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  • How Much Does It Cost to Charge Your New iPad For a Full Year?


    For the price of one Venti coffee drink at Starbucks, you can charge your new iPad for almost three full years.

    Based on the research and subsequent findings by the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), the annual cost to charge a new, third-generation iPad is $1.36. The non-profit research and development group says that charging your iPad every other day for a full year costs less than running a 60-watt compact fluorescent bulb all year ($1.61) and way less than the annual cost of electricity from a desktop PC ($28.21) and a refrigerator ($65.72).

    So why exactly does it benefit us to know about the annual cost of charging a new iPad? For starters, says the EPRI, newer and more energy-efficient technologies like Apple's tablet and smartphone devices are changing the level of incumbent demands on power consumption in the U.S. and abroad.

    If the number of iPads triples from the current 67 million, they would need the electricity from one small power plant operating at full strength.
    “As information technologies continue to change rapidly we see important implications for energy consumption,” said EPRI Vice President of Power Delivery and Utilization Mark McGranaghan. “These results raise important questions about how the shifting reliance from desktop to laptop to mobile devices will change energy use and electricity requirements for the information age. "

    Source: AP
    This article was originally published in forum thread: How Much Does It Cost to Charge Your New iPad For a Full Year? started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 5 Comments
    1. PAKIS-RULEZ's Avatar
      PAKIS-RULEZ -
      y is it only new ipad.. this is old research!!! it applies for all new gadgets! not just apple stuff..
    1. zareeba's Avatar
      zareeba -
      Somebody was clearly bored to spend the time doing this research.
    1. bigboyz's Avatar
      bigboyz -
      Wow..I didn't know it was for every new gadget?? Really? Show me some proof..URL? Thanks in advance!
    1. Vaer0's Avatar
      Vaer0 -
      Quote Originally Posted by zareeba View Post
      Somebody was clearly bored to spend the time doing this research.
      They probably did it for a day then timed it by 365...
    1. Amadomon's Avatar
      Amadomon -
      Quote Originally Posted by Vaer0 View Post
      They probably did it for a day then timed it by 365...
      Perhaps you meant to say "multiplied it"? At any rate, I strongly suspect that their investigation involved just a little more rigor than the methodology you propose.