Slates and Tablets


ENERGY STAR makes it easy to find an energy-saving slate or tablet for your home or business needs. Using the ENERGY STAR product finder, you can select from hundreds of certified efficient slates and tablets from the best, most trusted, and most popular brands – like Apple, Dell, HP, Lenovo, and others. In addition, you can filter the list of models by specific attributes such as:

  • Processor speed
  • Memory
  • Networking features

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. In fact, slates and tablets use significantly less energy than any other device you might use to stream videos.

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Current Specification Effective Date: November 18, 2018

The ENERGY STAR certified computer product criteria require that computers operate efficiently in multiple modes of operation (such as Off, Sleep, and Idle), utilize efficient power management features, and utilize energy efficient power supplies.

The ENERGY STAR performance specification covers desktops, integrated desktops, notebooks, slate/tablets, portable all-in-ones, thin clients, and workstations, tailoring the criteria to each product type. It provides a base allowance per product type, which limits the amount of energy the product can consume and then adds allowances for features that increase energy demand. In addition, the specification sets requirements for power management. These are set so that the display will go to sleep within 15 minutes of user inactivity and the system will go to sleep within 30 minutes of user activity.

For a complete description of the specification, please go to Computer Version 7.1 Program Requirements.

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