The criteria encompass stationary computers. They can be operated without being connected to a data network but need to be connected to the mains supply. A Desktop computer is a computer, with the minimum basic configuration that includes a mother board, a processor, a hard disc drive, memory boards, graphics card, CD/DVD-drive, a modem, a network card and a fan for cooling, all enclosed in one casing. A personal computer can communicate with the end user via a display that can be connected via analogue or digital I/O ports.

Workstations are NOT incuded in this scope. A workstation

  • is marketed as a workstation
  • has a mean time between failures (MTBF) of at least 15,000 hours based on either Bellcore TR-NWT-000332, issue 6, 12/97 or field collected data
  • supports error-correcting code (ECC) and/or buffered memory




  • Blaue Engel
  • EU Ecolabel
  • Nordic Swan
  • TCO
  • [EU Toolkit]