• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Very Unhappy with this product

    • Written by from Brooklyn

    This product is insanely expensive for what it ends up being....after a year of use the original battery wouldn't give me more that 20-35 min so i resorted to having it plugged all the time.
    Alas, it did what I've heard about for a while...it warped for the heat and, cant even have it in its slot since it affects the performence of the machine ( e.g. the mouse and touchpad dont work at all) Booooooooo Apple on this one. Big Fail on quality!!!!!

    29 of 39 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Mt. Pearl

    Do I have a lemon? Already a hard drive failure with the Macbook 13 and now a year later a dead battery, no weakening, no warning, just dead all of a sudden.

    Starting to question the wisdom of my decision while looking at my 5 year old Toshiba working fine even now...

    22 of 28 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Very Unpleased Mac Customer

    • Written by from Scott City

    I've had my mac for a little over a year and I am having to replace the battery already. And after a year my warranty had ended so now I cant get it fixed or replaced, I am having to pay $134.45 for a new battery. My brother has the same computer and has had it for 3 years now and has never had a problem. I find it a little ridiculous that I have to pay so much for a battery that obviously isn't working for anyone else but for some reason works for others.

    26 of 29 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Warped from the heat...

    • Written by from Simi Valley

    Really not happy with this battery. It has never lasted more than 3 hours, even when new, and it is now (2 years in) TOTALLY warped from the heat. Really poor product and a really expensive replacement! Boooooo Apple!

    21 of 22 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Battery Life

    • Written by from San Juan

    The best way to make your battery last is to never turn off your computer. I had mine for 3 year now and I have never turn off my MacBook. Needless to say battery works just fine. From time to time let it drain completly.

    10 of 23 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    New battery after only a year and a half.

    • Written by from Aurora

    I am having to replace my battery in my laptop that isn't even a 18 months old. I don't even use this for work, so I'm only on it 3-4 hours a week. I bought this laptop to replace my Dell. That battery lasted for more than 4 years with even more use since I used it though school.

    16 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    could be better- 2 thumbs down

    • Written by

    I have had a mac book 3 yrs and a few months. Mid way in that time i had to replace once and now again it needs to be replaced. The battery doesn't even make it 2 yrs before needing to be replaced again. If i could post this with out giving any stars i would. Maybe the third time is a charm or i should invest in stock for mac batteries since ill have to keep buying them if i want my laptop to be portable.

    26 of 27 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    It is very sensitive

    • Written by from Ottawa

    If you let it discharge and do not use it for a week or two it may never charge -- read the forums.

    45 of 46 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great product

    • Written by from Overland Park

    My battery just died after three years of regular use. I'm super happy with how long the battery lasted and am off to the store to buy a new one. I would definitely pay the extra money for an Apple-endorsed battery. Other batteries sold elsewhere are not of the best quality or fit for the Macbook.

    6 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Not bad for me...

    • Written by from Lake Worth

    I use my MacBook 8-10 hours a day between work and college. I have had the computer since Oct 2006 and I just got a new battery for Christmas. My old one still worked, was able to get 2.5-3 hours out of a full charge with the brightness on high and always 10+ programs open. I do only leave it plugged in until it's fully charged and then use it completely until the battery is almost dead before plugging it back in. But since I use the computer so much in a day, I decided to ask for a new one from Santa.

    Gave 5 out of 5 stars because it's been no trouble for me. With as much as I use my computer, I'm surprised the battery didn't give out sooner. Love my MacBook, and won't ever go back to a PC.

    10 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple Batteries, Target Practice Anyone?

    • Written by from Titusville

    I have owned my mac for over 3years now and to be just blunt, Apple batteries are horrid. Your much better off going with an off brand. The orginal battery lasted a little over a year. The replacement has lasted again about a year, but I've been reluctant to purchase another. I am currently purchasing an off-brand for about 1/4 of the price.

