Typical user will get 5 years of use before seeing diminished battery life. Most customers will never need to replace the battery. When it does need to be replaced, recycling options available at Apple stores.
This is also their fastest MacBook ever made. Up to 3.06 Dual Core CPU. Up to 8GB of RAM. Up to 500GB 7200RPM HD. Or, 256GB SSD.
Starts at $1,699.
Now finally, they recently updated the white plastic MacBook. Also upgrading the Air today. Prices changing to $1,499 to $1,799 — up to 2.13GHz CPU.