Going Greener…In Color

Earlier today, Jeff Clarke spoke at our Mobility in the Connected Era summit in Monaco on new technologies that meet the needs of our customers, shared environment and digital nomads worldwide.

We’re introducing the industry’s first electronic privacy screen on the Latitude E6400. This software-driven feature creates a pixel-based pattern that limits side-viewing angles so users can protect private information with a one-touch key combination instead of having to attach an external filter. The Latitude E6400, E6500 and E4300 are also available in Regal Red and Regatta Blue today, in addition to Mica-Brushed Black.

We’re also announcing a new M109S projector designed for mobile use. It weighs less than 13 ounces (360 grams) and fits snuggly in the palm of your hand.

Additionally, we’re continuing our solid state drive leadership with the addition of 64GB and 128GB drives and enhancing security with the 160GB 7,200 RPM full disk encryption drive that leverages onboard hardware to secure data without sacrificing system performance. Finally, we’re releasing our most powerful mobile workstation ever, the Dell Precision M6400, featuring twice the memory and triple the storage of similar systems currently available.

Dell is also making a bold new commitment in our effort to drive an industry-wide evolution to energy-efficient light-emitting diode (LED) Within the next twelve months, all of our new laptops will transition to energy-efficient and mercury-free LED back-lit displays. We estimate that 80 percent of our total laptop volume will be LED by 2009 and 100 percent in 2010.

LED technology helps improve the environment in a few different ways: it’s highly recyclable, up to 43 percent more energy-efficient at maximum brightness than CCFL technology and contains no mercury. It also prolongs battery life and helps improve overall performance.

The innovations and goals we’ve announced today wouldn’t be possible without our ideas and feedback from the community. Our work is only getting started, so please visit www.ideastorm.com to give us your ideas and ReGeneration.org to join the conversation.

Working together, let’s continue to define what it means to be ‘green’ in mobile technology!

About the Author: Joni Carswell