Quote: Originally Posted by Dave76
Nice improvement, soon there will be no need to turn off any computer.
Which will result in an instant on system.
It doesn't matter if something is completely off or on as far as start up goes. Power travels so fast that it would slow the process down by a millisecond at best.
It is devices that require mechanical components to come up to speed like a standard HDD spinning up etc. Once everything becomes solid state and software load times come way down as seen with win8 you will see instant on devices. If you had a laptop with an SSD and win8 it would come pretty close to being instant on right now.
The advantage of this as a power saving option to simply allow constant on devices is spectacular though. Power cycling electronics can be harsh in certain climates and allowing them to run constant would be a great thing indeed. But for the rest of us we see a bigger advantage in being able to utilize a device while away or save power to prolong battery life or save money.
Either way many benefits and almost no cons to speak of.