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Thread: NEW: 17" Macbook Pro | Late January | 8 hr Battery

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    Default NEW: 17" Macbook Pro | Late January | 8 hr Battery

    This guy makes Macbook and MBP batteries. After hearing about the new 8 hour battery life in the 17" MBP coming out late January, you love him.

    The 17" Macbook Pro gets a major update today, falling in line finally with the recent updates to the other Apple laptops. Starting at $2799 (same as its been), comes with 4GB of RAM, and can take up to 8.



    Probably most notable of the changes though, is the whopping 8 hour claimed battery life per charge, with up to 1000 charges per battery - roughly 3 times the average current laptop, and giving it a 5 year lifespan. MAYBE you'll actually be able to use your laptop as a legit workhorse, on the go. MINUS the looking-all-over-the-terminal-for-an-outlet bit.

    The longest-lasting Mac notebook battery ever.
    The battery in the new 17-inch MacBook Pro lasts up to 8 hours on a single charge1 and can be recharged up to 1000 times2 — compared with only 200 to 300 times for typical notebooks. To do this, Apple engineers custom-designed lithium-polymer cells to create the largest possible battery, then they went even further: They built the battery right into the computer, eliminating the space-consuming mechanisms and housings that standard removable batteries require. The result is a battery that’s 40 percent bigger than the previous generation and offers up to 8 hours of wireless productivity on a single charge — all in a notebook that’s less than an inch thin, weighs just 6.6 pounds,3 and remains the same price as the previous-generation model.

    But building a battery that lasts up to 8 hours is only part of the story. Giving it a lifespan of up to 1000 recharges required breakthroughs in battery technology. Apple electro-chemists developed advanced chemistry that maintains the battery’s charging capabilities longer than ever. And while most notebooks wear down their batteries by charging them at a constant rate, the 17-inch MacBook Pro takes a different approach. Using an Apple-developed technology called Adaptive Charging, a microchip on the battery constantly communicates with the computer to determine the optimal way to charge its cells, adjusting the current up and down depending on a variety of conditions. Combined, these advancements offer a dramatic improvement in battery lifespan: more than three times the lifespan of typical notebook batteries — up to five years.


    Other features include:

    • Three USB 2.0 ports and a FireWire 800 port for connecting faster peripherals.
    • Mini DisplayPort is a perfect fit for the new Apple LED Cinema Display.
    • Intel Core 2 Duo processor running at up to 2.93GHz.
    • 1066MHz frontside bus and 6MB of shared L2 cache.
    • 320GB hard drive (or up to 256GB SSD).
    • Multi-touch glass trackpad.
    • Just 0.98 inch thin and 6.6 pounds.



    Longest battery life. Ever.


    Glass trackpad on new MBP's.

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    nice
    loving the mac life.

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    can we get this battery in all macbooks?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mgebara View Post
    can we get this battery in all macbooks?
    Only the new 17's. Not enough physical space to support the new 10 cell batteries with ejection hardware (which is why it had to embedded in the 17")

    I have the new 15" unibody MBP and I'm waiting for someone to develop a fuelcell replacement

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    pretty cool i should buy 5

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    I would be interested to see how many people are turned off from the non-removable battery. It is crazy how well Apple is able to convince you that it is a good thing

    No new Mac Mini means I don't need to spend any more money any time soon, which is a good thing
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    Quote Originally Posted by sziklassy View Post
    I would be interested to see how many people are turned off from the non-removable battery. It is crazy how well Apple is able to convince you that it is a good thing

    No new Mac Mini means I don't need to spend any more money any time soon, which is a good thing
    Apple Fan Boys wouldn't care, but smart people who know better, IT guys would not recommend it ^_^

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    Nice
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    Quote Originally Posted by yhap2003 View Post
    Apple Fan Boys wouldn't care, but smart people who know better, IT guys would not recommend it ^_^
    How is a non removable battery a bad thing? Isn't the advantage of not having to recharge your computer for that long worth it?

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    Isn't the advantage of not having to recharge your computer for that long worth it?
    yes
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