Contributed by mk/reverse on from the power saving dept.
What systems can run OpenBSD that have very slight (under 30W) power requirements?
I have a couple of 486-era Compaq Contura laptops that I am using as gateways and the power supplies indicate that their maximum draw is 27W. Most pentium-class laptops have double the power requirements.
I want a fully assembled system with a hard drive. Should I consider Soekris, or is there a VIA Centaur or Transmeta Crusoe that would give me more CPU performance for equivalent power (and reasonable cost)?
Since most OpenBSD machines run for long periods of time it might be a good idea to lower the power consumption where possible. Which machines give the most bang for the buck without making the Sun redundant?
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