To start with I used the search funtion and haven't been able to find anything. I just recently bought a MBP 15" top of the line. I remember from all my readings that the battery should last 6 - 8 hours. I'm not running any "intensive" programs. basically just chrome, vmware, and skype occasionally. My battery meter, fully charged, only gives me roughly 2 hours of battery life. Here are my settings...screen brightness - half, backlight - on, lowest setting, display sleep - 5 minutes, computer sleep - 20 min. Is this normal? I really haven't adjusted any other preferences and followed the recommended battery set up the first day I got my computer. Thanks.