Originally Posted by ohforf
Thanks DuckieTigger and HarryT for your responses.
I know that pressing the power button for 7 secs doesn't completely turn it off. I should I have phrased my question better. Sorry...
What I meant was that perhaps the kindle uses less power in sleep mode than in screensaver mode (I have the version WITHOUT special offers).
I'm pretty certain no more power is used to display a static screen than a blank screen. How e-ink works is that energy is used to change a page, after that there is no additional power draw to keep displaying the same page. That's why the battery life is superior.