• 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Battery is ok, not the best.......

    • Written by from El Paso

    I am going to be going on my second battery, the first one warped on me after about a year and a half. This is my first laptop, love it, but really the battery warping, is it due how hot it gets or? I am lost and buying another battery for $129.00 is not in my budget right now. Works fine still, does not last too long though, maybe about 2 hours. UGH!!!!!

    10 of 16 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple took care of me, again....

    • Written by from Pennington

    This is the second time I've had to replace this battery, however, both times, Apple has sent me a new one, free of charge in less than 5 days. While these batteries clearly have problems, Apple has made it right both times.

    6 of 13 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    What is up with these batteries?

    • Written by from Platteville

    I recently bought a new MacBookPro, love it. Good investment. I was a avid Windows user and this MBP changed my view.

    But I had a previous Windows based laptop and the battery performed a lot better then these batteries that are in the MBPs. I have had mine for 4 months (according to the battery life) and it is currently at 96% life and have been going doing a 1% a month or so.

    Poor design or flaw. It is irritating that a battery acts like this and in a few more months, I will be under 90% charge if this continues.

    4 of 9 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    I don't have this battery yet....butttt....READ

    • Written by from Niles

    Are you guys using the actual power cord or the cute little white plug end that folds in? Because if you're using that one, you're not giving a good ground to the laptop and is probably why you're frying the batteries out. The 3 prong cord has the ground prong which should actually help in saving your battery...and maybe even running a little cooler.

    13 of 24 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Battery So-So Apple GREAT

    • Written by from Roswell

    I have owned my MBP for almost exactly 13 months, done 80 cycles on the battery (according to iStatPro) and at 12 months (just after warranty), I noticed the battery life dropping quickly and the health of the battery down to 40% and dropping fast. I took it in to the Genius Bar at Apple today, they looked at it and replaced the battery for free, even though it is out of warranty and I don't have AppleCare or extended coverage. Kudos to Apple... After an iMac, MBP, iPhone and several iPods, I will remain a HAPPY Apple customer even as they work through some kinks due to the GREAT customer service I have received.

    4 of 9 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    short battery life

    • Written by from Fullerton

    Looks nice, but the battery life goes up to about 5 hours for a month, then dies down to 4, then 3, and etc. Constantly, you need a new one for reasons like that. The computer is definitely worth it, but it's not really good to watch a movie or play games when you have 2 hours of play AND while the battery is burning up.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    MacBook Pro & PCs: Hated LI battery in both = hot

    • Written by from san jose

    Lithium Ion batteries run hot. The life of mine is about an hour now--same result as the PC I had, so buy another one. I've had my MBPro laptop for about a year. I seasoned it appropriately, etc. Mine does get very, very hot, etc. There are three sources of heat. One is the battery, yes. The second is the surge protector (I think that's what it's called). The third is the actual plug that attaches to the machine. So, it's not just the battery that gets hot. The whole machine gets hot. And, yes, it's hot enough to give a 1 degree burn. But I travel a lot, work a lot in the bed with the mac on my lap (duh, it's a laptop). I put something between me & the computer. Balance the computer so it gets some air under it.

    But then , , , the PC did the same thing! I learned these techniques when I had a Sony & an IBM. Mac is much better folks, trust me.

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    A bit odd...

    • Written by from San Francisco

    I have had my new MBP for exactly 13 months. The battery that came with it is doing pretty well. I have almost 200 cycles on it and I'm presently at 93% capacity.

    The second battery is another issue. It was purchased about a month later, and it was doing pretty well (91% capacity) until last week when it hit the 12 month mark and capacity nosedived to 59%. I am not doing anything different, I load and discharge fully on both of the batteries several times a week, don't let them sit on the charger...I am actually considering that Battery Conditioner/Charger from NewerTech.

    Also, what gives with all the heat, I thought my MBP was a laptop computer, not a lap warmer?

    8 of 13 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Battery fix?

