Sleep vs. Clamshell

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by cjscribe, Jul 8, 2008.

  1. cjscribe macrumors newbie

    Jul 8, 2008
    I am very close to buying my first MBP and I have been visiting this forum frequently to learn as much as I can before making my purchase.
    The only question I have for now is if you clamshell the MPB, is that the same as selecting sleep on the menu? If not, what is the difference?

  2. Sirus2400 macrumors regular

    Jun 25, 2008
    If by clamshell you mean close, then yes its the same as putting it to sleep.
  3. MacGeek7 macrumors 6502a


    Aug 25, 2007
    If by clamshell you mean "close the lid", then yes, it is the same thing as selecting sleep from the menu bar
  4. bigandy macrumors G3


    Apr 30, 2004
    You can only use the MBP with lid closed with a keyboard, monitor and mouse attached. Obviously.

    Once these are connected, close the lid and the MBP will sleep. Press enter on your external keyboard and it'll fire back up in lid closed mode.

    Is that what you're after?
  5. TwinCities Dan macrumors 603

    TwinCities Dan

    May 19, 2008
    Double Parked out front of the Courthouse
    I never really thought about doing that, but it is nice that I have the option...

    Thanks for the tip, bigandy! :)

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