Should I get a new battery for my laptop?

by on June 29, 2009

Q: I have a Dell Vostro 1500 running Windows XP Home Edition. I recently got a message that the “battery is unable to charge normally because it is reaching the end of its usable life.” When I charge the battery to 100% and the battery icon changes to on AC power I have 6 hours left. Then a few minutes later it goes down to 70% and says it has 2 hours left. Should I get a replacement battery or just keep it until the battery dies out itself?

One Response to “Should I get a new battery for my laptop?”

    That basically depends on how long your willing to go with limited battery life or no battery life. If using your laptop when it isn’t plugged in is important to you, you can always buy the replacement battery and swap over when the old one finally bites the dust. That way you don’t have to wait a week or two for the replacement battery to arrive.

    The computer will still work just fine like a desktop pc would without a battery as long as it’s plugged in to the wall.