Originally Posted by mssssee2
Well, at Vista's sleep mode you may encounter some problems, till now it does not boot up faster than the usual boot. However to mine does not even work properly. I think you should take further details and feedback from other users who have not encountered errors like that. VISTA ULTIMATE UPG 32bit.
Huh, it always boots up faster...like, instantly. Where are your comparisons coming from? (Or why would you make them, when yours doesn't work properly?)
There are a lot of hardware / driver issues with Vista's standby/sleep, but many PCs work fine. I haven't timed it, but a fresh battery lasts in the days-range.
You can also use (or consider using) hibernate - the inbetween - it saves everything to disk and shuts off completely, so it'll take longer to start up, but it won't be a fresh boot.
I guess it just depends how long you use your laptop / for what purposes...to know if letting it sit for a few days would be a good / bad thing. I know my new HP laptop (with Vista) plays some games in that area, which I haven't cared to change as it works out pretty nicely - shut the lid: sleep mode. After being in sleep mode for X hours, it goes into hibernation. (I use it purely at school...so...it works great...and I'd guess it is a Vista option in the power management.)