August 23, 2007 Wouldn’t it be nice to have a notebook that can last all day without having to rely on the AC adapter and finding a point to charge it? That's the vision behind Fujitsu Siemens energy-saving Lifebook S6410. Aimed at business professionals, the notebook has the option of a second battery and a special EcoButton that can reduce the processor’s clock rate, display brightness and power down other components that use lots of energy to deliver up to 10 hours run time without recharging.
Lightweight for a 13.3-inch notebook at just 1.7 kilograms, many of the computer’s functions are designed to ensure that business travelers will be able to work while far from the nearest power outlet. The Lifebook is equipped with WLAN and Bluetooth for mobile communication, and a UMTS/HSUPA module even offers download speeds of up to 7.2 megabits per second (MBit/s). When it comes to uploading data to the Internet, the HSUPA does the job at 1.4 MBit/s, and a tiny camera installed above the display enables users to take part in video conferences. The Lifebook is also designed to be very robust, with its magnesium lid and spill-proof keyboard, which prevents liquids from damaging the electronics.
The Lifebook is part of the long-term strategy of Fujitsu Siemens Computers, which also stresses environmental sustainability in the development of its PCs and servers. Several years ago, for instance, some of the Esprimo Professional PCs became the first systems to be certified with the “Blue Angel” environmental label. The Blue Angel criteria were recently adjusted, making its requirements more stringent in terms of electricity consumption and ergonomics, as well as noise levels, use of environmental friendly, recyclable materials.
The Esprimo E5615 EPA, already features a power supply with 80-percent efficiency, satisfying the newly upgraded Energy Star v 4.0 guideline of the U.S. government’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). A typical PC today has an energy efficiency of about 60 percent. Still another energy-saver, the Esprimo P Energy Saving Edition, uses only 87 kilowatt hours in its standard configuration, less than half of the 183 kWh needed on average by three-year old office PCs.
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