Leaving Macbook Pro Unibody on 24/7

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by whitefang, Mar 7, 2009.

  1. whitefang macrumors 6502

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    I rarely shut down my PCs, is it okay to leave the Macbook Pro on 24/7? It's a notebook and heat might be a concern especially the fact that notebooks were never meant to run 24/7. Then again, my MBP never gets very hot.

    BTW, where is the intake/exhaust vents located on the MBP unibody?
     
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  3. Tomorrow macrumors 604

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    It'll be fine. Make sure your power settings will let it go to sleep after a period of inactivity, I think my MB is set to 30 minutes when it's plugged into AC.
     
  4. whitefang thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I set the sleep to 2 hours and sometimes even 4 hours because I'm periodically using the computer on and off. For an example, I might be working on a document and watching TV at the same time. During commercial breaks, I might come back and quickly work on the document.

    So, is it fine if it's on like a 2-hour/4-hour sleep interval?

    Another thing I noticed was that with regular laptops (HP, dell)....they would be extremely hot after a few hours of use and their fans would be on full speed. The MBP is quiet and isn't even hot after many hours of use. It's extremely engineered well.
     
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    Absolutely. In fact, I turn my MB off about once a month, my iMac gets shut off about every 2 weeks.
     
  6. Pixellated macrumors 65816

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    Welcome to the world of Apple :)
     

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