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Default Battery $130 seems high? - 11-30-2008, 11:35 PM

Doesn't $130 Battery seem like a lot for a $300 computer? Any other sources for a 2nd Mini Battery yet? Thanks.
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Default Re: Battery $130 seems high? - 12-01-2008, 01:12 AM

Not really when compared to other laptop batteries. The whole netbook concept is that it's less powerful, hence less costly, but that doesn't work for batteries. No one wants a less powerful battery.
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Default Re: Battery $130 seems high? - 12-01-2008, 01:20 AM

What do you all think about this 'genuine' Mini battery from China

http://cgi.ebay.com/Genuine-Battery-Del ... 1005r10834


$89 with shipping included (from China). Are these fakes? Are they rejects from the Dell Battery supplier? Or are they just 'borrowed' from the loading dock before getting to Dell?

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Default Re: Battery $130 seems high? - 12-01-2008, 05:37 AM

If you don't mind delayed gratification . . .

Start here: http://planetee.com/events/

Scroll down to the aftermarket teardown Webcast, click, and go through all the sign-up rigmarole. Make up stuff about who you are if you want.

Watch patiently. Yes, Robin's reading her script, but she also wrote it, so it's okay.

There are some good pictures of what some Chinese pirates have done to screw up some lithium batteries that will make you question whether you want to risk having a knockoff around.

It's not like everything's this way, It's that you *don't know.*

If I'm remembering right, the stuff toward the end about the defibrillators is particularly upsetting.

Don
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Default Re: Battery $130 seems high? - 12-02-2008, 01:27 AM

Like Don Tuite said. Chinese batteries are not the best of ideas. i mean yes all of our batteries are made in china more or less. but it is the quality of the cells. I would expect the MaH of the battery to be not really what it says it is as well as the circuit board controlling the power consumption to be extra cheap as well. Ive hobby with R/C's cars and planes for a long time as well as working in a hobby shop as well. From seeing some of the items that come in that are "ebay specials" those batteries down right scare me.
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