Fujitsu has launched what it calls a zero watt PC, a model that consumes no power while in off-mode. The new PC, part of Fujitsu's proGreen range, will ship in two versions:  the Esprimo E7935 0-Watt (small form factor) and Esprimo P7935 0-Watt (microtower).

Fujitsu said the models use Intel vPro Technology to simplify maintenance, management, and protection of their business PCs and lower total cost of ownership.

The company said that thanks to a new technology, the 0-Watt-PC does not consume any power in off-mode or hibernating while still remaining administrable during a pre-configured time slot. The device is capable of going into a 0-Watt standby automatically, without someone using the hard-off switch or the off switch at the power outlet.

Should the PC need to be administered outside of usual working hours - for example to update software - the administrator has the option to define a time slot in which the PC automatically wakes up and is waiting for updates. Once the time slot is over, it goes back into 0-Watt standby. This way, the 0-Watt-PC completely avoids the typical "stand-by losses" already condemned by EU law which requires that electrical devices do not consume more than 1 Watt in stand-by. A PC with 0-Watt technology saves up to 60 percent more energy compared to standard technology.

The company said that the new machines were compliant with all relevant environmental standards, set by either energy labels such as the Energy Star 5.0, the Nordic Swan or the Blue Angel, as well as by EU legislation

Fujitsu said the models use Intel vPro Technology to simplify maintenance, management, and protection of their business PCs and lower total cost of ownership.

Besides the 0-Watt-PC, Fujitsu's proGreen selection contains two energy efficient notebooks with the Esprimo Mobile X9515 and the LIifebook E8420 and the Celsius W370 workstation.