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  • New 17" Macbook Pro Disassembled = One Huge Battery

    The folks at iFixit got their hands on one of the brand new 17" Macbook Pros which were announced at Macworld earlier this year. As always, iFixit ripped it apart quick and to account of the components for all to see.

    Result: The battery in this new Macbook Pro is huge weighing in at a whopping 1.5 lbs with a capacity of 12,820 mAh. It is similar in design to the Macbook Air's battery and is held in place by some little screws. While replacing the battery yourself is not something Apple will condone (they want $179 + tax) the procedure appears to be simple enough and places like iFixit will be selling the batteries sometime in the near future.

    Now the only questions left are whether or not the battery life will meet the 8 hour expectation and live for 1000 cycles.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: New 17" Macbook Pro Disassembled = One Huge Battery started by Cody Overcash View original post
    Comments 6 Comments
    1. JStraitiff's Avatar
      JStraitiff -
      1.5 pounds? for the whole thing?

      WOW!!! my macbook weighs more than that

      sure the battery will last 8 hours..... the first 2 charges maybe!!
    1. bacano4u's Avatar
      bacano4u -
    1. sziklassy's Avatar
      sziklassy -
      Another scheme for Apple to make a little extra cash. What a shocker!
    1. BenzoHartt's Avatar
      BenzoHartt -
      So 8000 hours of battery life expected right?... Thats meand after that the battery is no good?... In the 13in is a 4 hr battery for a total of 4000 hrs? I'm just trying to get it.lol

      Quote Originally Posted by bacano4u View Post
      Whats xgps?
    1. EGutierrez91's Avatar
      EGutierrez91 -
      Quote Originally Posted by BenzoHartt View Post
      Whats xgps?
      iPhone GPS app I believe. I think he posted in the wrong thread.

      Either way - $179+ tax + the battery cost to replace it?! Apple's business model is pure genius.
    1. mdiddy's Avatar
      mdiddy -
      $150 for the previous gen. battery.