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iBook Sleep Power Usage?

Message #1 - Posted 2001/09/07 - Vik Rubenfeld

If I just shut the lid of my new iBook so that it goes to sleep, rather than shutting down, does that use more power than if I shut it down? How much of a battery drain is sleep? Thanks in advance for any info.

-Vik

Message #2 - Posted 2001/09/07 - Charles Martin

Previously, Vik Rubenfeld wrote:

If I just shut the lid of my new iBook so that it goes to sleep, rather than shutting down, does that use more power than if I shut it down? How much of a battery drain is sleep? Thanks in advance for any info.

Um, yes. Of course sleep uses somewhat more power than "none," which is how much it uses if it's turned off.*

*yes, I *know* modern Macs do in fact use a very tiny amount of power even when turned off. But it's close enough to zero as to not be mentioned.

But the amount of power the iBook uses when asleep is almost as negligible. I've had mine asleep for three days with only a minor dip in power.

_Chas_
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Message #3 - Posted 2001/09/07 - Vik Rubenfeld

Charles Martin wrote:

But the amount of power the iBook uses when asleep is almost as negligible. I've had mine asleep for three days with only a minor dip in power.

Great. Thanks for the info.

-Vik

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