Lots of experience with laptops/notebook computers, but just a few things I've always gotten conflicting answers about. Just got a new HP Pavilion laptop for myself and want it to last as long as possible. I've always been under the impression it's good to completely drain the battery to let it reset/recalibrate occasionally which I've read will help the battery last longer and keep running longer between charges. Along with the obvious like don't knock the machine around while it's running, not block the ventilation to prevent overheating, etc. But I've never known if it's better to shutdown and reboot the machine 7-8 times a day when you need it (I'm going to school so not sitting in a cube where it needs to be on all the time), or is it better to let it go into sleep/hibernate mode, even overnight and just keep it semi-powered up? Does the hard drive wear out faster if you are powering off then rebooting or is the hibernate mode better for it? If I'm not going to use it for a day or two, is it best to keep it plugged into the power supply or unplug it once fully charged? Very minor questions, just things I've been curious about for a while.