World’s most energy-efficient desktop computer

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World’s most energy-efficient desktop computer

Post by SileX » Tue Mar 03, 2009 8:48 am

The world’s most energy-efficient desktop computer is the brand new Mac mini*

When it’s idle, Mac mini uses less than 13 watts — that’s 45 percent less energy than ever before.

http://www.apple.com/macmini
http://www.apple.com/macmini/environment.html

*Claim based on energy efficiency categories and products listed within the EPA ENERGY STAR 4.0 database as of February 2009.

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Post by teststrips » Tue Mar 03, 2009 9:11 am

sounds impressive to me... although I won't be buying one as it is too much $$$ for me

I wonder if this will be quiet, or if it'll sound like a whiney laptop fan

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Post by SileX » Tue Mar 03, 2009 10:15 am

teststrips wrote:sounds impressive to me... although I won't be buying one as it is too much $$$ for me

I wonder if this will be quiet, or if it'll sound like a whiney laptop fan
I do not have that model (released today), but the two previoous ones are absolutely quiet (bedroom quiet; you do not hear them at all). And they keep cool all the time.

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Post by jaganath » Tue Mar 03, 2009 11:01 am

an Eee Box uses only a couple of watts more, is just as quiet and is half the price.
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Post by QuietOC » Tue Mar 03, 2009 11:50 am

jaganath wrote:an Eee Box uses only a couple of watts more, is just as quiet and is half the price.
Hmm. but it less than half the CPU performance too.

My Eee PC 1000HA has been annoying me by pausing and having other glitches on websites--I probably need to overclock it to 2GHz again. The current Atom just doesn't cut it, and Intel has no plans to improve its performance.

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Post by ~El~Jefe~ » Fri Apr 10, 2009 9:44 pm

jeez.

price on these is nuts.

youd want 4 gigs

that and another option like a faster processor puts this thing into orbit

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Re: World’s most energy-efficient desktop computer

Post by m0002a » Fri Apr 10, 2009 9:48 pm

SileX wrote:*Claim based on energy efficiency categories and products listed within the EPA ENERGY STAR 4.0 database as of February 2009.
What that means is the Mac mini is NOT the World’s most energy-efficient desktop computer, and they should be admonished for the deceptive advertising.

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Post by edh » Sat Apr 11, 2009 2:55 am

Efficiency is not a measure of resource consumption, it is a measure of output compared to consumption. In terms of computing the output is debatable. Is it the number of FLOPS, MIPS, BOGOMIPS, Drystone, Whetstone, FPS? Or the amount of work that a user can accomplish given a set amount of electricity?

Whatever, this isn't a concrete claim.
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