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Works for me. Outstanding bargain!
on May 29, 2012
First of all, the instructions that come with the battery say to charge it before using. I suggest you follow the instructions, even if it will power your computer immediately. Given that this battery is 9-cell, and my original equipment battery is 6-cell, I expected to get about 50 percent more time out of this one, and, so far, I have. I have run it down to about 25% of full life, and recharged it twice with perfect performance. If I have trouble down the road, I'll come back and amend this review. If you don't see an amendment here, assume it is still going strong. My original review date is 29 May 2012.
The battery is close to 50 percent heavier than the OEM battery. Also, it extends downward so that it is not flush with the bottom of the computer. This causes it to tilt the computer sightly forward toward the user. This is a good thing from the standpoint of ventilation. I know people who prop up the backs of their computers just to achieve this effect. It is a bad thing if you need it to be flat on both sides to slip in to a briefcase or whatever.
The seller actually contacted me to makes sure I was satisfied. That, also, is reassuring.
I'm comfortable enough with this battery that I'm about to take it on a trans-atlantic flight. This purchase has turned out very well for me. I hope you have a similar experience!
P.S. I've returned from my two-week trip, where I made regular use of the battery. Zero problems.