OWC and NewerTech now Offer High-Capacity, High-Longevity Replacement Batteries for Every Model in Apple’s PowerBook G4 Line.

New Battery for the 17-inch Aluminum PowerBook Completes Offering

May 24, 2005 | Woodstock, IL


Other World Computing (OWC) and Newer Technology, Inc. (NewerTech™) are proud to round out their complete line of replacement batteries by adding two options for Apple’s PowerBook G4 17-inch Aluminum.

Not only do NuPower batteries offer as much as 42 percent more capacity than Apple’s factory-shipped battery, but all NuPower batteries are designed, engineered, and built in the USA using only top quality Lithium-Ion cells from Japan and/or Canada.

It’s this insistence on quality that ensures the NewerTech NuPower batteries provide a longer runtime for your Apple laptop, as well as a longer useable lifespan for the battery.

“These batteries are a great value, a true representation of more bang for the buck,” said Larry O’Connor, President of OWC. “They’re priced right, allow you to stay unplugged longer between charges and have a longer lifespan themselves.”

The latest addition to the NuPower battery family, the new PowerBook G4 Aluminum 17-inch batteries, retail for $139.99 (60 watt-hour) and $169.99 (67 watt-hour) and offer up to 21 percent more capacity than the original battery shipped by Apple. They also come with a one-year NewerTech warranty.

The batteries are compatible with Apple’s PowerBook G4 Aluminum 17-inch 1 Gigahertz (GHz), PowerBook G4 Aluminum 17-inch 1.33GHz, PowerBook G4 Aluminum 17-inch 1.5GHz and PowerBook G4 Aluminum 17-inch 1.67GHz models.

NewerTech’s full line of NuPower high capacity battery replacements for Apple PowerBook G3 & G4, iBook G3 & G4, and iPod models can be purchased through OWC and other fine retailers. For more information or to order, please visit or e-mail

About Newer Technology, Inc.
For more than 16 years, Newer Technology, Inc. (NewerTech) has been recognized as the leading developer of performance upgrades for PowerBooks, desktop Macintosh computers, iMacs and MacOS compatibles. NewerTech is a division of New Concepts Development Corporation, headquartered in Woodstock, Illinois. Dealer inquiries are welcome by calling (815) 338-8685 or by emailing


About OWC

Other World Computing (OWC), founded in 1988, is dedicated to helping Mac and PC enthusiasts do more and reach higher. We believe in sustainability – OWC solutions are genuinely built to last, go the distance, and enable users to maximize the technology investment they have already made. OWC's operation provides leadership in business sustainability, with its headquarters among the first in the world awarded LEED Platinum certification. OWC features an award-winning technical support team and an unparalleled library of step-by-step DIY and informational videos. From the home desktop to the enterprise rack, the corporate backup to secure medical data, the recording studio to the motion picture set, and beyond, there should be no compromise. That is why OWC is here.

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