Hey there! I'm in 2 minds if to take my new MBP to the shop or not, heres the deal: When i lower my screen brightness to 50% and keyboard brightness to 50% and have wifi on (like it says on the apple site) but **dont do ANY work**... just leave it on like that i am getting 7hrs 10-20mins battery life. But if I browse around or do anything else like type an email etc i am getting 4-5hrs. Which in one way is right on apples specs of a 7hr battery but its not really true because no one buys a laptop just to keep it on for 7hrs. Would appreciate your input on what battery life you are getting in a normal day's use (i have not used the poll functions of this forum because i think there are different variables from user to user) Thanks!