Business Tech Tools: 5 Trends for 2010

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Green Computing

Hardware companies at CES underscored energy efficiency and environmental stewardship as key design considerations. HP announced the new Compaq 8000f Elite Ultra Slim Desktop PC, which is entirely free of toxic materials such as PVCs and BFRs and will be available in February starting at $849. The EliteBook 8440 and 8540 series of notebooks, which start at $1,299 and are due out in February, are also BFR and PVC free. Both the notebooks and desktop come loaded with HP’s Power Assistant, which helps you gauge and manage your power usage. If your notebook battery is running low during a meeting, for example, you can adjust your settings to consume less power and get through the meeting.