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    • Overall Rating: 4
    • Price: 4
    • Quality: 3
    • Ease Of Use: 4
    • Usefulness: 3
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    Price Excellent, but battery life sucks

    posted by ahmedbintariq on 06/06/2013 Certified Owner

    Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:more than 1 month

    Pros:
    Worked like a charm the first time I put it in.Very good value for money. Very good investment in increasing the life of a dying Macbook.
    Cons:
    The OS had a hard time calculating the actual time of juice I had left, would go from 40% to 7% in a jiffy. After a year of use...
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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 4
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 5
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    good quality battery

    posted by nat14 on 06/05/2013 Certified Owner

    Involvement:General (knows how to use it) - Ownership:1 day to 1 week

    Pros:
    plugged it into my laptop expecting the worst because the product is so cheap but it holds charge impressively long, it seems to work as it should although i have not had it long enough to determine how good it is long-term. lasts 3 hours on full charge. de...
    Cons:
    doesn't exactly match colour/plastic/shape but this laptop is so old, i don't care. as long as it charges and holds a charge, i...
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    • Overall Rating: 4
    • Price: 4
    • Quality: 3
    • Ease Of Use: 4
    • Usefulness: 4
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    less duration than original, works for 2 years

    posted by xiquitin81 on 01/19/2013 Certified Owner

    Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:more than 1 month

    Pros:
    Cheap compared to the original apple replacement. It works fine for 2 years, the last month one battery cell starts to inflate and now the battery is useless
    Cons:
    less duration than the original, 2.5 hours. The "inflate" effect after 2 years.
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    • Overall Rating: 4
    • Price: 4
    • Quality: 4
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 5
    2 DXPoints
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    Review for Apple A1185 Compatible 5200mAh Replacem

    posted by KrizpeX on 01/12/2012 Certified Owner

    Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:more than 1 month

    Pros:
    Bearing in mind that this is not an original from Apple, it is way cheaper than one and although the charge will never be similar to an original battery, it is still quite good, when you take into account the price. - Build quality; - Color (very close if n...
    Cons:
    As mentioned, it is not an original from Apple, so it is normal to expect some minor quality. This is true especially for the t...
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    • Overall Rating: 4
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 5
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 2
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    not that good

    posted by guiesmael on 11/24/2011 Certified Owner

    Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:1 day to 1 week

    Pros:
    - It's way cheaper than the original one. I'd pay U$ 250 for a new one here in Brazil. - The color is pretty the same - LED botton works
    Cons:
    - Doesn't work ok with OSX regarding charge. It jumps from 75% to 7%! And on 5% my Macbook turns off. Very disappointing. - I s...
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    • Overall Rating: 4
    • Price: 4
    • Quality: 5
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 4
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    Nice replacement

    posted by abel1337 on 08/03/2011 Certified Owner

    Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:more than 1 month

    Pros:
    -price -it works just fine -LED's on the bottom work -it feels sturdy,heavy and of good quality
    Cons:
    -color could be better -the battery isn't as good as the official apple one
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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 4
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 5
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    Great value for money

    posted by ophir007 on 04/21/2011 Certified Owner

    Involvement:General (knows how to use it) - Ownership:more than 1 month

    Pros:
    Very good value for money. A good replacement for the original. Fits my macbook perfectly. The white color is very close to the original.
    Cons:
    Sometimes the remaining time reading that the OS reports is not accurate and the computer shots down when it tells that there a...
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    • Overall Rating: 4
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 4
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 5
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    Good value

    posted by robcr949 on 04/08/2011 Certified Owner

    Involvement:General (knows how to use it) - Ownership:more than 1 month

    Pros:
    Works fine with my 1st gen C2D macbook, get about 2-2,5h per charge. Incredible value.
    Cons:
    Does not seem to communicate very well with osx regarding charge, it's constantly jumping between 6 and 12 hours of remaining b...
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    • Overall Rating: 4
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 4
    • Ease Of Use: 4
    • Usefulness: 5
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    you get what you pay for

    posted by ajschot on 04/06/2011 Certified Owner

    Involvement:General (knows how to use it) - Ownership:less than 1 day

    Pros:
    It does the job! It is really cheap, because you pay almost 100 euro's for 1 Apple en for this it is arround 30
    Cons:
    not 5200mAh but 2550mAh doesn't fit entirely...
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    • Overall Rating: 4
    • Price: 4
    • Quality: 5
    • Ease Of Use: 4
    • Usefulness: 5
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    Nice like-Apple Battery

    posted by vboronat on 02/24/2011 Certified Owner

    Involvement:General (knows how to use it) - Ownership:1 week to 1 month

    Pros:
    This is a very good battery. It fits perfectly in my MacBook and has been recognized by it immediately. Different to another reviews I have noticed that the white color is very close to the original. I have just received it, so I cannot evaluate it duration...
    Cons:
    It takes like a month to receive the battery from my order, I think this has been because of the chinese new year week, but thi...
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