$2.8bln the Cost of Leaving your Computers On Overnight

In Misc on March 30, 2009 at 10:45

open-laptopMany of us leave our laptops on overnight so that the next morning we won’t  have to spend all this time booting it up, relaunching our applications, filtering our spam and so on, a process that usually takes 5 minutes but feels as an eternity in the morning! A study has finally attempted to measure the aggregate power that is wasted from computers sitting idle overnight; $2.8bln a year just in the US! “On a CO2 basis, that’s 20 million tons of carbon dioxide, about the amount produced by 4 million cars on the road.” Needless to say that PCs and Macs function better when rebooted. The more time your laptop is on, the faster your battery is being worn so by turning your laptop off you save more money than you actually think!


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