Zero Power on Standby?

Electronics Weekly reports on a computer monitor that consumes no power on standby. This could save a lot of electricity when mass-deployed. I'm sure that it couldn't be retro-fitted, however.

This is a big problem with consumer electronics at the current time: a new energy-saving feature that won't be added to existing devices, rendering those devices obsolete and destined for the scrap heap. The electronics industry has a vested interest in building obsolescence into its product roadmap, just to ensure that new sales continue. It should pay more attention to upgradability and allowing consumers to plug in enhancements as they are developed.


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