NEC Powermate Eco

PowerMate EcoThe “PowerMate Eco” is still the only “green” computer available in the U.S. Alas, NEC does not have a computer “take back” recycling program in the U.S.

NEC brought Powermate Eco out in 2002, and it is still available from various retailers. The PC was built with non-toxicity and energy efficiency in mind. Its flat-panel screen does not contain boron, commonly found in CRT monitors, and the motherboard is made with lead-free solder. The chassis is made of NEC’s patented NuCycle plastic, which is 100 percent recyclable and uses non-toxic flame retardant.


It contains the Transmeta Crusoe TM5800 chip, which was originally built for low-power notebooks. It emits little heat that it doesn’t require a fan.

Fujitsu makes non-toxic desktop PCs but they are not available in the U.S.

We have more information about this issue on our Desktop Computers page.

Available from: MDLinks ($1579.99)

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