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How long should my Laptop battery last?

I purhcased a dell Inspiron a few days ago. The battery charges in about 2 hours, but then dies after i use it for 2 - 2.5 hours. Is this normal? The only discription on the site as to which battery is a Lithium-ion type, but it does not go into specifics on how many hours it should work.

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  • thompsonl16 Mar 27, 2009

    i purchase a brand new emachine laptop and let it charge but the battery dies pretty quickly in about 90 min.

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If you are running alot of programms and your screan brightness is on full your laptop battery will die fast.
try running one or two programms at a time. this will lenthen your battery time. plus dont leave it charging all the time this will ruin your battery.

Posted on Oct 09, 2009

Yep that's about right.....you can lengthen how long it will last by turning the brightness of your screen down. you can also dish out a good chunk of money and buy a battery that will last about 4 hours.

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Hi i have an acer aspire 5735 and the battery only last at most for 2 hrs, i have also tried turning the brightness of the screen to as low as poss but that does not appear to makle a difference,
can any one suggest what i may be doing wrong,
p.s i only have one page open at a time normally as well.
thanks

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