Buy laptops and save money on energy use

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Buy laptops and save money on energy use

Many small business owners own a desktop computer at work and one at home. To save money, it’s best to switch to a single laptop. You don’t just save on purchase costs. When you use a laptop computer instead of a desktop and monitor, you can reduce your energy consumption by up to 80–90%.[1]

When you next update your computers, purchase more energy efficient laptops and switch them off at the end of the day. Doing this can reduce your annual energy costs to only $12 per laptop.[2]

Laptops also have the additional benefit of being portable, so your employees can use them when they’re on the road or working from home.

If you need desktop computers, find out how much energy they use before you buy them. A more energy efficient computer will always save you money on running costs.

Computers that meet the new ENERGY STAR specification can use up to 30–65% less energy.[3] Before you buy a computer, check out the models that have earned the ENERGY STAR label at