Sure, it's not as sexy a bullet-point as "new design" or "lower price", but the fact the PS3 Slim was reported as running on 34 per cent less power than the previous model was still appreciated. Thing is, that figure is wrong.
Crave 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 per cent more efficient, while playing games and Blu-Rays its just over 50 per cent more efficient.
That's not to say its an efficient machine per se (it still uses four times as much juice playing a Blu-Ray as a standalone Blu-Ray player), but hey, in relative terms, the Slim is now a lot more efficient than it's fatter, older, more wasteful brother.