Acer Releases Energy Star Approved Laptop

Personal computer manufacturer Acer has released its lastest generation Travelmate Timeline laptop series that improves on the energy efficiency of previous models.

The one-inch thick notebooks come in two LCD screen sizes – a 14″ for just under $800,  and a 15.6″ for just under $1,000 – and claim to be almost 60% faster than the older versions. The new computers have a stated eight hours of battery life, and maintain 80% of their life after 1,000 full cycles.

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Both versions of the new laptop are Energy Star certified and are register as Silver level devices by the Electronic Product Environment Assessment Tool (EPEAT).

Recently, on the EarthTechling podcast, we noted that while no computers are truly green, Apple, overall, has been making some headway. But, as more and more services move to cloud-based systems, there is potential to save energy in other ways, as was discussed in a cross-post with AOL Energy.

Aaron Colter is a freelance writer and marketing consultant in Portland, Oregon. A graduate of Purdue University, he has worked for the NCAA, Dark Horse Comics, Willamette Week, AOL, The Huffington Post, Top Shelf Productions, DigitalTrends, theMIX agency, SuicideGirls, EarthTechling, d'Errico Studios and others. He is also the co-founder of BananaStandMedia.com, a free record label, recording studio, and distribution service for independent musicians.