I'd like to consolidate our current 2 application servers to just one, due to license compliance.

The result of that final SharePoint 2013 farm architecture would ideally be - 1 WFE, 1 App, 1 SQLDB & 1 Office web app Server

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What would be some key points to look out for?

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When the docs state the minimum memory requirements, that applies to running the base SharePoint install. On top of that, you're running PowerPivot. PowerPivot models run in-memory, and so can be quite problematic if there are a number of large workbooks competing for memory with your other SP services.

Along those lines, search is also sized separately, depending on the number of files being indexed, etc.

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    As long as PowerPivot is running on a separate SSAS box, this should be fine. If the SSAS instance is on the same SharePoint server, that is where memory may be a concern.
    – user6024
    Oct 29, 2018 at 19:07

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