01-07-2009, 12:24 AM #1New 17" MBP Battery Replacement--$179
I apologize if this was already mentioned--there were a ton of posts to go through today...
Macworld says $179 to replace the new MBP battery. And it can be done at any Apple store.
Expo: 17-inch MacBook Pro’s battery replacement will cost $179 | MacUser | Macworld
So just out of curiosity, I looked up the price of the current replaceable 17" MBP purchased new from Apple--$129
Rechargeable Battery - 17-inch MacBook Pro - Apple Store (U.S.)
So the new one is $50 more than the old one. If it really lasts eight hours, I guess I could justify that. I guess the idea is that if the new battery lasts as long as two of the old ones, then there isn't really a need to carry a spare around--and in reality, they would be correct.
01-07-2009, 12:49 AM #2
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01-07-2009, 11:55 AM #4
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The other thing to remember about the new 17" MBP is that the battery is not user-removable. The $179, I hope, also covers any labor required for the casecracking to do the replacement.
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