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    is it bad to charge and use the MBP at the same time?

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    is it bad to charge and use the MBP at the same time?
    just a quick question! recently got new 13" MBP and was wondering if charging and using the laptop is better or let it charge to 100% and then use it until battery drops to around 20%. then charge back upto 100%.

    Thanks!

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    is it bad to charge and use the MBP at the same time?
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    Using your notebook computer while it's charging is totally ok...in fact...it's very normal.

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    is it bad to charge and use the MBP at the same time?

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    hmm is there preference? it seems as using laptop while charging can make laptop hotter?

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    is it bad to charge and use the MBP at the same time?
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    Quote Originally Posted by hpark View Post
    hmm is there preference? it seems as using laptop while charging can make laptop hotter?
    Nope. Your laptop is going to get warm/hot whether you're charging it or not.

    I'm sensing that you're not very familiar with laptop computers...and maybe more specifically Apple laptop computers. But my advice is...you should almost always be using your laptop computer plugged in if there's an electrical outlet nearby...and only running off the battery when you are "mobile"...with no electrical outlets to plug into.

    If you're constantly using your laptop on battery power (especially when it's not necessary)...you're going to wear out your battery much faster (more battery cycles in a shorter amount of time). Here's some additional info:

    Apple - Batteries

    Apple - Batteries - Notebooks

    HTH,

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    is it bad to charge and use the MBP at the same time?

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    ah sounds good, thank you!

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    is it bad to charge and use the MBP at the same time?
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    Quote Originally Posted by hpark View Post
    ah sounds good, thank you!
    Good deal...glad to help.

    - Nick
    - Too many "beachballs", read this: Beachballs
    - Computer seems slower than it used to? Read this for some slow computer tips: Speedup
    - Almost full hard drive? Some solutions. Out of Space
    - Apple Battery Info. Battery

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    is it bad to charge and use the MBP at the same time?
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    is it bad to charge and use the MBP at the same time?

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    Yeah it's fine. It's just like any computer.. enjoy your new MBP.

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