New in Mountain Lion: Power Nap
The premise is simple: your Mac stays up to date even while its asleep (clip below the fold), downloading your latest mail, notes, reminders and messages. Further, Power Nap will also run scheduled tasks, like Time Machine back up and Software Update, while your Mac sleeps.
When you’re ready to work, your Mac will hit the ground running.
Apple says that Power Nap is so efficient that it runs whether or not your Mac is connected to AC power. Additionally, Power Nap will do its business quietly and that no fans or lights will turn on.
This is a great new feature that arrives with a major caveat — as of this writing, OS X Mountain Lion’s Power Nap is only compatible with the new Retina MacBook Pro and second-generation or newer MacBook Air models. However, Apple being Apple, additional portable models and product lines will be added over time.
Sounds brilliant and it “just works.” As we have learned, however, there is often a gap between Apple’s marketing and implementation — here’s hoping the difference is small…
Looking forward to using OS X Mountain Lion and Power Nap?