For the Mac Book Pro 15 in. Retina display when gaming, is it better leave the charger in the computer or game on it while it is on battery?

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    If power is close by, absolutely leave it plugged into the power. You will likely get better performance as your CPU performance would likely be reduced to conserve power in some cases. But also as it's working harder while your gaming your battery is going to drain fast. The more discharge/charge cycles your battery goes through, the more the battery performance will suffer.

    Really this applies to general use. If it's convenient to plug it in, do so, your battery will last longer.

    • Answered by Nick C from Maida Vale
    • 07 29, 15