Dell's OptiPlex 980 - First Desktop to be Awarded New TCO Certified
Designation for Environmental and High Performance Design

STOCKHOLM, March 30 /CNW/ - TCO Certified, the worldwide eco- and performance label for ICT products, announces the release of a new certification for desktop computers: TCO Certified Desktops 3.0. Dell's OptiPlex 980 is the first desktop in the world to be awarded with the new TCO Certified designation for environmental and high performance design.

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All TCO Certified products are rigorously tested by an independent laboratory for high performance design as well as low levels of energy consumption, noise and electromagnetic emissions and environmental impact. These high performance products are intended to reduce the global E-waste problem as they are designed for longer life and for recycling at end of life. Dell's achievement of TCO Certified is also a validation of their ongoing, active commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility, a key aspect of the TCO Certification.

"Desktops continue to play an important role in the PC market space. In areas such as education, health care and enterprise settings, the desktop PC serves large numbers of users and is a leading factor in determining the power consumption in the organization. It is critical that we work with brands such as Dell to move the design of the desktop towards greater efficiency, human centered design and sustainability. We applaud Dell's ongoing efforts in the environmental and usability space and are pleased to award them with TCO Certification for the OptiPlex 980", says Soren Enholm, CEO at TCO Development.

As Dell's highest-performing desktop ever, the OptiPlex 980 meets the challenges of complex IT environments with a strong combination of secure, enterprise-class performance, energy-conscious design and leading technology for remote systems management.

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 projectors. TCO Certified makes it easy to choose technology designed for both high 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

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SOURCE TCO Development

For further information: For further information: Contacts TCO Certified: Soren Enholm, CEO,, tel: +46-8-782-9103; Emma Sjogren, Business Area Manager Computers,, tel: +46-8-782-9195

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