It arrived two days early, so that's always a good thing. It is easy to change out from the old battery that came with the laptop. I thought that it would stick out once closed, but it only sticks out on the bottom, which is a plus for me. If it helps, the way I'm trying to explain it sticking out is like how some computer keyboards have the option to elevate it or have it flat, so the laptop is slightly elevated with the new battery. It was at 48% charge, and it became fully charged in less than two hours. I haven't had the chance obviously to try it out to see how long it would really last without it being plugged up, but it says that It will last 7 hours and 37 minutes at 99%. That's kinda exciting just to know whenever I want to go somewhere for a few hours, I will be able to use my laptop without a need to rush or wonder if I'll have enough time to get things done before the batter drains too low or dies on me.
I'm not sure if it was a special deal for first time buyers, but I ended up paying less than 110.00 before taxes for it, even though I kept seeing a price of 136.00 before taxes, and was prepared to pay just that. I look up things various times before purchasing them, and I literally just looked at the price less than 12 hours prior, and I'm sure it was still 136.00. I'd gone through the checkout process to make sure how much I'd end up paying, so imagine my surprise/excitement about the new price at that moment.
It's doing great and it seems like my laptop performance is so much better. This battery is a great investment and worth every penny.