I have a desktop PC and and it goes into S4/Hibernate after about 1/2 hour of it being on. Is it wasting electricity by turning it on and off and not just keep it on overnight in S4/Hibernate?
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Purely from a electricity point of view:
Now compared to a power off and a fresh boot:
I am assuming you can start these quite a bit quicker than half an hour (which is your time out into S4).
So, from a purely electricity point of view you are wasting power if you do not power it down.