How Green Is Your Tablet PC?

If you’re looking to find out how environmentally friendly your next Tablet PC purchase might be, you might want to check out EPEAT.

EPEAT is a system to help purchasers in the public and private sectors evaluate, compare and select desktop computers, notebooks and monitors based on their environmental attributes. EPEAT also provides a clear and consistent set of performance criteria for the design of products, and provides an opportunity for manufacturers to secure market recognition for efforts to reduce the environmental impact of its products.

EPEAT rates desktops, laptops, (including Tablet PCs), monitors, and intergrated systems into categories of bronze, silver, and gold.


The HP2710p took a gold as did the Toshiba M700. A number of Tablet PC models brought home the silver including the Fujistsu T2010, T4420, U810, ST5111 and ST512, the Lenovo Thinkpad X61, and the formerly Gateway E155C and E155G, now listed as MPC Comptuers. The former Gateway E295 series took home a bronze.