Advanced Power Management


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Advanced Power Management

(hardware)
(APM) A feature of some displays, usually but not always, on laptop computers, which turns off power to the display after a preset period of inactivity to conserve electrical power. Monitors with this capability are usually refered to as "green monitors", meaning environmentally friendly.

Not to be confused with a screen blanker which is software that causes the display to go black (by setting every pixel to black) to prevent burn-in.

Advanced Power Management

A programming interface (API) from Intel and Microsoft for battery-powered computers. Advanced Power Manaement (APM) lets programs communicate power requirements to slow down and speed up components. See ACPI.
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