• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor battery design.

    • Written by from Decatur

    I have gone through 3 batteries for my MacBook Pro 15". The current battery has 6% health after only 78 cycles, and will not run unplugged. I have just ordered my 4th battery. Nice laptops, but it is a shame that there is no recourse for the poor battery performance. Better to buy a new battery than a new computer, but it does get expensive.

    24 of 28 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Battery Life

    • Written by from Chula Vista

    I bought my MacbookPro in June 2009 just recently noticed that battery depletes easily and today it showed no battery available.I used it for 4- 5 hrs a day.So,its battery life lasted for almost 1 year and 8 months.

    23 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Battery gets 20 minutes of run time after 2 years

    • Written by from Alpharetta

    Most of the time my computer is plugged in and not charging but after 2 years and probably only 50 cycles I find that I can't get more than 20 minutes.

    I did have some power issues with my computer during the warranty period but they never replaced the battery. My computer was serviced 3 times during 2 years.

    Overall I think the battery fails to meet expectations but for the most part if you need a laptop to run on battery for more than 2 hours you ought to consider buying something other than a computer with a preinstalled battery or travel business class where you get a power outlet at your seat.

    As for the battery, I guess the best way to make it last is to not leave it in the computer when on AC or replace the battery once a year.

    16 of 21 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Dead after 45 cycles.

    • Written by from Cincinnati

    I have been through three of these and they're just horrible.

    22 of 28 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Dead after 71 cycles

    • Written by from San jose

    Dead after 71 charge cycles. It lasted about 1 year and 2 weeks.

    25 of 28 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Dead after 53 cycles

    • Written by from Woodbridge

    Pretty miserable. This was the third replacement battery for an aging macbook pro. It lasted 53 cycles, and less than 6 months. I won't be purchasing another.

    16 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Battery Dead

    • Written by from GLENDALE

    Pretty bad for mac to have this issue, im on my second battery and already dead! evrething else is great...

    18 of 21 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Not So Bad

    • Written by from Swainsboro

    I was, too, very upset at how my battery life has decreased to <4 mins. However, I've had my Mac Book Pro since Summer 2008. My battery has lasted far past the 350 charges guaranteed by Mac. Plus, I kind of abused my battery usage.
    I'm about to order my second battery and I plan to try the "cycling" technique. I was doing this in the beginning but I soon became lazy with it. Therefore, I would recommend you just be watchful of your use. Don't over charge. Don't recharge until it is absolutely necessary (battery in red or computer shuts off).
    I know this requires more care than an ordinary computer, but Mac is not ordinary.

    13 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible.

    • Written by from Redmond

    I'm now on my 3rd battery. You guys should really fix this issue--it's ridiculous that I can't use my Macbook on the go...

    10 of 12 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Battery...

    • 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolute scam : FIND A BETTER SOLUTION

    • Written by from Los Angeles

    I hate these things. I've bought two of these in the three years I've owned a macbook pro.

    Absolutely terrible and over-priced. Most PC batteries are half the cost and last longer.

    Such a shame to pay a premium for a laptop and then to get nickel and dimed on an over-priced battery.

    26 of 29 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Battery Is Awful

    • Written by from Hopatcong

    My new battery lasted 4 months. Apple should be ashamed of this rip off. It looks like there are 800 people who basically feel the same way I do.

    31 of 33 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I want a refund!

    • Written by from Menlo Park

    Within weeks I began to wonder if it was my old battery I had accidently inserted. It was not! within a couple more weeks my wife asked if it was the old battery - she NEVER notices these things. Within a month more, I was lucky to get an hour's use. Totally worthless, and at a 10% cost of a new laptop I was livid! Do yourself a favor, DO NOT buy this product!!!

    I'd use no stars if I could.

    38 of 44 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    OVERLY PRICED GARBAGE

    • Written by from Orlando

    This is my second battery I have bought. It has yet to reach 300 cycles and already it is telling me it's running as a "service battery", which means it is running abnormally. I am in college and cannot afford to be spending $123 on a battery that won't last me more than a few months.
    Is Apple paying any mind to this matter? This really is an issue that needs to be dealt with, and as you can see, I am not the only one who feels this way.

    41 of 45 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Not great but good

    • Written by from Plymouth

    I've been a user of PC's and Mac's. In my experience so far 2 years is doing well. I currently have a 4 year old macbook pro 15" 2.16GHz. I am on my second battery. Two years on the first and two years and counting on the second. While I would like for them to last longer my experience with Sony laptop batteries has been about the same lifespan (really quite a lot worse with most dells), so I rate this as average.

    Would love it if they brought some of the new battery technology in the latest gen laptops to this older form factor, but I know I am dreaming there.

    32 of 35 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    This is why AppleCare is worthwhile.

    • Written by from Toronto

    I have a MacBook Pro 2.16MHz 15" (MacBookPro2.2) that is now more than 4 year old, but has served me very well and continues to do so.
    However, this battery that it uses must be of a faulty design or have manufacturing defects (made by Sony?). For my Apple laptops, I always purchase the 3-year extended warranty and it pays for itself in replacement batteries. Over the past years, I have had two batteries replaced under warranty. Now, the latest battery has died and I have to pay my own way. I will keep the old battery for desktop use (as a UPS) and just use the new when I'm on the road. I am mostly stationary - plugged in - surf the Internet, do photo management with Aperture, watch my iTunes TV-shows, and cycle my battery - what am I doing wrong? I suspect the battery is overheating: cooked.
    I just purchased another brand new 15" MacBook Pro for work and I sincerely hope the new type of battery is more reliable...

    26 of 33 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    horrible

    • Written by from Manalapan

    These batteries are not robust - even when careful about limiting the number of cycles and charging fully, they do not last very long - maybe a year if you are lucky - before they lose their full charge in less than an hour doing simple tasks. I am about to start on my third battery in 3 years and the one in there now can't even hold onto it's dwindling charge long enough to warn me - the computer will just lose power. As part of an otherwise fabulous machine, I am angry I have to buy yet another one of these.

    43 of 49 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Two years - three batteries

    • Written by from Norman

    Title says it all. Battery is a total money sink. I use my computer everyday for work and school. Terrible, terrible, overpriced, useless product. Honestly, considering the horrendous customer service, the fact that my speakers, screen, internet, keyboard, and power cord have had to be fixed or replaced, and three batteries in two years.... apple products are vastly overrated.

    22 of 30 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    good so far

    • Written by from Peterborough

    I'm having a MBpro (spring 2008) and it is still running with its original battery.
    The battery has now over 440 cycles and still gives me over 3hrs when fully charged.
    Though, this is just about half the load it could hold when it was new (6hrs). Guess I'm facing a swap to be made soon, but since I'm not using this MBpro for traveling, I can wait a little longer.

    Bottom line, 3 years, >440 cycles, not bad for a laptop battery. Mine also doesn't get extensively warm and it did not deform at all. Hope I have similar luck with the next battery.

    16 of 22 people found this useful