Should I buy an extra Powerbook battery?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by DVNIEL, Aug 17, 2005.

  1. DVNIEL macrumors 6502a

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    I was searching for months at Apple Stores for a refurbished powerbrick for my 17" Powerbook, hoping such an animal even existed. One day I stumbled upon a firesale and lo and behold... a refreshed powerbook powerbrick for $29.99! Marked down from $79.99!

    Aside from that, many suggest to get a spare battery. Now that I have a 2nd powerbrick in my backpack, would a spare battery be necessary? Also, if I do get a spare battery, would it eventually lose its longevity just sitting in my backpack if I barely use it? Opinions would be great.
     
  2. MacRumorSkeptic macrumors regular

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    I'd get one, it comes in very handy from time to time. Just make sure to rotate using the 2 of em to optimize overall battery life.
     
  3. wrxguy macrumors 6502a

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    I have a PB and i have a spare battery and its a great investment....for a little under $100 you can get one that holds a charge longer also!
     
  4. DVNIEL thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Oooh Oohh.... where can I get this better charged powerbook battery?
     
  5. iEdd macrumors 68000

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  6. Ph4lynx macrumors member

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    I would definitly recommend a new battery, especially if you plan on doing any traveling on airplanes. I find mine to be more than worth the money.
     

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