Prob silly question but...

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Geoff., Jun 9, 2009.

  1. Geoff. macrumors 6502

    Geoff.

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    Would using a USB mouse on my macbook wear the battery down more than using the trackpad ?
     
  2. Geoff. thread starter macrumors 6502

    Geoff.

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  3. Shake 'n' Bake macrumors 68020

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    No.
     
  4. NewMacbookPlz macrumors 68040

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    Not a big one.

    If anything, you can turn off the trackpad in the preferences while using a mouse I think, and that would most likely negate any power drain of the mouse.
     
  5. Geoff. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yup found that thanks. 'Ignore trackpad when mouse is present'
     
  6. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    The drain is negligible. Maybe a few minutes off the total rated time. My BT wireless mice last quite a while on a pair of batteries, and they need to transmit. I'd think most USB mice wouldn't drain much power at all, and certainly some must be downright miserly.
     

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