Comments on: When Do You Power Down Your Laptop? Geek Culture & Tech Expert: How Can I Help You Today? Wed, 25 Nov 2015 01:28:28 +0000 hourly 1 By: Andrew Littler Thu, 03 Jun 2010 00:33:08 +0000 Never. I leave it on to continue downloading whatever I am at the time (such as podcasts). I do turn off the monitor, but I wrote an AppleScript to wake up the monitor when my alarm goes off.