I first heard about the new Dell Hybrid PC from Walter Higgins on Twitter.
My initial reaction was “Dell Hybrid”? Do they have petrol engines and electric motors? Why the Hybrid name? It isn’t immediately obvious from the Dell Hybrid page on Dell’s website.
They look nice, to be sure but what about the Green credentials they are touting?
I then received an email from Dell’s Renee Daulong and she explained:
The Hybrid is about 80 percent smaller than the typical desktop minitower, and uses up to 70 percent less energy. In addition to being extremely energy efficient and Energy Star 4.0 compliant, the Studio Hybrid’s unique packaging was designed to be environmentally responsible:
· Reduced packing materials 30 percent by weight.
· Packing materials are also 95 percent recyclable.
· Reduced printed documentation 75 percent by weight.
· System recycling kit is included.
The Studio Hybrid can personalized with a choice of seven optional, interchangeable external finishes or color sleeves, one of which is made from bamboo.
Some of that information I found subsequently on the Hybrid page if you click on the Design tab about half-way down.
It is superb to see manufacturers being more responsible in their latest PC models but come on Dell, a machine as Green as this should at the very least have a dedicated page highlighting its Green credentials.