Sleep / Shut Down

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by MatthewConnelly, Jan 28, 2007.

  1. MatthewConnelly macrumors regular

    MatthewConnelly

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    I recently got an external monitor for my MacBook, and i've found it easier to just wake it using my keyboard/mouse. Is it safe for me to just put my MacBook to sleep every night, rather than shut it down, or will it cause problems over time?
     
  2. notwist macrumors regular

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    my MacBook is on/sleep pretty much all the time. I only shut it down when i will be a away for a long period of time. My Macbook had an uptime of 2-3 weeks until last night when I had to install some software updates.
     
  3. miniConvert macrumors 68040

    miniConvert

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    It's perfectly safe. Just reboot when requested to by software update.

    In terms of battery life, sleep will consume a small amount of power. However, leaving your Macbook plugged in constantly wont do much for your battery life either. That's all I'd take into consideration.
     
  4. tshakey macrumors member

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    i heard somewhere that it's actually more power-efficient to send your computer to sleep every night, rather than shut down and start up again?
    is this true?
     

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