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the8thark

 
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Mac Specs: 17 inch 2 GHz C2D imac (5,1) with 3GB DDR2 RAM, X1600 (128MB memory) GPU - OSX 10.6.3

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to chas_m:

Your post is not entirely correct. In a Apple display it has to have it's own power source to power up and use the display. So that's the 212W you talk about. But the imac does not need 2 power sources (screen and computer). It only needs the one to to power the screen and the computer workings behind the screen. So I'm sure the power usage of the screena nd the computer in the imac would fluxuate over time.

So my point here is a computer and seperate screen or the same computer and screen as an all in one have slightly sifferent power usages due to the fact the seperate ones need 2 power sources and extra parts for that where as the all in one needs only one power source for everything.

Just a really minor point. But otherwise what you says makes basic sense.
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