Tempted to get a refurb MBP - is the battery in the refresh worth buying new instead?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Whackintosh, Jun 12, 2009.

  1. Whackintosh macrumors 6502

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    Seems that nobody has actually gotten it to last anywhere near the claimed 7 hour mark, so is the new battery a significant improvement over the older umbp one?
     
  2. MacLover4491 macrumors member

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    It is a significant upgrade in the battery department but it not worth price unless you get the $1700 macbook pro. Or you can get the refurbished uni macbookpro for 1500 (super deal). The $2000 macbook pro is overpriced.
     
  3. Ruahrc macrumors 65816

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    My 13" MBP got about 8 today. Yes I let it sit there undisturbed for several hours (was running the battery down to calibrate it) but it was on 1/2 display and wifi connected, and accessing my google calendars via iCal every five minutes during that time. The last couple of hours I used it to browse. So yeah I was getting very near the claimed performance values.

    Ruahrc
     
  4. green tea macrumors member

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    has anyone ever been able to get close to any of the battery claims from any sort of laptop
     
  5. Mezzanine224 macrumors member

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    I bought the 15"/2.53 refurb, and the battery was indeed brand new. 0 life cycles.

    However, the screen briefly was suffering from the "horizontal pixels glitch" so I called tech support, got an additional $75 knocked off the already great price, and they're sending me a new one.

    The refurbs aren't perfect, that's for sure. But I can take the wait to save more cash.
     
  6. spaceboots06 macrumors 6502a

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    I can only agree. The battery is awesome. The 1.5bg sata is not. Neither is my defective screen. I love the backlit keyboard on the 13" inch though... a lot!
     

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