Sorry, but is there nobody who finds the results of the test a little bit strange?
To refresh your memories, the raw numbers from the test :
Come on, a far more powerful T61-Notebook consumes less energy or in worst case 4W more than a netbook? A Core2Duo and a Nvidia Quadro card consume less energy than a Atom 330 and Geforce 9400 aka ION? How possible is this? The numbers absolutely make no sense.
Netbook 25W, 39W, 20W, 33W (W7,Ubuntu,W7,Ubuntu)
T61 28W, 32W, 24W, 25W (W7,Ubuntu,W7,Ubuntu)
Diff. -3W, 7W, -4W, 8W
The only explanation is that the power-meter, used in the test, does not work correctly with the netbook battery-charger.
Please Michael, check your numbers before writing an such an article.
I've just checked my own notebook (Dell Latitude D505, P-M 1.7Ghz, Linux-PHC-patched kernel) with a power-meter (No-name brand, bought at ALDI South, Germany) :
Low Brightness, 600Mhz (Idle) -> ~15W
Low Brightness, 1700Mhz (Idle) -> ~16W
Low Brightness, 1700Mhz (CPUburn) -> ~25W
High Brightness, 600Mhz (Idle) -> ~21W
High Brightness, 1700Mhz (Idle) -> ~22W
High Brightness, 1700Mhz (CPUburn) -> ~30W