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Do All Laptop Batteries Suck?

jon_anderson_ca (705052) writes | about 7 years ago

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jon_anderson_ca (705052) writes "I have a Dell Inspiron 6400 with the (allegedly better-than-basic) 85 WHr battery. After a little over a year of using it, the battery is almost useless, and I'm not alone. Oh, and the battery's warranty is 12 months, of course.

My questions to Slashdot are: how do other laptop batteries fare these days? Do batteries last longer than 6-12 months on Apple, HP, even other Dell laptops? Is it just the Dell 85WHr 9-cell that's the problem? Why is it that battery life is so very short? Is there anything I can do about it (reconditioning or replacement)?"

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Apparently the 53 WHr Battery Sucks, Too (1)

jon_anderson_ca (705052) | more than 6 years ago | (#20418219)

According to reviews on Dell's website [dell.com] , the 53 WHr battery sucks, too.
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