Ultra-Efficient Lenovo "Blue Sky" A61e PC Can Be Solar Powered

I don't care much for the green PC segment, as low power consumption usually equates to low CPU power production, but this one is pretty nifty. First of all, it's so energy efficient, with its AMD Athlon X2 Dual-core Processor, that it only takes up 45 watts, and can be powered by an optional solar panel. It's the quietest Thinkcenter PC ever, smaller than the last gen by 25%, and weighs under 8 pounds. It's also an "EPEAT Gold rated PC" and Energy Star 4.0 compliant, but that doesn't really mean anything to any of us who would use such a machine. $399, and designed for office drones, but man, solar powered PC? I'm stoked.

Ultra-Efficient Lenovo "Blue Sky" A61e PC Can Be Solar Powered

A61e Machine type USFF: 6417, 6418, 6449, 6453

Processor

Energy efficient AMD SemprontM

Energy efficient AMD AthlontM X2 Dual-core Processor

Preloaded operating system1

Genuine Microsoft Windows Vista® Business 32

Genuine Microsoft Windows® XP Professional

DOS

Video graphics

integrated Ati X1200

Hard Disk Drive2

80GB, 160GB, 250GB, 320GB, 500GB and 750GB

(7200 rpm) Serial AtA

Memory3

Pc2-5300 (667 Mhz) DDr2 SODiMM notebook

Memory / up to 4GB

Core chipset

AMD 690V

Optical drive

DVD-ROM, DVD/cD-rW combo or DVD recordable

Audio

Ati SoundMax hD audio with internal speaker

headphone

Microphone, Line-in, Line-out

Security Features

kensington lock slot - locks chassis closed

Integrated communications

Broadcom netLink Gigabit ethernet

Expansion

USB Ports (2 Front / 4 rear):

0 slots x 0 bays, 6 USB 2.0 (2 front-access),

expresscard technology (optional by special bid),

Media card reader (optional by special bid), Modem

(optional by special bid), VGA

Dimensions

81x275x242 mm (3.19"x10.82"x9.53")

Keyboard

Preferred Pro USB Full Size keyboard,

Preferred Pro USB Fingerprint keyboard,

enhanced Performance USB keyboard

Warranty4

1 year or 3 years

Included software5

Acrobat reader, Maintenance Manager, Diskeeper

Lite, Google Picasa, cyberlink Multimedia center,

Multimedia center for think Offerings including:

- interVideo WinDVD (DVD, DVD/cD-rW & DVD

recordable models)

- Sonic recordnOW (DVD/cD-rW & DVD

recordable models)

Pc-Doctor, norton internet Security 2007(with 90 days

of virus definition), thinkVantage Fingerprint Software

(included with fingerprint keyboard),

thinkVantage Productivity center with Away Manager,

thinkVantage rescue and recovery, Factory

recovery, thinkVantage System Update, thinkVantage

System Migration AssistanttM, thinkVantage client

Security 8.0, SuntM JavatM JretM