Best answer: Dell doesn't sell replacement batteries directly, so if you want to swap it yourself you'll need to hit the listings at eBay.eBay: XPS 13 replacement battery ($90) Fairly hard to find Whether it's because the parts aren't made readily available, because the 9370 is still fairly new, or a combination of both, replacement batteries for the latest version of the XPS 13 aren't that easy to find. Dell doesn't sell the parts directly, but as ever, there's always a way. If you hit the listings on eBay you'll find a handful of third-party retailers selling what you're looking for. Making sure you get the right battery The new XPS 13 might look a lot like the older models, but that doesn't mean you can just grab a battery and it'll fit. You should always make sure you get the correct battery. Specifically for the XPS 13 9370, you're hunting for the DXGH8 battery that is a 52W capacity. Where possible, also try and make sure you get a brand-new item. Pre-owned batteries could have a … [Read more...] about Where is the best place to buy a Dell XPS 13 9370 replacement battery?
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Apple is to offer replacement batteries for some MacBook Pros fitted with batteries that have swollen due to a component failure. The tech giant said on its website a "limited number" of 13-inch MacBook Pro laptops sold between October 2016 and October 2017 had been fitted with a faulty component that causes the battery to expand. The company said the issue was not safety-related and that the batteries would be replaced free of charge. Customers who think their device could have been affected can check on Apple's support page. Apple came under fire over its batteries in iPhones after it was found to have been deliberately slowing them down in older models to encourage users to upgrade to the newer versions. It apologised to customer but said deliberately slowing down the batteries was done to prolong the lifespan of its devices. The negative press may have impacted on the company's fourth-quarter profits, which, although better than expected, revealed its unit sales were on the wane. … [Read more...] about Apple to offer free replacement batteries after glitch in some MacBook Pros
Washington’s state legislature is moving quickly towards banning the sale of devices containing “difficult or impossible to remove” batteries, Motherboard reported today. With a potential start date of January 1, 2019, the ban is a standout element in Representative Jeff Morris’ Fair Repair Act bill, aimed at helping consumers avoid planned technology obsolescence. If passed, the bill would require portable devices to be more easily repairable, rather than disposable. Available for public inspection under the working title HB 2279, the bill has received committee approval on its way to a vote by Washington’s full House of Representatives. Unlike earlier right-to-repair bills, it addresses the specific issue underlying Apple’s recent iPhone throttling debacle: the role failing batteries play in premature device replacement. Morris notes that Washingtonians have pointed to iPhone battery issues as “accelerating the demise of their … [Read more...] about Washington State bill would ban sale of devices with hard-to-replace batteries
While smartphone components have been evolving steadily in the past years, bringing us incredible processing power, amazing cameras, incredibly pixel-dense displays, all tucked into nicely slim bodies, there's something that users still crave, chanting it over and over again, especially when there is a new model on the horizon — battery life! Sure, manufacturers have come up with various quick charging technologies, making it possible to juice up a handset in just 15 to 30 minutes, but this is rarely useful when there's no power outlet is around. In fact, in such situations one needs one (or both) of two these two things: a user-replaceable battery and a spare on hand, or some soer of portable power bank.And since solid metal bodies have become mainstream, the removable battery feature has taken a back seat. So, portable battery packs and battery cases have become the poweruser's best friends. There are many, many good, helpful products out there — some are portable, others … [Read more...] about 10 great battery packs: compact, rugged, and extra large
When I first picked up the iPad Pro at an Apple event this past September, I couldn’t help but laugh a little bit. For one, its size: it is holy-crap-look-at-this-iPad big. And with a price tag that easily jumps up to around a thousand dollars, it’s the most expensive iPad ever. There’s also the fact that Apple has once again hung back and watched others launch a new product category before bursting in and laying claim to it. The company had done this with MP3 players, phablet phones, smartwatches. Now, it was unveiling a high-powered tablet computer with a stylus and accessory keyboard. But after a few days of using the iPad Pro, I started to look at iPad differently. The large tablet pretty much demanded it. I’ve always been a bit of an iPad skeptic, never understanding how people can use them all the time for productivity, even with a Bluetooth accessory keyboard attached. By day three with the iPad Pro, I had started to wonder, Could this replace my MacBook? … [Read more...] about iPad Pro review: It’s not a full PC replacement, but it’s a really nice iPad