I just installed Norton Crytpo and put it through the paces overnight for the past two nights. I reviewed my energy usage and computer performance during the runs. I found the following:
The Crypto mined during the 18 hour test was about $2.50 or about $0.13/hr
The energy used during the mining runs averaged about 0.225 kw per hour at a off-peak rate of $0.38/kwh, or $0.086/hr electricity cost for the mining...and this does not even account for billing surcharges if we were to go over baseline threshholds.
Then there is the extreme wear and tear on my graphics accelerator which was maxxing out on many mining computations.
Its just not worth burning up my 32GB RAM Performance MSI Raider Laptop for the pittance of crypto ethereum mined over any amount of time, or time of day!, using Norton Crypto...Personally, I'm out...but not out of the Crypto game...