PS3 Slim Uses Half the Power of 'Fat' PlayStation 3 Console
The PS3 Slim was reported as running on 34% less power than the previous 'fat' PlayStation 3 model, however, that figure is inaccurate.
CNET's Crave (linked above) decided not to take Sony's press releases at their word, and instead plugged a Slim into machines to test its actual power output. And their findings are a little surprising!
The Slim uses a lot less power than Sony have given it credit for. In standby mode, it's around 70% more efficient, while playing games and Blu-Rays its just over 50% more efficient.
In relative terms, it appears the PS3 Slim is now a lot more efficient than it's fatter, older, more wasteful brother. Those interested can check out the Power Consumption chart below!
Well - they should have measured the consumption at "full power" - e.g Folding@Home.
Also - it's a bit distressing that I use over 170 W everytime I watch movie (leaving asside TV & amp. consumption) 20 something W seems MUCH better for a standalone BD player ... (And yes - I DO pay my own electricity bills )