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Dell Meets Energy Star 5.0 Requirements Early


* ompany Designing Laptops and Desktops to Consume Up to 25 Percent Less Energy
* Reinforces Commitment to Lead Industry in Energy Efficiency

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* Dell has met ENERGY STAR 5.0 requirements more than seven months before a deadline set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. In June, the company announced that it had exceeded draft ENERGY STAR 5.0 power-supply requirements when it became the first Tier-1 manufacturer to introduce an 80 PLUS Silver power supply.
* Compared to ENERGY STAR 4.0, the ENERGY STAR 5.0 standard increases minimum internal power supply efficiency to 85 percent and AC adapter efficiency to 87 percent. The new standard also defines lower energy consumption limits based on a total energy consumption value.
* Select configurations of the Dell OptiPlex 760 and 960 desktops, Latitude E6400 and E4300 laptops and Dell Precision M2400 mobile workstation are among the company’s initial systems to meet ENERGY STAR 5.0 requirements. The company expects that additional systems will meet the requirements in the near future.
* Earlier this year, Dell announced that it is designing its laptops and desktops, already among the industry’s most energy-efficient, to consume up to 25 percent less energy by 2010.
* Dell’s new ENERGY STAR 5.0-compliant Optiplex 960 enables up to 43 percent less power consumption than the previous generation of OptiPlex desktops, comes in packaging that is up to 89 percent recyclable and contains at least 10 percent post-consumer recycled plastic on the small form factor model (mini-tower and desktop will be available in December).
* Customers can access online calculators at to compare configurations side by side to determine annual cost savings and CO2 emissions avoided through the use of Dell Energy Smart systems.


* “We’re driving energy efficiency, environmental standards and customer ideas into all aspects of our highest-volume global products,” said David Lear, director of environmental affairs and regulatory compliance at Dell. “ENERGY STAR continues to be an essential part of this strategy.”
* “By meeting ENERGY STAR 5.0 seven months ahead of schedule, Dell is demonstrating what it means to be a leader in energy-efficient technology,” said Kateri Callahan, president of the Alliance to Save Energy. “We applaud Dell for setting an example for the rest of the industry to follow.”


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