• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    4 years and still going strong.

    • Written by from London

    Almost at the 4 years point with my battery. It's done 1054 cycles and is still at 93% capacity and lasts over 3 hours.

    Don't use your laptop on the power all the time, if it's fully charged let the battery run down and plug it when battery is low. This will make your battery last for years!

    15 of 23 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Four years of great use

    • Written by from Stamford

    I've just had to replace my heavily-used late 2008 MBP battery for the first time, it did over 770 cycles. Four years of great use. Can't complain. The battery replacement means I will easily get another couple of years out of the laptop.

    5 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Other reviewers seem to think batteries last forever...

    • Written by from BRISTOL

    I've still got the original battery in my MacBook Pro, and it's done 425 cycles. Even so, it's only lost 1500mAh of capacity. If you look after the battery, i.e. don't use it when power is accessible, don't leave it flat, but also don't leave it unused for months, it will last for years. This one still lasts 3 hours! Better than most new PCs, and certainly better than any 3 year old PC battery.

    20 of 32 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Lewes

    I bought my MBP when the first unibody came out. The battery has lasted 460 charge cycles and still lasts for over a hour (watching a film) but i think it's time to replace

    8 of 17 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Macbook Pro battery

    • Written by from Kettering

    Starting from 100%, fully charged, the battery will run down to around 95%, showing a green [not charging] light in the magplug. It will only start recharging again back to 100% when it goes below 95% and then shows a red [charging] light in the magplug. It will show the charging light until it reaches 100%, when it once more shows green. This is normal behaviour for all Apple laptops.

    45 of 68 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Long lasting!

    • Written by from london

    I can reproach many things to my MB pro 15" but not its battery life, sometimes I can use it for more than 4hrs without charging it and what is incredible about it is I'm using Wi Fi. The last laptop I had before moving to mac don't even come close to this performance and, I needed to buy another bulky battery if I did want to match this kind of performance. Being a student and traveling inside and outside UK, I can surely tell when a battery has a low capacity as it is synonym of boredom or work not being finished when wanted, unless I'm in a train with plugs. I don't really see the use of having 2 batteries with this computer unless you need to use for more than 5hrs with no plugs around!
    Personal Fact: I started to use my computer at 9am this morning and I'm still using it with wi fi on and I still have 1h09mn, it is 12h42pm

    69 of 101 people found this useful