ASUS' World's First Halogen-Free PC display VW247H-HF and Bamboo Notebook U43SD Win "Best Choice Green ICT Awards" of Computex 2011 Best Choice Awards

ASUS continues to invest in research, development and manufacturing of the finest consumer technology products in the world. Reliability, quality, performance and environmental responsibility remain front and center, with a forward-thinking philosophy that guarantees sustainable growth and ever-improved tools that make lives better, more rewarding - and more fun. All of these values have once more been recognized by the Computex Best Choice committee, which has selected several ASUS products for 2011 honors, including the especially-prestigious Best Choice of the Year Award.

VW247H-HF LED and Bamboo Collection U43SD: Best Choice Green ICT Awards

The Computex Best Choice panel recognized the investment by ASUS in developing ecologically sound consumer technology that offers excellent performance while never compromising environmental values. The 24-inch VW247H-HF monitor was awarded the Best Choice Green ICT accolade as the world's first halogen-free PC display — a feature previously highlighted by Greenpeace in its 2010 Electronics Survey. The monitor uses a mercury-free LED panel and consumes 65% less power than standards dictated by Energy Star 5.0 requirements. ASUS has also taken measures to eliminate a long list of hazardous materials in the VW247H-HF’s production, going well beyond the demands of accepted industry standards. The result is a long-lasting monitor with a high degree of recyclability in a stylish design with 10,000,000:1 contrast ratio and crisp, Full HD 1080p image quality.

The Computex 2011 Best Choice committee also selected the ASUS Bamboo Collection U43SD notebook for its contribution to environmental protection and the advancement of stylish portable computing. By applying bamboo, a rapidly replenished resource whose production has little ecological impact, the U43SD offers a natural and more personal computing experience. Bamboo not only reduces the amount of plastic used in manufacturing by 15%, it also matures and changes its appearance over time to create a unique look for every notebook. The U43SD includes powerful second generation Intel® Core™ processors and NVIDIA® GeForce® graphics for better performance in every task. It ships in packaging that uses recyclable bamboo pulp and non-woven cloth, which previously won the iF Communication Design Award in 2010. The result is in an eco-friendly product that delivers the very latest mobile technology.

 

The Computex 2011 Best Choice committee also selected the ASUS Bamboo Collection U43SD notebook for its contribution to environmental protection and the advancement of stylish portable computing. By applying bamboo, a rapidly replenished resource whose production has little ecological impact, the U43SD offers a natural and more personal computing experience. Bamboo not only reduces the amount of plastic used in manufacturing by 15%, it also matures and changes its appearance over time to create a unique look for every notebook. The U43SD includes powerful second generation Intel® Core™ processors and NVIDIA® GeForce® graphics for better performance in every task. It ships in packaging that uses recyclable bamboo pulp and non-woven cloth, which previously won the iF Communication Design Award in 2010. The result is in an eco-friendly product that delivers the very latest mobile technology.