Are newer computers more efficient than older ones?

06 February 2011

Question

Are newer computers more efficient than older ones, like a fridge or a furnace? How do I know when to get a new PC or Mac?

Answer

We put this question to Mike Muller of ARM...

Mike - There's no doubt, newer computers are more efficient than older ones and they get better every year. It's the perennial technology question of, "If you wait just a bit longer, you can get one that goes faster, takes less power, and will be a bit cheaper." But you can always wait forever...

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