Posted by: macintoshsisters | February 21, 2008

Batteries Might Be Apple Achilles’ Heel For Its MacBook Air

Apple’s decision to give its ultra-thin MacBook Air notebook computer a battery that users can’t replace themselves bucks a growing trend, and some say could hurt its sales.

With more and more PC buyers choosing notebooks over desktops, many want the option of carrying a spare battery or adding a high-capacity battery to get more hours of use.

“Some users want more control over their notebook and there’s no doubt that not having a user-replaceable battery will not appeal to those people,” said Todd Rapparport, vice president of marketing for FreshBattery. Irvine, Calif.-based FreshBattery sells replacement and spare notebook computer batteries online.

FULL article at CNNMoney

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