Is standby a bad thing for MacBook Pro?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by mrgiapanta, Oct 20, 2010.

  1. mrgiapanta macrumors regular

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    So today Apple announced MacBook Air boasting 30days of standby and instant on.

    i was thinking hey, I can do that with my MacBook Pro 13' (April 2010 model)
    by not shutting down. Let it sleep, "instant on" when I wake the computer up.

    Then someone told me having MacBook Pro on standby for long period of time is not good for the computer....

    is this true?
    I rarely shut down my computer. Only time I do is once a month or once in a two month to clean my Monitor.
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    That's not true. It's perfectly fine. Most bad information and advice seems to always come from "someone". Believe facts. Don't believe "someone." :D
     
  3. RITZFit macrumors 65816

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    I've been using sleep the majority of the time vs. shut down since I got my mbp in 07 and everything is fine.
     
  4. daneoni macrumors G4

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    Not true i've been on for 26 days with zero adverse effects.
     
  5. nwbusa macrumors regular

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    I think most users just close the lid on their MPBs or let them go to sleep as opposed to actually powering them off. A MBP left in sleep mode (unplugged) won't last 30 days, though. I think the battery drains something like 1% per hour when in sleep, but I'm not certain on that.
     
  6. Opstech macrumors 6502a

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    I'm the same with the guys above. I close the the lid when i'm done using it and wake it up the next day. No issues
     

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