December 03, 2007
| by Rachel Cericola
While we love the idea of uninterruptible power supplies, it can be a tough sell. Who wants to spend the extra cash on something that doesn’t make concerts and explosions bigger or louder?
Well, if you’ve ever been zapped (like I have), the sell is not so hard. APC is enticing a bit more by making the Back-UPS ES 750 available for the affordable price of $100.
The big hook is not just the ES 750’s price tag or promises that it will save your current equipment from getting fried, but it can also save you a couple of bucks by cutting off power to unused peripherals when your computer is resting comfortably. APC says the savings is about 40 bucks a year. It’s not much, but add in the bragging rights on how you are “doing your part” when it comes to the environment—and can you really put a price on that?
Engadget says that other features include 10 power outlets and 450 watts of power, which translates to 70 minutes of runtime.
The Back-UPS ES 750 will be available next month.
Over the past 15 years, Rachel Cericola has covered entertainment, web and technology trends. Check her out at www.rachelcericola.com.