• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic Battery

    • Written by from Katy

    This battery is awesome. I would stay away from third party batteries. Also research how to calibrate your new battery and best performance!

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    First Battery since Oktober 2008

    • Written by from Bokensdorf

    I have my Battry running since 63 Month with 843 loadcycles and it still holds up to 1:30 hour. Sometimes even more.
    Currently I don't want to buy a new one but I guess I have to this year.

    As some poster already wrote. There was just a little battery maintaining. Most of the time my woman simply used the chaos recycle strategie. And to be honest, I guess this was the right way.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Deserves more credit than it gets

    • Written by from Goose Creek

    I have had this battery for 4 years and it runs for about 45 minutes off the charger still. When I first got it I had no complaints but it has been dying quickly for the past year or so. Considering the tortures I put this thing through between dropping it, never letting it drain to recharge and such, and never putting my computer on sleep or shutdown (yes i am terrible I know) this thing has lasted two life times! Honestly, my particular battery was probably the hardest working one on earth, so props to it. This product doesn't deserve as much hate as it gets.

    Pros:
    -Had great battery life for years
    -Lasted for 906 charging cycles (and still works, I am just buying a new one)
    -Lasted 4 years despite me abusing it
    -It has said it 'needs to be replaced now' for 2 years and is still kicking

    Cons:
    -It is 4 years old, and like many of these batteries, it is swollen and makes my trackpad malfunction

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Battery for MBP

    • Written by from Oakland

    I have my 1st gen. 15 in MBP all-aluminum unibody (w/ black keyboard) since 2008. Now 5 years later, I've consistently had 3 to 3.5 hrs use out of 1 single charge. Lately the battery warning came on, and I've been procrastinating on getting a new one. One day I let the battery completely drained overnight and the next day the MBP would not wake up, the screen stay completely black, with or without the AC adapter plugged in, with or with the battery removed and AC connected.

    I took it to Apple Genius Bar (Emeryville) Marie got it working again (bless her heart!) and today the same problem recurred. I've had my fill with this battery, so I'm not complaining. I'll take Marie's advice though: "Next time if it happens again you need to buy a new battery." Sure, I will have to fork out 130 big American dollars and forego buying a lot of rice with that amount!

    14 of 22 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Still the first battery

    • Written by from Montreal

    I have a MB early 2008 and still the first battery what still last 2 hour, i had a system check up last week every think on my MB still work good no hardware problems at all.
    The technician told me if i want i could change the battery, but not really necessary. as i work most from home.
    Overall after 5 years using my MB daily without any problems....what you want me to say?
    thats the facts will never go back to PC (with PC i had to change computers every 2 years)

    thanks

    12 of 24 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best available

    • Written by from Southfield

    I've tried the "best" generic batteries, and they all stink. They generate tremendous amounts of heat (which is wasted energy and shows a lack of efficient operation). This battery works well, doesn't overheat and gives solid battery life.

    This is the only real battery worthy of your mac. Don't be fooled by imitators.

    19 of 26 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    a nice lifetime

    • Written by from Vadsø

    i've had my macbook pro since mid 2009, and now three years later i'm getting a warning that i have to change my battery soon.
    In the beginning i remember that it last up to six (maybe seven) hours, at least through the first two lord of the rings movies...
    anyways now-a-days it only lasts for two-three hours which i think is not that bad considering that i'm on my 1370 cycle, and that's no joke.
    so 5 STARS from me!

    27 of 32 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    No problem with the battery .

    • Written by from Falls Church

    I bought my Mac Pro 3 years ago. Only now is the battery not holding its usual charge. By that I mean, the charge lasts only 3-4 hours instead of 7.
    Considering that my husband bought a PC at the same time, and that his battery is now, at the same time as mine, giving him a short recharge time, I don't think that my Apple battery has disappointed me.
    So, I give it a FIVE STARS rating.

    20 of 24 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Bulging Battery

    • Written by from Arlington

    Late 2008 15in MBP
    Original battery now bulging 3.5 years later, but track-pad still functional, base is not flush
    407 cycles, 94% health, 94% charge
    Getting roughly 3 hours on battery with active browser but no streams

    Rarely turned off and usually in sleep mode when not in use. Mostly plugged into outlet.

