If you use your laptop or computer so often, then you probably know the agony one goes through just sited there waiting for the computer or laptop to boot up. Sure, the machines of today boot up pretty quickly, but still, it is far from instant, which is what the current ‘microwave generation’ wants.
That being said, there is really no reason to shut down your computer anymore these days. Here is why, you got two options; Sleep and Hibernation that will have you up and working faster than when you boot up from complete Shut Down.
Virtually all modern laptops and desktop have been designed to use the Sleep and Hibernate feature. The same applies to computers running on Mac OS X, Linux and Chrome OS.
Benefits of Sleep and Hibernate
The process of Shutting down a computer is in itself long, if you’re going to do it the right way. Now that we are on the topic, you should never be so brute that you to yank out the power cord out of the wall outlet, or press and hold the power button until the computer ‘collapses off’. That is a brute way of doing it and over time, you will destroy the software and hardware integrity of your machine.
The diligent way to shut down your PC would be first close all running apps and Windows then press the Shutdown button. That in itself is a long process for us the ‘microwave and instant coffee, ready to drink generation’.
That is why there is a workaround; just put the computer to Sleep. You will not have to close your running apps or open Windows. Even better, your session gets saved, and you can pick up right where you left off when you wake the computer.
When you leave your computer on Sleep mode, your session gets saved on the RAM with little power consumption. When it’s on Hibernate, the computer completely shuts down, but your session gets saved on the hard drive.
Although while in Sleep mode, the computer consumes power bit by bit, it not enough to deplete your laptop battery, that is because laptops will go to Hibernation mode after a given time. While in Hibernation mode, there is no power consumption, although it takes a bit longer to wake the computer than when it is in sleep mode, it is a lot faster than when booting from a complete Shutdown.