Battery replacement in the 17" MacBook Pro will cost $179

The much-welcomed announcement of the 17-inch MacBook Pro did not come without a little bit of bad news, mainly about the battery.  The new MBP's battery will boast an impressive 8 hours of use, but will unfortunately be non-removable.  Apple's hope is that you'll never need a battery replacement, but if you do, plan on dropping $179 to get it.

If you're the type that buys a new MacBook every time one comes out, this battery issue won't really affect you.  If you plan on making the MBP last a few years or if you experience battery issues, you can head to any Apple retail store or Apple-authorized dealer to get your MacBook Pro's battery replaced.

[via Gizmodo]