My second poll in two days. I’m curious about how everyone is powering down their machine when they think or know they are finished using it for the day, whether that’s at the end of the work day, or before they go to bed, and whether it’s plugged into AC or not. I’m going to be using three terms in this poll: Sleep (includes both InstantGo/Connected Standby and Hyper-V enabled sleep), Hibernate, and Shut down. For me, I shut it down completely at the end of the night before going to bed. I used to hibernate it but didn’t see the need to have what I had open saved to SSD. If anything, I guess I might be saving the number of writes I make to the SSD, but that’s really a minor issue. It just feels good to know that no unnecessary power is being used. The difference in wake up times from hibernation and shut down is negligible; a few seconds maybe. I’m not that busy that I can’t spare the dozen seconds it takes to boot from shutdown. Also, I do not leave it plugged in at night. I prefer not to have it charged to 100% and like to keep my battery level between 50-90% if at all possible. I know we all have our opinions about battery stress at 100% but I’m also worried about the heat generated when the device is plugged in for a long time. I try not to use the machine while it’s plugged in for the same reason. I find the heat to be less intense when it’s just being charged as opposed to being used at the same time.