December 1, 2022

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These U.S. states are blocking the sale of energy-saving PCs

The new law is a direct attack on expensive gaming PCs that consume more power. They are no longer sold in various parts of the United States.

Why is this important?

Desktop PCs use more power when permanently connected to the power grid than laptops or tablets. But they are High end Models designed for gaming or video editing use more power. They have more powerful components than a regular computer.

Six U.S. states have decided to introduce stricter energy consumption standards. This is a good thing for the climate as the primary purpose is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. But the new law, which went into effect this month in California, Colorado, Hawaii, Oregon, Vermont and Washington, bans the sale of “high-performance” PCs in these six states.

Due to their energy consumption, these devices also come under the new law, so they are no longer sold in different states.

Silicon Valley

Fortunately, the new law, first voted on in 2016, only bans the sale of these devices And accessories, But no – or at least not yet – its use. So players can get them, however they have to go to the neighboring state to do so. Until some vendors in the states in question ignore the law.

In addition, there is a lack of clarity about exceptions for employees who need such powerful computers to do their job. Some businesses, such as video game developers or 3D animators, could not do without these energy-saving PCs.

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The new law coming into force in California is very surprising because the state is home to a large number of technology companies. Silicon Valley After all, it is the headquarters of Apple, Facebook, Google and Intel.

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