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    Leaving the macbook on all the time

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    Leaving the macbook on all the time
    Hello, I am new to this forum and had a question. I ordered a macbook pro, 13 inch with the ssd the other day and am supposed to get it on Monday. I have been using windows laptops my whole life and most recently a dell. I leave the dell plugged in and on all the time and I was wondering if I am able to do that with the mac. The reason for leaving the dell on is because it takes like 5 min to boot up and another 5 to turn off and when I get up in the morning I like to be able to go right to my computer and check email and stuff. Anyway, just wondering if it is bad to leave it on all the time. Thanks a lot.

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    Leaving the macbook on all the time
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    I usually have my Macs run for 6 months or more without turning them off. >_>" Only restart for updates.
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    Leaving the macbook on all the time

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    Quote Originally Posted by CrimsonRequiem View Post
    I usually have my Macs run for 6 months or more without turning them off. >_>" Only restart for updates.
    Great, thanks a lot.

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    Leaving the macbook on all the time

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    No problem leaving it on. Just close the lid and it will go to sleep. Will wake up right away when you open the lid.

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    Leaving the macbook on all the time

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    Awesome, thanks guys.

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    Leaving the macbook on all the time

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    You should turn it off if you want to move it tough I think. Something to do with the Hard Drive skipping/jogging if it is on and being moved.

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    Leaving the macbook on all the time

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonik View Post
    You should turn it off if you want to move it tough I think. Something to do with the Hard Drive skipping/jogging if it is on and being moved.
    I got the ssd so that shouldn't be a problem, right?

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    Leaving the macbook on all the time
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    Quote Originally Posted by joeg679 View Post
    I got the ssd so that shouldn't be a problem, right?
    I would put it this way; since you got an SSD, there are no moving parts to the drive. However the poster said not to move it "tough," meaning "roughly". I would never intentionally move it roughly while it was on. No reason for it, and why take a chance?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonik View Post
    You should turn it off if you want to move it tough I think. Something to do with the Hard Drive skipping/jogging if it is on and being moved.
    I don't turn mine off if I'm just moving it short distances. And if I am going farther, I just put it to sleep.

    I can't remember the last time I actually shut down my MBP completely.
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    Leaving the macbook on all the time
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    Quote Originally Posted by schweb View Post
    I don't turn mine off if I'm just moving it short distances. And if I am going farther, I just put it to sleep.

    I can't remember the last time I actually shut down my MBP completely.
    Same here. When you close the lid (thereby putting it to sleep), all moving parts stop and the machine uses just enough energy to keep the memory state in-tact. So, there's no worries about moving it - it might as well be turned off.
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