Best way to use a laptop?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by hogpen, Dec 9, 2008.

  1. hogpen macrumors newbie

    Jun 13, 2008
    Okay, so I don't have a mac, might be getting one when I'm older, but I thought I'd ask you guys about my laptop. I have a normal HP laptop and was wondering what the best way to use it was. I use it everyday and normally shut it off every night and then turn it back on in the afternoon.
    Should I be keeping it on at night?
    Should I keep it plugged in when I'm using it if I can?

    I just want to keep it as long as possible and run it until it dies.

    Thanks in advance. Hope this is the right forum.
  2. misterredman macrumors 6502a


    Oct 3, 2007
    About the turning off or not I would say it all depends on what is better for you. Surely that laptop also has a hibernate/standby mode you could use to have a faster startup. Anyway I think you can safely turn it off for the night.

    The only thing that need a bit more attention is the battery. Check here what they suggest:
  3. CarlsonCustoms macrumors 6502

    Mar 5, 2007
    On my macbook I pretty much never shut it off.. always just sleep, then again the mac's sleep and wake pretty much trouble free.

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