• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    get it replace if its geting under 30%

    • Written by

    Battary get ONLY 4 stars. my story: i got my MBP almost 2 years ago (first model) and i head the problem of 18% health after 54 cycle of charging and the last battary update. i was calibrating aprox every 2ed week. i call the support, and now i get a new one even if guaranty is over a year ago, this is good service ! thx apple.
    so if you are having problems give the support a call, they will be happy to serve you.
    a good battery is holding on the old MBP for only 2 h if you surf hotspots with airport on screen less then half power .

    26 of 49 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Why all the complaints?

    • Written by from Salt Lake City

    My Mac Book Pro is well over a year old and as a pilot, I regularly use it at airports and hotels running on battery power only. As of this writing, my battery is 215 cycles with 60% health remaining. I can speak from experience that PC's get nothing near this kind of battery life. I have been very impressed with my battery and my Mac Book Pro and would recommend them to anyone.

    30 of 67 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Not sure what the fuss is...

    • Written by from Henderson

    My Macbook Pro is 16 months old and the battery is still working fairly well. I have not had any premature shutoff problems but I do see that my battery is hardly holding a charge now. Hey, I think 16 months is not bad for a battery especially since I've only conditioned it once....

    10 of 20 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    It has worked for me.

    • Written by from Las Cruces

    I have had portable computers from their early days. These batteries keep getting better and better. I've had my MBP for more than 1 1/2 years and it has worked great. The battery has finally died. Such a pity that stuff doesn't last forever. I don't like having to shell out $129 for a new battery, but not having a battery would be worse.

    13 of 22 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good price!!!!

    • Written by from Siloam Springs

    I got 347 cycles out of my battery! I have had it for over one year. If all I have to pay for a years use of battery is $129, i would say its worth it! If you use your computer every day you only spend about $0.35 a day!!!! Very Pleased!!!!! just follow pre cautions and instructions!

    18 of 32 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    My battery is DEAD!

    • Written by

    I've had my macbook pro for about 2 years now and it as been through war.. Literally, I purchased it while I was in Iraq. 2 years, I think that its lived its life. So, now my battery is dead and Im definitely going to look into the cycling procedures after I purchase my new battery. I love my mac though!

    17 of 28 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Not Bad

    • Written by from Eagan

    This has been a great battery for me so far. I purchased my MacBook Pro about 2 months ago and the battery has been great!!! I've gotten at least 3.5-4 hours of battery life. I use my computer a lot at school and I havent had trouble at all. I've gone through about 24 cycles on my battery already and in my opinion that is WAY too many! Just cycle your battery once or twice a week and you will be just fine.

    9 of 23 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Characteristics of Lithium Ion Batteries..

    • Written by from Jacksonville

    People who complain of short battery life are overcharging the battery. These batteries like to be between 40 and 60% charged and when you keep them plugged in, it drastically reduces the life! So, only charge when you have to, and if you're at home using it like a desktop, take the battery out while your using it.

    28 of 39 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Wonderful battery!

    • Written by from Mississauga

    This is a great product from a great company. Like all batteries, it loses its life as time goes on, but unlike most batteries, its replacement cost is somewhat reasonable. I have had my MacBook Pro for almost a year, and the battery health displays as 90%, however I get much better performance from it than that. Sometimes my computer will display the charged icon, but the light on the power adapter and the lights on the battery display a charging status. Overall, this is a normal laptop battery that offers normal performance!

    21 of 43 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Get the best battery - this one lasts decades

    • Written by from Houston

    This battery works awesomely when new.

    But really, for 100% charge/usage potential, a person could theoretically switch to the (x) battery, from the manufaturer (x), which is world reknown for absolutely flawless performance even after a decade of continuous harsh usage conditions. I want people to know this, as it relates to LiON performance.

    16 of 36 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Belmont

    I'm a "PC convertee", having only been a Mac user for about a year and a half. This battery has performed as well or better than any I ever had in several IBM/Lenovo ThinkPad notebooks. Now, after 320 charge cycles, my battery is showing 79% health and giving me about half the run time it gave me as a new battery. The nature of my work and my computer use dictate that I "abuse" my battery, so it's fared well in my book, pun intended.

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    No Battery Problems Here.

