In a new Macbook Pro, the non-removable battery DOES last for 3X longer then an average laptop battery. I could see Apple's strategy when they did this with the iPods and iPhones. However, this is a $2,000+ machine that we're talking about, and when the battery is used for 3X longer then the average, that means that the whole laptop has to be replaced. I bought my Macbook in VERY late 2008, and I was so glad. No old technology, but then I don't have the odd screen problems experienced by the 2.66GHZ Macs, and I don't have the limitations of the new integrated Macs. What do you think is the smart decision? The integrated battery with a longer life but a limitation of 5 years, or the removable, replaceable but with a shorter charge?