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Buy a laptop instead of a desktop, if practical. It consumes five times less electricity.

 Greenpeace International

 Michael Bluejay's Website: How to Save Electricity

 EPEAT: Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool

Easy Scale: star rating ease of implementation [7]
(1-10 scale, 1 = Difficult and costly, 10 = simple and no cost or little effort)

Impact Scale: star rating impact of action [2]
(1-5 scale, 1 = Minor but worthwhile, 5 = Strong impact on environment)

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There are a lot of other factors to consider as well, when comparing laptops to desktops. Laptops are harder to fix and really hard to upgrade; where a desktop can be taken apart for recycling easily, a notebook often just gets thrown away. The best way to tell is by it's EPEAT score -- "a clear and consistent set of performance criteria for the design of products, and provides an opportunity for manufacturers to secure market recognition for efforts to reduce the environmental impact of its products." But that is a new rating system, so it will take a while for it to make an impact on consumer buying decisions

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