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It Costs Just $1.36 a Year to Charge an iPad

Associated Press writer Jonathan Fahey reports the results of an Electric Power Research Institute study to determine how much energy an iPad consumes in a year. “The answer: not much,” writes Fahey, noting that “the annual cost to charge an iPad is just $1.36.” He adds: “…if people are using iPads instead of televisions to play video games, or ditching their desktop computers for iPads, the shift to tablets could mean lower overall power consumption.” Read On

MacBook Pro with Retina Display Named Editors’ Choice

PC Magazine rates the new MacBook Pro with Retina display 4.5 out of 5 and makes it an Editors’ Choice, noting that it “outperforms, outclasses, and outlasts” competing notebooks. Reviewer Joel Santo Domingo writes that with its fast performance, super-thin profile, impressive battery life, and “glorious” new display, the MacBook Pro with Retina display is “the high-end choice for media professionals, enthusiasts, and general Mac fans alike.” Read On