Most helpful positive review
43 of 45 people found the following review helpful
on January 30, 2013
I bought this battery on a trip back to the states and I basically got it because I wanted an affordable reliable alternative to the regular Mac battery.
I held off on the review because I wanted to test it in over a fairly longer period than just a few days, and make sure performance was consistent.
Long story short, I am very happy with the performance of this battery. It holds a charge for a long amount of time, and I am getting much better performance out of my computer since I switched the old battery out. Also an added bonus is that my laptop runs cooler now that I have switched the battery. I thought that would be the case, and I am pleased to see that my supposition was correct. Rather than use the battery past it's regular life I will switch it faster next time.
Fit is good and I was able to insert it with just a slight amount of wiggling. It matches my old exterior as well as could be expected, and doesn't protrude from the bottom allowing the computer to sit evenly on the table etc.
I run the battery meter on the percentage scale, the time scale would sometimes vary between reading seven and five hours when fully charged, and I wanted more accuracy than that. The percentage scale is much more accurate in reflecting the actual state of the remaining charge in the battery and I am happy with using it. I don't consider this to be a problem, but some people might.
At present I am getting about 4 hours of use out of the battery with the screen at high brightness and the wireless connection on. This is running programs like Word, or Itunes while I surf the web. I have not tested it under higher use conditions like playing videos yet.
The battery was delivered on time, and the follow up mail and contact from the customer service division at Anker was a nice touch that is rare to see nowadays. It was definitely appreciated and I have nothing but praise for my experience with this company.
I would recommend this battery as a good replacement for the stock Mac battery for anyone who wants a battery that will last, and not cost an arm and a leg.
I will do an update in three months if anything changes.