World First - Lenovo's Ultra-Green High Performance Display Receives New
Cutting Edge Design Award

BEIJING, Oct. 20 /CNW/ - The Lenovo ThinkVision L2251x Wide desktop computer display is the first to be awarded the new TCO Certified Edge designation for excellence in combining green and high performance in IT design. The award is received in recognition of Lenovo's use of 65 % post consumer recycled plastics(1). The product also features recycled packaging materials as well as a proximity sensor to save energy when the user is away from the computer.

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TCO Certified Edge is a supplemental award open to those products that already meet the worldwide TCO Certified criteria for environment and usability in IT design. The purpose of the award is to identify leading edge products and technologies that go beyond the requirements in existing eco-labeling programs.

Soren Enholm, Managing Director of the TCO Certified program applauded Lenovo's efforts. "TCO Certified Edge goes beyond the existing TCO Certified program, by identifying those products truly at the cutting edge of environment and usability in IT design. Through its high percentage of recycled plastic in the ThinkVison L2251x Wide, Lenovo has shown exceptional leadership by pushing the boundaries of green design, while designing a product that also meets the high demands of today's user."

"By establishing high standards for environmental responsibility and usability for PC monitors, TCO Certified Edge is helping encourage manufacturers to produce and customers to adopt greener technology," said Tom Shell, vice president, Visuals Business Unit, Lenovo. "TCO Certified Edge products like the ThinkVision L2251x Wide monitor illustrate how designing for energy and materials efficiency helps the environment and customers' IT budgets."

Additional features of the L2251x Wide align with Lenovo's Reduce, Reuse, Recycle theme:

Reduce

Energy efficient white LED technology, exceeds Energy Star 5.0 criteria by more than 29 % proximity sensors help save energy, reduced use of raw materials. Less hazardous materials (arsenic free panel glass, mercury free and low halogen).

Reuse

Stylish, reusable bag to replace plastic packaging.

Recycle

Over 65 % post consumer plastic recycled content(1). 92% recycled packaging materials.

(1) Contained in the chassis

About TCO Certified

TCO Certified is a third party certification for high performance ICT products that are also designed for minimal environmental impact. Since 1992 the TCO certification program has had a significant influence on improved image quality and ergonomics for displays, as well as the reduction of electromagnetic emissions from ICT products. Energy efficiency and reduced usage of hazardous substances are also key aspects of the TCO Certification. Products covered by the TCO certification program are notebooks and desktops PCs, displays, phone headsets and since 2009 projectors. TCO Certified makes it easy to choose technology designed for both usability and the environment. TCO Development, the company behind TCO Certified, is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, with regional presence in Asia and North America. For more information see http://www.tcodevelopment.com.

About Lenovo

Lenovo (HKSE: 0992) (ADR: LNVGY) is dedicated to building exceptionally engineered personal computers. Lenovo's business model is built on innovation, operational efficiency and customer satisfaction as well as a focus on investment in emerging markets. Formed by Lenovo Group's acquisition of the former IBM Personal Computing Division, the company develops, manufactures and markets reliable, high-quality, secure and easy-to-use technology products and services worldwide. Lenovo has major research centers in Yamato, Japan; Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen, China; and Raleigh, North Carolina. For more information see http://www.lenovo.com.

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SOURCE TCO Development

For further information: For further information: Soren Enholm, Managing Director, TCO Development, +46-8-782-91-03, soren.enholm@tco.se; Niclas Rydell, Product Manager Displays, TCO Development, +46-8-782-92-71, niclas.rydell@tco.se; Emma Sjogren, Project Manager Environment, TCO Devleopment, +46-8-782-91-95, emma.sjogren@tco.se; Kristy Fair, Media Relations, Lenovo, (919) 623-4483, krisfair@lenovo.com


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