Dell’s gaming desktop PCs, Alienware Aurora R10 and Alienware Aurora R12, will no longer be shipped to California, Colorado, Oregon, Vermont, Washington, and Hawaii.
The reason is that the energy efficiency regulations set by the California Energy Commission CEC have become stricter. As these standards increase, more US states may not be able to purchase new high-performance PC systems in the future. For example, the new CEC standards regulate the manufacture and sale of systems that consume more than 75 kWh of electricity per year starting in August, which could lead to restrictions on the purchase of multiple gaming PCs.
Of course, there are many cases where the CEC energy efficiency regulations do not match the actual situation. Section 1605 guidelines set the standard that if strictly applied to monitors produced from July 1, 2019, monitors with brightness exceeding 270 nits cannot be sold even if errors are taken into account. If it is the latest monitor now, it is common to have a brightness model of 300 nits or more. High-brightness monitors are coming out, such as Samsung Electronics’ launch of the Neo G9 with a brightness of 2,000 nits. If you can only buy CEC standard products, you may be in a situation where you have to use only the existing monitors.
Console game consoles such as the PlayStation 5 and Xbox are not subject to this rule. To the last, only finished products sold by manufacturers are subject to regulation, and it does not matter if it is an assembled PC. Related information can be found here.