Dell Introduces Power Conserving Desktops

Conservative and economical consuming desktops are being sought after by most PC enthusiasts today and apparently Dell has heeded the call. Majority of these requirements are being called upon by the commercial sector as we see the growing demand for wise consuming computers in lieu of the traditional ones which seem to be eating up a lot of energy when operated parallel to business.

The Dell OptiPlex desktops aim to cut the consumption issues by more than half of the standard consuming energy PCs today and this will certainly capture the fancy of most companies who want to bring down electricity consumption costs that they have to deal with today.

Energy consumption is a key utility expense that many companies want to answer and while the investment may sound petrifying for most, it remains that if you want to change something concurrent, you have to start by getting rid of the old PCs and get the new ones into your fold.

It is not a matter of only upgrading but also about investing wisely in your IT infrastructure. PCs serve as workstations that gather data and are point of origins in an office setting. Many companies are due for an overhaul in the IT side of things and apparently Dell offers the OptiPlex to answer all these problems, both for computer requirements and of course addressing the power consumption issues.


Do you Care about Eco-friendly PCs?

If you haven’t felt the effects of the financial crunch yet, well it would be best not to wait for it to come to you. As a PC user, you also have to be aware that your finances may soon encounter some rough sailing especially now that everything (but your salary perhaps) is going up sky high.

So what is the best thing to do? Well for one, check if you have an energy saving computer. Through the years that you have been sticking to that same computer, chances are you may not even considered checking how eco-friendly and conservative it may be as far as power consumption is concerned. If before you ignored that pinch that these add to your electric bills, today you may finally realize that you may have to do the necessary adjustments.

One thing about old PCs is that they may not be as flexible. Add to the fact that you may be considering that long awaited upgrade to which you are considering perhaps this coming holiday season. As always, finding the right computer parts to go with your desired specifications will pose to be a problem. But this time around, make sure you add that eco-friendly consideration in terms of consumption and of course the materials that your new PC will be made up of.

Eco-friendly does not only mean green in terms of visualization of your PC. The energy star ratings are likewise important. If before you considered them as merely tags with no use, this time around it is a different story. Pay more attention to the energy ratings so you can avoid the financial pinch that is imminent.

Put your Computer on Sleep Mode

Do you want to do your own small thing for the environment? Well you can start by saving on power when your computer is not in use. Yep, you can always set a timer or put it into sleep mode like lets say being idle for about 15 minutes or more. There is no sense in keeping your monitor live if you are not using your computer since other than being a waste of energy, you are probably adding some stress to the monitor as well.

Monitors have their own share of product life cycles. They have a specific number of useful years and if you are not careful, you may find yourself getting a new one unscheduled.

To some, there are issues. One of which is that of crash problems for computers that cannot hold the proper programming or hardware that is usually something that is common especially if you are using a chop-chop computer. In fact, some PCs may not even boot after they have been placed on sleep mode, most of which is due to some issues as far as load and processes are concerned.

Regardless, saving on power is something that is really the main issue for placing a computer in sleep mode. Some may not want to be interrupted but if you are perhaps at home and choose not to turn off your computer, putting it into sleep mode is a good alternative to that.

Save Energy by Using the Power Options

After you have successfully installed your Windows Operating System such as Windows XP, most settings are placed on default. Normally included in this would be the auto shut off options for your hard disk and your video card. Depending on your preference, they can be good power savers and can help a lot in reducing the stress of computer parts concerned when you happen to leave your desktop or laptop idle for some time.

But overall, they are meant to help safeguard you computer as far as leaving it open for quite some time. The computer parts such as your video card and your hard drive are taking heat when they are operational. Unless you are the type that needs the computer to be operational most of the time due to instances such as long hour downloading of large files like videos, it would be wise to save on the wear and tear as well as the energy you are consuming. Energy in the sense that we are all aware of the fast dilapidating of our energy sources and each small help counts a lot.

For the techie freaks these days, many would turn these options off for their own reason. One is that they don’t want to go through the trouble of having to tap a key on their keyboards which may take some time to refresh and function as well. Besides, for these people, if one of the two, the hard disk or the video card, conks out, getting a new one of higher specs can be pretty much rewarding.

Do You Ever Turn your Computer Off?

These days, we all know that computers bear the brunt of being always powered on for one reason or another. Among the reasons include:

1. Uninterrupted Downloading
2. Timid Power on and Power off by Users
3. User forget to turn them off

In this time and age, it would be best to take into consideration the fact that we need to conserve electricity and by all means, computers make use of it. While to most, the cost of leaving it on is something that they can afford, the real issue here would be the computer life and of course the energy resources which we are really eating up a lot as of late.

Awareness of the energy conservation efforts through the proper use of computers and maintaining them is something we need to attend to. People today could care less but the fact of the matter is, we can add that extra effort that will benefit us the most. Heat levels in your computer can just be imagined. Remember that one issue inside CPUs today is cooling and leaving them on with auxiliary fans to do the ventilation and cooling habits is something that you should really address as well.

If we want to make use of a PC that will last longer then perhaps it would wise to consider giving them some rest periods. This is not enforceable. All I am saying is that computers needs some respite as well even for an hour. Also, save on energy since the savings you can get from these efforts can turn out to be enough savings for future needs such as a computer upgrade once new ones hit the market.