Acer has launched new eco-friendly laptops in its Timeline series, Aspire 3811TZ/TZG, made with materials free of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and brominated flame retardants (BFRs).

Acer has long sought for opportunities to produce greener products, and categorized greenness into material, energy and recycling; and the Timeline series notebooks are designed to fulfill the green criteria. In addition, the Aspire 3811TZ/TZG has been awarded with Energy Star 5.0.

The Aspire 3811TZ/TZG is produced with materials free from PVC and BFRs (excluding AC power cable). The chemical characteristics of PVC and BFRs may generate toxic substances like dioxins and furans at products’ end-of-life, therefore, the reduction of PVC and BFRs in Acer products will help protect our environment from being poisoned by electronics goods.

During the life cycle of IT products, the “use” period is typically deemed as when products consume the most energy and emit the most carbon. Therefore, Acer has designed the Timeline series to reduce energy consumption in the use phase. The system-wide energy consumption of a Timeline series notebook can save up to 40% compared to traditional products. With this new feature, the Timeline notebook holds more than 8 hours of battery life – giving users more time for work and leisure.

Furthermore, the Timeline series is designed for recycling. The modularization design means users can lengthen the usable life of the products to reduce electronic waste by replacing the modularized parts.