings rather than screws, which makes it easy to maintain and recycle when the laptop reaches the end of it’s life. Read the rest of this entry »