[LINK] Blackle increases power use with small LCD monitors
Tom.Worthington at tomw.net.au
Tue Nov 27 18:14:11 EST 2007
According to Darren Yates, the Blackle black Google background
increases power use on small LCD monitors and only slightly decreases
it for large monitors <http://techlogg.com/content/view/360/31/>.
I tested it on a small DELL monitor and could find no deference, but
my power meter only measures down to 1 Watt. Darren makes the point
there are much better ways to save power than with Blackle.
My large Dell monitor uses 51 W with an image and 7 W in standby
mode. I discovered that if I unplug the keyboard and mouse from the
USB hub built into the monitor, the standby power drops to less than 1 Watt.
ps: Will be talking at Green IT in Sydney on 6 December and hope to
use a "carbon neutral" computer for my presentation slides
pps: Do not try measuring power use of a computer with a multimeter
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