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Old 06-14-2013, 03:12 PM   #24 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by wdb View Post
Computers are busy little buggers when they're booting.
Not all that busy, for all that long - at least if you use Linux and have bothered to optimize the boot at all.

You also may have other stuff that's not the computer sucking power as long as it's on. In my case, there's a router and cable modem. By the "warm to the touch" test, the modem seems to draw about as much power as the idle notebook.
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