How much power does my computer use?

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by johnbro23, Jun 3, 2004.

  1. johnbro23 macrumors 6502a

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    I have a new eMac, and I'd like to keep it on all the time. Well, my parents have a problem with that. They say it takes up too much power. I don't want it to sleep while I download stuff, because the downloading stops. Does anyone know how much power (in watts, I guess) it uses while sleeping, then how much while the screen saver runs with minimum CPU usage?

    And, to give me some more info to back myself up, how does it compare to other appliances (i.e. refrigerators, lights, and I don't know, be creative :) )
     
  2. jeremy.king macrumors 603

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  3. mikeyredk macrumors 65816

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    if you want to save on electricity turn off the display that way the CRT monitor won't be drawing power
     
  4. johnbro23 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks, that is pretty interesting, and will probably help. Just out of curiosity, I wonder how much an iPod takes up?
     

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