Claude M. Schrader on 5 Jul 2009 07:39:15 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] [OT] New Macbooks

On 10:28 Sun 05 Jul     , Eric wrote:
> Claude M. Schrader wrote:
> > On 15:50 Fri 03 Jul     , Brian Vagnoni wrote:
> >> So what are folks feelings on the new Macbook and the non-removable battery?
> > 
> > One of the advantages of having the non-removable battery is that it lets
> > them squeeze in more cells. I keep hearing the battery life on the new
> > macbooks are amazing. David Pogue said his intern gets 6.5 hours on his.
> > Anandtech got 8! Apple also claims that this generation of batteries
> > should have a way longer lifespan than in the past iirc. 
> > 
> >
> If it runs the computer about 50% longer per charge than a removable battery 
> allows and the battery has a longer useful life then the only question I have is 
> what happens when the battery reaches the end of it's useful life some years 
> down the road?
> In other words: is this non-removable battery replaceable by Apple factory techs 
> or does the Macbook pro become a power-tethered system only?
> Eric

It looks like the batteries for the new macbooks are $129 (the same price
as a user-replacable battery), and includes installation by the Mac
"Genius" at your local apple store.
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