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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.



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