New battery - Original brand or generic?

  Damo1977 21:42 10 Feb 2009

I'm just after a bit of advice really, my Sony Vaio Laptop battery has died and so I need to buy a replacement.

But I am not sure whether to stick to a Sony branded original battery or go with a generic compatible battery?

Does anyone have any experience or opinions about this?

Is there much difference between the two? If not am I just as well to save a bit of money and just buy a generic battery.

Any info or advice would be much appreciated.

  Technotiger 21:45 10 Feb 2009

A generic will do the job just as well.

  woodchip 22:26 10 Feb 2009

You need to take care as Branded will have to come up to speck for the maker of your Laptop. Buying any other is a hit and miss experience

  Damo1977 22:34 10 Feb 2009

So are you saying that some generic (in my case non Sony) betteries may not work with the laptop?

  woodchip 22:36 10 Feb 2009

Will work but for how long?

  Technotiger 22:42 10 Feb 2009

I don't see any reason why a Generic can't last as long as an original, or even longer.

  woodchip 22:44 10 Feb 2009

Some Will, Its a Chance you have to take for paying cheaper price

  Technotiger 22:48 10 Feb 2009

I would be quite happy using one of these click here

  woodchip 22:50 10 Feb 2009

I have done same as you but can get caught out

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