• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Various quality?

    • Written by from Victoria

    My battery is two years old and have 528 cycles and still lasts for over 3 hours.

    9 of 20 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Stop Complaining- The Product is Fine

    • Written by from Toronto

    I had my macbook battery five months and it died, the battery I had was faulty and apple replaced it on the spot when I took it to the Apple store. Their customer service is top notch and I'm surprised to hear anyone complain about that. As for the actual quality of the battery. It's a well known fact at lithium ion batteries have a limited number of chargin cycles, and apple does not deny that, in fact its in the owners manual. I've had two dells, an ibm thinkpad, and an acer and all four of those laptops batteries died after a year or so. Its common knowledge that this technology is not perfected yet, and if you want to complain about it then find a laptop with a differnt type of battery (good luck) or get a desktop. This isn't just mac its all lithium ion batteries, stop complaining mac gets an A- for quality of product in my opinion and an A++ when it comes to customer service. I do not have one regret from switching over to mac, keep it up Apple!

    48 of 70 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect!

    • Written by from Saint George

    I fried my last battery overseas by using the wrong adapters... I bought this one as a replacement and it has worked perfectly! I've had it for 3 months now, and it still holds 3+ hours of battery life. Great product!

    27 of 37 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Worth it

    • Written by from MISSION

    I've had my MacBook for two years and the battery started given me poor performance after soooo many recharge cycles, which is expected so I replaced it. This new battery works awesome. People, stop complaining that you have to replace batteries, its a known FACT and drawback that lithium-ion batteries have a limit of recharge cycles. It even says in the manual. Awesome battery! Worth it.

    28 of 47 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    why so many bad reviews?

    • Written by from sheddon

    I was just surfing the site and started reading some of these reviews. I have not had any problems with my battery but I also cycle the battery. (meaning i drain it and fill it FULLY) as A reply to the one reviewer who said he goes to a internet cafe and only charges it a bit and is upset by his battery life just charge the battery be for you go... overall great product and i expect nothing less from apple

    5 of 20 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    what do you expect

    • Written by from new paltz

    Apple is not a magician that creates something does impossible things. Compare Apple's battery with other brands and you will see the difference. I have my macbook for about 6 months and at the moment I still have 4 hours to go in my battery although I plugged it off about an half hour ago. Make sure you don't charge your laptops until they are almost dead and don't plug your chargers off until it says your apple is fully charged and sometimes let your laptops battery be completely dead then charge it. If you do so you can use your laptops for more than 3 hours without charging and if you play with your battery preferences it may go up to 6 hours depending what you are doig with it. If you hadn't done any of those before and if it had been more than 2 weeks I am sorry but you will never get more than 2 hours of battery life.

    22 of 41 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    is this most people's FIRST experience with a battery?

    • Written by from Toronto

    I'm at 14 months ... and battery life is anywhere from 3 hours to 5 hours ... DEPENDING ON HOW MUCH I USE IT (DUH!!!). I don't understand all the horrible reviews...
    I don't know what the truth is about completely charging and draining a battery, BUT, I'm a student, I spend several hours a day in class (where I regularly can't charge my battery) so I charge my battery (whether it needs it or not) ANY TIME I CAN!! I ALWAYS leave it plugged in overnight, and I rarely let my battery life get to under an hour (no matter where I am).
    Common sense dictates that the more you use something (i.e. the more programs you run at once) the faster the battery will drain. Doesn't anyone else have a cellphone?? A new battery for your cellphone will cost you over $100, and cellphones are MUCH cheaper than laptops. And what about digital cameras? Do you expect eternal life from the rechargable batteries you use in your digital camera? Of course you don't. When you're batteries don't stay charged long enough to suit you, you BUY NEW ONES. THIS IS THE SAME CONCEPT. Everyone needs to stop their whining and recognize that laptop batteries are no different than other batteries. The more you use, the faster they die.

    41 of 97 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    great product

    • Written by from Sault Ste. Marie

    Year and a half old, 411 cylces and i still get 3+ hours. This battery is great, way better then any battery on any windows computer. It's hilarious to see people scramble for plugs in class because their battery only lasts a half an hour.

    7 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't Listen to the Bad Reviews, It's a Great Product!!!

    • Written by from Killington

    I have had my macbook for a year and a half (with this new battery, not the original) and it works great. It helps to do full cycles: drain, full, drain, full, ect. but this battery is awesome. you get, on average, 3.5-4 hours on a full charge, and up to 4.5 sometimes. I have had good luck with it, and it has lasted, according to "about this mac" on my computer, i have cycled this battery 409 times! its an amazing product, buy it!

    14 of 25 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    This is a great product - Other reviewers are ignorant...

    • Written by from Pittsburg

    This is a great battery, it is light, easy to service and is not overly expensive to replace when needed. YES - You are expected to have to replace this battery at some point, just like ALL BATTs.

