Apple claims MacBooks are world's greenest laptops
The 'greenest family of notebooks'?
Apple may not have scored too well in the latest Greenpeace Guide to Greener Electronics, but that hasn’t stopped it from claiming that its redesigned MacBooks are the "world’s greenest family of notebooks".
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In a new advert, the voiceover guy states that a MacBook’s “advanced aluminium and glass enclosure” is “completely recyclable”. He also claims that the range is engineered to be so efficient that each runs on a “quarter of the power of a single light bulb”.
MacBooks are made without many of the harmful chemicals, such as mercury, found in other computers - or so Apple's ad claims.
The company is far from perfect in Greenpeace’s eyes though. The eco organisation's latest report awarded it 4.3 points out of a possible ten, and Apple came fourth from the bottom when ranked against the green credentials of the 18 leading electronics firms.
Greenpeace criticised Apple’s e-waste criteria, for example, because the Mac maker doesn’t publish information about the amount of recycled material used in its packaging.
@ Scott Mckenzie
Scott: "Greenest - again, it is... no other mainstream laptop is as eco-friendly based mostly on the fact that the vast majority are made of plastic!"
Obviously you don't have a clue how aluminium is produced. Tip: Stick to blogging or graphic design, leave the technical stuff to the real men.
That argument's long been discredited. Look at my 0.01mm-thick newly sharpened HB! Thinnest ever, y'know.
INDEED!! THey are VERY Green .... in Jobs' Wallet.
And THAT is the ONLY place.
For a company that was on Green Peace shit list for the WORST to the environment, ANYTHING Apple claims is good for shit.
News Flash!! iPod Land Fill larger than that of the City of Pittsburg!!
Sorry, negates anything one sticking MacBook claims.
Well none of those laptops mentioned are as thin as the Macbook Air at it's thinnest edge... therefore, not as thin.
Sure there are ones that are thinner than the MBA at it's thickest edge and are uniform height, but basic maths/physics shows that the angled edge of the MBA is thinner overall....
God i'm sad, but i do love people who bash Apple not actually having a grasp of facts when slating them.
Oh no, they've had an advert banned for over stating the speed of it.... shock news, company overestimates in advertising!!! I bet you're the kind of person who has a go at car manufacturers when your car does 0-62 0.2 seconds slower, or never quite hits 50mpg aren't you?
I mean Mr Jobs, for your funny comments. Can we all have what you're on?
Just as a reference point try and listen to iRiver, Cowon, Creative, Sony and lots more mp3 players, that is if you're allowed. Also, these all support drag and drop so I'm sure it's easier than installing iTunes, setting up a library, connecting the ipod.... is it ready yet?
Also, when you get the chance visit http://www.apple.com/uk/downloads/ and you'll see that it clearly states that Safari is 'The world's best browser'.
Please stop wasting the admins time and post ridiculous comments. Pick up a book instead Mr Jobs.