Leaving Macbook Pro on all day?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by kvnfo, Jun 13, 2012.

  1. kvnfo macrumors member

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    I've just bought my first Macbook pro (Retina), I'm wanting to replace my custom built desktop. I'm moving away from gaming and trying to use the macbook for professional work.

    I leave my computer on for about 16 hours a day plugged into the wall, and wondering if this would be bad for the macbook. Could I leave it on for the majority of the day (plugged in to the wall)?

    Does this decrease the lifespan of the macbook?


    -Curious new macbook pro owner (soon-to-be).
     
  2. basesloaded190 macrumors 68030

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    I leave mine on all the time. I only turn it off when I had have to take it with me somewhere.

    You shouldn't be worried about affecting battery performance.
     
  3. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    You can leave it on 24/7 for months at a time with no problem. To keep your battery healthy, unplug from AC power and run on battery a few hours every few days. This should answer most, if not all, of your battery questions:
     
  4. C4FF macrumors member

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    Computers were not designed to be turned off.

    Uptime: 34 days 21 hours 13 minutes
     
  5. jterp7 macrumors 6502a

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    ironically its the thermal cycling that does them in.
     

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