It looks like Laptop Magazine just countered Tom's Assessment not too long ago about solid state drives having lower battery life than standard hard drives with a new report stating that they are indeed more efficient - about 10 minutes more. The comparisons after the jump...
"As you can see, both SSDs lasted 3:23, exactly 10 minutes longer than the default hard drive. While 10 minutes out three hours is not a significant gain, it's certainly not a loss. In other words, the SSDs we tested don't use more battery life than traditional hard drives, at least not during Web surfing."
The more we think about this whole ordeal, we begin to wonder if it's even worth arguing about since the prices of SSD's are so high right now. However, since SSD's truly have no moving parts, we definitely believe they are the wave of the future as storage space becomes larger and prices decrease into the consumer range. All of this power fluff, well, is extra entertainment for people looking to avoid early adoption at all costs.
[via Laptop Magazine]