Dell pulls energy-hungry gaming PCs in six US states after failing efficiency rules

PC maker Dell says it has stopped shipping some versions of its powerful gaming systems to 캘리포니아 and five other US states because the products do not meet new energy efficiency standards.

Dell said in a statement sent to Reuters the regulations affected “select configurations” of its Alienware Aurora R10 and R12 gaming PCs.

Gaming PCs made by Dell and others use powerful chips for cutting-edge graphics in video games. Those components mean gaming systems typically consume far more electricity than an average computer.

California’s toughened efficiency regulations for computers went into effect on 1 칠월. The state has said the new standards will help reduce greenhouse gas emissions that cause climate change and also will lower electricity bills for consumers.

Residential computers and computer monitors account for up to 2.9% of the electricity consumption in the most populous US state, according to a California report.

In addition to California, Dell will no longer ship the products to customers in Colorado, 하와이, Oregon, Vermont and Washington state.

Dell said it will have new models and configurations that “will meet or exceed these regulations, in line with our long-term focus to address energy and emissions”.

The California 에너지 Commission, which wrote the new standards, did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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