I am currently using my netbook as a desktop replacement - the power cable is in pretty much 24/7. Each night I unplug everything (power, external screen, sound, external keyboard/mouse, external hdd) and go mobile. So it feels like I'm battering the thing. Am I hurting it?
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You are using it alright, I would not consider it battering but would be considered heavy duty use, it depends on the quality of the netbook how long it will last.
I use my G62 24/7 as a desktop, I do shut it down at night, occasionally I go mobile with it but not very often, I have and old Dell for that.
I don't see anything wrong with what you are doing.
I follow two rules when dealing with batteries:
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