That the battery is only rated for 300 cycles. I'm still amazed that people do not treat this battery as a precious resource. That is, don't run on battery when there is AC around.
Yes. The dell battery costs more. Read all the stories about why the makers are locking out non vendor batteries.
So I'm a high school student with a two and a half year old dell inspiron e1405/640m laptop, running windows XP.
I really love it, except recently the battery started to freak me out.
I understand that rechargeable batteries lose their power over time, however, the warning that popped up told me to buy a new battery, more or less.
So I looked up the replacement battery on the dell website, and i was fairly disappointed. It's 156 dollars, and the reviews don't seem to be very favorable. (Lots of people seem to have received nonfunctional batteries...)
I'm aware that there are non-dell batteries out there.
I'd really love to know what the pros and cons of generic batteries are, and I'd also like to know what your opinions are about battery replacement.
I hope I've provided enough information, thanks for any help!