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Quick Laptop Battery Question

By Gamree
Jan 30, 2009
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  1. Okay, so when I do buy the ASUS g50vt-x1 laptop...
    http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage...vt-x1&lp=1&type=product&cp=1&id=1218012519873

    ...I was wondering if I would be able to easily replace the 6-cell battery with this 9-cell one:
    http://1toppc.com/Merchant2/merchan...de=M50-G50-9-Cell-90-NED1B2100&Category_Code=

    Would I be able to do that without much hassle, if at all? Is that 9-cell battery compatible with that laptop? And is it as simple as, say, just plugging in the 9-cell battery instead of the 6-cell, or will it be a technically thorough job that requires screwdriver, nuts and bolts, blah blah blah, etc? And would a 9-cell battery actually give me much of a difference in battery life than a 6-cell? (sorry, lots of questions, I know, lol)

    Yeah, sorry, I'm more of a software Geek rather than a hardware Geek, and I'm still trying to get a good grasp of all this. Also seeing how I've always owned a desktop and never a laptop, I'd appreciate any help. Thanks in advance.

    EDIT: Also, sorry if this is in the wrong board, I didn't know if it should go under General Hardware or Mobile Computing, but seeing how this is mainly about a battery, I chose General Hardware.
  2. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 10,716   +6

    You should be able to... but it depends on the space available... The 9 cell battery sticks out from the laptop a couple of inches on many models... You need to read the specs for you laptop on the ASUS site.
  3. Gamree

    Gamree TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 52

    Okay, thanks. I'd appreciate hearing from some more people too if I can before deciding to look further into this.
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