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Re: [OT]What's the price index of your laptop's battery?

On Thu, 10 Dec 2009 17:22:46 +0100, Klistvud wrote:

> Howdie, fellow Debianites!
> Just today I received the spare battery I had ordered from an online
> store; the old one had died on me -- as batteries are likely to do,
> eventually. It's an original HP spare battery for my HP Compaq 6715b and
> it cost just under 84€ with shipping and all. Now, the price represents
> roughly 14% of the retail price of the laptop (599€ when bought a couple
> of years ago).

If it's an original piece, I find the prize quite good :-)

But the final prize also depends on other "external" factors":

- The laptop model: business lines usually are a bit expensive and so are 
their batteries.

- Model age: older laptops (>3 years) suffer for higher prizes (and 
sometimes even it's difficult to order an original battery from 
> I'm wondering what's the battery/laptop price index for other laptops
> out there? Is there any brand of laptops which comes with reasonably
> priced batteries (say, costing substantially less than 10% of the total
> laptop price)? Would you ever buy a car -- or even a mobile phone --
> having a battery that cost 14% of the entire car/phone retail price?
> Anybody care to share?

Toshiba batteries tend to be more expensive (around 75/85€ -vat and 
delivery expenses *not included*- in Spain). 



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