Dell stops some U.S. gaming PC shipments over new efficiency rules

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July 28 (Reuters) – PC maker Dell Technologies Inc (DELL.N) said it has stopped shipping some versions of its powerful gaming systems to California and five other states because the products do not meet new energy efficiency standards.

The regulations affect “select configurations” of its Alienware Aurora R10 and R12 gaming PCs, Dell said in a statement sent to Reuters late on Tuesday.

Gaming PCs made by Dell and others use powerful chips for cutting-edge graphics in video games. Those components mean gaming systems typically consume far more electricity than an average

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