One way to save on electricity is to use a laptop instead of a desktop computer. A desktop computer generally uses 2-4 times more power than a laptop. A laptop computer is designed for optimal power consumption for many reasons, such as:
- Battery constraint. We want to use a laptop as long as possible without needing to recharge it.
- Heat. We don’t want the laptop to heat up too much so the user can use it on their lap. Although, I wouldn’t recommend this to men because even a little heat will kill the “boys.” :)
- CPU. The CPU in a laptop is usually a low power CPU. It is designed to use less power than a comparable desktop CPU. The part is more expensive and consumes less power.
- Graphic and other computer components are also designed to use less power.
A laptop computer will cost more initially, but it will cost less to operate and will save electricity. The desktop computer will generally be more powerful performance-wise and if you need serious performance, a desktop will probably be better. We have both a desktop and a laptop computer. Our desktop is much more powerful than the laptop, but it is also newer and I occasionally play games on it so it has a powerful graphic card. I plan to get another laptop at some point to use exclusively for my blog and other businesses. A laptop is so much more affordable these days, it’s a great option for general everyday use.
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