    39 of 43 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Not bad

    • Written by from Grand Forks

    I have had this same battery on my 15in MBP since mid 2009. I have had no problems with it, but lets face it having a battery for over 3 years is pretty good. One thing people need to realize is that you are not supposed to drain you battery ever. New batteries do not have the "memory" that old batteries have had. The trick to long battery life is keep it above 20ish percent and do not leave it plugged into a power source, unless you absolutely need to. If you treat it right this is a good product, I will be buying a new one!

    39 of 45 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    No Problems

    • Written by from Concord

    I have had a MBP since mid 2008 and the battery is still doing well. I bought a new one for my wife's MBP last year. The batteries are expensive but I haven't had any problems with them at all.

    24 of 31 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Very pleased

    • Written by from minneapolis

    I've had my macbook pro since this model(redesigned) came out in fall of 2008 and have had great success with the machine both in performance and wear. 3 years later I'm still on my first battery and only now starting to see a slight taper in it's life on a full charge. I see comments people have made on this exact batter but they are referencing older vintage machines. People the 2006 or 2004 machines had a whole different technology. These are a rock solid design and this batter is for the 2008 unibody and newer MBPs. I couldn't say more good things about this machine and battery combo. It's a gem.

    21 of 32 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Battery

    • Written by from TUCSON

    This battery has lasted me 3 years, and I am getting a replacement. The battery still works but is losing it's charge. Last night I noticed that the battery has bowed out and the cover to the machine no longer fits. Wow! Overall, I am happy with a battery lasting 3 years, as I use this machine daily.

    26 of 32 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    492 cycles (32months) and still has nearly 3500 mAh

    • Written by from san antonio

    Most of the issues I have heard and read about battery life are connected to how the battery is used (or not used). If you leave any rechargeable battery at full charge and plugged in you are going to experience issues with battery life and swelling. Regardless of brand of the battery. Try actually using your laptop for what it is. If you use your computer pretty much as a desktop, buy an iMac that will solve your issues with battery replacement. Otherwise remove the tether from your MBP and use it anywhere and everywhere. You should get much longer life out of your battery.

    25 of 39 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    MacBook Pro Battery

    • Written by from GLENDALE

    I'm amazed at the number of folks that have issues with the MacBook Pro battery. I've had mine for over two years and still have 98%. I just follow the direction of reconditioning three times a year and that seems to give life to the battery. I also have the iMac 27", an iPad2, iPod Touch all of which I love.

    16 of 30 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Still going strong after 31 months

    • Written by from Kleve

    Just wanted to chime in because I saw many negative reviews. I've had my late 2008 MacBook Pro 5,1 for more than two and a half years now and after 542 cycles I'm still at 93% capacity. That is all!

    17 of 23 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    With proper care, this battery is very durable

    • Written by from Coral Springs

    These batteries must be calibrated at least once a month. The battery should be run all the way down until the computer shuts itself off. Then leave it off for at least 2 hours and ideally no more than 5 hours. Next, charge it all the way up. You can use it while it is charging.

    I have done this routine faithfully for the past three years. I have recharged mine 341 times and still have 92% of my original capacity.

    38 of 41 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Everyone needs to relax

    • Written by from Cerritos

    The battery is a finite product. Apple clearly states that the battery will hold less of a charge after the 300-400 charge/discharge cycles. If you use your computer everyday, thats like maybe a year to a year and a half. Don't go discounting all of Apple just because this clearly expected degradation happens. Everyone's usage style is different, therefore performance will differ from person to person. The expected battery life is stated under half screen brightness, and web-browsing. I give this product a 5 star rating because it performs as it is advertised.

    28 of 51 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome

    • Written by from Middleton

    I think these batteries are amazing! I have had my laptop for few years and the battery through getting Diet Coke spilled on it and after that the battery stopped working for a while but it still worked afterwards. This is the first time I have ever had to replace a battery.

    11 of 23 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    15' MBP battery

    • Written by from Ajax

    I have had my 15" MBP for 10 months now and not a lick of problem, I just followed the guide lines for any rechargeable battery...Charge to full then run it dead, then charge it full and repeat.... I have 53 cycles and still get 7 hours out of my battery the original design capacity is 6900mAh now it is 6849mAh not bad after 10 months

    13 of 21 people found this useful