• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Just a little comparison info.

    • Written by from stratford

    I got my Macbook Pro 15" in Spring 2011. I do a lot of video editing etc with it, as well as games, etc. The reason I'm writing this is to give someone you an idea how how poorly/well you treated your computer, or to compare your battery life with mine.

    After almost four years a consistent use, I'm at 752 cycles and a full charge is at 5449 mAh out of 5400. When I play games/edit, it's plugged in for hours. I've let it die from power countless times, and as I've read thats not good for the battery. Of course, after years of use the battery is bound to hold less of a charge, but I cringe at the thought of what some of you are doing with your computers.

    I would go into detail of what you should do, but its common sense. I don't think Apple's complaining though, as they've made tons of money off a product that lasts if you use it right.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    No Complaints

    • Written by from KIRTLAND

    I have a macbook pro 15" early 2008. My original battery finally died after 6 years. I can honestly say that I probably abused the battery by using it mostly plugged in and from what I have been reading about battery care and proper cycling, it should have died long ago. Reading all of the complaints is definitely making me wonder how long a new one will last. It does run hot.

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Learn How Batteries Work People! Good Battery.

    • Written by from Wilmette

    People, you need to realize that batteries in all consumer devices are expected to last for around two years under normal usage, especially with laptops. I look at all of the reviews here and complaining that the battery in a couple of months, that is understandable, but when you guys say that it died after two or three years, it's expected life span no less, and you give it one star because it died, you are underrating a fairly solid product. I've gone through two batteries and my MacBook Pro is about five and a half years old, two batteries is understandable, they both lasted a bit over two years, I'm fine with that.

    Four stars because it's not perfect, since the exposed plastic panel on the bottom is coming off and has been for a while.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Replacing battery after 6 years of nonstop use!

    • Written by from Dawsonville

    After six years of use with not one problem, my MacBook Pro finally died. Local Apple store says my battery is dead and that even with the Mac plugged into the wall the computer will likely continue to die on me. Doesn't make sense to me and I've taken the battery out and the computer seems to be working fine. Trying to decide if I should buy a new battery if it continues to work plugged in? If I get another six years out of it, then it's worth the $129 it will cost.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Stop Crying

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    Holy cow you people are cry babies. I bet 90% of you are constantly using this device with all the bells and whistles turned on. I've replaced mine once in 3 years and will probably bite the bullet and do it again. If you want a long lasting battery , buy some POS PC.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Long life

    • Written by from Hewitt

    I've had good luck with my rechargeable battery after initial batter was replaced ( battery recall) over 5 years ago. Apple sent my current battery (at no charge of course) and in less than 24hrs - it's worked rather well.

    8 of 11 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Battery Life

    • Written by from MERIDEN

    After almost 5 years, I finally need a new battery. INCREDIBLE! This is why I will only own a MAC. Thanks for putting out a great product!

    21 of 40 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Its a battery, not a nuclear power-plant.

    • Written by from Medicine hat

    About 2 years of service for the original battery. Little low considering most batteries get a 1000 cycles before they are toast. My LG laptop got 3 years, but considering i use my macbook 5 times for every time i use my LG its understandable.

    Would have thought i'd see longer life span or a recondition feature for the battery for ease of maintaining its life. About the cost of a battery id expect maybe be nice to see it for 100$.

    27 of 31 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    My battery is still good after 37 months

    • Written by from Los Alamitos

    I have a Macbook Pro 4,1 and at 37 months old, my battery still has 86% capacity after 120 load cycles. I generally use it plugged in, but it lasts a few hours still if I keep the screen illumination down

    14 of 16 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Battery life not so bad!

    • Written by from Ogden

    We've had our MacBook Pro for about 3 years now and are still on the original battery! We are about to replace it as we only get about one hour of life from it now, but 3 years is not so bad. We just wish they weren't so expensive. We do cycle our battery and use the computer frequently - 3 family members use it daily.

