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Environmentally friendly PC runs on 15 watts of power

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Gentil, with the help of his partner, investor, chairman and fellow Frenchman Alain Rossmann, has developed a low-cost, hassle-free, environmentally-correct PC.

You might call it a p.c. PC.

The 34-year-old chief executive of the Menlo Park, Calif.,-based Zonbu - his fourth startup - hopes consumers will pay $99 for a basic Zonbox, as he calls his system, and $12.95 a month to store their data on company servers, for a PC that generates 20 times less power than a standard PC.

Gentil said the device runs on 15 watts of power, compared to an average, full-size PC that uses 175 watts of power. Compared to a standard desktop or laptop, he estimates consumers will save about $10 a month on their home electricity bills with a Zonbox.

The Zonbox uses the Gentoo version of Linux as the core of its operating system.

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and 15 watts is something great?

Seriously, my Acer 5050 (turion X2, 1.6Ghz, 14 inch screen, ATI Xpress1100 IGC ) uses 14 watts under normal "office" use. Of course, it can spike up to 30 watts when under heavy use, but no doubt it has more power and versatility than this little zonbox.

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