The Aleutia E2 is one of the lowest power consuming PCs available that can still perform everyday tasks such as email, word processing, web browsing and play full screen video (but not on YouTube or BBC iPlayer – yet). To demonstrate just how much of a saving on energy consumption (and your bill) this little machine has to offer we have done the maths using publicly available information.

Reduce your computing carbon footprint by 95%, by switching to the Aleutia E2 mini PC.

To demonstrate, we’ll take a 150 watt desktop computer switched on for 8 hours a day, 365 days a year. This would use 438kWh (kilo Watt hours) of electricity per year.

Desktop PC: 150W x 8hrs = 1 . 2 kWh per day

We’ll also use E.ON as an example, who charge 18.53p per kWh and 9.73p per kWh above 900 kWh per annum (rates used from – 08/08/08). The following calculations are both based on usage within the first 900kWh bracket.

Your average desktop computer would add £81.16 per year to your bill.

The Aleutia E2 Mini PC uses 8 watts at regular usage levels (only 9W at peak performance), running for 8 hours a day, 365 days a year it would use 23.3 kWh per year.

Aleutia E2: 8W x 8hrs = 0 . 0 6 4 kWh per day

The Aleutia E2 Mini PC would cost just £4.32 per year to operate!

This equates to just under 95% less electricity and money, meaning you could run nearly 19 Aleutia E2 Mini PC’s (18.75 to be exact) for the same cost and energy consumption as a single 150W desktop computer!

The Operating System costs absolutely nothing. Nada. Nil. That’s £0 + VAT

In fact, you are encouraged to copy and distribute it to your friends, family and strangers (unlike with proprietary software) and a new release is available every 6 months, with constant updates in between. Excellent support via Canonical and the Ubuntu/Linux community. With Windows you have to worry about viruses, that’s not the case with Ubuntu, and hence no anti-virus is needed! No pesky pop-ups. And you don’t have to pay over the odds for an operating system.

Worried you might not find your way around?

Visit the Ubuntu website, and you can either download it, or they’ll send you a FREE Live CD that you can pop into the CD drive of your computer and try it out, without installing anything on your hard drive or even touching your Windows installation! Amazing isn’t it?