Do you guys shut down your Air when in carrying case/bags?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by onthecouchagain, Jul 27, 2011.

  1. onthecouchagain macrumors 604

    onthecouchagain

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    As the title suggest, is it safer to fully power down the Air when carrying it in sleeves/bags? I ask because I wonder if it gets heated inside (it can get pretty hot during the summers, and in subway stations, etc.).

    Or can the Air while asleep remain cool in a bag in hot weather?
     
  2. Sirolway macrumors 6502

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  3. simsaladimbamba

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    As only the RAM is powered during sleep, it is save to transport the MBA while sleeping, as the temperature of the RAM is not really high.
     
  4. Xgm541 macrumors 6502a

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    Your MBA, even if on during transport, and even if the weather was extremely severe, would shut down before any damage from heat could be done to it.
     
  5. onthecouchagain thread starter macrumors 604

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  6. rkheyfets macrumors regular

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    Never power it down when transporting it or in general unless i wont be using it for at least a few days
     
  7. Velin macrumors 65816

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    I never turn my 2010 MBA off. I just close the lid. Nor do I do any kind of battery "management" or worry about whether it's plugged in, etc.

    So don't worry about it. I think mine is going on three months without having been shut down. Still resumes and operates like the day I took it out of the box.
     
  8. Obscurelight macrumors 6502

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    only thing I shut down is my iMac, all of my other apple products I just close the lid.
     
  9. Scepticalscribe Contributor

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    Mine is put to sleep when travelling, but not powered off, unless I do not plan to use it for several days or weeks.

    Cheers
     
  10. radiohead14 macrumors 6502a

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    i turn it off.. when it only takes a few seconds to power on and off.. it's not a hassle at all for me.
     
  11. bmat macrumors 6502

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    I turned my 2010 off probably less than 10 times since I owned it, and I carry it around a lot.
     
  12. Cynicalone macrumors 68040

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    I usually shutdown my laptops when I travel with them.

    At home I never shutdown or restart unless an update forces me too.

    My Mac Pro stays on 24/7, sometimes going months between restarts.
     

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