Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 2nd May 2007 19:19 UTC, submitted by DevL
Apple Steve Jobs writes about Apple's efforts to become a more enironmental friendly company. "Apple has been criticized by some environmental organizations for not being a leader in removing toxic chemicals from its new products, and for not aggressively or properly recycling its old products. Upon investigating Apple's current practices and progress towards these goals, I was surprised to learn that in many cases Apple is ahead of, or will soon be ahead of, most of its competitors in these areas. Whatever other improvements we need to make, it is certainly clear that we have failed to communicate the things that we are doing well." Among other things, Apple will introduce LEDs in displays to Macs this year.
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by SK8T on Wed 2nd May 2007 21:08 UTC
SK8T
Member since:
2006-06-01

I think this is a good beginning.

And to be fair: the power consumption of the current macs is really low, try to find a PC that needs 22W per hour when idle and 33W with 100% CPU stress. (<- Mac Mini).

That's good for the environment, too.

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RE: good
by stew on Wed 2nd May 2007 21:25 in reply to "good"
stew Member since:
2005-07-06

Power consumption of a computer is a red herring. Consider the power it takes to produce a new one. Start with mining for silicon, aluminum, lead and all the other materials you need to even think about manufacturing the individual parts.

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RE: good
by Johann Chua on Thu 3rd May 2007 00:43 in reply to "good"
Johann Chua Member since:
2005-07-22

I can buy a good, last-gen PC laptop (Acer Aspire 5570 Core Solo 1.86Ghz) for less money than a Mac mini. And you still need to add a monitor to the mini. Better to compare the iMac to entry-level PCs.

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RE: good
by StephenBeDoper on Thu 3rd May 2007 12:16 in reply to "good"
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2005-07-06

try to find a PC that needs 22W per hour when idle and 33W with 100% CPU stress. (<- Mac Mini).


You do realize that Apple's computer hardware is largely bog-standard, off-the-shelf PC stuff these days, right? I know it's a popular notion that Apple hardware has some special, magical quality that makes it "better" than PC hardware - but that's a nonsensical argument today when Apple hardware effectively *is* PC hardware (and they were steadily moving in that direction for the last 10 years or so).

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