Dell Introduces Two New Eco-Friendly Desktops

Dell has announced that its two latest computers OptiPlex GX520 and the GX620 come with lead-free power supplies, motherboards and chassis. The company said its new OptiPlex systems are steps towards complying with the European Union's 2006 deadline to restrict the use of substances such as lead, and eliminate the use of other metals, such as cadmium. Dell said it also is avoiding brominated flame retardants and has virtually eliminated the use of halogenated flame retardants. Many of the reductions in hazardous materials are linked to the shift away from cathode ray tube, or CRT, monitors in favor of liquid crystal display (LCD) monitors. :: Dell Press Release [by Justin Thomas]

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