power consumption with screen off

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by tildesley, Dec 30, 2011.

  1. tildesley macrumors regular

    Jan 8, 2009
    hey all

    i'm on the old non-unibody white macbook from the start of 2008, dunno if that will make a difference but thought i'd mention it, any way...

    does anyone know what the power consumption levels are like when the screen is off? say i leave it on or processing a file over night but with the screen off, i always thought the screen would be using a fairly sizeable amount of power but if you good people know better, im willing to listen ;)

    season's greetings

  2. Sonhascome macrumors 6502

    Feb 18, 2010
    I don't know for sure, but the screen will use a good amount of power. turning hte screen off will give you some extra time but probably not anything extremley significant.

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