macbook as a desktop replacement

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by greendragon, Aug 27, 2006.

  1. greendragon macrumors regular

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    hopefully, in the next few weeks, i'll be buying a macbook, 1st mac also. and was wondering, how long should i leave it on for? my dell desktop stays on from 7:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. everyday. will the macbook take this?

    thanks
     
  2. ITASOR macrumors 601

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    Yes, easily. Mine's on for at least that long every day...usually 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM
     
  3. Killyp macrumors 68040

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    My MacBook Pro (not quite the same machine, but similar in many respects) is on 24/7, no issues at all. Reduces heating bills though!
     
  4. Warbrain macrumors 603

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    You can leave your MacBook on all the time and let it sleep when you're not using it. It's actually better to leave your Mac running since OS X will run some basic checks on the system to make sure everything is working.
     
  5. steve_hill4 macrumors 68000

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    Not a long time really, (12PM is midday). :)
     

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