Thread: New battery for 15" MacBook Pro?
03-23-2013, 08:11 PM #1
New battery for 15" MacBook Pro?
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- Feb 18, 2013
I just bought a new battery for my MacBook Pro, it's one from around 2008 with black keys and takes the long battery, Anyway I got one from the Apple store for $129 but just saw a bunch of new ones on ebay for around $40. Are they the same? They say Apple. What's the best battery for that computer? I ask because I'm traveling a lot this summer and want a few batteries for long plane flights. If I could grab 2 more for under a 100 bucks that be sweet.
03-23-2013, 09:23 PM #2
Generally speaking when it comes to batteries...you get what you pay for. Does the e-Bay battery actually say "Apple" on it...or does the e-Bay auction just says..."Apple/MacBook" compatible?
$40 for a replacement battery that actually says "Apple" on it (if it's a brand new battery)...doesn't make sense if Apple sells the exact same thing for $129.
Here's a place that sells replacement batteries for Apple laptop's...that seem to be a quality replacement:
FastMac | Product - Laptop Battery Upgrades
Many of the replacement battery's cost around $100...so you don't save a lot vs. an Apple battery. But "Fast Mac" claims that at least some of the battery's they sell have additional capacity.
Since you just got a brand new replacement Apple battery...maybe you could get a replacement battery from Fast Mac...and do a comparision test for us!
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