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It is a desktop PC aimed at consumers who wish to purchase a new computer that will also help reduce their carbon footprint.

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not REALLY any more green than any other computer - intentionally misleading and praying on stupid consumer guilt / trends

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no DVI/HDMI output, nForce 430 chipset is no real energy saver

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5GB of RAM is excessive and not very green

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not worth $659

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Introduced on October 20th 2008, the HP Pavilion Phoenix is a desktop PC aimed at consumers who wish to purchase a new computer that will also help reduce their carbon footprint. Featuring recyclable packaging, the Verde uses the energy efficient AMD Phenom X4 9150e with a thermal evelope of 65w, 5GB of RAM, a 640GB HDD, DVD-writer with lightscribe, a 15-in-1 media card reader, six USB 2.0 ports, two FireWire ports, and VGA output powered by the onboard Nvidia 6150 SE. A nicer looking, slightly cheaper dual core model called the HP Pavilion Verde is also available.

Features
  • CPU / RAM: AMD PhenomX4 9150e (65w TDP), 5GB DDR2
  • Graphics: onboard Nvidia 6150 SE (up to 128MB of shared memory)
  • Storage: 640GB HDD
  • Optical & Expansion: DVD-writer with lightscribe, 15-in-1 media card reader, six USB 2.0 ports, two FireWire ports, VGA output
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Yale
10/20/2008 05:47

While utilizing onboard graphics does in fact decease the overall energy consumption of a pc (most store bought PCs that aren't geared towards gamers use onboard graphics anyway), a low power processor actually utilizes about the same amount of electricity as any other when running idle - which is most of the time. There is nothing else remotely "green" about this PC, or any other PC. In fact, it is said that most of the energy expended by a PC is in manufacturing.

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