• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing battery life with proper care.

    • Written by from Colorado Springs

    So far, I am very impressed with the battery for my Macbook Pro.

    I am a very heavy computer user. I literally use my computer(s) for 14-18 hours a day. I previously had a top of the line Asus laptop (that cost more than my Macbook). Within a month of constant use, like my Macbook Pro has gone through, I was down to 30 minutes of use from a charged battery with the Asus. With constant use, I still get an entire day out of my macbook, unless I am gaming. It's been through 39 cycles and it still is holding 98% of it's charge. Given a steady rate of battery decline, I'll be ~25% ahead of the lifetime estimate that Apple gave by the time I need a replacement.

    24 of 29 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome battery.

    • Written by from North Minneapolis

    First one just died after 4 years. Cycle count was 711. Anyone who has issues needs to learn how to power cycle their battery or get a desktop.

    37 of 56 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    You people need to learn how to take better care of your Mac's...

    • Written by from Birmingham

    I have had my Macbook Pro now for 5 years. Have never had a problem with it until this month. My battery is going dead and needs to be replace. I would have to say that after 5 years all i need to do is replace a battery!!! Not a big deal. I'm surprised the battery has lasted this long actually :D I'm very happy with my Mac...

    44 of 70 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Cycle the battery!

    • Written by from Charlottetown

    I have gotten over 600 cycles out of my battery and although it needs to be replaced now, it still lasts for about 45 minutes. I've had my battery for over 3 years (I can't remember exactly, I just know the warranty on my pro is over) and I cycled the battery faithfully at least once a week (usually more often) and when I saw the health declining at one point I even brought it back up by making sure to do more full cycles rather than partly draining/charging it. These batteries are ridiculously awesome if you take care of them.

    24 of 31 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Confused by bad reviews

    • Written by from Los Angeles

    This battery in my laptop lasted close to 5 years before it showed any sign that it was no longer holding a full charge. Once that started though, the decline was rapid. From what I hear, that's a pretty good run.

    22 of 27 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent than other laptops

    • Written by from Northridge

    I use my laptop extensively. extensively means around ten hours plus a day. I had bought my laptop in the summer of 2008 and it is now August 2011. My battery is still working properly. I would have to add that for the past year and a half i did what i wasnt suppose to, keep the charger plugged in when the battery was fully charged. that destroys the battery life. Normally, (during the first two years) i allowed the battery to cycle through, however, i have been getting annoyed of charging it and letting it cycle that i nearly killed my battery life. It now holds forty minutes, originally it lasted 2-4 hours on how i used my laptop (keeping the contrast low and stuff)

    im debating whether to officially wait for my current battery life to die to replace it or whether to buy it now... but im a broke college student so i guess it can wait.

    22 of 28 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    5 Hours of life

    • Written by from Tauranga

    400 Cycles and 18 months later still going strong. For all those not getting a year out of their battery. STOP leaving it plugged in all the time. At least once a week cycle it even more and you will get two years our of it using it everyday. Mine gets cycled everyday and still get 3 hours out of it.

    22 of 28 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Get over it

    • Written by from Wilton

    Apple uses Lithium Ion batteries for it's laptops, its iphone and its ipods. Countless other companies use lithium ion batteries as well, and the problem is evident with every product that uses this type of battery.

    This isn't apples fault, its your fault if you battery dies after 9 months. If you read your manual you'll see that you're supposed to wait until the battery is completely dead until you start charging it again. Thats just the way that lithium batteries work. Theres nothing you can do about it. Just get over it and start charging your battery properly.

    29 of 42 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Battery

    • Written by from BRONX

    I got my MacBook Pro in 2007 and my battery just started acting up. I agree the battery gets very hot on long time use. Overall, its a realiable battery and today is when I decided to buy a new one after 4 years.

    20 of 26 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I think a lot of these reviews are user error

    • Written by from Aurora

    I still get roughly 130-140 minutes out of my Macbook Pro 3,1 that has its original battery. When it was new I got 200-240 so it has dropped considerably but I think that most people keep their laptops plugged in continuously and this kills the batter much quicker. I'm well past 600 cycles and will buy another when the life drops below 90 minutes. I always let it drain to 5%-15% before charging. I have to state that I'm not an Apple apologist, I bought an Android tablet instead of an iPad and am thinking of getting an Android phone when my contract with AT&T is up but I just can't believe that I managed to get the best battery of all shipped with my MBP. Now if you want I can complain about the super drive that can't read half the discs I put in it but that wouldn't be about the battery now would it.

