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Tech Networks of Boston Introduces an Environmentally Friendly PC: The Earth-PC and Earth-Server

Shrinking the Energy Appetite and Offering Significant Savings

South Boston, MA, April 13, 2007 --( Tech Networks of Boston, formerly Computer Warehouse, is offering a solution to increased energy consumption with an announcement today of their energy saving and environmentally friendly personal computer, the Earth-PC (and its companion, the Earth-Server).

Desktop computers, icon of the information age, have revolutionized the way we conduct business and how we communicate professionally. Modern organizations might find it impossible to function without these indispensable technological tools. However, despite their undeniable benefits, the widespread proliferation of computers has unexpectedly created unintended and problematic side effects. One side effect is the insatiable and uncontrollable energy appetite of these devices, which collectively consume as much as 10 to 15 percent of the overall energy bill of a typical commercial building.

The Earth-PC and server can reduce the power use by up to 25 percent when compared to a standard personal computer. The Earth-PC uses efficient power supplies certified as 80 PLUS® that operate at 80 percent or greater efficiency. 80 PLUS sets the standard for what constitutes an energy-efficient power supply.

“The 80 PLUS program applauds Tech Networks for their innovation in designing the Earth-PC,” said Jason Boehlke, Channel Manager for Ecos Consulting, the company that created the specification for highly energy-efficient power supplies. “80 PLUS is a critical component to help achieve the goals of saving energy and the environment.”

The Earth-PC's energy efficient components, combined with appropriate power management settings, can reduce power use by up to 74 percent and save an average $764 over the life of the PC. Its Restriction of Hazardous Substances- (RoHS) compliant design employs lead-free solders and reduced toxic chemicals. The Earth-PC also employs a low-noise power supply, fan and hard drive, which contributes to a safer, quieter and healthier place to conduct business.

“Proper use of power management features is the most important way to save energy on today's computer workstations,” says Susan Labandibar, president of Tech Networks of Boston. “When power management is being used, differences in design, such as power supply efficiency, monitor type and use of separate power supply for the speakers can make a significant difference. Our Earth-PC addresses these important factors. It also saves our customers money and helps the environment.”

The Earth-PC also meets the “4E's” guidelines, as established by TCO Development, that are associated with environmentally conscious computers and monitors: ecology, ergonomics, energy and emissions.

“Environmentally sound computing isn't limited to just the desktop,” continues Labandibar. “Eco friendly servers, such as Tech Networks' Earth-Server, can help our customers realize energy consumption savings of up to 25 percent.”

Please contact Tech Networks of Boston for more information on the Earth-PC and the Earth-Server, including the specifics on Earth-PC energy consumption testing methodology, technical specifications and pricing.

Tech Networks is proud to donate $100 of every Earth-PC sale to a Boston-based environmental charity. Additionally, customers can return old or unused computers to Tech Networks for environmentally-safe disposal or reuse at no charge.

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