Proceedings of the 2014 conference ICT for Sustainability

The Transition from Desktop Computers to Tablets: A Model for Increasing Resource Efficiency

Authors
Roland Hischier, Patrick Wäger
Corresponding Author
Roland Hischier
Available Online August 2014.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/ict4s-14.2014.46How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Life Cycle Assessment, LCA, Resource Efficiency, Desktop Computer, Tablet
Abstract
Sales statistics of computing devices show that users are not replacing units one by one, but rather adding additional devices to their hardware portfolios. In this paper, the authors describe the outcomes of a first attempt to quantify the ecological implications of these changes in the use of the ICT hardware for computing services by using LCA and applying three different perspectives ranging from individual devices, a “model family” up to global sales data of desktop, laptop, and tablet computers. In particular, the paper addresses the question which effect pre-dominates: the increase in efficiency induced by the emergence of new technologies or the growing energy consumption due to the increased number of devices combined with a higher utilization rate by individual users.
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Proceedings
ICT for Sustainability 2014 (ICT4S-14)
Part of series
Advances in Computer Science Research
Publication Date
August 2014
ISBN
978-94-62520-22-6
ISSN
2352-538X
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/ict4s-14.2014.46How to use a DOI?
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This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license.

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