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Energy rise question: To laptop or not to laptop, that's the question!

So since the World, especially the UK and Europe are getting shafted hard with energy price rises this year. I was thinking, would I save money whilst working from home using a laptop instead of my main Desktop gaming PC?

 

I don't need a powerful laptop, just enough power to run browsers and Unity as an emulator player. Is it worth it or would the desktop PC be fine still?  I dual monitor as well.

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It would take the better part of a decade to make your money back in energy savings.

 

Stuff like your refrigerator, AC, ovens and so on account for 95% of your energy bill.

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I get that, but is running a laptop more energy efficient than my desktop?  I keep hearing desktops will only use what it needs but not sure if it's more than a laptop.

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3 hours ago, Ragingsilver said:

I get that, but is running a laptop more energy efficient than my desktop?  I keep hearing desktops will only use what it needs but not sure if it's more than a laptop.

Basic productivity on a desktop will be around 30-40W. About 10-15W on a laptop. Desktop parts aren’t designed for aggressive energy efficiency. 

 

Both of which would be less than having a single regular lightbulb on. You’ll never be able to discern any real difference on your energy bill.

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