I got my powerbook about 6 months ago now. I was excited, since it was my first mac ever, and I still love it! The only thing is I have noticed my original battery life of 3.5 hours was very short lived if ever realized. Now I am pushing it to get 2.5 hours. Why does the battery life suck so bad. On my last laptop which was an HP I got two hours, but heck I got that machine in 2001. Are there any after market batteries with better technology that can boost my performance time? Do other powerbook users have similiar experiences? I love my mac, but it kinda sucks when my friends' IBM and Sony pc's can 6 hours.