    The quality Apple is pushing out on these is not Apple-par. My mom's PC laptop battery has lasted 5years and still holds a 60% charge... Apple you need to fix this... -_-

    25 of 27 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Lucky me

    • Written by from Aptos

    I've had my MacBook for just over two years and I still get about 2 hours of use on a charge, with high screen brightness. I make sure to run the power down and fully charge as much as possible. I appear to be lucky but I'm sure I'll need a new one soon. It died out of nowhere the other night at about 25% and I'm afraid it's on its way out. I don't care though, I love my MacBook. I see a 15" MacBook Pro in the near future . . .

    21 of 33 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    You need to know how to use it.

    • Written by from Fort Simpson

    To "What you gonna do about it"

    Let me guess, you leave your book plugged in, sometimes overnight even though its fully charged. That is what is killing your battery. I just learned that and am buying a new battery. It makes complete sense to me. Although it would be nice if something would stop the battery from overcharging, but 'what you gonna do about it"...I'm gonna stop plugging my battery in when I don't need to, easy enough and it saves me on the powerbill.

    Still love my macbook.

    49 of 57 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Sebring

    My battery is now in need of servicing. What does that mean? I now have to worry about a battery for my portable that has never given me 5 hours, despite the claims by Apple and some devoted/lucky customers.

    I will eventually have to get a replacement, I suppose, which then means more money spent. I hope that is not the Apple modus operandi, as I would be most disappointed. I agree with earlier comments, Apple does need to look at the quality of its batteries. Maybe that is why they decided to do internal batteries.

    32 of 42 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from bronx

    I purchased my first apple laptop in 2000 about a year later it needed a new charger you would think i learned my lesson i purchased another one last september and here i am purchasing a new battery and and a new charger the sales person tells me this is a common problem if so they should really consider lowering their prices on the their chargers.

    25 of 29 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    What are you gonna do about it???

    • Written by from New York

    It's astonishing how poor the quality on Apples batteries are.
    Headed out to the Apple store to get the third one for a Macbook that's two years old. They just stop working after a few hundred charges, which makes them by-far the worst quality batteries I have used as a professional, and the hurdles that Apple makes you jump through to get a replacement are atrocious.

    304 Cycles and the battery completely dies. I'm just disgusted by how little care Apple has about this - but they do get to charge you upwards of 15% of the new purchase price of a Macbook just to replace the batt. Makes it worthwhile to just consider buying a new one (or course it won't be a Macbook since the quality is just so bad).

    42 of 51 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    2 Macbooks, 2 dead batteries

    • Written by from Clarksville

    I bought this Macbook in August of 2008 and the battery has been fine. It held a charge and worked just fine until last night, I plugged it in to charge overnight and woke up to a steady green light and a dead battery. It seems little premature, especially since I bought my wife a Macbook in February of this year and the same thing happened to hers about a month ago. Luckily, hers was under warranty and the "Geniuses" at the Mac store gave us a new one. As for me, no such luck and I find it a little disheartening to have to buy another battery not even a year and a half after this one was new.

    Apple should be paying attention to this forum, this looks to be a common occurrence. Perhaps MS could take some wind out of the OSX sail with this gem.

    57 of 59 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    short life

    • Written by from OKLAHOMA CITY

    The battery only lives for a year, and then is gone. My wife and I own 3 macbooks, 2 of had the same exact problem. The battery all of the sudden is dead. That means $300 on top of what we already paid... we used to love mac products, now we just like them.

    32 of 38 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Edmonton

    I have had mine for almost 3 years now, using it in university all day everyday and at work in the summers. I always have charged mine fully and let it run almost empty (like you're supposed to) and I still can squeeze 5 hours out of my macbook. Usually I can easily get 4 hours running safari and word and powerpoint. I have even updated my drive from 60GB to 500GB and RAM from 0.5GB to 2GB and I still get great battery life. I'll replace it when this trend peters out, but it's still going strong so what the hey?

    13 of 19 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Going strong

    • Written by from Kansas City

    After reading these reviews I had to give it 5 stars. I got on the apple store site to see what kind of improved performance I could get by getting a new battery, as mine is 2 and a half years old. It currently gives me 4 hours of daily use with the display backlight at lower settings. I use my macbook 13" for college and can't live without it. I think I'll put off the purchase until mine is under 3 hours.

    5 of 19 people found this useful