• 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from McFarland

    After 5 years I finally need a new battery. Very impressed with the overall battery life on my mac. For those who have had battery failures so soon are more than likely using there battery wrong. You SHOULDN'T ever run your computer while it is plugged into AC power while the battery is in the computer. This will kill a battery in no time. Take the battery out and charge it after you shut the computer down. It will still run on AC power with no battery in.

    36 of 69 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    You people need to learn how to take better care of your Mac's...

    • Written by from Birmingham

    I have had my Macbook Pro now for 5 years. Have never had a problem with it until this month. My battery is going dead and needs to be replace. I would have to say that after 5 years all i need to do is replace a battery!!! Not a big deal. I'm surprised the battery has lasted this long actually :D I'm very happy with my Mac...

    44 of 70 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Battery

    • Written by from Byron Center

    I don't know what everyone is complaining about. I bought my 15 inch macbook pro in the late summer of 07, and i'm still running the original battery. yes, it holds significantly less charge than it did when i got it, but i'm just now looking into getting a new one. I use my macbook for my graphic design classes, so i'm constantly on it. I have had no issues with "swelling" or my computer shutting off randomly. It had a normal life cycle, slowing holding less charge as it got older. It gets hot, but what computer doesn't? All in all, very satisfied with the product. I'll be buying my next one straight from apple.

    17 of 28 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Battery

    • Written by from BRONX

    I got my MacBook Pro in 2007 and my battery just started acting up. I agree the battery gets very hot on long time use. Overall, its a realiable battery and today is when I decided to buy a new one after 4 years.

    20 of 26 people found this useful

  • 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

  • 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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    42 months old, 209 charge cycles

    • Written by from Riverwoods

    I've had my Macbook Pro for 3.5 years now, and have pushed its 1st battery through 209 battery loads, and it still holds 55% of its initial capacity. I would say that this is pretty darn good, but then again, I may have just gotten the lucky fluke of having a good battery, unlike some of the other reviewers on here. I am happy with the performance of the battery so far and am looking into getting a new one soon.

    15 of 18 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Good Battery life

    • Written by from Calmar

    I have had no problems with my battery in the MBP. I leave it plugged in all the time near electrical plugs it is now three years old and nearly 100 cycles and yes once in a while I run it down to 20 per cent. I used to have problems with the unit getting too hot and burning my knees and I don't think that is good for the battery so I downloaded the AP Fan Control and run the fans faster and now it doesn't burn my knees.

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Battery probelm...

    • Written by from Mississauga

    well...my battery for my mbp jst crashed recently..but after reading everyone's comments abt their battery problem. mine is consider good i guess..one battery last for three years..and got 340 cycles...guess i should be glad i only hve to get NEW one once every three year..lucky me ^^

    11 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    No complaints

    • Written by from Plano

    I bought my Macbook Pro 15 inch about 3 and a half years ago. The battery still gives me about 3 hours of useful time. The main thing is to turn the screen brightness down to the absolute lowest level you can work with. At home I keep it at about 50%. On airplanes when it's dark in the cabin, I turn it down all the way to the lowest level. It's still bright enough to work with or watch a DVD. The LCD screens take a lot of current, so turn the brightness down to save power. It also helps to simply leave the computer on once in a while and let the battery run down all the way to the point where the computer shuts down. If you walk away from the compute, close the lid and let it go into standby mode. Turn off Bluetooth if you are not using it. Turn off WiFi if you are not using it. Turn off the keyboard lighting if you don't need it.

    Be very careful with replacement batteries. Second source companies will advertise batteries with higher ratings and lower prices, but buyer beware! If it sounds too good to be true, it usually isn't true. Cheaply made batteries can be very dangerous. And in spite of the great specs, they may give very poor performance. I don't work for Apple, and have nothing to gain if you buy a replacement battery from them. However, I think you will happy in the long run if you replace your battery with one sold by Apple.

    46 of 60 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Max life for you MBP 15

    • Written by from WESTON

    To keep your battery life at its best, charged it to the fullest and used it until your computer runs on reserver battery when there is no ac plug-in around, then charged it to the fullest. If you're going to used the battery make sure you drain it then charged it back. If you're around ac plug-in, take the battery out of your MBP, THEN PLUG IN THE AC ADAPTOR, therefore the batter is out of the picture, and your battery will perform at its best with very low cycle. IT WORKS! There is no need to used the battery or leaving it attached to your computer when you are around the ac plug-in. Never charged it @90,80,70,60,50,40,30,20,10 % Always charged it @ 0%. Follow these steps and you will be happy with your battery and your MacbookPro.

    68 of 83 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    One of the best Batteries.

    • Written by from Papillion

    Lasted over 4 hours when first new.
    I use battery power ALL the time.
    I stayed above 90% health until around 300 cycles.
    Pretty good for a battery that's rated to stay about 80% at 200 cycles.
    My battery is 2 years old this month.
    Ive got 718 cycles on it and I'm at 63% health.
    Ive gotten my fair share of use out of it. I'm extremely happy, I will definitely be buying another!

    8 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    824 cycles!!!

    • Written by from Crewkerne

    I've done 824 cycles and my battery last about 45. I think this is pretty good to be honest. I read that some peoples are dead with way less cycles, I put this down to poor use and care. If you let your battery run so low that it forces your computer to sleep and then leave it for a long period of time the battery will get eaten, If you do this a lot your battery will die.

    18 of 29 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Maybe I'm Just Lucky

    • Written by

    I've had my Macbook Pro for 3 years and I still get a little over 2 hours of battery life. Which is still DOUBLE that of a PC. I'm on it all the time and constantly drain my battery down to nothing. As a college student I just shove it into my backpack, drop it, drain the battery down to nothing many times a week doing work in the library. I have to admit I'm pretty rough on this thing and to have my battery last as long as it has and with this quality is pretty good to me.

    I'm sorry those of you who have bad luck with your battery life. Maybe you should drain your battery more often. Mine drains about 3-4 times a week. (Not always on purpose) and I've noticed that the only time I start to lose rapid battery life is when I keep it plugged in for a week or so straight... So, Use it or lose it people!

    19 of 26 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    no problems whatsoever

    • Written by from oxford

    i have had the same macbook pro for nearly four years and just this month the battery condition went from "normal" to "replace soon." i don't plan on replacing it until it changes to "replace now," and i must say that i am very impressed with how long it has lasted. i just recently noticed that it isn't holding a charge as well as it used to. as i said before, i am very impressed with the battery. not one complaint here! some people say that this battery will only last a year; but if you take care of it, it will last a long long time!

    14 of 22 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Battery is used properly

    • Written by from Cumberland

    I have had my 15" MacBook Pro for almost three years now and I'm still on the original Battery, it has 440 cycles and is still at 60% Health. I can still watch a full hour and a half worth of video on full brightness before it dies. The trick is to be as strict as possible about cycling it properly by completely discharging it before you plug it in again, and fully charging it before unplugging it.

    14 of 20 people found this useful