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By: Talkgreen  09-12-2011

If you’re a Mac enthusiast you must know that the 13in Macbook that came out at the end of this summer is a big step in computer designing in terms of the environmental impact. The laptop is fully built out of a block of aluminum. I don’t want to go into details on the conception of the laptop because what I really want to talk to you about today is the latest wonder in the laptop world and that is the big brother of the MacBook…the MacBook Pro.

The newly designed MacBook Pro just like it’s little brother uses the aluminum block to carve the casing. What is really impressive about the MBP is the big evolution in lithium-polymer batteries. This one can last up to 8 hours on a single charge and that can be done 1000 times which is more than three times the lifespan of a typical notebook battery.

Apple commitment to the environment is one awesome feature of the company. To be noted, the new MacBook  Pro is designed with the following features to reduce environmental impact:

  • Arsenic-free glass
  • BFR-free internal components
  • Mercury-free LED-backlit display
  • PVC-free internal cables
  • Up to 37% smaller packaging
  • Highly recyclable aluminum and glass enclosures

Not only is this notebook ENERGY STAR certified but it also received the EPEAT Gold status. The Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool, or EPEAT, evaluates the environmental impact of a product based on how recyclable it is, how much energy it uses, and how it’s designed and manufactured.

So if you need a high performance notebook you should definitely go for a MacBook Pro or if power is not relevant to your needs you may want to take a look at the MacBook.


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