FastMac announced on Thursday the first and only high capacity, extend life battery for the Apple 17 inch MacBook Pro. This offering fills out the FastMac line of battery upgrades for all MacBooks and MacBook Pros.
The new 71 watt-hour battery, which is compatible with all models of the 17-inch MacBook Pro, uses Lithium-Polymer cells and includes integrated charge indicator LEDs. In addition, the battery incorporates sensors in the integrated circuit inside the battery that detect undesirable levels of swelling or a short circuit that will power off the battery in certain extreme conditions.
"As a replacement, or a spare, our batteries not only last longer than Appleis original, they are also US$30 cheaper," said Michael Lowdermilk, Business Development Manager for FastMac.
The TruePower battery for MacBook Pro 17-inch is scheduled to ship within 10 days and is available for pre-order from FastMac for a special introductory price of US$99.95. Each battery carries a 1-year warranty and a 30-day money back guarantee.