New Macbook Pro Questions

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  1. Jack Bauer

    Jack Bauer Member

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    I got a Macbook Pro with the i7 processor in it and i have some questions.
    I have heard that if you leave your macbook continuosly charging it will kill the battery life? Is that true.
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    At this time the 15" is the only i7 Macbook. And no, you will not "overcharge" it.
  3. Jack Bauer

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    Ok. So it wont even lose backlight strength? I am sorry i am such a noob at this mac. I have owned a pc (which is actually slower than some phones nowadays and has just a much memory as an ipod touch) my whole life and is all new to me.
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    Sorry but that's just sooooo funny what you said since I have a PC and that's exactly how they are slower than my dad's iPhone 3G lol
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    I know i have have had my Dell for 4 years and when it came for me to order a computer for college we did Apples pricing on what my computer is worth. They rated it as nothing. The processor is 1.3 and gigs is 50. This one is 2.65 and 500 gigs.
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    Congrats on your new mbp.

    I have the i5 15 inch

    You can leave it charging as long as you please...once it reaches full charge, it stops accepting a charge...if you don't believe me, do an experiment:

    Leave it plugged in for about an hour.

    Go over to the power supply, and touch it. It should be pretty hot

    Now wait until it is fully charged, and keep it plugged in.

    Wait about an hour and go feel the power supply. It should be much cooler to the touch because it is no longer accepting a charge

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    And and as for your worries on burning out your backlight? Don't even worry about it...it would take some serious (and I mean realllllly serious) amount of time before it could even start to stop working or dimming
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    And even if it did, Apple is pretty good to people when their stuff breaks. They would fix it for you.
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    Congrats on the new laptop

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    Leaving your Macbook charged will not kill your battery. Though I have experienced battery loss by charging it when the battery wasn't completely drained (Using the laptop and killing the battery half way, and charging it again). If you do that constantly (Not drain the battery all the way before charging it), it may damage the battery life. But keeping it charged when it's fully charged will not kill the battery because it stops charging the battery after it's full and just gives power to the laptop.

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