Posts Tagged power consumption

Q&A – What’s iPad 2′s power consumption?

Based on what we know, the iPad 2 comes with a 25-watt-hour (25Wh) Lithium-polymer battery. Apple says it’ll provide up to 10 hours of life on light-duty (Wi-Fi only) applications. A simple bit of maths gives us 25Wh / 10 hrs or roughly 2.5-watts average, a bit more with 3G running (approx. 2.75-watts). It also […]

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Five simple ways to improve notebook battery life

It’s not usually the first question you ask of a new notebook computer but it’s not long before it comes up – how do I get more life out of my notebook battery? In the end, the answers are pretty simple – and they work for any notebook, big or small, black or white, Windows […]

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Dropping monitor screen brightness 30% can save 10-watts of power

The debate over Blackle vs Google power consumption led me to carry out what I consider to be the largest series of tests on LCD monitors so far with 23 LCD monitors giving incredible useful test results that go well beyond the original debate. One of the things I found was just how much of […]

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Black vs white screen power consumption – 24 more monitors tested

As part of a recent review of 24 LCD monitors we undertook for Australian PC User’s July 2009 issue, we also grabbed some extra power consumption measures using full black- and white-level displays to see again if black screens cause a reduction in power consumption. The 24 review samples came from seven manufacturers from AOC […]

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