Slates and Tablets

Slates and tablets are now eligible to earn the ENERGY STAR label.

Compared to desktop or notebook computers, slates and tablets are the most energy efficient choice for simple tasks such as browsing the Internet or streaming content because they were designed with this functionality in mind. In fact, tablets and slates use significantly less energy than any other device you might use to steam videos.

According to the Consumer Electronics Association, close to 70% of consumers watch streamed or downloaded content. However, even as streaming has become more commonplace, most people are still unaware that how they choose to stream affects their energy use. An ENERGY STAR certified slate uses 10 times less power to stream than a game console does. It uses 7 times less power than a television and 6 times less than a desktop computer and monitor.

Learn how to save more energy by configuring the settings on game consoles to operate in the most efficient way possible.

Current Specification Effective Date: June 2014

Computers originally qualified for the ENERGY STAR label in June, 1992.

Computers Key Product Criteria: ENERGY STAR

Learn How a Product Earns the Label