Sleep Mode VS. Turning Off

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by JohnnyQuest, Jul 12, 2007.

  1. JohnnyQuest macrumors 65816


    May 25, 2006
    I was wondering if it is better for the battery to turn of completely or just go to sleep. Thanks.
  2. Zel macrumors regular

    Jul 7, 2007
    The battery will get used a little bit while it is sleeping.

    The system will take longer to restart if it was fully off.

    Better? Define better.
  3. JohnnyQuest thread starter macrumors 65816


    May 25, 2006
    Will the battery have a longer life if it is constantly turned off or put in sleep mode.
  4. techlover828 macrumors 68020


    Jun 28, 2007
    my friend had a macbook and he said that the battery drained when it was sleeping
  5. iToaster macrumors 68000


    May 3, 2007
    In front of my MacBook Pro
    It's best to turn it off if you won't be using it for a long time, but sleep will be fine for a few days or overnight. Macs are good to leave on, sleep doesn't take up that much battery, just a five minute charge in the morning for my MBP and it's good for the rest of the day.

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