• 2.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Hamilton

    I've had my 15" Macbook Pro since 2007. Just hit 7 Years and I am in the process of purchasing a 3rd battery. On average, the charge would last 2-3 hrs when in use. Very poor stamina for such an expensive battery.

    9 of 11 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    The quality is not consistent with the price

    • Written by from San Francisco

    Like many others, I was unimpressed and disappointed by the life and performance of this battery. It not only died after two years, but also never seemed to hold a charge for very long while it was still working. I would be more inclined to blame myself because I don't use that MacBook Pro very often, but after seeing similar reports in the review section, I suspect that the battery itself is probably defective too. I did not cycle the battery often, but I did cycle it, and I think my limited use of the computer should have *increased* the life of the battery instead of the other way around.

    I realize that all batteries degrade with time, but for $129, I expect a little bit more.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not Impressive

    • Written by from Poulsbo

    I wasn't enthusiastic when purchasing this battery in the first place based on the reviews. Yet, I was hoping that the one I got would be different. Unfortunately, it was not. Straight from the box, the battery never lasted "3 hours". I haven't been using my computer for anything heavy duty. I usually just surf the web, use word processors, or go on youtube. Still, my batteries charge life is pitiful. I get, maybe, an hour and a half. I've had it a week and already have gone through 11 cycles.

    I am not impressed with Apple's product, and am seriously considering sending the battery back for replacement. Not that'll help. For how much I paid for this battery, I really expected much more performance from it.

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Prince George

    Unfortunately I'm about to purchase my 3rd battery. The first lasted about 2 years...the second about a year...but 126.00 is too much for an item that isn't very high performing.

    34 of 37 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not Real Happy!!

    • Written by from Grand Haven

    I have an early-2008 15" MBP. The original battery lasted over 350 cycles, about three years usage for me. I had to replace it in late March of 2011. The $100 replacement battery was completely shot 17 months later after only 82 cycles! Not much bang for the buck!

    49 of 52 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Battery (If you change it every month)

    • Written by from Shorewood

    I acquired one of the first 15-inch MacBook Pro Core Duos and bought an official battery in the hopes that I could eek a few good years out of it. The battery worked great - for one month. That's right... 30 days and OS X was informing me the battery was dead despite resetting *RAM, etc. I suppose I'm preaching to the choir, but I couldn't resist staying silent on such a poor battery.

    41 of 45 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    nothing new to add...

    • Written by from Seattle

    I got better quality life over its relatively short lifespan by power cycling. The first 200 cycles I got fairly decent length of time in-between charges (2+ hours). But streaming or any video-intense apps tend to heat things up, even when I put the laptop on a cool surface. This seems to accelerate the deterioration, which was fast this time around.

    Time to get a new one.

    Thought of the day: think if car batteries were held to the same industrial standards...

    21 of 23 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Only good for a year

    • Written by from Hutto

    Bought my Macbook Pro in Oct 2008. Original battery only lasted about a year before the random power-off's at >50% charge and the "check battery" status. I suffered with needing to be close to a power outlet for a year before deciding to buy another battery in Oct 2010. Well, here it's Oct 2011 and the same thing is happening. I have 154 cycles and the health is at 36% with the "check battery". These batteries only seem to be good for about a year before needing replaced.

    18 of 19 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    BAD :(

    • Written by from Toronto

    my battery has lasted a long time but the life of it is very bad apple says 7 hours of battery life when on the second lowest brightness i can sometimes get a bit more than 2 hours if I'm lucky. but seriously if they expect us to use it on no brightness than they are crazy because it is impossible to see the screen anywhere on earth.

    14 of 19 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

  • 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

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great while it lasts...

    • Written by from Newport News

    Bought a 15" MBP in early 2009 - it's been just over 2 years and now I need a 3rd battery. I've let the battery drain often without leaving it plugged in and now it's not even recognized. The Apple store replaced my first one free of charge, but I seriously doubt they'll do it again.

    35 of 38 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Dover

    It's simple for me.. I love my MacBook Pro.. I hate the battery.

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Apex

    I replaced my MacBook Pro (15") battery just one year ago. Already I get "Battery needs servicing" (ie., replacing at $129). Seriously? APPLE DO SOMETHING! There are enough horrible reviews that it seems you'd want to take action. Or it's a forced upgrade path to unibody (?)

    66 of 69 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    The battery you keep on replacing

    • Written by from West Hurley

    The battery I had for my original macbook pro had to be replaced three times due to use. Each replacement occurred after under a year. Thankfully two were covered under applecare. This battery is a nightmare as it effectively turns your laptop into a desktop with no warning. I've tried all the tips and tricks but had to keep replacing. Eventually I just bought a macbook and haven't looked back.

    41 of 42 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    mixed blessing

    • Written by

    The battery gets very hot. It doesn't last long. I'm spoiled because this computer replaced my old MacBook and the battery on that one always got me through a full day of discontinuous use. I'm on my 3rd battery in 4 years and it's good for about 1 minute at a time. Love my computer, but sorry to be buying a fourth battery already. I've checked around on line and perhaps if I am diligent about exercising the battery this next one will last a little longer.

    28 of 29 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Dont buy Original Battery

    • Written by from Houston

    I just bought original battery for 15" MacBook pro ,battery life is no longer than 2 hours, i think waste of money better to buy 2 compatible batteries for better price.

    19 of 21 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Fine while in its prime....

    • Written by from Palatine

    Decent battery for the first 2 or 3 months then its health just tanks despite cycling it. I run my battery down often as well from daily use, and it still has a terrible lifespan.

    18 of 19 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Battery went bad in a year

    • Written by from Russellville

    I've had my mac for 3 years now. My first battery needed to be replaced in 2 years, which was acceptable because I use it so much for school. I never had any problems with it getting overly hot or with the usage depleting quickly. However, the battery I got last year to replace it just crashed suddenly a couple weeks ago with only 30 cycles. Now That I'm reading all the reviews I'm worried. I have a new one in (free of charge, thanks apple :D.. which is why I gave an extra star). If anyone has any advice on why it might have crashed, please let me know!

    20 of 26 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Battery Life (Addition to Previous Review)

    • Written by from Columbus

    Also wanted to state that the battery runs very hot. If I am working on it as it sits on my lap, I cannot do so for long. It does not create a burn mark, it does however cause heat welts if working for long periods of time. This makes it necessary to have a table or other to sit the laptop on when using which makes it very inconvenient most times.

    To recap my prior review, this is my 2 purchase of a battery in less than 2 years. While i have had my computer for 3 years, the first battery did fine for 2 years.... So, in the 3 years of having my laptop, I have gone through 3 batteries as my battery indicator is now showing "Condition: Replace Now".

    16 of 17 people found this useful