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Generic Batteries for Powerbook 15" G4 Aluminum.

Message #1 - Posted 2008/01/26 - mgrahm@trib.com

Hi all

I will take a trip to Hawaii this coming may and was thinking of taking my Powerbook 15" G4 Aluminum will with in. Only thing is that United Airlines provides no power-ports on our aircraft. I was looking to buy an extra battery, but the reviews of this items at the Apple website are less than stellar. Just wondering if anyone has had any experience will any of the generic batteries that are available.

Thanks
Michael

Message #2 - Posted 2008/01/26 - Steven Fisher

On 2008-01-26 12:32:15 -0800, "mgrahm@trib.com said:

I will take a trip to Hawaii this coming may and was thinking of taking my Powerbook 15" G4 Aluminum will with in. Only thing is that United Airlines provides no power-ports on our aircraft. I was looking to buy an extra battery, but the reviews of this items at the Apple website are less than stellar. Just wondering if anyone has had any experience will any of the generic batteries that are available.

Not for that model, but I do with a "Dr. Battery" for the 12" G4 Aluminum. It's physically slightly too large, maybe sticking out 1mm. Not a big deal. The capacity is better than the Apple batteries, and I've had it for six months or so and it seems to be holding up well.

I'm not convinced it's better or worse. Not like the generic AC adapters for the G4, which are MUCH better than the Apple-branded ones. Knowing it isn't going to short out is worth giving up the recharge ring.

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