basic powerbook question

  • Posted: 10 July 2001 10:36 AM

    Hi. I know this sounds like a dumb question .....

    What is standard for a powerbook when I am not using it. Do I leave it plugged into the AC outlet just like the iMac or leave it unplugged? And I can only assume that if the answer is to leave it plugged in 24/7 that I need a decent surge protector to match the one I use with my iMac.

    It’s amazing what you think of when you are 3 weeks away from a big purchase.

    Thanks a lot.

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  • Posted: 09 July 2001 08:50 PM #1

    What is standard for a powerbook when I am not using it. Do I leave it plugged into the AC outlet just like the iMac or leave it unplugged? And I can only assume that if the answer is to leave it plugged in 24/7 that I need a decent surge protector to match the one I use with my iMac.

    Scott,

    I don’t own a PowerBook, but I will try to give you a little advice.  If you use it like a desktop machine at home, let’s say, then leaving it plugged in is a good option (although I’d put it to sleep).  When you’re out and about with it and not using it, either shut it off or put it asleep.

    That’s just what I would do (and will do when I order a powerbook).

    Brad

     

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    Posted: 09 July 2001 09:19 PM #2

    Put it to sleep?

    Bah!  Run SETI@home and join Team Mac Observer .

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  • Posted: 10 July 2001 07:57 AM #3

    Yeah, LCD don’t have a ‘burn-in’ problem! (like my parent’s rev. B iMac - forever showing seti)
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  • Posted: 10 July 2001 10:36 AM #4

    I leave my TiBook asleep all the time and only plug in when I need a charge or am gonna be sitting in one place for more than an hour. Normally I can go almost all day like this before the battery starts running low under 9 and about 6-7 hours under X.