NEC has announced a new VersaPro VE laptop that comes with an “Eco Button”.
Sounds great right? but what does it do?….. all it does is decrease energy consumption by 20% by reducing the CPU speed and screen brightness. Hello?? is that all. Isn’t that what automatic power management software does? they are replacing an automatic system that works effectively with a manual system.
If you want to consume 20% less power just buy a different laptop, one with a less powerful processor… if you want to have a powerful laptop but consume less power when you don’t need it then use the power management software properly…. if you really want to be green look for a laptop that maximizes the use of recycled materials and has a low power processor and small screen….. whatever you do just don’t buy the VersaPro VE with the eco button because you think you will be helping the environment.
The NEC VersaPro VE seems to be just another marketing ploy by a company pretending to be green in order to get your greenbacks.
Specs: 15.1″ 1280×800 lcd, 2Ghz Core 2 Duo T7250, 80GB HDD, 1GB RAM.
Price: Not known
Our interest level: Zero