The Green Machine
Are your school’s electricity bills out of control? Turning off lights and getting fluorescent bulbs can help but computers are a growing power drain. So, when you’re shopping for new PCs, think green. HP’s Pavilion Verde Special a6655f computer, can have an impact with AMD’s energy-efficient Phenom X4 Quad-core processor and can cut power use by up to 45 percent. The system comes with 5GB of system memory and 640 GB hard drive. Look for the system to be available in early November and will sell for $659.