New battery for MacBook Unibody late 2008

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by s4z0r, Nov 18, 2013.

  1. s4z0r macrumors member

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    Hey,

    Got a late 2008 aluminium MacBook, and the battery is really used up (as of writing this 1107 cycles) so I wanted to buy a new battery.

    I'd like to know if there are other (trusted) options besides the original battery, namely batteries which will give me more autonomy (I think that for this model the original battery holds around 4~5h of charge...).

    Thanks!
     
  2. rgarjr macrumors 603

    rgarjr

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    The only 2 worthy 3rd party ones are Anker or OWC.
     
  3. BrettApple macrumors 65816

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    Personally I have the OWC battery by NuPower in mine. It lasts about 3 hours or so. Using Safari/Chrome, iTunes, Office on WiFi with screen on at least half brightness. And I'm usually powering the HDD and SSD in mine. If I turn off the HDD and just browse I suspect I could get about 4 hours or so. I never got 5 out of it even when it was brand new on Leopard/SL. But that's just me.

    This is the one I have: http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/apple_laptop/batteries/MacBook_13_Unibody

    With limited usage it will last me all day at school off the charger, and around 12 hours in sleep.
     

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