About standby/sleep/instant on

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by linkandzelda, Nov 10, 2010.

  1. linkandzelda macrumors regular

    Nov 8, 2010
    Just wondering but, does the MBA actually stay turned on during this? I know people have said its similar to the iPad in terms of sleep. It may be a silly question but just wondering.

    Thanks in advance,
  2. cherry su macrumors 65816

    cherry su

    Feb 28, 2008
    The Air is not on during sleep, but it does power the RAM so the contents are not lost.

    In standby (formerly deep sleep), the Air is not on and does not have to power the RAM because it copies an image of the RAM to the SSD for maximum power savings.
  3. neteng101 macrumors 65816

    Jan 7, 2009
    Is it right to say that after standby (deep sleep), the MBA powers back on within a few seconds but doesn't show the resume progress bar the way MBPs do? I drained the battery and let it shut down by itself, then powered it back on later, it came back to life after a very short pause.
  4. linkandzelda thread starter macrumors regular

    Nov 8, 2010

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