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Can computers help save the earth, or are we being greenwashed?

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Esme` Deprez is working on her new MacBook at Nussbaum & Wu Bakery in New York. Although she waited four months before buying her new laptop, as she wanted the latest available model, she said its green features weren't a decisive factor in her decison. (Photo by Daniele Pinto/CNS)

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Esme` Deprez is working on her new MacBook at Nussbaum & Wu Bakery in New York. Although she waited four months before buying her new laptop, as she wanted the latest available model, she said its green features weren't a decisive factor in her decison. (Photo by Daniele Pinto/CNS)

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Esme` Deprez is working on her new MacBook at Nussbaum & Wu Bakery in New York. Although she waited four months before buying her new laptop, as she wanted the latest available model, she said its green features weren't a decisive factor in her decison. (Photo by Daniele Pinto/CNS)

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Computer manufacturers are increasingly marketing products’ putative environmentally friendly features. But do consumers care? Some fear “greenwashing.”


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