Power-hungry PCs cost users dear
People who cannot be bothered to turn off their computers properly are costing both the environment and their own pockets dear, a study has concluded. Computer magazine PC Pro measured the electricity consumed by PCs, printers and TVs.
It found many devices were extremely hungry when it comes to eating power.
But a few minor adjustments could save people hundreds of pounds.
Turn it off
A CRT (cathode ray tube) monitor left on during the day and in standby mode during the night costs an equivalent in electricity over five years as a brand new flat screen monitor, it found.
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