    • Written by from Clinton Township

    I have had the same problem with my battery. The first one swelled up like a balloon. Now the 2nd one developed the problem of only lasting a couple minutes even though it showed as fully charged. However, there is a software fix on the Apple support site. I installed this fix tonight and it seems to have improved my battery performance so far. The jury is still out but it looks like it may be a solution.

    18 of 19 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Elysburg

    I myself am an apple fan. I was reading all of these reports of terrible batteries and I was quite shocked. Except, when I kept going down the list, I read threats. Now, people should settle down, it is not Apple's fault. It is Sony's fault. When they went to seal the battery, they did not do it correctly, or something like that. So, before you go complaining to Apple, get all, not most, of the details!!!

    14 of 18 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    30% to 0

    • Written by from Ponca City

    I also am having my MBP battery go from around 30% to zero and I got it in Aug. of '06. I have an extended warranty so I am definitely getting a new one. It is very disappointing.

    10 of 17 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    poor battery life

    • Written by from anderson

    My battery looks 100% charged, but it starts discharging so fast and when it is
    50% the computer just switch off without any warning.... I've lost my work many at
    least two times !!! now I have to keep my computer attached to the power supplya.

    11 of 16 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Somewhat Surprised

    • Written by

    I purchased my macbook pro in march of '06' and have been pretty satisfied with the system so far. I noticed it's starting to shut off after working on it for about 2 hours and the battery says I have 2 hours remailing before charge is needed. The Battery is starting to swell this is a surprise. You purchase a very expensive system not knowing your gonna have to replace the battery after such a short time. I think a battery should last at least one year.

    22 of 25 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    3 hrs of battery life cut down to 1 3/4 to 2 hrs.

    • Written by from Bellflower

    What a relief that I bought an extra battery along with my MacBook. Even though the computer itself is brand new, battery life sucked. It'll say 3 hrs. initially, you'll get more like 1:45 - 2 hrs of battery life. I guess it's better than other batteries running on PC's out there. Pretty good? Ehh... Gotta have extra battery to work longer.

    14 of 22 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Vancouver

    I have no idea how this thing can squeeze out 4 hours. I've never had anything over 3 hrs and 15 minutes, and thast' when all the applications are turned off. When i run anything, ONE thing, the battery life indicator immediately jumps down to 3 hrs. If i play Warcraft3 it goes down to 1hr 47 min. -_- What apple needs is a longerlasting battery and replace all the MBP ones for free :D

    11 of 13 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Expected Better Time

    • Written by

    This being my first Mac laptop I expected more time out of my top of the line product.
    I get 2 hrs out of my $699 PC. So I thought I'd get at least 4 hrs here. Guess not.

    14 of 22 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    just a little more than 3hrs

    • Written by from San Antonio

    i have a basic mac book pro at 1.83. i have adjusted my settings to conserve power but i will still be getting an extra battery.

    16 of 26 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Battery gets very, very hot, in my opinion, but great battery life so far

    • Written by

    I think the battery life is pretty good on the MacBook Pro. I was on a three-hour flight the other day and my Mac battery died right before landing. Other PC users around me had to shut down because of battery issues 45 minutes before. After the flight, I actually had one business person ask me what kind of computer I have and questions about the battery b/c he couldn't believe it lasted so long.
    However, in my opinion, this battery gets extremely hot and more so than any PC that I have worked on or the PowerBook I had until I upgraded to this one. So, be sure to wear pants or use a pillow if you're going to use your laptop in your lap!
    The design is great for the MacBook Pro and so is the battery, I just wish they would've used a larger fan in the MacBook so it would keep this thing cool. I think it's more a flaw of the computer design and less of the battery, though.

    2090 of 2949 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    OK but expected more

    • Written by from Thrall

    Only get about 2.5 hours of normal use (airport, and not bluetooth). I am using the 2.16 GHz, 2GTB ram and the 7200 rpm HD. I have read that others get 3 to 5 hours but I can not get that with my config.

    16 of 24 people found this useful