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One Reg Hardware was stunned this weekend when he went to check how much an extra battery for the Dell Studio 15 laptop he was planning to buy would set him back. Little did reader Gerard Phelan realise that acquiring the six-cell, 56Whr power pack would necessitate taking out a mortgage. Or a Lotto win. The price: £1,174,998. …

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Happy

You can pay monthly though.

Its stated as "[£1,174,998.83 or £58,820/month1]" with the [1] apparently referring to a non-existent footnote.

Financial assault by battery ?

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Joke

I wonder

Is this how the Afghanistan lithium reserve is valued at $ 1 trillion?

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Joke

Ryanair Pricing

Have they been taken over by Michael O'Leary?

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Pirate

No change then

Aren't the batteries always nearly that much.

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such a saving ...

Price £1,175,631.82

Total savings* £104.00

Total £1,175,527.82

an amazing £104 discount on a nearly £1.2M battery ... wow

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How much?

I thought spending £115 on a battery for an old HP laptop was expensive but 1.1 million is a little above my budget.

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Anonymous Coward

It's to make you feel good about buying the 9 cell for £120

"or you could buy the 9 cell at a saving of over £1.7m"

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Jobs Halo

Meh

I don't care how cheap Dell batteries are. I'm sticking with my Macbook. It's not just about price, there's also the matter of build quality and design.

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FAIL

hmmm...

its a tough decision, by your logic, purchase otherwise the same hardware just in different packaging, with one you save a little money and have a disposable / replaceable battery, with the other you get a fancy housing and a disposable laptop because the battery isnt replaceable, but both come complete with built in fire hazard...

http://www.boostmarketing.com/Apple-Issues-Battery-Recall_s1056.html

http://www.cheap-battery.net/2009/10/09/expansion-of-the-use-of-apples-battery-deformed/

http://forums.mactalk.com.au/24/70206-when-batteries-go-bad.html

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Alert

Thank the taxman

The price is exactly £999,999 + VAT.

I'll take three.

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FAIL

That million quid battery.

Do they debit your card at order time or when they ship?

Since the latter date appears to be "never"*, the price isn't important then.

*Eight months and counting. I'm lucky though as mine only went west eight months ago, others here have been waiting rather longer than that.

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