MOD NOTE: user's posts from three separate threads consolidated into this one. Same here, and it's ridiculous....I have done everything the forums say to do, all I use my MBP to do is check email and internet surfing, screen brightness is set to low or medium, no music playing, no videos playing. My battery MIGHT last 2 hours if I am lucky. I recently got it replaced under AppleCare because they said it was "out of tolerance" when I took it in for a checkup. So I have a brand new battery that gets only 2-2.25 hours of use (and less than 10 charge cycles), even though it's rated for up to 7-8 hours by Apple. I would be happy just to get 6 hours, but I cant even make it past 3!!!! How are other people (with older/more used batteries than mine) reporting 7 hours of use? Help.....! Wow, I have the exact same computer as you and I only get about 2 hours or so on a full charge. May I ask what your settings are and what you do to get 8 hours? Hell, at this point I would be happy with 4-5 hours if I could....lol. Yea, that's what I thought too---Apple claims at least 6-7 hours out of the battery, but I only get around 2 hours, I tested it yesterday evening after work. I have the same settings as you have, very conservative power settings/usage. All i do is check emails and surf the web. What gives?? How?? I have the display turned down, no bluetooth on, no Time Machine, no Word documents, and no flash content (that I am aware of); only wifi and internet/mail.