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.
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.