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Authored by: Xeo on Jan 28, '04 01:46:22PM

That would be odd for the PowerBook Project Manager to say it will damage the computer when PowerBooks are designed to run with the lid closed. If you walk into an Apple Store, you can find a 23" Cinema Display and keyboard with a 17" powerbook shut and between the legs of the display. iBooks are the only ones that don't have this feature and I think it's simply to make the PowerBooks look more appealing.

So, if Apple were to allow the PowerBooks to be run w/o an external display hooked up (ie, for carrying), I don't see how it would damage the computer any more than running it w/ one.

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Screen off = much less power?
Authored by: MattHaffner on Jan 28, '04 11:48:01PM

My guess is that when the LCD is off (i.e., you're running an external monitor), the power consumption is much less and the heating is not as much of an issue. That being said, I've certainly gotten the fan to run even in this state with CPU or GPU intensive tasks.

It would be nice if they clarified the situation.

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