To coincide with Energy Saving Week in the UK, Fujitsu Siemens has launched one of its smallest and lightest desktop PCs to date.
The Esprimo Q Mini weighs just two kilograms and measures 16.5cm by 16.5cm by 5cms. The system's power-saving credentials come from its use of Intel's Celeron M410 and Core Duo chips, which are designed for use in laptops where power conservation is a priority.
The launch of the Q5000 marks another important step forward for Fujitsu Siemens' green PC strategy, the company said, but without going into detail on how the Q5000 helped with power. A company spokesman indicated that the company's energy saving credentials rested on its use of energy-saving Intel processors.
Up to now, Fujitsu Siemens' energy lower power computers have been based on AMD chips. In June the company launched the EprimoE5615 small form factor PC and Esprimo P5615 "microtower" based on AMD.
According to AMD, comparison tests with earlier units with comparable configurations demonstrated that 100 users with Esprimo E5615 could save of up to £6,800 annually on power.
The Esprimo Q5000, complete with a a widescreen monitor and a fitting keyboard and mouse, will cost around £429 (excluding VAT).
The Esprimo Q5000 has arrived just in time for Energy Saving Week