    • Written by from NORTH WILDWOOD

    I've had it for about a year and haven't had any problems. When I do use it without the plug if I have a FULL charge I get a good 3 hours or so...

    I think maybe some of the problem with these batteries may have been people who didn't break them in properly. I used my unit as a Desktop Replacement so it was almost always plugged into the wall the first couple months so perhaps the battery got the right charge in the beginning.

    I think people who didn't properly charge the battery from the get go but instead started toting it around like it's some form of nuclear fission might have something to do with the problems you are having... Buy a New battery and leave it plugged in for a week or so and then come back and tell us that you get 30 minutes... somehow I doubt it..

    If you abuse it early, that's what you'll get... it's the same with any product.. a power drill, a camcorder... etc.... these things need to get used to having a solid charge before you test them.

    17 of 28 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    I am happy and apparently lucky

    • Written by from Delanco

    I've had my 15" MBP since July 07' and my battery last at least 1 hr & 45 min. I have 68 cycles on it and it shows 97% health. I couldn't be happier. The previous time was including watching an 1 hr & 28 min movie. I guess I got a good battery???????

    7 of 18 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    I've Used Lots of Notebooks PC & Mac

    • Written by from LEXINGTON

    I’ve used and use MacBook, HP and Lenovo notebooks as part of my job and at the 1 year mark a battery on any of these computer can only muster up 45% of their potential. The batteries inside a Mac, HP, Lenovo, Sony, etc.. are all made by the same couple of manufactures. All computer batteries degrade at about the same rate. By 18 months you need to purchase a replacement, that is life or should I say that life of a battery.

    15 of 27 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    I love my battery.

    • Written by from Redmond

    Google "lithium ion battery care."
    I've had my battery for over a year and it still keeps 3+ hours worth of life. I think the main thing is to not keep the battery in the computer if you are going to keep the computer plugged in. That's just like constantly discharging and charging the battery. It is kind of annoying if the plug gets knocked out, but at least I have the battery life when I need it. Sometimes, if I plug the computer back in fast enough, when I turn it back on it will have everything still open.

    33 of 40 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    no problem

    • Written by from Tucson

    this, just like with any rechargable battery dies over time. Stop complaining, if u dont like it go and invent some other way of powering notebooks. If u want your battery to last longer then take it out when your notebook is just sitting on your desk and you have it plugged in, this will increase it's life

    9 of 26 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    All these negative vibes...

    • Written by from Clonskeagh

    The re-chargeable battery degrades over time. I don't see what everyone is complaining about. As stated by apple, it is designed to still hold 80% of it's original capacity after 300 cycles. If you go much over 300 cycles, you'll need to replace your battery to keep a decent charge.

    6 of 13 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    No problems, good battery life

    • Written by from Ramona

    I'm reading all of these bad reports and just wanted to say that my MacBook pro has no battery problems, no magsafe problems either. I use it 8+ hours a day, on-site, off-site, home, office, everywhere. I need another battery for when I'm on the airplane and cannot charge-up, but other than that I've got no complaints. Battery life is slightly better than my PowerBook was too. I feel lucky after reading all of the flames, but I think it's important to state that not ALL MacBook Pros are having problems ;-)

    16 of 24 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Pretty Good To Me!!

    • Written by from Philadelphia

    I bought my MacBook Pro last May (so I've had it for 9 months now), and its battery works fine. I get 2 1/2 - 3 hours on it. My battery still charges 100%. My computer never turns off. I make sure that i don't leave the adapter plugged into the laptop until the battery's charge is down to 40% or less, then I unplug it once it's recharged. I think the key to keeping your battery new is to drain it sometimes. Try not to charge it while it's already fully charged because that reduces it's life.

    11 of 20 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Battery of MacBook Pro and G4

    • Written by from Santa Barbara

    I have had good luck with the batteries of the MacBook Pro 2.33 Gz and the 12 inch G4. In both instances the computers can run off their batteries for 3 hours.

    FWIW, the computers when used on batteries have their screen illumination reduced--about 25% from the maximum, the battery icon is set to Better Energy Savings, and when the computer is operated off the transformer, it is placed on a pad that has two cooling fans. In comparison to my Toshibas, the Macs have had superior battery life and the batteries longevity was superior.

    10 of 18 people found this useful