17″ Macbook Pro Battery Replacement Cost

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The new 17″ MacBook Pro's non-removable battery will cost $179. The swap will take along time says apple spokesperson.

From a spokesperson at Apple:

It will likely be years before you need to replace it (1000 cycles at 200 cycles/year = 5 years). You can have the battery replaced at any Apple Store or Apple-authorized reseller. The replacement battery is priced at $179, which includes installation of the new battery and environmentally-responsible disposal of the old battery.

The non-removable MacBook Air battery costs $129 to replace, though the lifespan is not promised to be as great.

From Apple's website:

The longest-lasting Mac notebook battery ever.

The battery in the new 17-inch MacBook Pro lasts up to 8 hours on a single charge and can be recharged up to 1000 times2 — compared with only 200 to 300 times for typical notebooks.