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Question of the Week: When it comes to computers, do you minimize energy use?

2008 August 25

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It’s time to go back to school, so many Americans are replacing their computers. You can look for the Energy Star label to find one that uses less electricity. When you get your computer home, you can choose energy-saving settings like when to turn off the monitor.

When it comes to computers, do you minimize energy use?
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Ha llegado el regreso al colegio y muchos estadounidenses están reemplazando sus computadoras. Busque la etiqueta Energy Star para encontrar una que use menos electricidad. En casa, puede seleccionar opciones para ahorrar energía como apagar el monitor.

¿Cuando se trata de computadoras, cómo minimiza el uso de energía?

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  1. Brynn Koss permalink
    September 17, 2008

    I believe that our school is just starting to turn into a ‘green’ school. Just this year, the environmental Club here at the Princeton Communty High School in Indiana bought a brand new recycling bin. Although we don’t have much money left over, I am proud that the school is able to finally get a start on “Going Green”. I do wish that the club could somehow get more money to do more for our school so that we could start using energy saving appliances and lighting, as well as plants inside and out. Even though we are trying to help our school, we also are expected to help out the town, such as; picking up trash on the side of the roads, painting the sides of the old buildings in the town square and other activitities as well.

  2. September 26, 2008

    i have to pay to much for energy this month, i have to use tips written here to reduce cost of energy :)

  3. spartan 117 permalink
    November 12, 2008

    nope because at the naval academy we have our own generators for electricity

  4. anony permalink
    December 18, 2008

    which is not reliable enough for me to trust. How about “power up from flash drive”? as an option. Image memory to a 2-4GB flash drive and start up from it. Should reduce startup time such that it’s rational to power computer on and off – maybe 20 seconds, max

  5. Anonymous permalink
    June 9, 2009

    yes, i only use the computer for only an hour

  6. JOHN permalink
    July 11, 2009

    Vista rejects sleep and standby..hibernate….they are worthless on Vista, and if you check sleep…..or standby….you cannot activate your computer when you come back on…you must reboot

  7. cheap computers permalink
    August 29, 2009

    yes, i personally turn off my pc when i dont want to use it and it saves alot of energy.

  8. promote permalink
    October 19, 2009

    Yes,I do turn off my computer when not in use,it may take a little
    longer to turn on, but whats the hurry. We should all be calm and
    collective.

  9. marco permalink
    November 13, 2009

    im always turn off my computer,TV and everything when not use

  10. Libby Rollins permalink
    March 17, 2010

    I try to! I turn it off when not in use, and avoid screensavers :)
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    Libby Rollins

  11. NANDAN permalink
    August 3, 2010

    Laptop is safe and smart choice of the user. It is easy to carry and handle it every where and any where. Batry backup is more then the desktop computers.

  12. Ted permalink
    September 20, 2011

    Thank for you post it’s useful for me.

  13. a1175 permalink
    April 11, 2012

    I do wish that the club could somehow get more money to do more for our school so that we could start using energy saving appliances and lighting, as well as plants inside and out. Even though we are trying to help our school

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