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    News - Akhter launches energy-efficient LoCO2 PC, consumes just 55W

    Eco-friendly computers aren't just confined to Atom, the LoCO2 consumes around 55W whilst running an Intel Core 2 Duo at 3GHz.
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    Re: News - Akhter launches energy-efficient LoCO2 PC, consumes just 55W

    How can a machine with a 65w CPU use only 55w?
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    Re: News - Akhter launches energy-efficient LoCO2 PC, consumes just 55W

    a mix of speedstep and optimism?
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    Re: News - Akhter launches energy-efficient LoCO2 PC, consumes just 55W

    Quote Originally Posted by Platinum View Post
    How can a machine with a 65w CPU use only 55w?
    "and consumes an average of just 55 watts"

    Thread title is misleading though
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    Re: News - Akhter launches energy-efficient LoCO2 PC, consumes just 55W

    Actually doesn't look too bad for an all in one PC, they normally look like crap (Fujitsu, I'm looking at you).

    It's an average of 55w so they muct be using some pretty agressive speedstep settings.

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    Re: News - Akhter launches energy-efficient LoCO2 PC, consumes just 55W

    It isn't a bad little system for the green-minded user, but at &#163;539 for the basic 2GHz Celeron-based system, it's a touch pricey. The 3GHz Core 2 Duo model starts at &#163;639.
    or &#163;633.32 and &#163;750.82 respectively in real money. all while looking like the "SUPER DEAL CHEAPEST 19" LCD IN UK!!!" etailers own brand because even if they told you who made it it would mean nothing.
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    Re: News - Akhter launches energy-efficient LoCO2 PC, consumes just 55W

    If you're worried about power usage why wouldn't you just buy a laptop and use that?

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    Re: News - Akhter launches energy-efficient LoCO2 PC, consumes just 55W

    it is awful. just get a laptop. went for a job there about 10 years ago. it was a pretty crappy looking company. cant imagine many of these selling. it is indeed misleading.

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    Re: News - Akhter launches energy-efficient LoCO2 PC, consumes just 55W

    Well i think id buy this over the imac just because apple=fail . It is ok but as people mentioned, 55W is going to be VERY hard to achieve and is that with the celeron version? doubt it would be the 3ghz dual core , nice that they didnt really skimp out on speeds though and comparing to mac i dont think its to bad.
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    Re: News - Akhter launches energy-efficient LoCO2 PC, consumes just 55W

    OK, so this is actually the MSI Quartz G31. I'm in two minds - I've built a couple of systems around MSI Crystal barebones and they've been fine, nice to work with and very reliable. The Quartz isn't the most glamorous they've done, but it'd be smart enough for an office, and useful in areas where space is limited. That said, the PSU's a 180-watter, so 55w? Seems a little unlikely.

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    Re: News - Akhter launches energy-efficient LoCO2 PC, consumes just 55W

    Even if this does manage 55W that's poor compared to a laptop (about 20W if you don't stress it too much I think?). A laptop could have similar specs, be portable, use less power and quite possibly be a fair bit cheaper in the meantime. Since low power usage is pretty much the only thing this has going for it who would buy this over a laptop?

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    Re: News - Akhter launches energy-efficient LoCO2 PC, consumes just 55W

    For comparison, my 002 system (below) uses 80W typically.
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    Re: News - Akhter launches energy-efficient LoCO2 PC, consumes just 55W

    Might work OK, then. Lanky? The ergonomics on your average laptop suck. Hard. You can't adjust the display height/tilt or the position of the keyboard, and those are no-nos for office workers. Yes, you can get monitors and docking stations, but by the time you've done that it costs about as much as this and you're STILL taking up about the same space as a conventional PC.

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    Re: News - Akhter launches energy-efficient LoCO2 PC, consumes just 55W

    Fair points. Personally I don't think working with a laptop is that bad, just plug a mouse and keyboard in and tilt the hinge to an appropriate angle. While I realise if you are working in an office the ergonomics have to be perfect, I still think it would be workable and use much less power. I've only ever worked in an office for 3 weeks though so it's not for me to say.

    My main gripe with this is that the low power aspects are kind of half hearted yet it still costs a lot. If you're making a low power machine why not use laptop technology that has been developed over years to save battery life instead of using desktop parts.

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    Re: News - Akhter launches energy-efficient LoCO2 PC, consumes just 55W

    That's a very good point, Lanky; the Crystals that I built used desktop CPUs (Pentium Ds) and laptop memory and hard disks (along with, if one wanted, mini-pci WLAN cards). These appear to stick with the desktop CPUs, but use desktop HDDs instead (according to MSI). OK, the memory is still SODIMMs, but I agree, it's a half-hearted effort. I'd still use them in some circumstances, but not for "green" reasons.

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    Re: News - Akhter launches energy-efficient LoCO2 PC, consumes just 55W

    Almost a year ago now Hexus had a story on the VeryPC treeton, running in at 26W. Even allowing 20W for an efficient 19" LCD only brings it to 46W.

    55W also I wonder if that is for the 3.0GHz or the celeron?

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