June 30, 2012

It costs just $1.36 to charge an #iPad for a year

an #iPhone 4 just 38 cents
 That coffee you're drinking while gazing at your iPad? It cost more than all the electricity needed to run those games, emails, videos and news stories for a year.

The annual cost to charge an iPad is just $1.36, at the U.S. average residential price of 11.49 cents per kilowatt-hour.

By comparison, a 60-watt compact fluorescent bulb costs $1.61, a desktop PC adds up to $28.21 and a refrigerator runs you $65.72.

But there's an even cheaper way to go than the iPad. EPRI calculated the cost of power needed to fuel an iPhone 4 for year: just 38 cents.

Read the whole story online here: The Associated Press:It costs just $1.36 to charge an iPad for a year

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