Fastmac debuts first high capacity replacement battery for Apple MacBook Pro 17-inch

FastMac today announced the first and only high capacity, extended life battery upgrade for Apple’s 17-inch MacBook Pro computer. The new 71 Whr battery, which is compatible with all models of the 17-inch MacBook Pro, uses Lithium-Polymer cells (with integrated charge indicator LEDs) that are manufactured to the highest quality standards and utilize TruePower technology to provide a safe computing experience. With this offering, FastMac rounds out its line of battery upgrades to include ALL models of MacBook and MacBook Pro computers, thereby becoming the only company, besides Apple, to offer a full line of batteries for Apple’s newest portables. Fastmac’s TruePower battery for the MacBook Pro 17-inch is scheduled to ship within 10 days and is available for pre-order from for a special introductory price of $99.95. Each battery carries a 1-year warranty and a 30-day money back guarantee.

Fastmac’s TruePower line of battery upgrades replaces the computer’s original battery with a larger capacity and longer lasting advanced power cell battery that utilizes TruePower technology. This technology 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 Apple’s original, they are also $30 cheaper,” said Michael Lowdermilk, Business Development Manager for Fastmac Performance Upgrades, Inc., in the press release.

Fastmac’s line of TruePower batteries for laptops are engineered using the highest quality, high-capacity Lithium Ion or Polymer cells, keeping safety in mind at all times. Fastmac utilizes custom form factors and materials to achieve a superior fit and finish, matching the original battery whilst increasing capacity. Each battery is individually tested and includes safety features to protect against overcharge, overheating, short circuits and power surges. All TruePower batteries carry at least a 1 year warranty and in some cases, a 2 year warranty. Fastmac’s TruePower line includes battery upgrades for all iPods & all Apple portables released since 1997, including the world’s longest lasting PowerBook battery with up to 68% more capacity than the original. FastMac is also first to market a replacement battery for all of Apple’s latest MacBook & MacBook Pro portables.

More info here.


  1. To change the subject slightly:

    Everyone has been complaining about not being able to easily change the battery on the Mac Book Air.

    If you watch the video advertisement for the MBA, when it is removed from the inter-office envelope, a hatch or panel is clearly visible on the underside.

    Does anyone know what that panel covers? Is that the battery hatch?

    My apologies to FastMac – I’m sorry for the inconvenience.

  2. My 1 year old MacBook Pro’s battery is lucky to last 30-45 minutes. Forget about watching a constantly spinning DVD. If Apple wants to make ’em thinner they should solar panel the lid and ditch the battery all together. How many would realy use there laptop on the go and be away from a power point/socket anyway, unless you’re ‘on location’ I guess. Actually an external plug in battery, now there’s an idea.

  3. @ Trevor

    I’m surprised you haven’t send your MacBook in to Apple yet. I’d think someone who has this problem would be visiting Apple’s svc dept everyday until the problem is solved! I hope your warranty’s still on.

  4. Different models from Apple are delivered with different battery capacities. Apple typically improves capacity with later-model versions even while they maintain the same form factor, so these replacement batteries show the greatest benefit when compared to the OEM batteries that were delivered with older machines – the very ones that are most likely to need replacing in the first place.

  5. Fred Went to Bed: Do you know his middle name???

    Oh my god… and as soon as he’s sworn in as president, he will have control over WMDs!!!

    Run for your lives – or even better yet, invade the USA! ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”wink” style=”border:0;” />

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