energy saver

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by redgaz26, Jul 30, 2007.

  1. redgaz26 macrumors 68020


    Mar 6, 2007
    Hi all, question regarding how much electricity the mac uses. got my bill in and it's way to high. I leave my mac on 24/7 in sleep mode when i'm not using it. does this still use a high level of electricity?
    intel core duo
  2. FJ218700 macrumors 68000


    Mar 8, 2007
    Blue Dot, Red State
    I forget the specific wattage, but no, relative to an A/C unit, refridgerator, fish tank, or whatever, sleep mode is not going to be the culprit for your high electric bill.
  3. sparkyms macrumors 65816

    Feb 22, 2007
    Southampton UK
    Leaving a TV on standby (just pressing power on the remote) uses a lot more power than a mac in sleep.
  4. pprior macrumors 65816

    Aug 1, 2007
    Tube TV yes, newer LCD not likely.

    Mac at sleep probably uses around 10 watts electricity - minimal.

    Does it sleep however? My Mac Pro won't ever go to sleep even though I have set it up to do so. I have to do it manually every night.

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