Using macbook as my desktop.

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  1. jesusplay macrumors 6502a

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    well im replacing my desktop with the macbook.

    i need to know if i just keep the macbook connected to the charger all day every day and like never use battery power will it effect the battery life if i decide to take my macbook with me somewhere(like once evey month).

    i think i remebr something i read on here about draining the battery every 2 weeks or something?
     
  2. xraydoc macrumors demi-god

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    It is best to cycle the battery periodically. I don't have a link handy, but there is a whole page of battery tips on Apple's support pages.
     
  3. wedge234 macrumors member

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    yeah, you could do that, you just need to unplug your computer or take it for a walk every once in a while to keep the battery in shape.
     
  4. MacHappytjg macrumors 65816

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    or you can take the battery out but cycleing is the best for a while than take it out
     
  5. techlover828 macrumors 68020

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    and don't let the magsafe unplug :p
     
  6. .:R2theT macrumors 6502

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    This one?
     
  7. bluedoggiant macrumors 68030

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  8. priller macrumors regular

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    Taking the battery out makes it run slower.
     
  9. jesusplay thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  10. spooky mulder macrumors regular

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    really, how/why does it run slower?
     
  11. yoyo5280 macrumors 68000

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    However I don't understand why you would want a laptop to be a desktop. Buying a normal desktop would be faster option, wouldnt it? Save money with a mini or space with an iMac.
     
  12. juanster macrumors 68020

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    i do the same thing, the reason i decided to do this was so that i could have a nice size screen for movies, pictures and such and also the portability of it to take it with me to class.. don't regret it for a sec best decision ever
     
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  14. WardC macrumors 68030

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    Yeah, I would say just take the battery out. BUT -- I am letting my mom use my MacBook now (I have a MBP which I use too)...and the battery is in the unit, and the power is hooked up 24/7, it's been sitting there for nearly a year hooked to power and it's never crashed. 19" Xerox LCD and iMac keyboard hooked to the unit. It's used for internet access in the downstairs of our house.
     
  15. MacHappytjg macrumors 65816

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    yea i just take it out if im doing a download over night but usually i use my imac but i might sell it so i jus take out the batt
     

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