Turning on and off MBP daily vs putting it to sleep when not used

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by solarisc, Dec 3, 2008.

  1. solarisc macrumors member

    Apr 14, 2006
    Which one do you think the MBP will last longer?

    Turn it on and off daily, which i use about 3 hours a day on the new MBP (not unibody) or should I just put it to sleep when it isn't in use? Again, i use my older powerbook g4 and so i don't use this MBP during the night just a few hours at night.

  2. Schtumple macrumors 601


    Jun 13, 2007
    Turn it off, I sleep mine personally, but I use mine alot during the day, take it out with me when I've got group meetups, saves battery sleeping it compared to booting and shutting down.
  3. QuarterSwede macrumors G3


    Oct 1, 2005
    Colorado Springs, CO
    I don't know, I think it's harder on components when you constantly startup and shutdown. Sleep mode hardly uses any battery power.
  4. NRose8989 macrumors 6502a

    Feb 6, 2008
    Here's a thought......

    It doesn't matter.

    Turning your computer on and off doesn't hurt it at all, nor leaving it in sleep mode either.

    It all depends on how you want to use it.

    Personally I turn on my MBP in the morning then when I go to school, I put it in sleep mode, then at night I turn it off.

    Either way, your not going to harm it.
  5. 7even macrumors 6502a

    Jan 11, 2008
    I just keep mine in sleep mode. I end up having to charge it at the end of the day anyway, and I like being able to open it any time and continue working on whatever I had open.
  6. puma1552 macrumors 603

    Nov 20, 2008

    I tend to just mix it up...leave it on for a few days at a time (or a lot of days), then shut it down for a night or two, then sleep it for a while etc.

    Although in the week I've had this new one I've shut it down each night, but I always start off that way with new computers for no real reason. I tend to shut them down each night for a couple weeks then I get lazy and sleep them.
  7. Ampidire macrumors 6502


    Feb 1, 2007
    I hadn't turned off my Core Duo or Core 2 Duo BlackBooks pretty much ever, unless it was for a long trip, plane/car/etc.. where it would be packed away.

    Otherwise it was always asleep/charging etc..

    I'll do the same with my MBP, it's not hurting or helping it either way, I just enjoy the convenience of opening it up whenever I need to.
  8. Tex-Twil macrumors 68020


    May 28, 2008
    not really sure. When the notebook sleeps it still uses battery (a lot of threads about this).
  9. eXan macrumors 601


    Jan 10, 2005
    Use whatever you want.

    Personally, I can't remember the last time I've ever shut down any of my Macs... And I restart only when absolutely necessary (if software update demands it or there's some really weird stuff going on with the computer that cannot be fixed by other measures). Current uptime of the MacBook - 20 days 6 hours :D

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