PDA

View Full Version : What's the best battery for a 14" iBook G4




MacWacker
Mar 16, 2006, 05:33 PM
My brother has a 14" iBook G4. He's completely computer illiterate and has asked me, the admitted computer geek, for help with his battery life. He takes frequent trips to Thailand and is looking for a battery for his computer that will last the entire 12 hour flight. He says his coach seat does not usually have a power outlet at his seat and the only way will be a battery. Does anyone know if an internal or external aftermarket battery that would provide power for an extended period of time?

thanks!



ieani
Mar 16, 2006, 06:12 PM
My brother has a 14" iBook G4. He's completely computer illiterate and has asked me, the admitted computer geek, for help with his battery life. He takes frequent trips to Thailand and is looking for a battery for his computer that will last the entire 12 hour flight. He says his coach seat does not usually have a power outlet at his seat and the only way will be a battery. Does anyone know if an internal or external aftermarket battery that would provide power for an extended period of time?

thanks!

An extra full-charged battery(or two) would be his only choice.

rye9
Mar 16, 2006, 06:14 PM
He can buy another battery at Apple.com. http://store.apple.com/1-800-MY-APPLE/WebObjects/AppleStore.woa/6374001/wo/jV76qjwM7jAi3ORnxOky8JtyRMn/4.PSLID?mco=19329261&nplm=M8943LL%2FA

MacWacker
Mar 17, 2006, 04:49 AM
That's what I've told him, but he's convinced there's a better way. No one knows of some sort of battery "brick" out there that would let you plug in externally to the iBook to extend the battery life. They have similar things for the iPod, just thought someone might have come up for one for laptops.

Maxiseller
Mar 17, 2006, 07:34 AM
Take a look here http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/powerbook/battery/ibook-g3-g4-14inch/

They offer higher capacity batteries, but I'm not sure how much the real-world advantages would be. You just need to buy 3 of these are you're all set for 18 hours of use!!