    15 of 19 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Decent Battery Performance

    • Written by from Issaquah

    I've used two batteries since I got this computer new because I've done lots of traveling and I always have to keep a charged-up spare handy just in case. One of the two is starting to get a little weak now that it has around 70 cycles on it. Doesn't seem like that much of a surprise to me. It still works, but it just doesn't hold the kind of charge that it did when it was new, so it's time for a new one. For the most part, I've found that the battery would last longer than I could keep awake on an airplane - so if the airline breaks down and coughs up a source of electrical power it just gives you a means of falling asleep to iTunes as you cross the Pacific, which beats having to rely on the airline's tunes every time!

    4 of 9 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Nothing bad, nothing great

    • Written by from Fort Lauderdale

    Have had none of the troubles other users seem to be experiencing. All my Apple batteries have behaved the same way: after about two years of use, I'm down to about 40% of the original capacity. It'd be nice if they held up a little better (i.e. >50% capacity at 2 years), but the performance is still better than many PC batteries out there.

    I condition my laptop battery regularly.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    it's still up and running

    • Written by from Paw Paw

    My computer is two years old. I bought it refurbished. The battery has 520 !!!!! cycle counts and keeps my computer powered up for two hours or so. Of course it's not 5-6 hours as the new macbook pros but pretty good. It says: 'Replace soon' but it's been saying that since the cycle count reached 450.

    10 of 17 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Decent performance

    • Written by from OXFORD

    I've had my MacBook Pro since February 2007 and I have all the original parts (including the battery). I power cycled as suggested and after almost 4 years, I still have 50% battery life remaining in it. I started with 5-6 hours and I am now down to 1-2 hours usage on it. I'll eventually replace the battery and continue power cycling. My only complaint is the memory within these batteries. I have always found that feature to be a problem in ALL batteries with it. If Apple offered a replacement without that, I'd use it.

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    better batteries

    • Written by from Spokane

    I have the original battery in my 2007 MBP with over 500 cycles. It still holds a charge of over two hours fully charged and lasts much longer if I'm only word processing. It appears I got one of the few good batteries.

    11 of 15 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    planning to buy a new battery

    • Written by

    I bought my mac 2 years ago, and i am satisfied with the battery life. I am still using the same battery now which last for an hour plus if fully charged. My only worry is if i purchase a new battery on line will i be getting the same negative low performance battery? Apple, are you selling us the same product as the original battery, or this is purposely low quality battery so that you can sell more items?

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Batteries Are Tricky.

    • Written by from Giggitymm

    Originally I was amazed at how expensive these things were from Apple, So I went the cheap route via Offbrand Amazon battery. Only to find out the battery would not charge, without the laptop being tilted, and one day I come home to the battery expanding and leaking. Amazon gave me a refund, But then I still didnt have a battery! So I bit the bullet and went to the apple store and picked up this battery. Works perfectly, after about a wekk I was getting 4-5hrs of life in my 2007 MBP. 4 Months later and no noticeable degration. Mine worked out fine, but there are lots of lemons. At least when you buy it at the store, you can just bring it back and get it replaced. NEVER BUY OFFBRAND!

    102 of 107 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Finally needs to be replaced after almost 3 years

    • Written by from Joplin

    I bought my macbook pro in the summer of 2007, and now - almost 3 years later - it has started failing me. While I'm not excited about dropping $130 in order to purchase a new one, I do believe that I've gotten my money's worth out of this battery. I think mine lasted quite awhile considering that Apple recommends that this battery be replaced at about 300 cycles. Battery life wasn't the best, but I didn't mind that too much. Not really much to complain about other than that.

    15 of 18 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Cycling DOES work!!

    • Written by from SAN DIEGO

    I just bought a new battery and decided to try the cycle idea. It works! So far, I get approximately 5 hrs of use. It is NOT false advertising! You just need to follow the suggestion! I am very happy with my purchase.

    35 of 43 people found this useful