Do you turn your MBP off?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by adam044, Nov 12, 2012.

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Do you turn your MBP off?

  1. Yes all the time

    79 vote(s)
    20.6%
  2. No very rare

    236 vote(s)
    61.6%
  3. Sometimes

    62 vote(s)
    16.2%
  4. Other

    6 vote(s)
    1.6%
  1. adam044 macrumors 65816

    adam044

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    #1
    do you turn your macbook pro off or leave it on and just close the lid and let in sleep/hibernate?
     
  2. yusukeaoki macrumors 68030

    yusukeaoki

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    #2
    Always on sleep mode.
    Unless I travel a distance and dont want to waste battery.
     
  3. gmanist1000 macrumors 68030

    gmanist1000

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    #3
    I turn it off when I travel to and from school. That's it, though.
     
  4. T5BRICK macrumors 604

    T5BRICK

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    #4
    I turn my MBP off when I install software that requires a restart. Otherwise it stays on for months at a time, besides sleeping when not in use.
     
  5. Jkeeley1 macrumors newbie

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    #5
    I have my first MBP (first laptop in well over a decade) on the way (2011 15inch, apple refurb). Is there an up side or down side to leaving it on, or is it just personal preference?
     
  6. mohsy90 macrumors 65816

    mohsy90

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    #6
    Rarely ever turn it off. I've went months without my MBP every turning off.Only time it turns off is if the battery completely drains while on sleep in the rare occasion i forget to charge it.

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    No real effect on the battery or its life. It's just personal preference.
     
  7. GeeSixx macrumors regular

    GeeSixx

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    #7
    You guys who let your MBP sleep all the time - do you have the "Put hard disks to sleep when possible" option checked or unchecked?
     
  8. AirThis macrumors 6502a

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  9. Akira1980 macrumors 6502

    Akira1980

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    #9
    Always on or in sleep mode. Once I notice any slowdown, I restart. (Every 15 days or so)
     
  10. markuss843 macrumors newbie

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    #10
    Yo

    I personally do not think you should be asking such belivilent questions. This type of blatant discrimination will not be tolerated in my household! I am Markus843 and if you disobey my brutal command I will smite you!
     
  11. markus843 macrumors regular

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    #11
    Wtf?
     
  12. Spink10 macrumors 601

    Spink10

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    #12
    I turn my MacBook Pro off every night - well...I have forgotten before.
     
  13. AppleMacFinder macrumors 6502a

    AppleMacFinder

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    #13
    I rarely turn it off, but only because I am seeding torrents overnight.
     
  14. Macman45 macrumors demi-god

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    #14
    MBP and MBA are shut down when I'm finished using them. My Imac remains on 24 /7.
     
  15. Barna Biro macrumors 6502a

    Barna Biro

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    #15
    I turn mine off every night.

    If I'm on the road and I know I'll be using it soon again, then I just close the lid ( sleep ), otherwise, I turn it off and turn it on again when I need it.

    Startup times are a breeze since the introductions of SSDs...
    I see no point in keeping it running when I don't need it.
     
  16. peskaa macrumors 68020

    peskaa

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    #16
    Nope, I just sleep it. It gets turned off for updates and when the battery goes flat, which I also try to avoid.
     
  17. maflynn Moderator

    maflynn

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    #17
    I either keep my rMBP on all the time, or put it to sleep depending on what's occurring.
     
  18. ZhenyaF macrumors 6502

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    #18
    I only turn it off when it needs an update, otherwise its always on sleep. Did the same with my 13" MBP
     
  19. ka-spot macrumors 6502a

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    #19
    Other

    Never ;)

    And rare restart it:

    [13/11/2012 16:19:49] $ uptime
    16:19 up 166 days, 6:07, 3 users, load averages: 0.77 0.73 0.87
     
  20. mslide macrumors 6502a

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    #20
    You can turn these things off? (seriously, I never turn it off).
     
  21. kittiyut macrumors regular

    kittiyut

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    #21
    Same here. Roughly 10 secs from power on to desktop.
     
  22. dusk007 macrumors 68040

    dusk007

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    #22
    It may boot fast but it wakes up way faster with all Apps loaded, all windows arranged on different desktops, simply ready.

    Mine is practically never off. I sometimes restart it because I have to but that means it is only off for split seconds.

    I don't see any point in turning it off. Only messes up my window arrangement and saves hardly any power. Standby is about half a watt. Off is still more than zero unless you pull the plug. Not much difference.
     
  23. adam044 thread starter macrumors 65816

    adam044

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    #23
    Troll...
     
  24. Irock619 macrumors 68000

    Irock619

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    #24
    Yeah but do you have the shutdown bug? I have an SSD and it takes about 30 sec to shutdown but 10-15 sec to boot up.
     
  25. WillFisher macrumors 6502

    WillFisher

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    #25
    I rarely turn mine off, its basically always sleeping.

    The odd time it is restarted is when updates need it/something dramatically crashes
     

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