Re: [OT]What's the price index of your laptop's battery?
On Thu, Dec 10, 2009 at 05:22:46PM +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).
> 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?
This laptop uses AA batteries:
This article says that many Macs use AA Li-Ion cells in their battery
packs. I suspect it's probably the same for most laptop batteries.