By Jonny Gerow posted Oct 30th 2013
On April 1st, 2013, the Australian government implemented a “Minimum Energy Performance Standard”, or “MEPS” for short, for desktop computers or small scale servers. This same standard was implemented in New Zealand on October 1st, 2013.
System builders that wish to build PCs in, or import PCs into Australia and New Zealand are required to meet certain efficiency standards in order to be sold in these countries.
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