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Mackbok running Win7/8 or Asus UX 305

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Mackbok running Win7/8 or Asus UX 305

Do I buy a Asus UX 305  or a new battery for the Macbook Pro and install windows 7/8 on it as it's an intel version ?
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Re: Mackbok running Win7/8 or Asus UX 305

Why don't you buy a battery for the Mac and stick with OS X?
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Re: Mackbok running Win7/8 or Asus UX 305

It's not my choice, the lad doesn't like OS X, he would like windows 7 please.
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Re: Mackbok running Win7/8 or Asus UX 305

Well considering the treatment it might get at Uni I'd be inclined to keep the existing hardware get a battery and install Windows. Then hint at getting him a nice new one for doing his Honours Thesis on  Tongue
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Re: Mackbok running Win7/8 or Asus UX 305

The battery isn't cheap £150
Apple Part #: 661-5211A1322 77.5 watt hour
10.95V
77.5 WHr
Main Battery for Unibody MacBook Pro 15-inch
Mid 2009 & Mid 2010 Models
Manufacturers ID: A1321 020-6766-A
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Re: Mackbok running Win7/8 or Asus UX 305

By Apple ?Huh
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Re: Mackbok running Win7/8 or Asus UX 305

Nor is that Asus either. What about getting him a Surface Pro that way he'll get two gadgets for the price of one?
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Re: Mackbok running Win7/8 or Asus UX 305

Third party batteries are significantly cheaper of course...  Example here
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Re: Mackbok running Win7/8 or Asus UX 305

Quote from: 11110_110
The battery isn't cheap £150

Shocked Shocked
What about a £30 ebay one?
http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_odkw=Battery+for+Unibody+MacBook+Pro+15-inch+A1321+020-6766-A&_osa...
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Re: Mackbok running Win7/8 or Asus UX 305

I do worry about getting cheap batteries, I was kind of hoping somebody on here may have had an experience with a third party laptop batteries, I know the ones I've bought have been not the best, I got 1 for my satnav and another for a pair of headphones, can't say that I was over impressed with either. I guess this battery has to be replaced anyway, but I will look at a Surface Pro as well then, cheers.
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Re: Mackbok running Win7/8 or Asus UX 305

if your looking at the surface pro don't forget about getting him a linx 10" tab, its less than half the price comes with the keyboard and also runs the full 8.1 pro version of windows and the one I got my colledge starter had a full years sub to office 365 personal as well, even with the 64gig sd card and the 128gig usb stick it still cost less than half the price of a surface pro3 so unless he's going ot be doing some high end stuff on the device theres not much point in spending extra on the surfacepro3
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Re: Mackbok running Win7/8 or Asus UX 305

I got a "el cheapo" replacement battery for my Dell laptop.... have had no problems with it........ maybe I was lucky, that I got a guddun .... don`t ask where I got it from...can`t remember now.. and don`t have a linky for it... (was Ebay..... I think... but which supplier ... ain`t got the foggiest ! )...
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Re: Mackbok running Win7/8 or Asus UX 305

I bought a few batteries for a hp laptop a few years back, out of 3 I got 1 that worked for more than a couple of days and they were all from HP direct......there's often no difference between the cheap version and the so called genuine ones ended up getting 3 working ones from batteryking.co.uk but they took ages to arrive /
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Re: Mackbok running Win7/8 or Asus UX 305

If you really want to be "cheapskate" about a battery.... you can open the plastic casing to see what kind and type of batteries are loaded in, and then probably source replacements rechargables on ebay...
You may need to do a bit of soldering....
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Re: Mackbok running Win7/8 or Asus UX 305

Apple charge £150 if I take it in, I dare say it might be worth a punt getting one of those. We had a look at the 10" and decided it's a bit to small, 13" seems a better size for tired eyes etc.
I did look over the option of soldering some cells together about 12 months ago but just didn't warm to the idea, I also like the idea that the part I install will be perfectly safe for another person to use, yes I know it's an aluminium case etc.