Good Question: How Much Energy do Computers Really Use?

Good Question: How Much Energy do Computers Really Use?

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SF Gail asked this question in response to yesterday's post on Dell's Studio Hybrid:

Ok, I'm going out on a limb here,but do computers actually use a lot of energy? I wonder if it might be better to invest the money elsewhere -- like buying a much better fridge or dishwasher, which I do think use a lot of energy. Or those new LCD lightbulbs? I'm wondering if anyone has any statistics about this?

All you eco-geeks out there. What do you think?

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