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An ENERGY STAR qualified computer delivers substantial savings over a conventional computer. Desktop, integrated desktop, and notebook (laptop) computers, workstations, small-scale servers, and thin clients are all eligible to earn the ENERGY STAR, and those that do are now more efficient than ever.

EPA has strengthened the requirements for computers earning the ENERGY STAR in Version 5.0. For Desktop/integrated desktop and notebook computers, products must meet stringent TEC (total energy consumption) requirements for estimated annual energy consumption. Small-scale servers and thin clients must meet energy use guidelines in ´off´ and ´idle´ modes of operation, and thin clients supporting sleep functions must meet requirements in this mode as well. All of this to ensure energy savings when computers are being used and performing a range of tasks, as well as when they are turned off or into a low power mode.

ENERGY STAR qualified computers must also have efficient internal or external power supplies. The majority of systems manufactured by Ace Computers feature
80 PLUS Certified Power Supplies.

Key Product Criteria ENERGY STAR Qualified Computers
Version 7.1 Energy Efficiency Requirements (Effective November 16, 2018)

Product Type Requirements
Desktops, Integrated Computers    
  • Category A: <= 148.0 kWh
  • Category B: <= 175.0 kWh
  • Category C: <= 209.0 kWh
  • Category D: <= 234.0 kWh

Note: Computers with more advanced memory, graphics, or hard drive capability may qualify for additional energy allowances (capability adjustments) above these amounts.

Notebooks and Tablets    
  • Category A: <= 40.0
  • Category B: <= 53.0
  • Category C: <= 88.5

Note: Computers with more advanced memory, graphics, or hard drive capability may qualify for additional energy allowances (capability adjustments) above these amounts.


TEC Power (PTEC): <= 0.28 * [PMax + (# HDDs * 5)] W

Note: Where Pmax is the maximum power drawn by the system as tested per the test procedure in Section 4 of Appendix A, and #HDD is the number of installed hard drives in the system.

Small-Scale Servers    

Off Mode: <= 2.0 W

Idle State:

  • Category A: <= 50.0 W
  • Category B: <= 65.0 W
Thin Clients    

Off Mode: <= 2.0 W

Sleep Mode: <= 2.0 W (if applicable)

Idle State:

  • Category A: <= 12.0 W
  • Category B: <= 15.0 W

Private Label Server &
Appliance Manufacturing

We want you to focus on your clients, not your production line. Working with a private label manufacturer like Ace Computers will allow your team to utilize their talents and expertise where it belongs. Talk to us about your requirements.

High Performance Compute
Cluster Design

With the shift to "Big Data & Analytics" and the re-emergence of hard research, the need for high performance compute resources has never been greater. The engineers at Ace Computers work with you to design solutions within real world budgets.

Forensic Workstations &
Chain of Evidence

The confiscation of a laptop, cellphone, or desktop computer from a potential suspect is just the beginning of the process. It takes a smart combination of hardware and software tools to establish the "Chain of Evidence" and succeed in a court of law.

Datacenter Solutions &
DC Powered Racks

Everyone is focused on reducing their carbon footprint and lowering their energy utilization in the datacenter. Ace Computers is at the forefront of this issue with the introduction of our clustered rack servers utilizing DC power.


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