Just outlived the warantee
This battery was a priced right as a replacement to the original Toshiba battery. Initially it performed well, giving me a comparable battery charge to when I purchased the laptop new. (I could get a little less than three hours on a single charge.) However, about 13 months after the purchase, there was a noticeable drop in the battery charge. Of course, there is a one year warrantee with this product, so it had just expired when I started to notice problems. The battery continues its precipitous drop in the duration I can get on a single charge. Now it is down to about 5 minutes, with all of the power management settings set to the most conservative values. I would have expected to get at least another year out of this battery, as my original, factory-installed battery lasted almost two years. This battery was about half the price of the “official” replacement from Toshiba and other retailers, so the fact that I got half of the life out of it essentially made this a wash. The price has gone down also since I purchased this item. It is now at about half of what I paid for it, so there may be value if you consider the price vs. the anticipated life. Depending on the life remaining on your laptop, this can be a decent replacement to extend you to your next laptop purchase, especially considering that the factory battery is over $100. With that in mind, I rated this average. However, to live up to the claims of reliability, I rated its performance as worst.
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