• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    weak battery

    • Written by from Bozeman

    I've had my MB Pro for nearly 12 months. The original battery has deteriorated much faster than I think it should. It now lasts only about 100 minutes. Recalibration does not help. According to System Profiler, the battery has been through 128 cycles, but it has only 2386 mAh capacity (the original spec is 5000 mAh, i.e. 60 Wh at 12V).

    Fortunately I called Apple support today. My laptop is still (barely, by one week!) within warranty. I'm giving 2 stars rather than one because Apple offered to overnight a new battery at no charge. This is on the regular/default warranty, I have not purchased AppleCare.

    19 of 37 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Airdrie

    At first this Battery was going for 3+ hours, but that was only for the first 3 months or so... It stopped working after a while and then it would work again and then cut out. This battery definetly needs a recall, not just on the ones that were sent out 8 months ago, all of them.

    9 of 17 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Battery is bad

    • Written by from Pleasantville

    Worked OK for a while but after 10 months and 157 cycles it's somewhere around 46% health.

    Latest battery update guarantees that the battery dies after 90 minutes.

    I also have a battery from Fastmac that was cheaper and gives me 3 1/2 hours battery life.

    12 of 24 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not good

    • Written by from Jacksonville

    My experience is consistent with everyone else's. I got my Macbook Pro in September and the battery was more or less fine until recently. Now it runs out of power very very quickly. But who are we kidding. I have been with Apple since the early 80s and I love them. But we all know that their batteries are lousy, and their claims of battery life have always been gross exagerations.

    6 of 12 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    i'd rather have this in alkaline

    • Written by from Blacktown

    i've got this on my laptop and like i've had it for just over a year, but now it just dies out instantly, i charge it and at 50% i get that notification which says to plug my charger in.... like i love my MBP but the battery i just LOATH!, please apple fix this up!! NOW!

    10 of 21 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Everything is great with my MBP but the battery...

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    I've had my MBP for 4 months now and the battery has already decreased to 98% battery health...I;ve tried all the hints to make it last but it just seems to keep decreasing on me. Great Laptop but the battery needs improvement.

    6 of 13 people found this useful