Keep MacBook Air plugged in when using as a desktop?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Kendo, Sep 22, 2011.

  1. Kendo macrumors 68000

    Apr 4, 2011
    Do you keep the MacBook Air plugged in if you use it as a desktop? I do travel with it from time to time but it mainly sits at my desk as a desktop. I enjoy keeping it plugged in so that the screen brightness is maxed at all times but I also heard it is bad for the battery to keep it plugged in all the time.

    What do you guys do?
  2. reclusive46 macrumors 65816


    Apr 14, 2011
    If you run the battery down to about 50% once a month you'll be fine.
  3. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    It's fine to keep it plugged in, just not all the time, as your battery needs to be exercised to stay healthy. You can also have your screen brightness to the max when on battery. This should answer most, if not all, of your battery questions:

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