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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.

(1997-08-25)

 


Nearby terms: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. Advanced Network Systems Architecture Advanced Peer-to-Peer Networking Advanced Power Management Advanced Programmable Interrupt Controller Advanced Program-to-Program Communications Advanced Research Projects Agency
 

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