I've been using iPads for the last 5 years for my day to day browsing, watching Netflix, using Pages etc and I decided to get one of the new MacBook pro's. I had one of the old white MacBooks years ago but mostly used it for university work so it was plugged in most of the time. I'm finding with this I'll generally charge it fully and then won't plug it back in till the charge is nearly gone, similar to what I'd do with my iPad, is this what most people do or would you leave it plugged in most of the time where available? do most people just close theirs rather than shut it down throughout the day? can this affect long term battery life?