Originally Posted by HarryT
The screen uses no power. As I said, the other components of the machine will use a small, but significant, amount of power while the machine is on. That's why the recommendation with all such devices is to do a full "shutdown" if you're not going to be using it for a day or two.
And my Mini has been on standby or active (aka reading mode) since november without having had one recharge since. I've lost one bar out of four now...