Sony's popular Vaio FZ notebook just grew itself an enviro-conscience. If you buy a new Graphic Splash Eco Edition FZ with one of four new nature-inspired finishes, Sony will donate 1 percent of the purchase price (not just of the profits) to 1% For the Planet, "an alliance of businesses committed to creating a healthier environment."

The new colors aren't bad at all, and with names like Bloom, Clay Earth, Caribbean Water, and Spotted Life, you'll almost feel like a hippy walking around with your sweet, expensive computer.

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Skeptics take notice: as part of the initiative, Sony outlines all that's already environmentally savvy with the FZ:

• Slim design for minimum use of natural resources.
• Easy-to-recycle materials for resource conservation.
• Packaging comprised primarily of recyclable materials.
• RoHS compliant components- free of hazardous materials such as lead.

Feel better already, don't you? Look for them soon starting at $1,391, but remember, just like the earth's own precious resources, they'll be available in limited quantities. [Sony]

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