Sharp feature a terrific "TCO" advantage. Sharp has used energy-efficient technologies in the development of its award-winning lines of LCD and CRT monitors, providing for some of the lowest power usage levels in the visual display industry.
What is Total Cost of Ownership?
Total Cost of Ownership, or TCO, is an important metric for computer users. TCO is loosely defined as the total cost of owning a product over its life cycle. For example, the cost of owning a personal computer doesn't end with the purchase price. The costs associated with procuring and using that computer over its life—acquisition cost, operational cost, administration, training, repairs, even disposal of the product when it needs to be replaced—all contribute to TCO.
One of the most easily quantifiable aspects of TCO is power conservation. In today's society of deregulation, where consumers and businesses alike are feeling the brunt of higher (or worse yet, unknown) costs of power, the amount of electricity generated by every electronic device is coming under close scrutiny. Your display, which can account for as much as 40% of the overall power consumption of your PC system, is a key area to consider when evaluating the total cost of your IT infrastructure.