updated 10:45 am EST, Thu February 16, 2006
New 55.5WH Al-PB battery
Other World Computing and NewerTech today introduced its high quality replacement battery for Apple's PowerBook G4 15-inch Aluminum laptop series. "Engineered with revolutionary cells just released on the market and not available through any other manufacturer in units of this capacity and quality, the newest addition to the NewerTech NuPower Lithium-Ion battery family are rated at 55.5 watt hours providing almost 16 percent more run time capacity than Apple factory-shipped batteries." NuPower batteries are designed, engineered, and manufactured in the US using quality Lithium-Ion cells from Japan and Canada to ensure both longer runtime and lifespan, according to the company. The new 55.5 Watt Hour PowerBook G4 Aluminum 15-inch batteries retail for $140 and come with a one-year NewerTech warranty. A 53.3 Watt Hour model also is available for $130. The batteries are compatible with all of Apple's PowerBook G4 Aluminum 15-inch models from 1.0GHz and up to the current 1.67GHz.