Leaving Macbook Pro on all day?

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

  1. kvnfo macrumors member

    Jun 12, 2012
    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


    Oct 16, 2007
    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


    May 16, 2008
    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

    Jun 12, 2012
    Computers were not designed to be turned off.

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

    Oct 26, 2011
    ironically its the thermal cycling that does them in.

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