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CES Roundup: Sony, Casio, HP, Samsung Unveil Energy Efficient Electronics

HP computerA rash of new, more energy efficient consumer electronics are drawing the spotlight at CES 2010 in Las Vegas.

A good chunk of the 20,000-some new product launches at the show featured decreased energy usage or more environmentally friendly manufacture or components, reports 9News.

In fact, there are about four times as many booths this year as last featuring the “Sustainable Planet” theme.

One company with a big emphasis on energy efficiency is Toshiba, which has a green product showcase. The company introduced its first LED light bulbs for the U.S. market, as well as EPEAT Gold rated laptops, according to a press release.

The products generally fall in line with Toshiba’s Environmental Vision 2050 strategic plan. The company also touted recycling 79,000 tons of e-waste in FY 2008.

HP showed off its new HP Compaq 8000f Elite Ultra-slim business computer, which is EPEAT Gold and Energy Star rated and uses no PVC or brominated flame retardants in its manufacture, reports Ecofriend.

Sony introduced a new eco-friendly version of its Vaio netbook. The W series has an LED backlight and a chassis made of recycled plastics such as CDs and DVDs, according to CNN.

Marvell Technology Group Ltd. showed its tiny Plug Computer, which is about the size of an iPhone and draws only three watts of power. The company touts it as an easy-to-use home server that could facilitate media streaming to laptops and smartphones, reports Computer World.

Samsung launched its energy efficient 23-inch LED Syncmaster PX2370 monitor, reports Earthtimes.

Casio launched a mercury-free high brightness projector line that uses LED lights and generates up to 3,000 lumens, reports PCMag.

To listen to a podcast interview with Jim Barry of the Consumer Electronics Association that mentions the plethora of new green products, click here.

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