New Battery For MBP

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by peejer, Feb 4, 2008.

  1. peejer macrumors member

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    I have a 15" MBP 2.14GHz, running OS X.14.

    My battery has a health of 78% and has 310 cycles. Soon I will need a new battery and was wondering if anyone had any experience with Non-Apple batteries. I did a google search and saw a company called Fast Tech. They claim their batteries are significantly better than Apples.

    Anyone with any thoughts?

    Thanks,
     
  2. aaron.lee2006 macrumors 65816

    aaron.lee2006

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    If you are unsure, just buy an Apple one, that way you are guaranteed a decent one, because even it it fails they will just give you a new one.
     
  3. Fearless Leader macrumors 68020

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    I am getting power form a fastmac (truePower) MBP laptop battery right now. I love it, I have a MBP 15" 2.0ghz core duo and I get about 3.5 to 4 hours on a full charge with no bluetooh wifi on and full brightness (my original MBP Battery held about 3 new in same conditions). They (truepower) use lithium-polymer battery as apple uses lithium-ion which holds less.

    The reason I got a new battery was I dropped my mbp. my battery life dropped after that, 2 hours was a lucky thing, and well I had put well over 1500 cycles (it stopped reporting correctly after the drop) in just about 1.5 to 2 years. (im mean to batteries)

    PS: the FastMac (truepower) battery is also cheaper and has a better warranty.
     

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