I have a MacBook Pro. When I'm not using it - at lunch time and overnight - I put the MBP to sleep. This in turns sends the external monitor to sleep. However, should I be turning the external monitor off?
Will this save energy, money and the life span of the monitor - or the opposite?
Further info. One of the reasons why I'm hesitate about turning the monitor off while the MacBook is asleep, is in the monitor installation instructions it states:
"Turn on the monitor first, then the computer. This sequence is very important."
It's not clear if this is just refering to the first time set up or if this sequence should be observed for ever.
I guess if I turn off the monitor while the MacBook sleeps, I could then follow the following sequence: turn monitor on, then wake MacBook.
I've just checked the monitor Specifications. Bizarrely it says sleep mode used 0.5W and Off mode also uses 0.5W !!