It’s almost Earth Day 2023, where we take a moment to appreciate the planet we all live on and how we can sustain its ecosystems. Microsoft is using the event to promote its efforts to save energy and materials when using Windows 11, with many of its PC partners making new laptops more efficient. Using recycled materials.
Microsoft’s blog post states that these PCs include the HP Dragonfly G4 ultralight laptop, which is made from 90% recycled magnesium. gave Acer TravelMate Spin P4 Made with 34.5% post-consumer recycled plastic, and the Lenovo ThinkPad Z 13 has 75% recycled aluminum. Even uneven Panasonic Toughbook 40 Durability is achieved with its modular design that allows owners to upgrade and repair key components themselves.
In addition to PCs using more recycled materials, there is also the Microsoft Authorized Refurbisher (MAR) program. It takes in old PCs, fixes them up, and puts in new Microsoft software. In 2021, more than 4.8 million Windows licenses were approved for refurbished PCs.
Windows 11 also has power-saving features that allow laptops to extend their battery life, thereby reducing the number of times they need to be recharged. The OS can also be set to download updates at times when power usage is typically lowest.
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