EPEAT is a procurement tool to help institutional 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.
Right now, they only have 69 products that are rated according to green computing standards, and none of them are rated 'gold'. I'm sure the number will blossom in the next few weeks - it will be interesting to see how it it affect purchasing decisions, and how much news coverage it will get. HP and Dell are already getting coverage.
P.S. The title is from yet another movie, actually, a song from a movie. See if you can guess.
It's a Grateful Dead song, or at least it sounds like one.
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