The California fascists want to run your life, and they are Californicating the country…

Why should I restrict my computer selection because of corrupt utilities that protect their earnings and cushy executive salaries by refusing to spend ratepayers' money to repair, replace, or build out their inadequate infrastructure? Some of which failed and were responsible for deaths and wildfires.

Likewise, the corrupt public utilities commissions who are in bed with the utilities they regulate (regulatory capture) or the radical progressive communist democrats that demand you replace reliable, low-cost power with unreliable, subsidized high-cost power to satisfy communist eco-terrorists?

These restrictions originated in California, the bastion of progressive communist democrat politics that are often championed by the wealthy tech tyrants of Silicon Valley.

July 1, 2021, was a red-letter day commemorating state fascism…

Effective on July 1, 2021, was the California Energy Commission’s Tier 2 mandatory energy efficiency standard for PCs – including desktops, AIOs, and mobile gaming systems. And of course, manufacturers, distributors, and retailers with a large stake in doing business with the State of California cheerfully screw their customers.

US States California, Colorado, Hawaii, Oregon, Vermont, and Washington have banned the sale of high-end gaming PCs under a new energy bill.

The California Energy Bill was written in 2017, and recently went into effect. This led to several US States outside of California joining in; effectively banning high-end pre-built gaming PCs.

The state had recently published a paper looking into the power efficiency of computer gaming. They claim in their findings is that computer gaming in California consumed 4.1 terawatt hours in 2016, costing roughly $700 million USD in energy bills. They list consoles with taking a bulk of the emissions at 66%, and desktop computers at 31%. In spite of this, consoles are seemingly exempt from the bill.

As an answer to this, Dell has pulled the sale of seven of its eight Alienware gaming desktops from those states. Only the Alienware Aurora R12 Gaming Desktop is widely available; packing a i5 11400F, a GTX 1650 Super, 8GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD. The other R12s which are restricted on shipping feature one major component different; such as a 1TB hard-drive or different graphics cards.

The disclaimer reads “This product cannot be shipped to the states of California, Colorado, Hawaii, Oregon, Vermont or Washington due to power consumption regulations adopted by those states. Any orders placed that are bound for those states will be canceled.” Those disclaimers are not seemingly on Amazon, but will likely be mentioned closer to checkout. <Source>

Bottom line…

With all of California’s real problems, mostly created by the corrupt progressive communist democrat politicians who rule the state with an iron fist, it can't get much worse -- unless they impose a computer tax to provide computers to the homeless littering California's streets with drug paraphernalia and feces. 

It is time to push back. Demand these corrupt bastards do their effin jobs and send them to jail when they cut sweetheart deals with the special interests.

For those gamers who want high-end graphics cards, I suggest you create an official-looking affidavit affirming you are a graphic arts research and this type of high-end computer is necessary for your research.

We are so screwed when those who govern California overlook the energy impact of 100,000 illegal aliens and start regulating graphics cards.

-- steve

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