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    Power Save Mode- Turning monitor off

    When I put my Dell Inspiron into Sleep Mode, it goes into Power Save Mode. I also turn monitor off. Is this redundant? I turn monitor off because I have read it uses quite a bit of power.

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    You haven't let us know what make/model or size monitor you have, nor whether it's a modern LCD (flatscreen) or old CRT monitor, so it's impossible to give you any exact figures.

    However, if you have a look at the top 'Off Power Consumption' table in this power consumption review of Acer, Dell, LG, And Samsung: Four 23" LCD Monitors, Rounded-Up you can see that modern LCD monitors draw very little current in 'standby' mode.

    Also, this How much energy does a modern LCD display use? article shows more results, including 2 x 17" and 1 x 24" Dell monitors.

    Hope this helps...
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    Thank you, Rick Corbett.

    The monitor is a Dell flatscreen, 19"r - E1914H

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    The Dell E1914H - LED monitor - 19" Series consumes approx. 12 watts with typical use (18 watts max) and less than 0.5 watts in active-off mode. See the Tech Specs tab on this Dell web page for more info.

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    Again my thanks for your time and supplied links.

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