    "Battery Lifespan
    A properly maintained Apple notebook battery is designed to retain up to 80% of its original capacity at 300 full charge and discharge cycles. You may choose to replace your battery when it no longer holds sufficient charge to meet your needs."

    This is a direct copy and paste from Apple's support section of their website. You can find this information in Service Profiler to see how many cycles you have used. It will all depend on how often you use your computer on and off the AC adaptor. I am 9 months on mine and I have 93% health and 99 cycles. Unlike a few reviewers that have bad info you do NOT have to fully discharge and recharge this batt - in fact Apple does not recommend that you do this.

    GREAT PRODUCT - HIGHLY RECOMMEND!

    9 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    On my third macbook

    • Written by from fort collins

    Apple has ben good to me and applecare is a must. My first one had issues with the power supply and they replaced the whole machine at the apple store the second one had a hard drive issue and again they replaced it and found most of my data again an apple genius bar no complaints as my second one was a 2.16ghz and my new one is a 2.2 cause they didn't have anymore of the old ones 2 weeks after I bought it and the battery is great my first gen1 macbook's battery lasted forever and the guy I sold it to is still on the first battery and still getting 3+ hours as someone else has said maintenance is key and dont keep it plugged in all the time

    8 of 15 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't understand the bad reviews

    • Written by from Louisville

    I was checking out the batteries thinking I might need to replace mine by the end of the school year and I couldn't understand all the bad reviews. I have had my MacBook over a year and have got 207 cycles so far. I still get about 3.5 to 4 hours from it and I take it to school 3 or 4 times a week (at a min). I keep it out of the sun, elevated (so it is well-ventilated), and I have never taken my battery out. I follow apple's instructions to maintain and gain performance and it has worked. So I thought I would add a good review.

    37 of 49 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Battery

    • Written by from San Diego

    If you just cycle it properly you are fine. I have 138 cycles on mine and it is still at 100% battery health and lasts for hours (4ish depending on what im doing). I am very happy with this battery. If you keep your computer plugged in all the time the battery is going to die fast. All i do is charge it overnight, and then run it til its dead. I never plug it back into the wall if it has over 20 min of battery life left. Just cycle it... high to low... if you do this, it will last you a long time. I couldnt be happier

    106 of 139 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great

    • Written by from Asotin

    I got this battery because I was going to be going on a 10 hour plane ride. It was very, very nice to be able to keep my computer for almost the whole trip. I have read a lot of people saying that it last for 3 or 4 hours, but here is a tip, turn down the brightness level on the screen to as low as it can go (I can get by on a notch of 1 when there is a light on in the room). When on the lowest level, the battery lasts for around 5 hours, sometimes a little less, sometimes a little more. I would recommend this for someone who uses their MacBook for long periods of time.

    1956 of 2571 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Product! A must have.

    • Written by from Sydney

    this is a great product if you use it properly. Because it is a lithium polymer battery it needs to be charged fully then drain fully and charged fully etc... to keep it healthy. I get about 4 - 4.5 hours out of this if I i drain it and then charge it (like above). when i first used it like normal i only got about two hours until i realized that you had to do this. This is a great product and if you use it in this way you can even achieve as much as five hours! This is a great product and i would highly recommend it.

    note: if you use this technique from the start, the battery heath can increase from what it was when you first get it.

    3096 of 3976 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    COOL

    • Written by from coconut creek

    Mine lasts up to four hours and its a must have for Macbook travelers

    13 of 20 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Battery

    • Written by from Edmonton

    Compared to other computers, Apple's made a good battery. Some people are reporting 1-2 hours, however you need to learn how to optimize. Keep your display brightness to a minimum and turn off your AirPort when not in use while on battery power. Close unused programs running in the background, and keep it plugged in when you don't need battery power. That will keep it running 4-6 hours easily!

    48 of 65 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    the best

    • Written by from austin

    so cool i carry it evrywher i go you should by one

    10 of 54 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    works, and splendidly

    • Written by from brooklyn

    This battery really is a relief when travelling a long distance and the mac is my mobile entertainment center. the macbooks battery life is NOT quite as long as the specs would have you believe, although im sure that figure varies greatly on the nature of usage. there is no shortcoming i can see from this accessory, not at all. however, i am curious about one thing: i get the impression that apple deliberately made this batter compatible ONLY with the white macbook despite the fact that the architecture and software on the black model are identical. what gives? is this some sort of facist method of preserving color coordination? good product though...lets hope battery segregation doesnt prove to be detrimental to those needing it for the more popular black model, and thank heavens my WHITE ipod is indiscriminate as of late :)

    49 of 65 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best Battery Ever!!!

    • Written by from Encino

    I bought this battery for my new Macbook and I works great. I get about 5 and a half hours of usage on normal settings. With two batterys I get 11 hours of usage! Buy this battery for your Macbook, It is worth the money!!!!

    35 of 64 people found this useful