• 2.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Lithonia

    The original battery that came with my laptop was great and lasted about 2 or 3 years before I depleted it. Then when I bought a replacement from an Apple store last year I immediately noticed it wasn't holding a charge as well as it should.

    It's progressively gotten worse, and I haven't had the opportunity to go back to the Apple store to request an exchange (I live far away). The battery currently loses 1% charge per minute, on the lowest brightness setting, bluetooth off, and with only one Microsoft Word document open. Frustrating to say the least.

    Morale of this story: Make sure the battery isn't defective before you get too far from where you buy it. Or buy it from amazon.

    19 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    bad product from apple...

    • Written by from Johns Creek

    I own 2 Acer laptops (I3) bought each at $599. They are being heavily used by my kids on daily basis but its battery still work like it is advertised.

    But sadly, i have paid more than $2000 for this Mac Book Pro (i7), and used almost 70% of what my kids used the laptops. And all of sudden it stopped charging the battery and the OS says it need to be replaced. If we have to pay almost 4 times the prices for getting this junk then why do we need a Mac? Isn’t that to make the Apple's top officials wallet lot bigger?

    The fact is that my i3 laptops are way faster than this i7 mac book pro, it takes forever to boot and/or open any app, even after upgrading the memory to 8GB. They're giving you the 5400rpm hard drive. If Apple is putting all the cheapest hardware in the system and making the external case look pretty then what is the point of Apple? Attract the customers based on look and not by the performance? PC works lot better than this Mac these days... Apple messed up in the Mac as well as in iPhones... Why in the world you go backward Apple because we trust in you too much?

    Common Apple, I think you can do lot better to make your valuable customers satisfied if not happy. Put some good parts in your products that are reliable...

    24 of 43 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)


    12 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Expensive price and cheap product!

    • Written by from Brooklyn

    Really? 130 for a battery and it only last 2-3 years. I bought my macbook pro in 2009 fall and the battery get swell really bad in 2012 spring, I don't use the battery that often, most of the time it's on AC adapter, and when I bring it to the store, they told me they don't cover it...

    24 of 33 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not Pleased

    • Written by from Jonesboro

    Bought my 15-inch (Aluminum) MacBook Pro in April 2011 and now I am getting a warning to completely replace my battery in November 2012. Average usage is about 4 to 6 hours, 3 to 4 days per week. I never got the number of hours that the battery was suppose to operate on with a single charge. Come-on APPLE you can do better than that, if you claim that your product can perform at a certain level (7 hours on a signal charge) that is what I expect, not 4 hours. Life expectancy for your batteries is never clearly stated, please start developing a 10 hour, 2 year use no matter how much you use your MacBook Pro. Remember companies like Samsung want to out sale, out develop, and out perform you, APPLE. Look what they did with there Smartphones!

    18 of 28 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

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Lynchburg

    I'm on my third battery now. The first one made it 6 months before expanding and making it near impossible to remove rear cover of my macbook pro. Second one made it almost a year before doing the same. Im now on my third battery and has expanded so badly that I had to remove it in order for my trackpad to click. The battery was putting so much pressure against the trackpad that it rendered it inoperable.

    And here I go again, buying another battery because its the only choice :(

    17 of 17 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Macbook Pro Battery

    • Written by from Hoboken

    Only now my battery isn't working, well it does work, but it exploded beyond its normal size and does not completely fit anymore - first expense on this computer in four years ownership. It still retains 6 hours of charge -

    Overall the computer has been mostly great and reliable - had a video card issue in the very beginning, but apple picked it up, repaired it, returned by Fed Ex overnight - had the computer back the next day - no charge.

    57 of 61 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very Disappointed with the battery

    • Written by from Toronto

    My original battery went after 2 years & lucky for me I was still under warranty. Not so lucky the second time around. The second battery completely died after 10 months. Great laptop but NOT so great battery! With all the battery issues reported you would think Apple would do something about it!

    67 of 69 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    HORRIBLE battery Less than 1 star!

    • Written by from tucson

    This battery is a rip-off. First of all, the battery life is deceptively advertised as long-lasting, you're lucky to get 45 minutes if you have 1 application open. RIp-off and overpriced!

    53 of 61 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Died on me right after 1 year

    • Written by from Kandy

    Right after 1 year warranty this thing decided to give me the "Service battery" warning just after 140 cycles, but apple says 1000 haa! Now it holds for about 3 hrs of normal work... and why does it always go right after warranty????

    25 of 27 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    bulgy battery

    • Written by from Montréal

    My Macbookpro is 3.5 years old. The battery had been still in perfect condition in March. Then during a long flight in April,I watched HD movies on my macbook pro, and after about 1.5 hours the battery started to swell and I was unable to use my touchpad.

    Ever since then,then battery became worse and worse. Today, it is NOT possible any longer to charge it.

    I am sure macbookpro's battery could swell in flight due to less air pressure, and that is not restorable.

    34 of 40 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

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Battery Life disappointing

    • Written by from Puyallup

    This was billed as an eight hour plus battery but I have to concur with the other reviewers that I have never experienced better that two hours, 50 minutes. I have done the monthly or more frequent discharge and full recharge but to no avail.

    I purchased the 15" MBP new in late 2008 when they first came out. In the last few weeks I have been noticing trackpad problems and I thought my trackpad was going out. After removing the battery and inspecting the compartment I realized that my battery had swollen and was causing the trackpad problems. Removed the battery and the trackpad is working as good as new. Now however it looks like I am out the $130 for a new battery. Battery has lasted about three and a half years. Probably not bad for a lithium-ion rechargeable but the replacement cost is kinda steep.

    It's been a great laptop. Took it to Iraq with me in 2009. Only problem I had was a worn out fan earlier this year in May 2012.

    21 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Battery swells up - very strange

    • Written by from Plano

    The battery on my 2009 early MB pro still works but has swelled to the point where I can't even close the battery case and can't even use the computer as a portable. The battery is the original and only a little more than 3 years old.

    51 of 53 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    38 months

    • Written by from Scottsdale

    I use my macbookpro daily. Plug in numerous times a day plus have extended times without plug in. This battery has lasted 38 months. It's now dead. Only had reduced time on the battery in the last 6 months. Pretty darn good for a rechargeable and FAR better than anything I ever had with all my HP laptops over 15 year period. Glad I switched.

    20 of 23 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    It works

    • Written by from Houghton

    The product itself needs 5 stars because it's the exact battery you need for MBP Late 2008 and, so far, it's working fine.
    I am taking out a star since I am not happy with the fact that the same battery (that came when I bought my MBP) became swollen. Be aware of that.

    37 of 40 people found this useful