Alienware PCs Not Shipping to States?

I was browsing the Alienware Aurora lineup and noticed that you cannot have most of the options shipped to a few states because of power consumption laws. When did this become a thing?

New to me. I saw some comments on Reddit indicating the PSU is the culprit.

Yeah we talked about it in one of the other PC-building threads. Apparently it’s due to some new CA regulations about power usage, but Alienware does now have systems that conform and can ship them to CA, you just need to find them. Google search should help.

Yes. It was just California until this week so apparently other States are passing similar laws. My understanding is it has to do with power consumption under sleep modes in specifically upgradeable PCs.

Not much detail here but IGN notes it…

I think it’s all from this…