derek at pointerstop.ca
Tue Jan 13 02:28:59 UTC 2009
> Might be interesting to connect one of these things & test:
> [P3 P4460 Kill-A-Watt EZ Electricity Usage Monitor]
I connect _everything_ to a Kill-a-watt - living off-grid, with about 2Kwh
available per day, you learn what everything costs. :-)
> I'd heard that Linux is less power-efficient than Windows. I used a
> Kill-A-Watt to test that assumption, and it seems to be wrong:
> In Windows XP SP3:
> When my laptop is at a blank desktop, no applications or unneeded
> services running, the laptop consumes 56 watts. If I close the lid and
> wait for 5 minutes for the hard drive to go into power-saving mode, the
> laptop uses 50 watts.
Unfortunately, I've never actually had a Windows machine to test!
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