• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    29 cycles and 88% health after 3 weeks

    • Written by from New York

    Sure I use the MBP like crazy (FCP, CS2, BOINC etc) but it has been only 3 weeks and the battery is down to 88% health and holds a charge for less than 2 hours. If this rate keeps up, I'll need to buy another battery sometime Q1 2007.

    I am also disappointed with the build quality (crooked keyboard, bent frame). Hmpf.

    16 of 24 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    very disappointed

    • Written by from Washington

    although im very content with the computer, the battery has been a very disappointing experience. After six months of use, it never gave me more than 2 hours of battery life and now its swollen up and completely dead. More disappointing is that it does not qualify for repalcement, so its $120 bucks out of my pocket.

    22 of 28 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not impressed

    • Written by from Brighton

    I've had my machine since February, and official claims or not, the proof is in the pudding, and I'm not getting more than 2.5 hours of straight usage. This is a particular issue on the plane, where (even from the hard drive without the DVD spinning) I can't even get through a full movie. I haven't seen the warping, yet. Although my lid is absolutely off kilter.

    16 of 20 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Is there anything better?!

    • Written by from Brooklyn

    I've had my MacBook Pro for 6 months, and when it was new never gave me more than 2:45 to three hours of battery life (using battery life saving settings!)...now it just shots down even when it says there's an hour of power....sometimes it says something rediculous like there's 130 hours of power and two minutes later I have no power what so ever.

    24 of 29 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Cool at first...

    • Written by

    Everyone that I have talked too says they get about 3 plus hours with this. I usually come around that rounded number as well, but I have to set it on better bat. life and reduce the brightness tremendously. Don't get me wrong, I love having this awesome mobile machine, but one day it started to swell. Literally, the lining on the battery is bulging, for no apparent reason, and now it shuts off by itself even sometimes when it’s at an 80 percentile. I have to plug it in to keep it working! Apparently to the review sight, this has happened to others as well.

    I don't get it.

    18 of 20 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    very disappointed!

    • Written by from cranston

    have had my macpro 2 weeks and on my second battery. battery life not as described on promo or website. i have only been getting less than two hours, two and a half if i am being generous. god only knows how i will survive a flight to europe. seriously contemplating returning my mac. wnat a shame!

    18 of 25 people found this useful