Dell Alienware PC Banned From Being Shipped
Dell who have some of the best Alienware gaming PCs in the world has been banned from shipping their biggest and best because they are sucking up too much power from the grid.
Due to new power consumption regulations in California the Companies Alienware Aurora R12 Gaming Desktop, with the 11th Gen Intel Core Processor cannot be shipped.
According to Dell, its energy intensive Alienware consumes 63 kWH a year when idle, but it can use 563 kWh annually if its CPU running at full throttle.
With the Intel processor the heavyweight gaming machine can be shipped to all 50 states in the US.
The new California law restricts anything made after July 1 to 50, 60 or 70 kWH a year.
California is not the only US state stopping the gaming system from breaching its borders, as Colorado, Hawaii, Oregon, Vermont and Washington have also prohibited it, as first reported on by The Register.
The restrictions stem from the idea that California is the most populous state in the USA has the largest economy and is second only to Texas in total energy consumption.
It’s also a Democratic State that’s always complaining that “They are broke”.
A visit to the Dell web site reveals a warning label under gaming systems that reads: ‘This product cannot be shipped to the states of California, Colorado, Hawaii, Oregon, Vermont or Washington due to power consumption regulations adopted by those states.
‘Any orders placed that are bound for those states will be cancelled.’
A California Energy Commission (CEC) spokesperson told The Register that staff was unaware of vendors not shipping to California as a result of the Tier II requirements taking effect.
‘This was driven by the CEC Tier 2 implementation that defined a mandatory energy efficiency standard for PCs – including desktops, AIOs and mobile gaming systems,’ Dell told Motherboard in an email.
‘To be sold or offered for sale in California manufacturers must test products at a CEC-approved laboratory and receive third-party certification.
‘Once certified, manufacturers are required to submit their documentation and data to the CEC to be uploaded into the agency’s online [database].’