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

On Fri, Dec 11, 2009 at 8:36 AM, Rob Owens <rowens@ptd.net> wrote:
> 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:
> http://www.norhtec.com/products/gecko/index.html
> 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.
> http://lowendmac.com/musings/06/0908.html
> -Rob
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