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    My Notebook: Powering Up and Shutting Down

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    The notebooks that Ringling loans to students all come with Solid State Drives (SSD) instead hard drives with physical spinning platters. These types of drives are much faster than traditional HDD drives. Boot times typically are very fast, sometimes 15-20 seconds or less. Shutting down between classes or at the end of your day will force you into the good habit of making sure to save your work early and often. Additionally, when your computer has updates to run you can be sure to stay on top of security or other enhancements. 

    It is important to understand that while some of these have tablet modes or can be put into "Standby" power modes, we recommend fully shutting down when you will be transporting (especially in a bag where blocked fans could cause it to overheat) or when done using for the day. It is also a good habit to "top-off" your battery by charging it even when it might have over 50% battery remaining. The batteries in modern notebooks do not have a "memory effect" which older types of batteries suffered from which required draining the battery fully as to not shorten its lifespan. Keeping the charged will maximize your mobile productivity in situations where you are not able to plug in to power. When you are able to plug in, performance can be maximized by connecting your charger and changing your power settings accordingly.

    Wacom MobileStudio Pro

    To power on the Wacom MobileStudio Pro, rotate the device so the customizable ExpressKeys™ are positioned on your left. On the left side edge in the middle, slidel the spring-loaded button toward you and release it. There is an LED indicator below which should light green and stay lit when it is powered on.

    To shut down the HP Zbook, click the start button, then the power icon on the menu and choose "Shut Down". If you close the HP Zbook while it is only on battery power, opening it and pressing a key while only on battery power will not wake it. This is expected behavior. You will need to press the power button once to wake it from "Sleep" mode. If you are not going to be using the notebook for extended period of time it is best to fully shut it down.

    HP Z-Book:

    To power on the HP Zbook, press and release the power button located in the top left side on the edge of the screen.

    To shut down the HP Zbook, click the start button, then the power icon on the menu and choose "Shut Down". If you close the HP Zbook while it is only on battery power, opening it and pressing a key while only on battery power will not wake it. This is expected behavior. You will need to press the power button once to wake it from "Sleep" mode. If you are not going to be using the notebook for extended period of time it is best to fully shut it down.

    Macbook Pro:

    To power up the MacBook Pro, open the notebook and press the power button located at the top right corner of the keyboard.

    To shut down the MacBook Pro, click on the Apple icon at the top left corner of the screen, and then click on “Shut Down.”

    Simply closing your MacBook Pro will put it into "Sleep" mode, which will resume all of your windows and running programs when you open it and log back in. We recommend only doing this for short periods of time though, such as in between classes. It is recommended that you always "Shut Down" your MacBook Pro if you will not be using it for an extended period of time.

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