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What uses more power? A Laptop Hard Drive or a Display Screen?

Last response: in Components
March 31, 2010 5:05:01 AM

Just trying to figure out what is the best to power down to save energy on an idling computer--i send the computer to sleep in steps.
March 31, 2010 5:07:55 AM

The screen uses more power then the hard drive.
March 31, 2010 11:44:26 AM

Thank you!
March 31, 2010 7:48:26 PM

+12 what saaiello said.

Hard drives use very little power, figure about 10 watts maximum. I've got a 22 inch lcd monitor that uses about 35 watts.