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Use a laptop to save energy

Use a laptop to save energy

Laptops are generally more environmental friendly than their “big brothers”. So if you are planning on getting a new computer you should consider a laptop instead of a stationary (desktop) computer.

A stationary or desktop computer usually uses around 130 watts while a laptop only uses around 15 watts, and sometimes that is with the same tech specs. Other good things are that laptops are smaller and use less packaging, meaning less transport and storage space needed.

When looking for a new computer you should look for an Energy Star-rated laptop and you might also want to check out the Green Electronics Guide from Greenpeace.

Another good option besides a laptop is Zonbu, the first zero-emissions personal computer.

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