• 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Selling used batteries?

    • Written by from Houston

    Battery lasted 1 month. For the price that we paid for this item ,it should last longer.

    14 of 25 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good but not for long

    • Written by from seekonk

    Battery life is very good but after around 8/9 months the battery is almost useless. Im on my second battery and this one has to be replaced.

    23 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    SHORT battery life

    • Written by from Green Valley

    Can hardly believe that the replacement battery for my 15" MacBook Pro only lasted one year.
    The battery that came with the MacBook lasted three years. Why does Apple sell such a POOR product to Apple customers? I notice that I'm not the only one who has complaints about this product.

    24 of 26 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    1 Battery 3 years

    • Written by from Waukesha

    I just purchased a new battery for my 15" macbook pro. I purchased this MacBook Pro early in the year of 2008 and now its August of 2011 and my battery just went down on me about a month ago.
    EVERYONE remember charge battery to full charge day 1 and dont touch it, use the computer till it dies and then give it one more full charge. I got 3 years and so can you. GOODLUCK everyone

    27 of 29 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The second worse thing Apple makes

    • Written by from san francisco

    I am so dissatisfied with my MacBook Pro battery because it has no longevity whatsoever. Even when it was new, it underperformed my friends' PC batteries (yes, I followed the owner's instructions). Now that it's nearly dead about a year later, it only lasts for about 20-30 minutes depending on what I'm running. Now I have to waste more money on a new one. What a racket! It's almost as useless and disappointing as Apple headsets, which I will never purchase again for my iPod.... This is THE WORST computer battery I know of, and certainly my LEAST FAVORITE aspect of owning a MacBook Pro.

    11 of 22 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Idiots

    • 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    $500 in batteries!!

    • Written by from Chino Hills

    I'm about to purchase my 4th battery in 3-1/2 years. Do I have a choice?? Nope. They hold a nice long charge for about 3 months after purchase, then start to decline quickly after that no matter what charge/recycle maintenance advise Apple gives you. After 9 months my current battery will only hold a charge for 30 minutes. Pathetic, considering what they cost!

    30 of 32 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Same story (disappointment)

    • Written by

    My story is almost exactly the same, as "LZ from Lansing" described: I bought MacBook Pro in Spring 2007, replaced battery in December 2010, and since last week or in 7 month since purchase it's no longer rechargeable. 144 cycles doesn't seem a big number to die. Now I'm puzzling whether it's reasonable to continue using this Mac as the maintenance costs $159+13%HST every few months for new batteries look high. Nevertheless, it would be great to hear information about improvements in reliability of this type of batteries. Even though the computer purchased in 2007, price paid at that time was almost twice more than for the current MacBook Pros. I understand that business is business, but respect to the "veterans" would be appreciated :)

    22 of 23 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Have always loved Apple... until now!

    • Written by from Lansing

    I replaced my original battery for my MacBook Pro (purchased August 2007) this past December (2010). It has recently stopped working (after 7 months!) and I was told it has no sort of warranty or replacement. It went from near perfect health (I barely use my computer any more) to dead as a doornail. Needless to say, I'm not pleased.

    27 of 30 people found this useful

  • 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    die fast!

    • Written by from Cleves

    went through 5 of these during my 3 year apple care! now my apple care is up and my battery is dead!!!

    32 of 40 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Batterie life not good

    • Written by from quebec

    I have had my macbook pro since 2006, the computer works great but this is my third battery, they are not cheap at $160, batterie keeps it charge for about 2h average, not enough.

    25 of 32 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Shame shame shame, Apple!!!

    • Written by from Spring Creek

    Who the heck cares if you have an amazing product if there is no decent battery to make running the sucker possible?! A brand new battery, at $129.00 smackeroos, should last more than a few months! I don't have tons of money to toss around at random and spent an awful lot of time saving up for my dream laptop. The laptop works great-but only as a desktop. After battery #2, I give up and flat out cannot afford more batteries for this computer. This battery is not up to the standards I expect from a Mac. I sincerely hope that Apple will release an updated battery or updated software to make it work.

    26 of 28 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    wow ... pretty bad this battery does not last

    • Written by from Toronto

    MacBook Pro 15" 5,4

    I have not even reached a 250 cycle count and the battery will no longer charge.

    That's quite pathetic really. We have old Toshiba laptops at the office that are many years old and the batteries still hold their charge

    Within 2 years my hard drive failed and my battery is done. Seriously?? When you spend $2,400.00 on a laptop you hope to at least get a couple years out of it before it starts failing.

    I love the Mac OS but the hardware is nothing short of garbage now. Apple, what happened?

    11 of 12 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    worst battery ever...

    • Written by from Neuchatel

    Since decembre 2006, I'm already at my 4th battery. And this is the state of this last one as reported by the system profiler:

    Charge Information:
    Charge remaining (mAh): 2012
    Fully charged: No
    Charging: No
    Full charge capacity (mAh): 2508
    Health Information:
    Cycle count: 417
    Condition: Replace Now
    Battery Installed: Yes
    Amperage (mA): -2035
    Voltage (mV): 11315


    "Replace Now" again....what a bad product..

    44 of 50 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not worth the price

    • Written by from Orlando

    I'm on my 3rd battery now, and already getting the "service battery" message.

    31 of 34 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad Battery...Bad

    • Written by from new york

    Wow, this battery is my second and I must say I am disappointed. It's just over a year old and now if I am not paying attention my computer will shut off with no warning of low battery. I still have an old g4 laptop with the original battery that works like a charm. What happened to the quality? at 129$ i expect a little better performance than one year. If I could give 0 stars I would.

    31 of 35 people found this useful