A new study shows that, on average, the cost of a Windows PC is half that of an Apple computer. According to data collected by the NPD group, the average Windows notebook goes for $700, while the average Apple laptop costs above $1,500, dropping a mere $59 in the last two years.
Consequently, how much electricity does a computer use per day?
You use it for two hours a day, five days a week. That's 105 watts x 10 hours/week x 52 weeks/year = 54,600 watt-hours, or 54.6 kWh. If you're paying 10¢ per kilowatt-hour, then you're paying about $5.50 a year to run your computer. That's quite a range, $5.50 to $631 a year.
How much power does a desktop computer use?
The power consumption of a computer varies depending on whether it is a desktop or a laptop: A desktop uses an average of 200 W/hour when it is being used (loudspeakers and printer included). A computer that is on for eight hours a day uses almost 600 kWh and emits 175 kg of CO2 per year.
How much does 800w cost to run?
Electric Heating Electricity Cost Calculator
|Power Rating||Per Hour||Per Day*|
|800W||12.33p 800W||£0.74 4.8kWh|
|1000W (1kW)||15.41p 1000W||£0.92 6kWh|
|1200W (1.2kW)||18.49p 1200W||£1.11 7.2kWh|
|1500W (1.5kW)||23.11p 1500W||£1.39 9kWh|