I needed a new battery for my 4 year old HP laptop. I use this laptop as a knockaround and the original battery would no longer hold a charge. The replacement is a little pricey, but it looks, fits and performs just as well as the original did when I first got it. Battery life is a little over 2 hours. Can't complain. It was either buy a new battery or forever use my laptop plugged into the AC adapter. Battery performed well on my recent trip to Las Vegas and I am overall happy with my purchase.