Wednesday, June 27, 2012

How Much does an iPad cost in Electricity per Year?

Ever wondered just how much an iPad can cost you in electricity per year? If you're worried about it you might like to know that according top a new study carried by Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) the  iPad costs just $1.36 in electricity per year, based on a full recharge every other day.

From a quick survey with my friends with iPads, they say they charge it a lot less (just 2 or 3 times per week) meaning that cost would be even lower.

Considering that most people will have their computers and laptops turned off while using the iPad - and that regular computers are a lot more power hungry than the iPad (or similar Android tablets), it seems that using a tablet is a win/win scenario: both in comfort and in power efficiency.

A computer would cost you at least ten times more (and we're not even considering leaving a computer always on, or regularly using a PC for power hungry tasks, like 3D gaming - where you can have a computer use up 300Watts or more.)

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