Best way to use a laptop?

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

  1. hogpen macrumors newbie

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    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

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    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:

    http://h20239.www2.hp.com/techcenter/battery/Battery_max.htm
     
  3. CarlsonCustoms macrumors 6502

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    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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