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Nathaniel • Edited

I got that info from scientific america, not to say weather it's true or not:

CRT monitors, which until a few years ago were the predominant models among PC users, consume more power when a computer screen is white. To confirm this, Schindler measured the energy output of an 18-inch (45.7-centimeter) CRT monitor and found it used 102 watts when the screen was white but only 79 watts when the display was black.

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Mads Stoumann Author

Interesting article! Thanks for sharing. However, I assume nobody use CRT-screens anymore?

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Nathaniel • Edited

Earlier this year I forgot my laptop charger and ended up on an IBM thinkpad running windows XP, which lead me to doing a bit of research on this sort of thing.

People still use Internet Explorer 6. 0.01% of people, but that still is around 1 million people. I'm sure there must be some internet cafes and hostels using old computer monitors.

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Mads Stoumann Author

You’re probably right!

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