troop, I saw your comment, "Can't believe my battery is completely shot in my 2011 laptop already." You should be able to recalibrate your battery to increase the capacity. There are a lot of articles online regarding battery life and charge capacity or battery memory. This is a link to a youtube video with instructions. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zvcDSAbgzKc The instructions that are given in the video can also be viewed by selecting "more" under the first set of the video comments.