Tip 1: Turn off the picture
Save energy to run a laptop for 4 years
Turn off the picture if you’re only listening to music through your TV. If you stream music or tune into digital radio for around 4 hours a day you could save enough energy in a year to run your VAIO laptop for up to 4 years. Here’s how we worked it out.
- Typical power consumption for a TV = 125 Watts per hour*
- TV with picture off playing radio would consume around 50 Watts
- 50 Watts x 4 hours a day x 365 days a year = 73,000 Watt Hours
- Typical charge of standard VAIO laptop battery = 54 Watt Hours**
Result: 73,000 Watt Hours / 54 Watt Hours = 1,351 charges, multiplied by 4.5 hours battery life, divided by 4 hours usage per day and then by 365 days = 4.16 years
* based on a 52” (132cm) BRAVIA NX800
** based on a BPS22A Standard capacity VAIO Battery for a VAIO E series laptop
How our products can help
Many of our TVs have smart sensors that can tell whether you are watching the TV screen, and automatically dim or switch off the picture to save energy if you stop watching. VAIO laptops have a ‘display off’ button that instantly turns off the screen – an easy way to save power and make your battery last longer if you’re just listening to music.