LG claims world's greenest LCD

New 22-inch monitor supposedly uses 45 percent less energy.

Smart Planet

If eco-friendly features replace the endless stream of thinnest, smallest, and lightest "in the world" claims on the technology market, we'll be very happy campers. And for that reason alone it's worth mentioning the latest boast from LG about its new computer monitor.

The Korean company says its "Flatron W2252TE" is "the world's most energy-efficient monitor," according to our cousins across the pond at SmartPlanet. The 22-inch widescreen LCD, which is headed for the U.K. market, supposedly uses 40 fewer watts to operate than do comparable monitors--an energy saving of 45 percent.

The move follows similar products by other manufacturers anxious to jump on the green marketing trend, many of which made announcements coinciding with Earth Day in April. And don't forget: For the exterior, there's always bamboo .

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