OWC and NewerTechnology introduced a new lithium ion battery for 15-inch aluminum PowerBooks today that boasts more capacity than Appleis own. The NuPower AL15 4800mAh 53.3 watt-hour battery has 11 percent more capacity than the original 46 watt-hour battery included with 1GHz and 1.25GHz PowerBooks, with a slightly smaller increase over the 50 watt-hour battery Apple currently offers.
NewerTechnologyis batteries are manufactured in the USA with Li-Ion cells made in either Japan or Canada. Of note, the battery does not have the ability to put a PowerBook automatically sleep when its power reserves are depleted--customers will have to put their PowerBook to sleep manually or the system will shut down completely and without warning when the battery is exhausted.
Like Appleis battery, the NuPower sells for $129.99 and is available now.