Good result all round. Except for a few morons.
Definitely not sleep mode power.
I'm not sure there is any really meaningful way to measure power usage, since there is no defined typical CPU load. I'm just curious about the range of average powers that someone actually using the machine would see. Easy enough to measure on a mains powered computer like the Mini. I remember being shocked when I ran that test on my Mac Pro and saw how much it was using.
Thanks for finding those - so it looks like the Mini runs at around 35 W flat out. Not bad either.
Well, this is an interesting turn of events. It makes me wonder how far away those Mac Pros and iDevices that have Hydrogen Fuel Cells inside of them are.
Perhaps this lady would be good at driving the point home. I mean, it's already totally awesome that Apple are embracing the BloomBox/BloomEnergy tech for their server farms, and solar panels are neat & all, but to have laptops, Mac Pros and iPhones and iPads that charge themselves (especially that nifty iDevice Pico projector with multilayered touch-screens complete with solar paneling incorporated) would be shocking.
I mean, it's the ultimate dream really. And what a boon for Apple re: their competitors.
You could just have a Keynote where they have a cable going from a future iDevice to an Android device of the past, charging it. "Can your Android OS do this?"
No, it can't, because Apple's competitors were never really interested in something that would ultimately change the world.
I just wish I could see what they've got coming right now, to see how much of this stuff pans out and how fast. I can wait, but sometimes I just wish I could already take my MBP to a forest and compose music there without ever needing to be afraid I'll run out of battery..
In effect, Apple could make diesel aggregators at forest festivals a thing of the past. And that would be ultra-lush.