laptop power usage

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  1. cyclaptor

    cyclaptor Active Member

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    i'm in my first apartment and paying for electricity and trying to save money. I know laptops need power-saving components in order to preserve batterylife, but does that also translate into low power usage when plugged in?
     
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    should do, yes.

    but if you have to purchase the laptop you will probably never recover that money in saved power bills. dont forget to unplug everything from the wall when not in use and flip the circuit breaker when you leave.
     
  3. cyclaptor

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    no ideas :wtc:
     
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    if it contributes at all, it will be a small difference.
     
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    5Gen_Prelude There might not be an "I" in the word "Team", but

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    A laptop may cosume 15 watts of electricity. If I used it all day, lets say 16 hours, I would use 240 W/h, or .24 kW/h. At a rate of $0.06330 per kW/h, that adds up to... $0.015.

    A penny and a half. So go collect an empty can in the local dumpster and go crazy dude.
     
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    Sexual Vanilla New Member

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    How will I afford my laptop? :wtc:
     
  7. mdaniel

    mdaniel S is for Shiksa

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    You live in Texas. The cost of running a single computer, laptop or desktop, is the least of your electricity costs. Set your AC 1 degree warmer April-October and you'll save enough to run a room full of PCs.
     
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    This is true.
    Another thing you can do is install an auto thermostat that turns itself off when you're away from home. And get some fluorescent light bulbs to replace the normal 60 watters. And if you have any big windows, get some shades or tint for them.
     
  9. cyclaptor

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    thanx for the info. laptop low power usage ftw
     

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