Why does the Air sleep so easily?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by potentpotable, Jan 15, 2011.

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    potentpotable

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    I just noticed that the Air goes to sleep even when the lid isn't nearly fully closed. I measured that it sleeps with 23mm of space left to fully close.

    What's the point of that?

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    iExpensive

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    I guess apple assumed people wouldn't be using it like that.
     
  3. simsaladimbamba

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    All my Apple notebooks did/do that too (iBook, MB, MBPs).
    What is the point in having the lid 23mm open?
     
  4. macrumors regular

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    First a post about the lid falling shut at 95% and now one about the laptop going to sleep at 23mm from closed... My old old MBP was the same. It's pretty hard to accidentally do it and I guess the nice thing is the MBA comes back up very quickly.
     
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    MikePA

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    What's the point of asking this question?

    This ranks right up there with "Why does the lid drop shut when it's only 95% closed?" and let's not forget the microscopic chip in the lid caused by the trackpad.

    My question is, "Are some people's lives so empty that these things bother them?"
     
  6. macrumors 65816

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    The answer that that question is "Yes", unfortunately.
     
  7. macrumors 68000

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    What's the point in answering the question?

    (but I'm guilty of reading and responding too)
     
  8. macrumors 68020

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    Because sleep is activated by magnets and the magnets are close enough to activate.
     
  9. macrumors 604

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    My MBP does it too. And umm, why did you measure it?
     
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    bowlerman625

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    funny!
     
  11. macrumors 604

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    "I measured that it sleeps with 23mm of space left to fully close."

    My measurements for my MBP came up 30mm. :p
     
  12. macrumors 6502

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    Uh .....probably same as asking it :rolleyes: .... only 96 more meaningless posts before I can post in Politics, Religion, and Social Issues .....:eek:
     
  13. macrumors 604

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    Dude your not missing much. All thats going on in there at the moment is a debate about pirating music -_- Even thats not too active :p
     
  14. 2IS
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    I agree. Just the other day I had this very same thought. It makes so much more sense for the laptop to remain on when the lid is nearly shut like that.

    /sarcasm
     

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