Sleep / Shut Down

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by MatthewConnelly, Jan 28, 2007.

  1. MatthewConnelly macrumors regular


    Aug 22, 2006
    Manchester, UK
    I recently got an external monitor for my MacBook, and i've found it easier to just wake it using my keyboard/mouse. Is it safe for me to just put my MacBook to sleep every night, rather than shut it down, or will it cause problems over time?
  2. notwist macrumors regular

    Dec 29, 2006
    New Brunswick, NJ
    my MacBook is on/sleep pretty much all the time. I only shut it down when i will be a away for a long period of time. My Macbook had an uptime of 2-3 weeks until last night when I had to install some software updates.
  3. miniConvert macrumors 68040


    Mar 4, 2006
    Kent, UK - the 'Garden of England'.
    It's perfectly safe. Just reboot when requested to by software update.

    In terms of battery life, sleep will consume a small amount of power. However, leaving your Macbook plugged in constantly wont do much for your battery life either. That's all I'd take into consideration.
  4. tshakey macrumors member

    Jan 27, 2007
    i heard somewhere that it's actually more power-efficient to send your computer to sleep every night, rather than shut down and start up again?
    is this true?

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