I have read this article but I would also like to know what are your thoughts and opinions on that point. I have my MBP with 16 GB RAM and SSD drive. I would like to put my Mac into sleep rather than power off.
Question 1: During the night my Mac won't be used and obviously will be constantly plugged into power supply. Is battery drain the only disadvantage (if plugged in then we consider power consumption rather than battery drain).
Question 2: Maybe silly but I want to double check. When my Mac is sleeping and since it has SSD, can I simply take it anywhere and turn / rotate in any direction (when the lid is closed)? Can I put it upside down or 180 degree or whatever? Can I store it vertically like a book between other books on a bookshelf? Is something bad going to happen? I assume that there are no mechanical items so is it like mobile phone (where I rotate my phone bunch of times per day).
Question 3: When Mac is sleeping does it perform some continuous operations / tasks in the background (like checking mail) or is it totally idle? If the answer is "Yes, it does something", does it trigger some sounds? Do I have to mute it before putting to sleep to prevent from hearing "new mail sound" or any other sound from notification center?