    19 of 24 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Solid Battery if You Use it Correctly

    • Written by from Gig Harbor

    I've had my macbook pro for just over a year and the battery is still holding up fine, lasting over 2 or 3 hours, depending on what I'm doing.

    These batteries work in life cycles--which means don't charge it to 30%, then unplug it, then charge it back to 80%, or leave it plugged in all the time. This information was in the manual when I bought the macbook, and the battery is lasting much longer than my old computer, which I left plugged in all the time. Now that I've learned to cycle the battery, I'm very satisfied with its performance.

    A useful free application that will help you check your batter life is called Coconut Battery. It tells you the current charge of your battery, the number of charge cycles you've done, and the percentage of the original capacity that remains--which will remain high if cycled correctly.

    19 of 24 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Good Apple - Bad Sony

    • Written by from Gainesville

    I have a Macbook Pro and I cycle mine and it's still going strong. The battery health is maintained when the power is properly cycled. However, if people blame Apple for a bad battery then they should do their research on who actually manufactures the battery: Sony - the same manufacturer of PC batteries. Doing your research will come in handy and will pay off.

    21 of 28 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    A "Must Have" for Road Warriors

    • Written by from Torrance

    I took my new MacBook Pro on a business trip for the first time last week and I wish I had this extra battery. It's true, you can squeeze about 3+ hours out of one battery but I'm spoiled and not about to set my LCD settings at 10% brightness. Getting a second battery doesn't just give you another 3 hours, it give you peace of mind (especially when your connecting flight just got delayed).

    19 of 24 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Solid Battery

    • Written by from Alpharetta

    This battery is just like any other battery in a laptop. If you take care of it, it will last a couple of years. I just replaced the battery in my 2006 Mac Book Pro after hundreds of hours of usage. They're not designed to last forever. Your car battery won't last forever either.

    28 of 43 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't listen to the bad reviews

    • Written by from Honolulu

    I've had my MBP for 22 months now and no problems with the battery. Just charge it when it is below 10% and you'll get long life from it. I think people have problems when they leave it connected all the time. As with any rechargeable battery you will reduce the life of it by having it plugged in all the time. Same thing with iPods, cell phones, etc.

    25 of 37 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Good battery - lazy people

    • Written by from Watkinsville

    In my opion these and all laptop batteries are good but its just people are to lazy to read and follow the instuctions on how to prep there battery. Usually you have to charge them for a few hours without using the computer and then drain the battery completely and repeat that process a few times. Most people dont do that and I personaly think people who complain have not done that. If you want it to work properly you need to follow the instuctions.

    22 of 31 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    My MacBook Pro

    • Written by from Saint Johnsbury

    I have been using my MBP since 2007 and have loved it! I may have just gotten lucky but I have not had to replace the battery at all until just this month. Its been 6 years!

    16 of 20 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Montgomery

    Take the battery off the charger when you are at full power and then let it work down to 25% power. People need to stop bad-mouthing this product because of their incompetence. If you do not let your battery cycle through it will never be able to use off the energy and the lithium ions will start not working as well, thus reducing your battery usage. I have had the same battery for 1 year and i can still get 4-5 hours usage out of it. Depending on what I'm using the computer for.

    22 of 32 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    42 months old, 209 charge cycles

    • Written by from Riverwoods

    I've had my Macbook Pro for 3.5 years now, and have pushed its 1st battery through 209 battery loads, and it still holds 55% of its initial capacity. I would say that this is pretty darn good, but then again, I may have just gotten the lucky fluke of having a good battery, unlike some of the other reviewers on here. I am happy with the performance of the battery so far and am looking into getting a new one soon.

    15 of 18 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Maybe I'm Just Lucky

    • Written by

    I've had my Macbook Pro for 3 years and I still get a little over 2 hours of battery life. Which is still DOUBLE that of a PC. I'm on it all the time and constantly drain my battery down to nothing. As a college student I just shove it into my backpack, drop it, drain the battery down to nothing many times a week doing work in the library. I have to admit I'm pretty rough on this thing and to have my battery last as long as it has and with this quality is pretty good to me.

    I'm sorry those of you who have bad luck with your battery life. Maybe you should drain your battery more often. Mine drains about 3-4 times a week. (Not always on purpose) and I've noticed that the only time I start to lose rapid battery life is when I keep it plugged in for a week or so straight... So, Use it or lose it people!

    19 of 26 people found this useful