MBP on airplane. Sleep or shutdown?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by KidLoco, Oct 22, 2009.

  1. KidLoco macrumors newbie

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    I have a 7 hour flight tomorrow.
    Is it best to keep my MBP on standby or leave it off until use?

    When I say best, I'm referring to maximizing battery life.
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    :rolleyes:

    If you don't plan on using it just turn it off. Why even ask....
     
  3. KidLoco thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Maybe I wasn't clear hence your odd response. I intend on using it in-flight. So the more elaborate version of the same question would be;

    What would drain the battery more?

    A - Sleep/standby for approximately 3 hours (commute to airport, board plane etc.)
    B - Turning on the machine from being off completely.


    Turning on the machine uses a great deal of battery power, but would it be less than 3 hours worth of sleep?
     
  4. NC MacGuy macrumors 603

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    I always use sleep unless the battery is at <10% or so. Not sure about which one you have but the newer MBP's don't have nearly the drain using sleep as the older ones.
     
  5. KidLoco thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I have a MBP Unibody 15" from the previous generation (early 2009 model).
    Thank you for your input! I'm going to opt for the standby/sleep mode.
     

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