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We have this in a 500 plus discussion.
While today's laptops are designed to be plugged in 24x7, some laptops such as those desktop in a laptop form need a laptop cooler to run 24x7.
But most laptops will be just fine.
PS> If this discussion hits some 100 posts I'll link to the existing 500+ discussion and lock this thread.
That's a normal laptop.
It may get a little warm but I've seen this model. If you plan on 24x7 operation get the laptop cooling pad. If it's just on AC that's what we do at the office and have done so for years.
Cant you just
run the laptop on AC power without the primary battery in it and not have to worry about frying it by leaving it on 24/7?
No that will have the same issue.
Worse yet when the power goes out the laptop will crash. All the benefits of the battery are gone.
Maybe I'm misunderstanding you. Some think they can extend the battery by not using it. This has some long discussions and you can extend the battery by about 10% by non-use and further by storing it in the fridge in a dry ziplock bag with dessicant.
But then why do this? You'll become very annoyed that every little power dip resets your laptop.
If it's not the battery question then it's the use of a laptop as a server. For that I add the laptop cooling pad and leave the battery in as the UPS.
Hope this clears that up.
Thanks for the responses but just to clarify
Just to clarify. I will not be running the laptop 24/7. I just want to leave it plugged in. I still shut down the laptop each night and run it about 7 hours a day.
If I understand correctly you are saying if I am running the laptop 24/7 I need the extra cooling but if its just plugged in yet shut down every night I should be okay?
Since it's not running 24x7
It's like the dozens of laptops at the office. We leave them plugged in.
I dont want to remove the battery if possible...
The main reason I dont want to remove the battery is in case of a power outage. I can easily finish/save what im doing and shut down safely in case of a power outage. The battery backup saved me once already.
Laptop = computer with built in UPS.
It's a good thing to
reboot at least once a week to clear memory from memory leaks and other things that use up resources. Rebooting gives you a fresh start.